Desafio programme Closing event

Representatives from the Flemish universities and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) attended the closing event of the Desafio Programme in Maputo, Mozambique from 17-19 December 2018. Through 10 years of multidisciplinary interuniversity cooperation around the central theme of Reproductive Health and HIV, the Flemish universities, under coordination of Ghent University, have greatly contributed to UEM’s evolution from an education-based towards a research-based institution. As a result of the programme, 11 UEM researchers obtained a PhD at one of the Flemish universities, 4 new faculty research centres have been set up and 3 new Master degree programmes were developed. Participants jointly reflected on the challenges and opportunities of partnerships in research and discussed future cooperation opportunities.