Building Stronger Universities II – GU


Start date: 31 December, 2014 End date: 29 September, 2017 Project type: Building Stronger Universities Project code: BSU2-GU Countries: Uganda Thematic areas: Conflict, peace and security, Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Gulu University (GU), Uganda Project coordinator: Ambrose Okot Total grant: 7,997,602 DKK

Project summary


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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