Areas of expertise
Daniel Acquah is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku, and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He has master’s degrees in criminology and Criminal Justice (Glasgow), in law (Turku) and double doctoral degrees in law (Turku, Brussels). Acquah has spent research periods at leading intellectual property and European Union law research sites such as the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, France, and the IES, Brussels. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars. In April 2013, he was an Erasmus visiting scholar at the University of Szeged, Hungary, where he taught a comparative law course. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland since spring 2015, and also, a guest teacher at the Hanken School of Economics since 2016. He also teaches intermittently at the IES. Acquah supervises and co-supervise masters and bachelor students working on topics linked to his research interest. He has published in reputable European and international journals relating to his area of research interest.
TLS_0080 Simulating International Treaty Negotiations
TLS_0081 Intellectual Property, Trade and Development
Acquah’s research interest and teaching focus on international and European intellectual property law and policy, pharmaceuticals, world trade law, intellectual property law in Africa and Latin America, development, post colonialism and general international law (especially in regard to the Third World Approaches to International Law). Acquah collaborates on the Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property project funded by the Academy of Finland and the Digital Disruption of Industry project funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland. He has previously also collaborated on the eCoherence project funded by the Academy of Finland. His current research lie at the interface between intellectual property and post colonialism with specific focus on the EU, Africa and Latin America.