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Excellence in Africa Initiative

The Junior Faculty Development program is the cornerstone of the Excellence in Africa initiative. It is designed to bring together talented and highly educated early-stage professors in Africa with professors at EPFL striving for common goals: scientific excellence, the promotion of knowledge, and the wish to have a positive societal impact in Africa.

Selected projects from UM6P

The UM6P/EPFL EXAF 100 PhDs for Africa programme is one of the three pillars of the Excellence in Africa initiative. It is designed to fund science and engineering graduates intending to complete a PhD at an African higher education institution (their home institution).

Selected projects from UM6P

Through its Digital Education pillar, the Excellence in Africa initiative aims to promote the sustainable integration of digital education in African universities. Selected institutions receive support in the form of expertise and funding. The creation of Centres of Competence in Digital Education (C-CoDE) includes: Training in the technical and pedagogical aspect of digital education, Building the necessary infrastructure to produce quality digital educational content, such as MOOCs and Open Educational Resources.