University of Copenhagen's engagement in the BSU-initiative – University of Copenhagen

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Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries

The University of Copenhagen is a key player in The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries phase II (BSU II). The objective of BSU II is to strengthen the research capacity of universities in selected Danida priority countries. Support is provided to their research environment and research processes. Activities include i.a. support to: strengthening research policies and strategies, PhD schools, development of research concepts, enhancement of research quality assurance, improving libraries and publication managements systems.

Partners in BSU II are:

The University of Copenhagen is leading the consortia of the first five of the seven partnership agreements and participating in the other two agreements.

BSU II covers the period 1 January 2014 – 1 November 2016 and provides DKK 100 million. The second phase builds upon the lessons learned and results achieved during the first phase, and many activities will continue. The organisation and management of the programme, however, has been strengthened to enhance the ownership of South institutions. The management of the programme is based on three levels: the university level, Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) and Danish MFA (Technical Advisory Services). DFC acts as overall coordinator and financial management agent, and TAS as overall responsible authority for the programme. Read more in the programme document.