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Network university cooperation (NETWORK)

A national level institutional network led by a former IUC cooperation.

Target group

Former IUC partners

Duration

2 x 5 years

Budget

EUR 250 000 per year

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What is a NETWORK?

A Network University Cooperation (NETWORK) programme is a national level institutional network led by a former IUC that focuses on a priority theme within the country strategy (nationwide need-based) and that builds on previous cooperation experiences. The programme is about multiplying and levelling up capacity building efforts. In fact, a NETWORK aims to empower local universities to join forces and to work together in order to contribute to national goals in higher education and development.

What is the goal?

A NETWORK aims at national level-impact in a specific thematic domain by providing substantial support to a limited number of carefully selected partner universities located in one of our partner countries. It will build upon the experiences of a former Institutional University Cooperation (IUC), which will serve as the coordinating university (hub).

The NETWORK can be considered as a partnership between various partner institutions in a specific country in the South and universities and university colleges in Flanders.

How does it work?

A NETWORK partner programme represents a long-term commitment involving considerable team effort and a partnership between Flemish universities and university colleges on the one hand and different universities in the South on the other. As indicated, a former IUC partner university coordinates at a local level and also picks a local programme coordinator. There is also a coordinating Flemish university, which is the university of the Flemish coordinator that we appointed. The aim is, however, to involve different Flemish institutions.

What is the application procedure?

We launch a call for NETWORK programme proposals. Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) from our partner countries can then submit a first concept note which is assessed by an independent commission of experts based on six criteria: scientific quality, relevance, impact, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability.

In the next step, we organise a matchmaking process in Flanders with the selected partners in order to find Flemish counterparts. During an ‘inception year´, a formulation phase is organised.

A new call is expected to be launched 2020 for full implementation starting in 2022.

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Documents

Guidelines and forms

Guidelines and forms for managing an ongoing intervention or scholarship

Guidelines and forms which are useful or mandatory when managing an ongoing intervention or scholarship.

Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) and Networks

Guidelines and forms for managing an ongoing Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) programme.

IUC-NETWORK - Financial guidelines for IUC and Networks

IUC-NETWORK - Annex to the Financial guidelines: Overview of VLIR-UOS partner countries with local per diem regulations IUC-NETWORK - Allowances and guidelines for scholarships (from 01/09/2018) IUC-NETWORK - Allowances and guidelines for scholarships (up to 31/08/2018) IUC-NETWORK - Format for Annual Programme (AP)

Format for the Annual Programme (AP) of an Institutional University Cooperation Programme or a Network Programme, which also includes the following annexes:

IUC-NETWORK - Annex 1 to AP (Programme level): Format for AP budget (4 projects + PSU) IUC-NETWORK - Annex 1 to AP (Programme level): Format for AP budget (5 projects + PSU) IUC-NETWORK - Annex 1 to AP (Programme level): Format for AP budget (6 projects + PSU) IUC-NETWORK - Annex 2 to AP (Programme level): Format for Operational Plan (PSU) IUC-NETWORK - Annex 3 to AP (Programme level): Format for Budget (PSU) IUC-NETWORK - Annex 1 to AP (project level): Format for Budget IUC-NETWORK - Annex 2 to AP (Project level): Format for Operation plan IUC-NETWORK - Format for Annual Progress Report (APR)

Format for the Annual Progress Report (APR) of an Institutional University Cooperation Programme or a Network Programme, which also includes the following annexes:

IUC-NETWORK - Annex 1 to APR (Programme level): Format for Monitoring matrix IUC-NETWORK - Annex 2 to APR (Programme level): Format for Standard indicators IUC-NETWORK - Annex 1 to APR (Project level): Format for Logical Framework Matrix (LFM), Operational Plan (OP) and Risk Matrix (RM) (4 years) IUC-NETWORK - Annex 1 to APR (Project level): Format for Logical Framework Matrix (LFM), Operational Plan (OP) and Risk Matrix (RM) (5 years) IUC-NETWORK - Format for Annual Financial Report (AFR) for IUC and Networks started in 2017

Format for the Annual Financial Report (AFR) of an Institutional University Cooperation Programme or a Network Programme, which also includes the following manuals:

IUC-NETWORK - Manual for Annual Financial Report (AFR) for IUC and Networks started in 2017 IUC-NETWORK - Manual with attention points for AFR IUC-NETWORK - Format for Annual Financial Report (AFR) for IUC and Networks started in 2013 (update)

Format for the Annual Financial Report (AFR) of an Institutional University Cooperation Programme or Network Programme (started in 2013), which also includes the following manual:

IUC-NETWORK - Manual for Annual Financial Report (AFR) for IUC and Networks started in 2013 (update) IUC-NETWORK - Per diem, transport and scholarships allowances in Uganda IUC-NETWORK - Per diem allowances in DR Congo IUC-NETWORK - Mobility form IUC-NETWORK - Workflow travel arrangements