Sneak Preview: Poster Session


Here, you find an overview of all projects, initiatives and programmes, which will be showcased during the poster session at the Africa-Europe conference on higher education collaboration.

Use the opportunity to network and pre-arrange meetings during the conference on 25th October in Brussels at the Charlemagne building!


The DAAD helps African universities establish centres of excellence, improve the quality of the education they provide, and increase their research capacities, thus enabling future decision-makers in Africa to be trained in line with international standards.

The programme contributes to train highly qualified professionals and managerial staff for sustainable development in the partner countries. It offers scholarships mainly to future university teachers from developing countries for postgraduate courses and for doctorates.

The Africa strategy of the German Academic Exchange Service focuses on qualifying university lecturers and building capacities for graduate education and research, strengthening universities as effective actors in promoting societal development.

Campus France© Campus France

The MEETAfrica programme, launched in June 2016, aims to support innovative entrepreneurship projects in Africa, led by African graduates from French and German higher education institutions in 6 countries in Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa (Algeria, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia).

Campus France© Campus France

The Study in Europe Programme helps strengthen the profile of the entire range of European higher education on the world stage, and of EU-funded opportunities, making these more visible and accessible to mobile learners and academics.

This programme aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development by offering access to education and training to professionals and organisations.

Nuffic is active in Africa since their foundation in 1952, they have built a long track record in strengthening societies through education and training. They promote and mobilise Dutch knowledge and expertise to match demands of their partner countries.

Teaching for All is an ambitious material and teacher development project that aims to provide teachers in South Africa with the skills to teach inclusively in diverse classrooms in diverse communities.

Cirad© Cirad

LEAP4FNSSA is a long-term EU-AU Innovation Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture coordinated by the Centre for coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD).


The ACTEA project aims to fulfil the specific needs in science, technology and engineering in East Africa in order to increase employability, quality in local prodcution, sustained life-long-learning and long-term high-quality knowledge gain in technology.

Global Minds is a Belgian programme (2017-2021) to stimulate capacity building in development cooperation at the Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts at VLHORA.

Ashesi University© Ashesi University

Ashesi University supports the SDGs through cross-sector cooperation, the promotion of best practices and the publication of data. It involves international university partnerships, the education collaborative and faculty research.

The laison between the GUC and the Univesities of Ulm, Stuttgart and Tübingen has been focused on developing and maintaining sustainable research cooperations. Besides the mobility of students, the formation and promotion of research clusters has been fostered.

This capacity building project by the Euro-Mediterranean Universities Network TETHYS and Aix-Marseille University aims to adress the priority of Internationalization in Higher Education Institutions in the South Mediterrean region.

Le Lionceau provides nutritional products for babies aged 6-36 months. This not only provides babies with needed nutrients, but also strengthens the local food value chain and therewith supports local farmers.

Through long term support to research groups and scientific networks, the ISP aims to strengthen the scientific knowledge, research capacity and postgraduate education in the basic sciences chemistry, mathematics and physics in lower income countries.

UNU MERIT / Maastricht University© UNU MERIT / Maastricht University

CoLa is an online learning network developed by UNU-MERIT / MGSoG (UM), which offers support for PhD fellows in Africa to conduct research and write high quality academic papers.

This project deals with the critical shortage of health professionals, particularly midwives. It aims to contribute to government plans by  enhancing the quality of clinical education through new workplace learning models.

This Project aims to the create an institute dedicated to initial and continuous training to support urban changes in Africa, in partnership with socio-economic and higher education operators.

French Ministry of Agriculture and Food© French Ministry of Agriculture and Food

PCP AFOP is a support programme for renovation and development of professional training in the agricultural, livestock and fisheries sectors in Cameroon. It aims to contribute to youth employment and sustainable growth in Cameroon.

MoBreed© MoBreed

Mobility for Breeders in Africa (MoBreed) is an initiative to advance knowledge on useful crops of Africa and increase scholar’s capacity in addressing food security. Research focuses on neglected and underutilized crops from Africa.

The African Doctoral Academy offers high- impact capacity development training opportunities for African PhD candidates, their supervisors and researchers through its annual Summer and Winter Doctoral Schools.

IOM is working with the European Commission to strengthen the integration of migration into international cooperation and development policies and programmes, with special attention paid to those of the EU.

IOM supported 31 Tunisian students and university graduates with concrete opportunities to build up their skills and increase their chances of finding an adequate job, or to create their own opportunities through a 20-month project linking Belgium and Tunisia.

Egmont Institute© Egmont Institute

This project believes in the future generation of civil servants, educated and trained within resilient structures which meet the needs of their own administrations. Egmont Institute supports schools and institutes which have a clear mandate to train the future administrative elite, who then integrate the administration at management level.

The BET Ghana project’s overall goal is to enhance employability and (self-) employment opportunities of students and graduates in the field of consumer goods and in the food processing industry in Ghana.

The East African Network of Learning of Administrators and Researchers (EANLAR) has members in over 58 universities in East Africa. They offer workshops on financial administration, writing of project proposals and financial management.

The main objective of the AFREQEN project is to promote renewable energies, improve access to energy, energy efficiency, and preserve the environment in North and West Africa as well as strengthening university capacities in the region.

Campus Franco-Sénégalais” (CFS) stems from a decision made by French and Senegalese presidents and was initiated by their Ministries of Higher Education. It was launched in February 2018 and is coordinated by Le Cnam Paris and ISEP Diamniadio.

As part of the Flemish Interuniversity Council, VLIR-UOS is the platform in which the Flemish institutions of higher education join forces within the context of university cooperation for development.

The need of the Kenyan employment market for qualified professionals with a practice-oriented university degree is enormous, but not adequately covered by the rather theoretically oriented Kenyan higher education system. The consortium under the lead of Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences aims to help solve this problem.

There is high demand for skilled workers in Kenya, especially in engineering. In order to address the mismatch between graduates’ qualification and labour market demands, the university consortium under the lead of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences has been founded.

The objective of this project is to set up undergraduate degrees at 2iE Graduation 3 or 4 years after «Baccalauréat» that are inspired by the «Ecoles Centrale» pedagogy. It includes high level scientific courses & soft-skills and is open for applicants from West and Central Africa.


UFTAM illustrates the desire of France and Tunisia to establish a regional hub of higher education in Tunisia, in order to train future generations of entrepreneurs and senior executives and employees in Africa.

University of Barcelona© University of Barcelona

The HAQAA (Harmonisation of Africa Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Initiative, funded by the European Union in partnership with the African Union, has been established to support the development of a harmonised quality assurance and accreditation system at institutional, national, regional and Pan-African level.

Building on the University of Bath’s successful Higher Education partnerships in South Africa, including the DBA in Higher Education Management (since 2016), this project supports the South Africa-UK University Staff Doctoral Programme.

BRECcIA is a four-year UK Global Challenges Research Fund project that aims to develop research capacity and strengthen existing research capabilities in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi in the areas of food and water security. It is a partnership between 14 organisations – including researchers in 8 universities across 9 countries, in total it involves 69 people.

The CSC offers opportunities for postgraduate study, research, and professional development to citizens from across the Commonwealth. They collaborate with NGOs, national governments and universities across the Commonwealth to deliver nine scholarship and fellowship programmes.

This project aims to address the main difficulties at Universities in Cameroon, such as poor equipment of Universities and classrooms and a general lack of resources. After an in-depth analysis of the situation, recommendations to help to change policy and behaviour will be issued.

The #GUIDE2INNOVATE is one of the results of INNOFOOD, a two-year program to stimulate market-driven research & development in food processing in Kenya and Ghana. It aims to establish a link between graduates and small and medium sized enterprises.


Five European higher education institutions will support ten schools from Cameroon, Senegal and Togo in their pursuit of autonomy by helping them to develop their own method of improving quality in order to obtain the CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs) accreditation and the EUR-ACE label and, by doing so, to reach international standards.


PAMCIT has been created in partnership between the European Union, the United Nations, the African Union and several other actors to supply the demand for skilled interpreters and translators in Africa. A network of Africa’s top universities is now equipped to produce the best translators and conference interpreters on the continent.


The University of Bremen has a long standing experience in co-ordinating collaborative research projects with partners in Sub-Sahara Africa, both in research as in capacity building. Currently the main projects are addressing African Trypanosomiasis and the role of nutrition in non-communicable diseases (NCD) on the continent.

The bilateral Wits-TUB Urban Lab programme seeks to improve graduate education in urban fields across sub-Saharan Africa. Both lead partners, the TU Berlin and the University of Witwatersrand offer a new urban-oriented graduate and postgraduate training and capacity building programme.


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