Tag: Africa

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

Within the framework of the project UDI-Africa, the 2nd  International Conference entitled: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: the role of the Centres for Academic Development in Higher Education Institutions (IES). The event will take place on November 5-6, 2019, in the Main Campus of the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM). Those interested in participating must send an…

Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships until 15 May 2019

The African Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society are accepting applications for the Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships until 15 May 2019. FLAIR fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing…

Bolsas da FCG para estágios de curta duração em Portugal

A Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian tem aberto, até dia 18 de março, o concurso para atribuição de bolsas para estágios de curta duração em Portugal, destinadas a profissionais de saúde dos Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa e de Timor-Leste. Podem candidatar-se profissionais de saúde nacionais e a trabalhar em Angola, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Moçambique, São…


No âmbito das comemorações do centenário do nascimento de Nelson Mandela, a Embaixada da África do Sul e a Universidade NOVA de Lisboaorganizam no dia 5 de dezembro, na Reitoria da NOVA, a Conferência “Moving the Mandela Legacy Forward“. Programa: 17h30 Reception of Guests 18h00 Opening – Musical Moment 18h10 Welcome Speech by Professor João Sàágua, Rector of Universidade Nova de…

The Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Discovery and/or Technological Innovations

The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) invites nominations for the Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Discovery and/or Technological Innovation.The prize is intended to reward and honour African scientists who have made outstanding contributions in scientific discovery or technological innovation.The Chief Obasanjo Prize will be awarded in the fields of: Biotechnology Energy Information and communication technologies,…