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In this section, the activities of Africa-UniNet will be presented.

Kick-off and 1st General Assembly of Africa-UniNet

The kick-off meeting and first general assembly of Africa-UniNet took place from 30th-31st of January 2020 at BOKU in Vienna.

Planned network activities

Africa-UniNet was established in order to create a long-term, stable basis for cooperation between Austrian and African universities and research institutions. It intends to promote new contacts and deepen scientific cooperation.

During the general assembly, all member institutions will decide on a work programme. It will include funding opportunities for network activities. They could include:

  • Exchange visits of professors and short-term research visits of scientists at member institutions
  • Further education measures (courses, workshops, seminars) for participating target groups
  • Conferences
  • Alumni activities
  • Joint project applications (e. g. for EU funding)
  • Other network activities

The funding of specific activities will be administered by the Africa-UniNet Office and will be implemented in the form of funding calls. Only member institutions of Africa-UniNet will be eligible to apply.