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AEGIS – African Studies in Europe

AEGIS is a research network of European studies centres which aims to create synergies between experts and institutions. With primary emphasis on Social Sciences and Humanities, AEGIS’ main goal is to improve understanding about contemporary African…

Last Modification: 20. February 2017
Switzerland, EU

African Academy of Sciences

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS)  is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science technology and innovation. It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recogn…

Last Modification: 16. August 2016
Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria

Afrika Komitee

1975 created as part of a solidarity movement against colonialism, racism and exploitation, the Africa Committee focused until now on the other Africa, at the dawn and hope. The Africa Committee is concerned with the current political, economic, soci…

Last Modification: 20. February 2017
Switzerland

ANIE – African Network for Internationalization of Education

The African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) is a pan-African, non-profit making, non-governmental organization committed to the advancement of high quality research, capacity building, information sharing and advocacy on the inte…

Last Modification: 4. November 2016
other, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania

Basler Afrika Bibliographien – Namibia Resource Centre / Southern African Library Basel

The BAB is a library, archive and publisher in Basel, Switzerland which offers access to a large and systematic collection of publications, books, photographies, posters, maps, plans, as well as sound and movie material. The centre offers courses and…

Last Modification: 20. February 2017
Switzerland

Bern University of Applied Sciences

The Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH, German: Berner Fachhochschule, French: Haute école spécialisée bernoise) is a public vocational university with a strong national and international profile. It comprises six departments and also incorpora…

Last Modification: 11. December 2016
Switzerland

Carasso Foundation

Mission The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation was established in 2010 in memory of Daniel Carasso, founder of Danone in France and Dannon in the USA, and his wife Nina. The Foundation is a family organization, totally independent from the Danone gro…

Last Modification: 25. July 2016
EU

Carl Schlettwein Foundation

The Carl Schlettwein Foundation is located in the “Tscheggenbürlins Hus” at Klosterberg 21 in Basel. It is a funding partner for documentation and research projects on southern Africa, especially Namibia, and awards scholarships to Namibian students…

Last Modification: 20. February 2017
Switzerland

CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (French: Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire), known as CERN (/ˈsɜːrn/; French pronunciation: [sɛʁn]; derived from the name “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire”; see History), i…

Last Modification: 10. May 2016
Switzerland, EU

CGIAR – Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers

CGIAR (the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, im…

Last Modification: 20. July 2016
EU, Benin, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria

CODESRIA – Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

Background CODESRIA was established in 1973. Its aim is to promote, facilitate and disseminate research (within the social sciences) throughout Africa and also to create a community in which members can work without barriers regarding language, count…

Last Modification: 27. June 2016
Senegal

Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)

KFPE is the information hub for «North-South» research in Switzerland, both for researchers and for the target audience of the research. It operates an institutional database: research-partners.ch and promotes efficient, effective and equitable resea…

Last Modification: 16. March 2017
Switzerland

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Ghana

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was established by NLC Decree 293 of October 10, 1968 amended by NLCD 329 of 1969, and re-established in its present form by CSIR Act 521 on November 26, 1996. The genesis of the Council howev…

Last Modification: 9. June 2016
Ghana

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service

The DAAD is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic cooperation. It is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self-governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representin…

Last Modification: 4. November 2016
EU, Egypt, Kenya

EAIE

The EAIE is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education. It is a non-profit, member-led organisation serving individuals actively involved in the internationalisation of their institutio…

Last Modification: 2. December 2016
EU

ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a science, technology, engineering, mathematics and management university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Like its sister institu…

Last Modification: 9. June 2016
Switzerland

EU – Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the eighth phase of the Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (also called Framework Programmes; hence the project’s alternative name of ‘FP8’), funding programmes created by the European Union in order to su…

Last Modification: 10. May 2016
EU

Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft Basel – FAG

Vielfältige Förderbeiträge Die FAG bietet den Angehörigen der Universität Basel im Rahmen ihres Auftrages eine Vielzahl von Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten: Beiträge an Forschungsprojekte Beiträge an die Fertigstellung von Dissertationen sowie Habilitati…

Last Modification: 20. February 2017
Switzerland

Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (or the Gates Foundation, abbreviated as BMGF) is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world…

Last Modification: 11. December 2016
other

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (French: Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement, abbreviated IHEID or the Graduate Institute Geneva) is a postgraduate university located in Geneva, Switzerland. I…

Last Modification: 9. June 2016
Switzerland

Humer Foundation for Academic Talent

The Humer Foundation supports PhD Theses at following universities: UNIVERSITY ZURICH − Asia and Europe UNIVERSITY SALZBURG − European Union Studies UNIVERSITY BASEL − Africa APPLICATIONS: The Humer-Foundation is currently concentrating its support o…

Last Modification: 20. February 2017
Switzerland

IFRA – French Institute for Research in Africa

The French Institute for Research in Africa is active since 1977 in East Africa and has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The Institute exists to promote research in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences within East Africa. It h…

Last Modification: 9. June 2016
EU, Kenya

ISID – International Society for Infectious Diseases

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), established in 1986, is a non-profit organization that works to control infectious disease outbreaks and improve the care of patients afflicted with these conditions. The Society recognizes th…

Last Modification: 25. July 2016

K-RITH – Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV

K-RITH (Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV) is a tuberculosis and HIV research institute in Durban, South Africa. The Institute is a collaboration of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. K-RI…

Last Modification: 25. July 2016
South Africa

Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University (KU), is a multi-campus public university in Kenya. The main campus of Kenyatta University is located at Kahawa, Kiambu County in Ruiru Constituency, approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi), by road, northeast of the central business…

Last Modification: 9. June 2016
Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania

Makerere University Kampala

Makerere University Kampala (MUK) is Uganda’s largest and third-oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. In 1963, it became the University of East Africa, offering courses leading to general degrees from…

Last Modification: 2. December 2016
Uganda

Mercator Foundation

The Mercator Foundation Switzerland initiates and funds projects in three core areas: Science; Children and Youth; Human and Environment. The motivation of the foundation serves an open-minded society, which is willing to learn and acts responsible i…

Last Modification: 9. May 2016
Switzerland, EU

Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock, Zambia

Mission Statement To facilitate and support the development of a sustainable, diversified and competitive agricultural sector that assures food and nutrition security, contributes to job creation and maximises the sector’s contribution to GDP. Vision…

Last Modification: 9. June 2016
Zambia

National Research Foundation of South Africa

South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) is the intermediary agency between the policies and strategies of the Government of South Africa and South Africa’s research institutions. It was established on 1 April 1999 as an autonomous statutory…

Last Modification: 9. May 2016
South Africa

NEPAD – New Partnership for Africa’s Development

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is an economic development program of the African Union. NEPAD was adopted at the 37th session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government in July 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia. NEPAD aims to provide…

Last Modification: 11. December 2016
other, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda

NMMU – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is a South African university with its main administration in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. NMMU was founded through a merger of three institutions in January 2005, but its history dates back to 188…

Last Modification: 5. January 2017
South Africa

Novartis Foundation

The Novartis Foundation is a philanthropic organization pioneering innovative healthcare models that can have a transformational impact on the health of the poorest populations. We work hand-in-hand with our local and global partners to catalyze scal…

Last Modification: 20. February 2017
Switzerland

SERI – State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI within the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER is the federal government’s specialised agency for national and international matters concerning educatio…

Last Modification: 5. August 2016
Switzerland

SNIS – Swiss Network for International Studies

Mission The SNIS promotes academic research in the interdisciplinary area of International Studies with an interest in phenomena that transcend traditional nation-state boundaries. It supports different perspectives by valuing contributions from a di…

Last Modification: 27. June 2016
Switzerland

SNSF / SNF / FNS

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, German: Schweizerische Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, SNF; French: Fonds national suisse de la recherche scientifique, FNS) is a science research support organisation mandate…

Last Modification: 9. May 2016
Switzerland

SSI – Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases

Founded Our Society was founded in 1990. Members At the moment we have 299 members in our Society. Partner Societies Swiss Society of Tropical and Travel Medicine Bylaws This document is available in German and French. Missions To offer a high qualit…

Last Modification: 25. July 2016
Switzerland

Swiss Society for African Studies SSAS/SGAS/SSEA

The Swiss Society for African Studies aims at advancing research on Africa, including the organization of conferences to discuss questions of African lifestyles and other aspects of African societies and cultures. Contributing to the circulation of r…

Last Modification: 20. February 2017
Switzerland

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute or Swiss TPH, (formerly known as the Swiss Tropical Institute) was founded in 1943 as through the initiative of Professor Rudolf Geigy. He recognised the need to combine sound interdisciplinary research…

Last Modification: 9. May 2016
Switzerland

Swiss-South African Joint Research Program SSAJRP

Student exchange grants allow Swiss students to go to South Africa for research purposes and vice versa to invite South African students to come to Switzerland. Faculty exchange grants can be used to support fellowship programmes. Both established sc…

Last Modification: 9. May 2016
Switzerland, South Africa

TAFIRI – Tanzanian Fisheries Research Institute

Fish and fishery products: quality, standards and marketing In order to improve quality, standards and hence values of fish and fisheries products,  research is required to find ways that can address the existing challenges faced by operators Aquatic…

Last Modification: 9. June 2016
Tanzania

University Hospital Zürich

The University Hospital of Zurich (German: Universitätsspital Zürich, USZ) is one of the five university hospitals of Switzerland. The first hospital in Zürich, whose continuation the University Hospital ultimately is, is recorded as having existed a…

Last Modification: 11. December 2016
Switzerland

University of Basel

The University of Basel (German: Universität Basel) is located in Basel, Switzerland, and is considered to be one of the leading universities in the country. Founded in 1460, it is Switzerland’s oldest university. In 2012, QS World University Ranking…

Last Modification: 27. June 2016
Switzerland

University of Cape Town UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest university in South Africa and the second old…

Last Modification: 10. May 2016
South Africa

University of Geneva

The University of Geneva (French: Université de Genève) is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin as a theological seminary and law school. It remained focused on theology until the 17th cen…

Last Modification: 2. December 2016
Switzerland

University of Ghana

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian universities and tertiary institutions. It was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, and was originally an affiliate college of the University of London…

Last Modification: 2. December 2016
Ghana

University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi (UoN) is a collegiate research university based in Nairobi. It is one of the largest universities in Kenya. Although its history as an educational institution dates back to 1956, it did not become an independent university u…

Last Modification: 2. December 2016
Kenya

University of Ngaoundéré

The University of Ngaoundéré (French: Université de Ngaoundéré) is a public university located in Ngaoundéré,Adamawa Region in Cameroon. It was established on 19 January 1993 by Presidential decree. Initially made up of two professional schools and f…

Last Modification: 9. June 2016
Cameroon

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research charity based in London, United Kingdom. It was established in 1936 with legacies from the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome to fund research to improve human and animal health. The aim of the Trust…

Last Modification: 2. December 2016
EU, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa

Zeno Karl Schindler – Foundation

The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation supports, encourages and develops top research in the fields of engineering and environmental sciences as well as of all medieval disciplines included in medieval studies. Because of projects in both domains, we now…

Last Modification: 27. June 2016
Switzerland

ZHAW – Zürich University of Applied Sciences

The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. Teaching, research, continuing education and other services are both scientifically-based and practice-oriented. In their work in research and development, they concentra…

Last Modification: 2. December 2016
Switzerland

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