Co-operation on institutional capacity strengthening with partner universities – University of Copenhagen

Wangari Maathai Institute and UC guests

Meeting at the Wangari Maathai Institute of Peace and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi

Co-operation on institutional capacity strengthening with partner universities

Examples on co-operation

For several decades, the University of Copenhagen has been co-operating with the University of Ghana on institutional capacity strengthening. The co-operation involves the entire University of Copenhagen (all faculties included) and the University of Ghana. The co-operation between University of Copenhagen and University of Ghana includes the Ghana Initiative which aims to further the exchange of scientists and scholars as well as the stimulation of post doc collaboration and joint publications.

A long-term joint educational programme on sustainable land use and natural resource management (SLUSE) has enhanced co-operation between the University of Copenhagen and ten university partners in Southeast Asia and Southern and Eastern Africa.

Institutional capacity strengthening is also an element of the co-operation between the Faculty of Social Sciences and three ministries in Vietnam, i.e. the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. The co-operation has involved joint research on pertinent issues affecting economic growth in small and medium size enterprises and rural households in Vietnam.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is a leading member in the consortia of partners aimed at building the research and institutional capacity of the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Tanzania.

In addition to the examples above the University of Copenhagen is co-operating with selected universities in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nepal as a partner in the Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries initiative (BSU).