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IUC 2022 – Phase In – Information and Call for interest

IUC 2022 – Phase In – Information and Call for interest

The IUC 2022 Call consists of a 3-stage selection procedure. On 29 January 2021, the Bureau UOS endorsed the advice of the IUC selection committee as to the selection of 5 partner universities to enter the IUC Phase In, the last stage in the preparations for these partner institutions to engage in IUC cooperation with Flemish HEIs.

The IUC ‘Phase In’ starts with the following main steps:

  • Information on the VLIR-UOS website: making the IUC Extended Concept Notes available for the broader public (see links per IUC proposal below)
  • Information session for IUC coordination teams ( 16 February and 17 March 2021) focussing on a discussion and planning with regard to the next steps of matchmaking and team composition (in view of broadening of the Flemish HEIs interinstitutional participation).
  • Revised procedure for team composition starting from a proposal of local and Flemish Team Leaders (TL) proposed by the IUC partnership
  • Appointment by the Flemish TL by the Bureau UOS by end of April 2021
  • 'Connecting' event per IUC partnership (in the week of 31 May 2021, tbc)

Meanwhile, we invite interested academics to appraise the partner university documents made available on this website and in case of further interest contact the coordinators and ICOS for the IUC partnerships.
Overview IUC 2022 – Selected IUC for Phase In :

Country Main Institution South Proposed Local Coordinator Programme Title Flemish Institution Proposed Coordinator Flemish Institution ICOS Flemish Institution
DR Congo Université de Lubumbashi César Nkuku Khonde Challenges and opportunities for a sustainable socio-ecology of in the Katangese Copperbelt Area UHasselt Virginie Bito Liesbeth Oeyen
Kenya Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Benson Estambale Strengthening Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Capacity in Natural Resource Management, Food Security and Health Vrije Universiteit Brussel Ann Van Griensven Jannes Motmans
Tanzania Ardhi University Gabriel Kassenga Building Capacity in Education, Research, Innovation and Societal Outreach to Foster an Inclusive and Sustainable Built Environment in a Rapidly Urbanizing City, Dar Es Salaam (SDG 11 In Dar Es Salaam) UHasselt Rob Cuyvers Liesbeth Oeyen
Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology Charles Tushabomwe-Kazooba University as a Facet for Community Based Sustainable Solutions to Demographic Challenges in South Western Uganda (UCoBS) Vrije Universiteit Brussel Gily Coene Jannes Motmans
Vietnam Quy Nhon University Thi Ngan Vu Improving livelihoods and living conditions by the sustainable development of the South-Central Coast and Central Highlands of Vietnam through enhancing the capacity of Quy Nhon University KU Leuven Kristiaan Temst Elise Konings/Tupac Calfat


UNILU - DR Congo - Extended Concept Note

JOOUST - Kenya - Extended Concept Note

ARU - Tanzania - Extended Concept Note

MUST - Uganda - Extended Concept Note

QNU - Vietnam - Extended Concept Note

IUC 2022_Background document_General IUC Concepts and framework

IUC 2022_Background document_IUC Management structure and adapted procedure for IUC team composition