swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC)


What is SUDAC?

Its a Programme seeking targeted support for collaboration between the various types of Swiss higher education institutions and their partners from the Global South in order to achieve an excellent standard of education, research and innovation on global challenges.

What are the goals of SUDAC?

SUDAC promotes the establishment of Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOCs).

These CLOCs are expected to serve as ‘regional hubs’, connecting a variety of ‘nodes’, such as existing research and education partnerships, regionally active COFER, local knowledge platforms and institutions. CLOCs shall also serve as contact points for Swiss higher education institutions of all types involved in the SUDAC programme and provide access to local higher education institutions and knowledge partners for education & research purposes.


Additional Information:


Launch of the call: January 3rd 2019

Submission Deadline: December 31st 2020 (24h00 GMT +1)

Decision by SUDAC Assembly: Mid-May 2019

Earliest possible start of the CLOCs: June 2019(Funding for approx 1.5 years)



The requested funding for of each CLOC must not exceed CHF 150’000 CLOCs are free to increase their budget with third funds.

The total available funding for this call for CLOCs is of approximately CHF 3000’000 CHF. This amount will allow financing about 2-3 CLOCs until 2020

PDF Documents:

CLOC Information for Applicants (in English only)

CLOC Application Form (in English only)



Database Details

Current Research
School-Community-Science Triangle Initiative

This project aims at innovating education for sustainable development in that it reorients teaching content towards what is defined as relevant and current by the community in which the project schools operate. Schools are linked to community needs, wh …

Thematic Focus
Agriculture, Biodiversity and Sustainability, Knowledge Production and Transfer, Life Sciences and Health, Open Topic, Peace and Security, Poverty Reduction


Applicant’s Country
Switzerland, EU, other, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunesia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Allowed Usage

Applicant’s Position

Cycle Type
Repeated irregularly

Partner Required

31. December 2020
Last Modification
15. April 2020