About BRAINS Project

BRAINS is the acronym for MoBility for Research and African Integration through Health Sciences.

 

Aim

The overall objective is to enhance human capital development in Africa, while strengthening intra-African collaboration for as called for by Agenda 2063. The program aims to increase the employability of students, improve the quality of higher education in Africa and its relevance to our development agenda, and to strengthen, modernize and internationalize African higher education institutions.

 

Partners

Our African partners come from the five World Health Organization regions of Africa. They include;

RegionCountryUniversity
North AfricaMoroccoHassan II University of Casablanca
North AfricaTunisiaUniversity of Tunis El Manar
West AfricaGhanaUniversity of Ghana
Central AfricaGabonUniversité des Sciences de la Santé de Libreville
East AfricanKenyaStrathmore University
South AfricaSouth AfricaStellenbosch University

The technical partner is the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France in France

Our Mission

To enhance human capital development in Africa, whilst strengthening intra-African collaboration through mobility

Our Vision

To contribute to the transformation of Africa to a sustainable innovation-led and knowledge-based economy by promoting professional competency, intra-African mobility, collaboration and employability in the health science space.

Primary Objective

  • The overall objective is to enhance human capital development in Africa, while strengthening intra-African collaboration for as called for by Agenda 2063.

Other Objectives

  • To increase the employability of students
  • To improve the quality of higher education in Africa and its relevance to our development agenda
  • To strengthen, modernize and internationalize African higher education institutions

About Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa and aims to promote sustainable development by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa. The primary objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced mobility between African countries

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Training Program

The project will be able to train Masters and PhD students between the six African countries. We will also support short term staff mobilities for up to six months each within the consortium.

Program Structure

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