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Building Stronger Universities (BSU)

Building Stronger Universities Phase 3 (BSU3)

Danish universities have a long history of successful collaboration with universities in Africa and South Asia and these partnerships have been a cornerstone in Denmark’s long-standing commitment to strengthening research capacity in developing countries. The Building Stronger Universities (BSU) programme was established in 2011 as collaboration between Universities Denmark (representing all Danish universities) and 11 higher education institutions in five countries (Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Nepal). The Danish partner institutions were for phase 2 selected through a match-making process with consortia of Danish universities.

Phase 3 builds on lessons learned from phase 2, 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 consortia of Danish universities. The six participating African universities are:

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi, Ghana) [Project doc],
  • University of Ghana (Accra, Ghana) [Project doc],
  • Gulu University (Gulu, Uganda) [Project doc],
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (Moshi, Tanzania) [Project doc]
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture (Morogoro, Tanzania) [Project doc]
  • State University of Zanzibar (Zanzibar, Tanzania) [Project doc]


Project contact details 

University of Ghana (UG), Ghana:
Prof. George Obeng-Adjei, BSU3 Coordinator – gadjei@ug.edu.gh 
Ms. Amma Afumwaa Appah, Assisting Coordinator – aaappah@ug.edu.gh

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana:
Prof. Robert C. Abaidoo, BSU3 Coordinator – abaidoorc@yahoo.com
Ms. Hannah Adom Eyison, Assistant Coordinator – han.adomeyison@yahoo.com

Sokoine University (SUA), Tanzania:
Dr. Daniel Mushi, BSU3 Coordinator – danielmushi@yahoo.com

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, (KCMUCo), Tanzania:
Dr. Elton Kisanga, BSU3 Coordinator – ekisanga@yahoo.com

State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), Tanzania:
Prof. Hamad Issa, BSU3 Coordinator – ha_2@yahoo.com
Mr. Pandu Khamis, Assistant coordinator – pphy@live.com

Gulu University (GU), Uganda:
Agatha Alidri, BSU3 Coordinator – agatha2000alidri@gmail.com