Twelve new projects coordinated by UMB and partner universities in the South have started 2007, and one has just begun in 2008.
The Norwegian Programme for Development, Research and Education (NUFU) is a SIU-administered programme (under a framework agreement with NORAD) for academic research and educational co-operation based on equal partnerships between institutions in the South (Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Central America and the Middle East) and in Norway. The goal of the NUFU programme is to support the development of sustainable capacity for relevant research and research based higher education in developing countries and to contribute to enhanced academic collaboration in the South and between South and North.
UMB and NUFU
UMB had 9 projects under the NUFU agreement in the third period (2002-2006), two of which are coming to an end in 2008/2009.
UMB has been successful with 12 project proposals for the new NUFU period (2007-2011), as well as one new project in Sudan starting in 2008, and two 2-year extensions for projects from the third project period. The scientific coordination of the new projects will be carried out at the following departments: IPM, IKBM, IHA, IMT, INA and Noragric.
The overall administrative coordination of UMBs projects under the NUFU agreement is done by Joanna Boddens-Hosang, Unit of International Relations, Department of Academic Affairs.
UMBs partner universities in the South under NUFU
Makerere University, Uganda
Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Debub/Hawassa University, Ethiopia,
University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Hanoi Agricultural University, Vietnam
Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi
Juba University, Sudan
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Birzeit University, Palestinian areas