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Building Stronger Universities (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.

In this spirit, the first Building Stronger Universities programme was established  in 2011 as collaboration projects between Danish universities and universities in five countries. So far two phases of the programme has been rolled out, we are now in its third phase.

We are now in the third phase of the Building Stronger Universities programme. It  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. See the six participating African universities in next section.

Grant holders of BSU projects must comply to the General Conditions for grants to development research support. Here you will find the detailed conditions and formats to use in documents and templates.

Read more about the programmes history