TEAM


With the TEAM intervention type VLIR-UOS funds cooperation in terms of education, research and social service between departments of a Flemish university and a university in one of the partner countries of VLIR-UOS. A TEAM project has a duration of 4 or 5 years. TEAM was formerly known as Own Initiatives.

 

TEAMA TEAM project aims to strengthen the research and education capacity of partner universities in the partner countries by means of generating and exchanging knowledge. The final objective is to bring into service this capacity to find sustainable solutions to local and global development challenges. 

 

A TEAM project stems from a common initiative taken by one or more academics from a partner country, in collaboration with one or more Flemish academics. It is aligned with the policy priorities of the partner institute.

 

Professors from a Flemish university can submit a project proposal for a TEAM project. Lecturers or researchers from Flemish university colleges can be co-submitters.

 

The out-phasing Research Initiatives projects, part of the Research Initiatives Programme (RIP), are listed on this website in the overview of TEAM-projects. As of 2017 the RIP intervention type no longer exists and opportunities for post-IUC cooperation were integrated in the project calls for departmental projects TEAM-SI-JOINT.

Funding

VLIR-UOS funds TEAM-projects for up to € 300.000 per project. In principle VLIR-UOS will launch every year a call for project proposals.

 

Staff expenses in the partner country are eligible for funding, as well as scholarship costs for trainings for people connected to a partner institution. Staff expenses in Belgium are not eligible for funding.

Contacts

Contacts

Video about a TEAM project

Ongoing projects

Overview of ongoing projects

Calls

    Testimonials

    The ingredients for changing the world are in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley

    The ingredients for changing the world are in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley

    The project 'Land and Water Research for Sustainable Livelihood in the South Ethiopian Rift Valley' seeks sustainable solutions to the conflict about the use and management of the Rift Valley's natural resources.

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    Flemish professor surprises Ugandan colleague with prize of € 800.000

    Flemish professor surprises Ugandan colleague with prize of € 800.000

    Alex Coutinho of the Ugandan Infectious Diseases Institute is to receive a prize from the Japanese government for his research on HIV/AIDS.

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    Renowned earth scientist praises student for research into the Tana Basin

    Renowned earth scientist praises student for research into the Tana Basin

    Student Ludwin Poppe went to Ethiopia to conduct research on the Tana Basin. His article was published in the international Journal of Maps.

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    Giving a voice to Bolivian street children and their mothers: 'We want to be heard!'

    Giving a voice to Bolivian street children and their mothers: 'We want to be heard!'

    Research project on the impact of socio-economical risk factors for children, adolescents and their families in urbanized Bolivian communities.

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    Universities in Ecuador and Flanders unite on biodiversity

    Universities in Ecuador and Flanders unite on biodiversity

    The country strategy with Ecuador has already led to structural cooperation between the Ecuadorian universities, which is a first.

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    AIDS in South Africa: simulating the impact of early HIV treatment

    AIDS in South Africa: simulating the impact of early HIV treatment

    Research on sexual behaviour in Cape Town provides useful data for policy makers to reduce the number of new HIV infections.

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    Hypertension in Uganda

    Hypertension in Uganda

    One in five Ugandan adults suffer from high blood pressure. However, health centers do not dispose of sufficient means to diagnose or treat patients.

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    Purifying water by the coffee filter method

    Purifying water by the coffee filter method

    Engineer Bart Van der Bruggen designed a sustainable water purification system with South African partners and the participation of the local community.

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    ‘Tree against hunger’: can Enset fight malnutrition in Ethiopia?

    ‘Tree against hunger’: can Enset fight malnutrition in Ethiopia?

    The Arba Minch University and the KU Leuven join forces to improve the sustainablitiy of Enset farming systems in Ethiopia.

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    Organic agriculture in Indonesia

    Organic agriculture in Indonesia

    Two finalized TEAM-projects in Indonesia worked on sustainable nitrogen fertilizer use and on organic agriculture, in order to improve sustainability of food production and increase food security.

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    Improving health care in Nicaragua and the region

    Improving health care in Nicaragua and the region

    Three finalized VLIR-UOS projects worked on improving health care in Nicaragua and the region.

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    Improving development services through synergy with territorial dynamics in rural Nicaragua

    Improving development services through synergy with territorial dynamics in rural Nicaragua

    A finalized TEAM project with the the Instituto Nitlapan of Universidad Centro Americana (UCA) has worked on strengthening knowledge and teaching about methods and approaches to promote inclusive and sustainable rural development.

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