Dean's Welcome Message

Professor Audrey Gadzekpo

The School of Information and Communication Studies (SICS) aims at improving and extending the frontiers of Information and Communication dissemination and management through effective teaching, learning and research. The School focuses on developing world-class students who are skilled, versatile, creative and ready to take up positions in local and global information and communication industries.  It also aims at producing innovative research to reflect the evolutions in the creation, dissemination and exploitation of knowledge and the impact of new forms of media and communication on people’s lives. 

Departments

The School is made up of the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Information Studies.   The Communication Studies Department is considered the leading research and training institution in media and communication studies in the country. The Department enjoys a high reputation within the country and internationally and engages in collaborative academic programmes, projects and research with counterpart institutions in Africa, North America and Europe. Alumni of the Department can be found in various national, regional and international communication and media related organizations, governmental institutions as well as universities and research institutes.

 

The Information Studies Department is equally well-regarded nationally and internationally. It is the foremost centre for knowledge creation and transfer in the fields of librarianship, archives and records management, information science and digital humanities in Ghana.  Initially established in 1961 as the Ghana Library School, the Department has expanded its programmes to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of information studies in today’s world.

The programmes offered by these two departments – Communication Studies and Information Studies – are especially vital in an age when information and communication technologies are rapidly evolving and transforming how people receive, retrieve and use information in all aspects of their lives. Both departments have a strong track record of working with the information management, cultural heritage, media and communication industries in Ghana and contributing to these fields through faculty extension work.

In the coming years we at the School of Information and Communication Studies aim to continue to create strong collaborations with industry and to seek new opportunities for our research and teaching in order to increase the impact we have on our students, in our communities and the world around us.