Building Stronger Universities II - GU

Lead Institution: 
Gulu University (GU), Uganda
Partner Institution(s): 
Michael Whyte, University of Copenhagen (Danish anchor person)
• University of Copenhagen (Department of Anthropology), Denmark;
• University of Aarhus (Department of Culture and Society), Denmark;
• University of Aalborg (Department of Culture and Global Studies; Department of Communication and Psychology; Department of Education, Learning and Philosophy), Denmark;
• University of Southern Denmark (Department of Law), Denmark:
• Roskilde University (Department of Society and Globalisation), Denmark;
Start Date: 
January 1, 2015
End Date: 
June 30, 2017
Project Code: 
Total grant: 
DKK 7,997,602
Contact : 
Ambrose Okot

The overall purpose of the collaborative programme is to support Gulu University in its efforts to strengthen research capacityat PhD level and research-based education,with a special emphasis on research ‘for community transformation’. In addressing the broad overall purpose, three thematic areas are in focus:
i) Stability, democracy and rights;
ii) Quality, equity and innovation in education;
and iii) Culture, education and development.
Gulu University is located in a region recovering from more than 20 years of war and encampment, and has a commitment to outreach and community engagement. However, very few faculty members hold PhD degrees, the training of PhDs is in its infancy, and there is a general shortage of resources.
The project has two objectives:
- A) Strengthening research and PhD education;
- B) Strengthening services and facilities that support research.
These two objectives will be achieved through four outcomes each targeted by a work package (WP). WP 1 and WP 2 address the first objective, while WP 3 and WP 4 aim to achieve the second objective.

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