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UDI-Africa focus in 4 scientific topics: Economics and Management, Social Sciences and Humanities, Health and Well-being, Built Environment and Infrastructures

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Cancellation !

Final UDI-Africa Conference Cancelled Unfortunately, in view of exceptional and unforeseen circumstances of the COVID19 outbreak, we were forced to cancel UDI-Africa Final Conference, initially scheduled for the 17-18 March 2020 at EFMD, Brussels. We had been working on this Conference for a long time, so it makes us very sad to give this news. However,…

UKB: Champion Lóide Chivinda Jacob publishes book based on the training she received on the UDI-AFRICA project

Entrepreneurship was already a passion in my world. I took advantage of the suffering of the confinement of the pandemic to develop a new project. And UDI-A project gave me the necessary fuel for this inspiration. I take the opportunity to share with you, which were the important pillars of this achievement. My thanks.Lóide Jacob

ULB: BATir at the service of the UDI-A

The BATir service participated in the University Development and Innovation Africa international training program, defined between eight partner universities in Europe and Africa, under the Erasmus + program. The results of the project received a very positive final external evaluation in April 2020. ULB’s BATir service participated in the University Development and Innovation Africa (UDI-A)…

Unilúrio: winner of the Knowledge Exchange Award 2020

The UDI-Africa Partner UNIVERSIDADE DE LÚRIO is part of the KE Team of the year 2020, together with UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, BOTSWANA INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, CAMBRIDGE-ENTERPRISE, AND UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA with the Project: Advancing the impact of University-generated knowledge in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) through Academia-Industry partnerships Initiative Congratulations!!


For the first time in Angola and Mozambique, 4 universities establish and operate social entrepreneurship hubs at their premises. The hubs provide young academics with the necessary training, financial support, IT equipment and network to design and realise projects which provide solutions to pressing social issues in their regions.

With the support of UDI-Africa, around 40 social entrepreneurship projects are currently in the pipeline, while the hubs are preparing to be officially integrated in the universities’ services.

Before the official end of the project, we invite the UDI-A partners from Africa & Europe and all the actors involved in the social entrepreneurship hubs to discuss:

What is the role of universities in supporting social entrepreneurship?
Methodologies and tools for financing, sustaining, and achieving long term impact of social entrepreneurship activities and projects
Frameworks for collaboration in the field, between Africa and Europe
Target groups:

Stakeholders interested in gaining a better understanding of social entrepreneurship activities implemented by African universities and discussing opportunities for collaboration at policy, university and local projects level.

University actors, young academics and entrepreneurs interested in learning about tools and methodologies for designing, financing, implementing and evaluating a social entrepreneurship project.

The event is open to all EFMD members and interested stakeholders. Registration is required.

2nd International Conference UDI-Africa in Maputo

Last November, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane of Maputo, Mozambique organized and hosted the 2nd International UDI-Africa Conference on the theme: “Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the role of Academic Development Centers in Higher Education Institutions” The event had 168 participants from eight countries: Mozambique, South Africa, Angola, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.…

4th Consortium Meeting UDI-Africa in Nampula

On November 8, 20119 UniLúrio organized the 4th consortium meeting of the UDI-Africa Project. The event took place in Nampula, Mozambique and was attended by representatives of all Partner Institutions: UniLúrio, UEM and Girl Move from Mozambique, UAN and UKB from Angola, NOVA, UM, KCL and ULB from Europe. Thanks to the UniLúrio organizing team…