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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

About DR Congo

DR Congo is one of the key VLIR-UOS partner countries for Flemish universities and university colleges. Between 2003 and 2021, VLIR-UOS spent about €30 million in cooperation with DR Congo, including 2 long term Institutional University Cooperation programmes (IUC) with the University of Kisangani (UNIKIS) and the Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), in addition to cross-cutting programmes in quality assurance, English academic and ICT (together with ARES 2007-2016), and more than 120 departmental level projects.

Ongoing projects

Overview current partners

Country Strategy

Our country strategy aligns with DR Congo's poverty reduction and growth strategy and has two main objectives:

  • Connectivity, opening up towards the world;
  • Staff renewal and training of young academics.

The central themes in the country strategy for DR Congo are:

  • Natural resources (agriculture, biodiversity, climate change);
  • Health;
  • Social development (decentralisation, education, human rights);
  • Transversal themes: quality assurance, academic English and ICT.

Seven main partners are put forward in the strategy:

  • Université de Kinshasa
  • Université de Kisangani
  • Université de Lubumbashi
  • Université Catholique du Congo
  • Université Catholique de Bukavu
  • Université Pédagogique Nationale
  • Institut Supérieur de Techniques Appliquées