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Projects and Initiatives

In order to better take stock of current work being done in the realm of doctoral education, ‘Projects and Initiatives’ presents information about projects being carried out by organizations related to postgraduate training and management. Projects listed here share a common focus, all or in part, on African higher education.

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EACEA Logo Education, Audiovisual & Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA)

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The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of certain parts of the EU's funding programmes in the fields of education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering. EACEA is entrusted with the implementation of programmes and activities on behalf of the European Commission. It is for example responsible for Erasmus+, a scholarship programme that also provides funding for PhD students from Africa.


Tasks: Information, Research, Network, 

Target:  Academic Staff, Management, Deans, Supervisors, PhD Students, 

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Intra-ACP Mobility Scheme 

The Education, Audiovisual, and Cultural Executive Agency of the EU (EACEA) operates this programme which attempts to increase student mobility within and between African, Caribbean, and Pacific states. It particularly seeks to improve staff mobility and encourage students to undertake post-graduate studies. Funding comes from the European Development fund and feeds into the AU’s Mwalimu Nyerere programme. Partnerships in Africa selected to Participate include Université de Yaoundé I, Cameroon; Université Gaston Berger, Senegal; University of Cape Town, South Africa; Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.


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PRIDE - Prodfessionals in Doctoral Education

Doctoral education has been undergoing a dramatic change in the last decade in Europe. However, whereas the need for targeted investments in the personal and professional development of PhD candidates, support structures such as doctoral schools, and higher quality of scientific supervision are widely accepted, a proper investment in the professional development of administrative staff needed to support the overall endeavour, is rather neglected. Thus the framework changed without taking the needs of a professional administration fully into account.

The PRIDE project aims at elaborating an alternative approach to administration in the area of doctoral education.

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