Kwaku Dankwah

Kwaku Dankwah

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate (IR),Tutor (Comparative Pol.)

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Kwaku is a PhD candidate (International Relations) and Academic Staff member tutoring Comparative Politics (USA, China, India, Japan, Russia and EU) at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Adelaide (UoA), Australia. His research project deploys a comparative approach in exploring constructions of China in two sub-Saharan Africa countries. He is an experienced Teaching/Research Assistant with an extensive intercontinental profile - his academic travels have taken him to all continents except Latin America. Kwaku was the 2014 best graduating student from the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana (UG) with an FGPA of 3.95/4.00. He was part of a team that represented the University at the 2013 African Presidential Roundtable in Johannesburg hosted by Boston University’s African Presidential Center. He holds an MSc in Globalization from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Diplomas in Project Finance, and Economy of Trade Ports, from MINES ParisTech, and ENSTA ParisTech respectively. He has held prestigious scholarships ranging from Norway’s Quota Scheme to the European Athens Programme (NTNU), USAID American African Universities Collaborative, Ohio University’s (OU) Teaching Assistantship and the Adelaide Scholarship International. Kwaku was the Acting President/General Secretary of the Ghanaian Students Association in Trondheim, Norway. Besides Amnesty International (Field Ambassador) and Office of the Legal Counsel, UG (Paralegal), he has worked as a consultant and researcher/teaching assistant for several universities/institutes across four continents (NTNU, OU, the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement and UoA), has three scholarly publications and peer reviews for several journals. He has also consulted for the Ministry of Finance, Ghana, and the ChinAfrica Project and Africa-China Reporting Project at University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg.

Africa-China Relations






  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - 2020 Research Associate West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement
    2019 Tutor (Comparative Politics) The University of Adelaide
    2018 PhD Candidate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2017 - 2017 Graduate Administrative Assistant (Communications) West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement, University of Ghana
    2017 - 2018 Reviewer West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement
    2017 - 2017 Teaching Assistant Ohio University, Athens
    2016 - 2017 Research Assistant Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    2014 - 2015 Paralegal University of Ghana
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2017 Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway MSc Globalization, Politics and Culture
    2008 - 2013 University of Ghana Ghana BA in Political Science with Sociology
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Project Finance Mines ParisTech France
    Economy of Trade Ports Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees France
  • Research Interests

Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI)

Teaching Assistantship from Ohio University (2017)

Athens Programme (2016 and 2017)

Norwegian Government Quota Scheme Scholarship for Developing Countries (2015 to 2017)

African Presidential Roundtable (Johannesburg, 2013)

Comparative Politics (US, China, Russia, EU, India, Japan)

  • Position: PhD Candidate (IR),Tutor (Comparative Pol.)
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 3
  • Room: 3 42
  • Org Unit: Faculty of Arts

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