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Bridging Academia and the Private Sector in East Africa
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Bridging Academia and the Private Sector in East Africa

Presentation by Pontien Ndabaneze of the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) at the CAAST-Net Plus Workshop for Early-career Energy and Technology Policy Researchers (Kigali, Rwanda: 21-22 July 2016). [Image credit: IUCEA]

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€10m Available for 350 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Flows
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€10m Available for 350 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Flows

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The European Commission has published its call for proposals for the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. Partnerships consisting of a minimum of four or maximum of six African higher education institutions with one technical partner from the EU are eligible to apply for grants of up to one million euros. The Scheme aims to “contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions” and to “enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another African country”. Proposals are due on 15 June 2016 at 12h00. [Image credit: Flickr/Andrew Moore]

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University Leaders to Gather in Ghana
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University Leaders to Gather in Ghana

The Association of Commonwealth Universities working with Vice-Chancellors Ghana are jointly organising the ACU Conference of University Leaders. [Image credit: Flickr, University Leicester]

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New Book on Interactions Between Firms and Universities in Global South
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New Book on Interactions Between Firms and Universities in Global South

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Canada’s International Development Research Centre has published a new monograph entitled Developing National Systems of Innovation: University-Industry Interactions in the Global South. The publication analyses collaborations between private companies and higher education institutions. “With a focus on developing countries, this book presents novel comparative research spanning three continents. The result is a more universal and dynamic view of the shaping and reshaping of interactions between firms and universities within different countries at various stages of development,” says an announcement published on the IDRC’s website. The book was co-edited by Eduardo Albuquerque (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil), Wilson Suzigan (UNICAMP - State University of Campinas, Brazil), Glenda Kruss (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa), and Keun Lee (Seoul National University, South Korea). [Image credit: IDRC]

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New Benchmarking Tool for African Universities in Pilot Phase
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New Benchmarking Tool for African Universities in Pilot Phase

The Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), whose secretariat is hosted by the World Bank, is testing a new benchmarking system for African universities. [Image credit: Flickr, Sarahemcc]

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Funding Windfall for Ugandan, Swedish Universities
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Funding Windfall for Ugandan, Swedish Universities

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An agreement signed by Uganda and Sweden will see a total of 16 universities in the two countries collaborate to enhance research capacity, boost research uptake and increase local development in Uganda, a SciDev.net article reports. The five year deal is worth close to €30 million, the article reports, and funding will be awarded to five Ugandan universities and eleven Swedish partners. “Researchers will delve into subjects such as governance, social protection, climate change, infectious diseases, food security, communication technology, gender, sexuality, religion and ethics,” Urban Andersson, the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, told SciDev.net. The funds will also support academic training through masters, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. Universities involved in the deal include: Makerere University, Kyambogo University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (from Uganda); and Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institutet (from Sweden). [Image credit: Flickr, CIAT]

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Announcement: Going Global
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Announcement: Going Global

The annual Going Global 2016 conference will take place from 3-5 May 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. [Image credit: Flickr, Got Credit]

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Building Stronger Universities
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Building Stronger Universities

Presentation by representatives of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Denmark, at the CAAST-Net Plus Climate Change Stakeholder Meeting (Bergen, Norway: 7-8 September). [Image credit: DANIDA]

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