In line with the drive of becoming a research-led institution, the University of Ghana through its Office of Research, Innovation and Development has provision for faculty and students from institutions external to the UG undertake part of their research as affiliates of the University. It enhances mentorship, faculty collaborations by promoting and providing opportunities for collaboration.
The Office of Research Innovation and Development (ORID) manages the processing of requests for Research Affiliation from faculty members of other institutions. Since the 2011/2012 academic year,ORID has been processing affiliation requests jointly with the International Programmes Office and the School of Graduate Studies. So far, requests for affiliation have come from a mix of institutions around the world and these applications are projected to grow in diversity and numbers in the incoming years.