Texts & Tools


Texts & Tools

You will find here a collection of contributions of different authors sharing their ideas, views or lessons learnt during their professional development. Please feel encouraged to comment on the contributions and share your experiences on the various topics. If you would like to add your own contribution, please get in contact with us.

Erasmus+ project: University Development and Innovation Africa (UDI-A)



The UDI-A project wants to empower HEI from partner countries to play an effective impacting role in fostering sustainable and inclusive development in their region and country. African partners will play this role by helping their students to connect with local economic activity and local social processes in a way that these students will either create new value chains or help to enhance the existing ones.

The UDI-A project aims to enhance the quality of teaching and research at four African universities (in Angola and Mo- zambique) in selected areas, where there is a lack of qualified teachers and a high demand for graduates. In both countries, the project counts one big established university in the capital city and one smaller institution in a province.

Each of the African universities will work in pairs with one European partner (TWIN). Academic staff at the African institutions will be trained both in terms of scientific content and teaching methodologies. Administrative staff will be trained in international affairs, student placement and entrepreneurship. The Consortium will organise collective training activities with an emphasis on soft skills development, social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Each African partner will select 16 academics and 4 administrators (CHAMPIONS and JUNIORS) to take part in the training and other project activities. As from the 4th and final semester the activities will be open to other staff members and students as well.

The two year project will result in 4 x 20 staff members, internationally networked and trained to provide state-of- the-art higher education and services in their respective areas.

In parallel to the training, these teams will build or renew at each of the four African institutions a 'Centre for Academic Development and Innovation' (CADIs). The CADIs will provide the infrastructure and framework  conditions to  help promote and ensure continued networking and training for more cohorts of staff beyond the project lifetime.

The consortium includes traditional universities and educational organizations from Europe and Africa, two networks and a NGO.

  • Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA) - Coordinator, PT
  • King's College London (KCL), UK
  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), BE
  • Universiteit Maastricht (UM), NL
  • Universidade Agostinho Neto (UAN), AO
  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), MZ
  • Universidade Katyavala Bwila (UKB), AO
  • Universidade de Lúrio (UNILURIO), MZ
  • EFMD - The Management Development Network (EFMD), BE
  • Instituto de Empreendedorismo Social - Associated Partner, PT
  • Reseau des Universites des Capitales de L'europe (UNICA) - Associated Partner, BE
  • Fundação Girl Move - Associated Partner, MZ

For more information about the project please visit the project website or contact the project staff at NOVA University!

Showing 0 Comment

Comments are closed.

We believe in knowledge-sharing as a competitive advantage and try to achieve this with interactive webinars organised by professionals, for professionals. Our second webinar aimed at professionals who want to set up, improve or reflect on their training offers in transferable skills.

Watch the webinar with Verity Eston and Christian Dumpidak an Transferable Skills Training recorded in November 2018!

About the Association

The PRIDE-network Association aims at representing the community of Professionals in Doctoral Education within Europe and beyond.

View More

Get in touch

Follow Us

Newsletter Signup

  • Stay connected with us!
escort İzmir escort İzmir escort İzmir İzmir escort bayan escort antalya escort antalya
denizli yeni escort
karşıyaka escort
demetevler escort ankara uukraynalı escort alanya yeni escort kepez escort
Lingerie Porn Kızlık bozma pornosu escort ankara