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KFPE is the information hub for «North-South» research in Switzerland, both for researchers and for the target audience of the research. It promotes efficient, effective and equitable research cooperation with developing and transition countries. By doing so, KFPE contributes to sustainable development and to solving global problems.

EAIE Expert Community

Join the Expert Community Cooperation for Development and discuss how the European higher education sector can cooperate with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America, specifically on issues concerning human development, either on a global or on a local scale.

Africa-EU Partnership

The Africa-EU Partnership is the formal channel through which the European Union and the African continent work together.The Africa-EU Partnership strives to bring Africa and Europe closer together through strengthening economic cooperation and promoting sustainable development, with both continents co-existing in peace, security, democracy, prosperity, solidarity and human dignity.

EU Aid Explorer

The EU is the largest donor in the world. EU Aid Explorer is a one-stop shop for funding information: it facilitates donor coordination, ensures transparency and improves accountability to citizens.

Science Granting Councils Initiative

The Science Granting Councils Initiative is a multi-funder initiative that aims to strengthen the capacities of 15 science granting councils in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development.

Global Challenges

Global Challenges is a series of research dossiers designed to share with a broader, non-specialist audience the ideas, knowledge, opinions and controversies produced at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The underlying rationale is that in the spirit of a “science for the city”, social sciences and humanities bear the responsibility to provide answers to pressing contemporary issues and concerns of the general public.

MINDS Africa

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is an Africa-wide think tank which provides an inclusive platform for dialogue, information dissemination and networking.


INCHER is a nationally and internationally renowned reserach institution regarding Higher Education Reserach in Kassel, Germany. They publish a yearly reoccurring compilation of journals and abstracts about recent publications in higher education research.

GUNI Network

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) is a Barcelona-based network to foster the internationalization of Higher Education Institutions. GUNi runs regional offices in Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab States, and Europe and North America (USA and Canada).

International Cooperation in the framework of EU/Horizon 2020

Framework: Link

Guidelines and further links on how to find project partnersLink

The list of the open calls that are flagged (marked) as particularly relevant for cooperation with third countries: Link

Roadmaps for EU/Africa projects and collaboration with the African Union

Particularly useful is the roadmap towards a jointly funded EU-Africa Research & Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture, but also information about the open calls of the Africa Union: African Union Research Grants II – Calls for proposals.


INHEA is a global resource on African higher education. Established in 2003, the Network is intended for scholars, experts, practitioners, policy makers, funders, students, and others engaged in research and development focused on Africa. Their website encompasses a literature database, an institutional collection, editorials and news of the African higher education sector.


AuthorAID is a global network that provides support, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in developing countries. The AuthorAID community includes over 15,000 researchers from around the world. If you are looking for help, want to share your expertise or are searching for someone to work with, then the AuthorAID community can help.

Nairobi Garage

A Coworking space in Nairobi where young start-up entrepreneurs can meet.

African Business Angel Network

The African Business Angel Network ABAN is a Pan-African non-profit association supporting the development of early stage investor networks across the continent and to grow the cohort of early stage investors excited about the opportunities in Africa.


Venture Captial for Africa VC4A started with the mission to build up Africa’s start up community. In collaboration with a growing network of partners, the VC4A community of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors are central to bolstering the Entrepreneurial ecosystem globally and offers a direct channel for anyone serious about being part of the next great success story.


Euro-Access is an complementary instrument which gives comprehensive structured information on funding for applicants from the European Macro-Regions “Baltic Sea”, “Danube”, “Adriatic and Ionic” and “Alpine”.



EUresearch explains how Swiss institutions can participate in H2020 calls for proposals and how to involve third countries


The Ghent Africa Platform is a university platform aimed at building academic collaboration with African institutions; it also makes the Africa research available to the non-academic community.


The European Centre for Development Policy Management is a leading independent think tank that wants to make policies in Europe and Africa work for inclusive and sustainable development.


The COST-Programme can also support researchers from third countries


South Africa has joined “Eurostars 2“.


European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership

The Swiss Polar Institute

The Swiss Polar Institute collaborates closely with South Africa

Swiss Embassy in South Africa

The Desk for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) at the Swiss Embassy in Pretoria aims to strengthen scientific and technological cooperation between Switzerland and South Africa.

World Bank Country Classification

For the current 2019 fiscal year, low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $995 or less in 2017; lower middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $996 and $3,895; upper middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $3,896 and $12,055; high-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $12,056 or more.

Academy 2030

Academy 2030 – Partnerships for transformative knowledge and policy is a Consortium for Education and Research (COFER) funded by the swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC). The consortium engages in collaborative research between five Swiss higher education institutions and two partner institutions from Kenya and Ethiopia with a focus on education and the UN 2030 Agenda.