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.