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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

About DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) is one of our key partner countries. Since 2003, we have budgeted more than EUR 26 million for cooperation programmes with DR Congo, including two long-term Institutional University Cooperation programmes (with Université Catholique de Bukavu - UCB and Université de Kisangani - UNIKIS) and three transversal projects (on ICT in education, quality assurance and academic English).

The ongoing IUC programmes with UCB and UNIKIS are the cornerstones of the DRC country programme.

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