The Department of Land Economy seeks to foster effective collaboration with both local and international partners. The Department works closely with allied departments in the Faculty of Built Environment, KNUST to address issues of common interest in teaching and research. In recent times, the Department has engaged in a number of international collaborations and created many useful ongoing networks. In particular, the Department is a member of the ADLAND initiative, which is aimed at strengthening collaborations between Universities in the global north and south. In connection with this, the Department hosted an international refresher course on Land Consolidation and International Research Development Workshop in June 2018 with the support of GIZ other ADLAND partners. In addition, there was a lecturer transfer in November/December 2018, allowing a faculty member to spend two months at ITC, Netherlands. Furthermore, the Department hosted two professors from Germany late last year for a scheduled curricula study and discussions on collaborative research. These activities have had a very positive impact on both faculty members and students. Above all, the Department is the host for the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa(NELGA) West Africannode and is actively assisting in achieving the NEGLA objectives.
The Ghana Institution of Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the African Real Estate Society (AfRES), the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy and the American Real Estate Society are some of the professional bodies that affiliate and work closely with the Department and to which graduates of the Department’s Programmes belong. The Department also continues to be in close relationship with Industry: Broll Ghana, TDC Development Company Limited, Ghana Home Loans, Republic Bank, Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority, Tema Oil Refinery, Ghana National Petroleum Company, the Lands Commission and COLANDEF support the Department by way of industrial training for students, employing graduates of the Department and also collaborating in several other ways.