Ghana-Norway Collaboration in Medical Physics and Radiography Education

A group of Norwegians and people from Ghana. Photo

Main goals

  • To consolidate education and training in medical physics, radiation protection and radiography in Ghana and Africa.
  • To build human resource needed to push the agenda of sound diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, radiation protection and radiography services in Ghana and Africa.
  • To assist in the provision of quality healthcare delivery by medical physics and other allied health services in Ghana and Africa


Five years (2017 – 2021) funding (4,950,000) from

  • Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic (NORPART) Cooperation – DIKU
  • Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research
  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Researchers from Ghana and Norway in front of radiation equipment. Photo

Project Components/Activities

  • Annual summer school in medical physics and radiography in Ghana.
  • Exchange program for students in medical physics, radiography and radiation protection
  • Guest lectureships at partner Universities in Ghana.


Summer School


Exchange students

Exchange students


12 exchange students (9 Masters and 3 PhD) from Ghana to NTNU for MSc or PhD thesis

MSc and PhD thesis details




Main partners

  • Department of Physics (NTNU)
  • School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana

Network partners

  • St.Olavs Hospital (Cancer Clinic, Clinic of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
  • Department of Health Sciences, NTNU
  • Norwegian Association of Medical Physicists
  • Norwegian Association of Radiographers
  • Ghana Atomic Energy Commission
  • Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
  • Komfo Anokye Teaching Hosital
  • School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana
  • University of Cape Coast
  • University for Development Studies
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Ghana Society for Medical Physics
  • Ghana Society of Radiographers