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The initiative Building Stronger Universities (BSU) in developing countries, led by Danish universities, was launched in 2011 with the aim of institutional capacity building.

The third phase of the Building Stronger Universities programme builds on lessons learned from phase 2. It consolidates results and focuses on fewer thematic science areas, and is thoroughly adapted to local contexts, needs and priorities identified by the Southern partners. It also adds emphasis on the capacity of the Southern universities to perform outreach, engage with a variety of stakeholders and encourage uptake of research results relevant to growth and development. The key principle of Southern leader- and ownership of the partnerships has been maintained.

Phase 3 consists of six collaboration projects between African universities and a consortia of Danish universities. See the six lead partner universities in the section below.

BSU3 Midterm review

Stories

Danida Fellowship Centre tells the stories. From research in climate change, green growth and in global vaccines to the outcome of sector cooperation and learning programmes. We highlight the experiences of our fellows and alumni, and collaborate with the mass media and specialised publications for outreach and dissemination.

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Women in research: How to navigate sticky floors and break glass ceilings

Forty-six women researchers gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, to discuss the underrepresentation of women in academia and explore pathways to greater gender equity.
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Dive into the latest LinkedIn updates of our learning community

Curious about the learning programmes we have hosted thus far this year? Explore the freshest insights straight from the voices of our participants and partners.
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New visual identity and logo

We are proud to present Danida Fellowship Centre’s new visual identity, logo and new profile video. The existing design needed a thorough brush-up to ensure consistency across all platforms, making it easier for us and for our partners to use.
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Science Engagement Days 2024: A call for more women in research

Women comprise nearly half of the world's population, but remain underrepresented in the field of research, constituting less than 30% of researchers globally. In response to this disparity, we invite you to join the online Arusha debate "(More) Women in Research" on 7 March 2024.
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Paving the way for evidence-based media stories

Again in 2023, Danida Fellowship Centre brought together Danida-supported climate researchers and journalists from across Africa with the purpose of bridging the gap between the media and academia and paving the way for more evidence-based climate stories for African audiences.
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Concluding 12 years of Building Stronger Universities

Spanning 12 years of collaboration between North and South universities, Building Stronger Universities concluded its third phase in 2023. Danida Fellowship Centre has managed the programme and facilitated knowledge sharing among all partners thus contributing to the programmes impressive results. ...
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Green transition and knowledge in action for youth

In 2023, we dedicated a number of activities and learning programmes directly to young people in recognition of their critical role in ensuring global co-existence and sustainability, especially when it comes to climate change and the green transition.
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Investing in network leadership

We intensified our efforts to support members of the Danida Fellows Network, helping them to inspire, connect and take action, using skills and knowledge gained from Danida Fellowship Centre’s learning programmes or Danida-funded research projects.
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Equitable North-South research collaboration

Danida Fellowship Centre's annual “Science Engagement Days” serve as a hub for science engagement, knowledge exchange and networking among researchers supported by Danida. in 2023, the theme was “Equitable Partnerships in Development Research Projects”. A full set of recommendations were developed....
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Science Engagement Days 2024: (More) Women in Research 5 – 8 March in Arusha, Tanzania

Danida Fellowship Centre and MS TCDC have invited selected women researchers from the two organisations network to the “(More) Women in Research” seminar on March 5–8, 2024, at MS TCDC in Arusha. See the programme here.
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Lead Partners