logo AIU

Projects and Initiatives

In order to better take stock of current work being done in the realm of doctoral education, ‘Projects and Initiatives’ presents information about projects being carried out by organizations related to postgraduate training and management. Projects listed here share a common focus, all or in part, on African higher education.


TaskTargetCountrySearch this page (programme name, theme) 
        

ACUP b Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)
iau member


Homepage | Contact

The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) was created in 2002. The ACUP’s main purpose is to be the principal voice of the universities of Catalonia and combine efforts to promote initiatives, programmes and joint projects with the aim of improving the university system and ensuring that it spearheads social, cultural and economic development. 

 

From 2009 to 2014, ACUP developed under the framework of the Inter-University Consortium of University Management for University Management a series of projects relating to improving the relationship between Spanish and African universities. One of this projects, which focused on doctoral education, resulted in a strong cooperation with the IAU, particularly in the creation of this platform and the organisation of a joint ACUP-IAU International Seminar on Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education and Research Training in Africa as well as to the publication of different reports on the issue.

 

Tasks: Network, Research, Information, North-South Relations, Training

Target: Supervisors, PhD Students, Academic Staff

Country: Kenya, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal, Guinea


PLE-PhD Homepage |

 

PLE-PhD - Doctoral education and e-supervision 

The project explored the use of Personal Learning Environments for Doctoral Students (PLEDS), a lifetime personal web space, equipped with software, communication, search, social and multimedia tools that allows students to gather and organize relevant learning information from the net and to disseminate their own material, as a new model of effective e-supervision.

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Kenyatta University and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) worked together on the PLEDS-project thanks to a grant received as part of the IAU LEADHER programme. The goal of this project was to analyze the use of digital technologies, more specifically the web 2.0 tools, in order to respond two main needs identified in doctoral education in sub-Saharan Africa: the supervision of doctoral students and the visibility of research.

In this sense, PLEDS was to be used as a mean to create a digital identity for doctoral students, serving as a digital public notebook and personal repository, facilitating the establishment of a virtual network between colleagues working in the same field, including mentors and tutors. The project was put on hold due to lack of funding, but project findings can be shared.






ACUP b Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)
iau member


Homepage | Contact

The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) was created in 2002. The ACUP’s main purpose is to be the principal voice of the universities of Catalonia and combine efforts to promote initiatives, programmes and joint projects with the aim of improving the university system and ensuring that it spearheads social, cultural and economic development. 

 

From 2009 to 2014, ACUP developed under the framework of the Inter-University Consortium of University Management for University Management a series of projects relating to improving the relationship between Spanish and African universities. One of this projects, which focused on doctoral education, resulted in a strong cooperation with the IAU, particularly in the creation of this platform and the organisation of a joint ACUP-IAU International Seminar on Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education and Research Training in Africa as well as to the publication of different reports on the issue.

 

Tasks: Network, Research, Information, North-South Relations, Training

Target: Supervisors, PhD Students, Academic Staff

Country: Kenya, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal, Guinea


PLE-PhD Homepage |

 

PLE-PhD - Doctoral education and e-supervision 

The project explored the use of Personal Learning Environments for Doctoral Students (PLEDS), a lifetime personal web space, equipped with software, communication, search, social and multimedia tools that allows students to gather and organize relevant learning information from the net and to disseminate their own material, as a new model of effective e-supervision.

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Kenyatta University and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) worked together on the PLEDS-project thanks to a grant received as part of the IAU LEADHER programme. The goal of this project was to analyze the use of digital technologies, more specifically the web 2.0 tools, in order to respond two main needs identified in doctoral education in sub-Saharan Africa: the supervision of doctoral students and the visibility of research.

In this sense, PLEDS was to be used as a mean to create a digital identity for doctoral students, serving as a digital public notebook and personal repository, facilitating the establishment of a virtual network between colleagues working in the same field, including mentors and tutors. The project was put on hold due to lack of funding, but project findings can be shared.






IAU IDEA-PhD - 2018 ©

All rights reserved

 Developed in partnership with