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(Ref 141100) Africa-EU universities and research collaboration - convened by African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) the the Guild of European Research Intensive Universities - Shared screen with speaker view
Peter Bergsten
40:19
Would be good to list ongoing activities between AU and EU.
Dr Samia Chasi
45:53
Prof Barry - Thanks for sharing the ‘brain bridge’ concept from your colleagues in India. That’s an indication of an important shift in mindset.
Dr Samia Chasi
49:44
Prof Hilde - Related to your remark on persisting inequalities, could you please share your thoughts on how we can jointly influence funding organisations? Funding instruments often seem to, by design, entrench agenda setting and dominance of European institutions.
Peter Bergsten
59:39
Would be interested in how to pusue, within ARUA and Guild, work on what Hugues was talking about interdiscplinary work, with focus on ”wicked ” problems like Hilde talked about.
fulviofranchi
01:07:39
Actually there are many space science-related project ongoing in Africa… including astronomy. What is lacking, unfortunately, is networking across the continent.
Laura Royer - The Guild
01:14:16
Learn more on the proposals developed in the context of ARUA-The Guild partnership: https://www.the-guild.eu/resources/strengthening-the-african-knowledge-society.html
Adina Rom ETH Zurich
01:17:24
https://kfpe.scnat.ch/en/11_principles_7_questions
Sofia Hadjichristidis
01:17:37
Thank you!
Breu Michael (Uni Bern, CDE)
01:18:05
or here: https://11principles.org/
Taoufik Karkar
01:18:29
The main problem of africain universities is that they are not connected to their socialites and traditional economies. They have to live in a duality of two economies. There is very poor innovation system, .very poor interface between universities and local economies
Marie Korsaga
01:20:19
@fulviofranchi Astronomy is still considered as a new discipline in many African countries (except South Africa and North African countries). Many countries do not yet have an astronomy program in their universities. Talking about networking, there are already AfAS, AfNWA, Astronomy in Colour, etc.
fulviofranchi
01:21:25
Marie we are running an Intra Africa project on that, PAPSSN: www.papssnmobility.org
Taoufik Karkar
01:25:57
The main problem of the African universities is that they are not connected to their sociaty. There is a very poor interface between universities and local economy. They live in a duality of two economies. There is a very poor national system of innovation and bad interface between universities, political authorities and economic authorities
Marie Korsaga
01:27:01
Fulviofranchi, thanks for sharing! This is an ambitious project. Is it also open for french speaking countries in Africa?
Justin VEUTHEY
01:34:52
At the Antenna Foundation www.antenna.ch/en we are super interested in getting more research applied to innovations for the most needy. JustinV@antenna.ch
ABDOULAYE NDOUR
01:36:14
The main problem of African universities is the disengagement of the states which do not finance research
Manuel Valiente
01:38:12
during last 15 years, we have been running cooperative projects between EU and NorthAfrica institutions and we learned the 3FA results (Finish Funding Finish Activity). We need to put attention on the education role. We think that the only sustainable programme to EU-Africa research cooperation is implementing the high education through innovation. This is just to apply what we do in Europe (project development by postgraduate students) and translate it to the programs for EU-Africa collaboration.
Manuel Valiente
01:38:24
We can discuss it in detail
Laura Royer - The Guild
01:44:27
Read the call of 16 leading African universities to develop a Stronger Research Ecosystem in Africa: https://arua.org.za/developing-a-stronger-research-ecosystem-in-africa-towards-an-enhanced-role-for-universities-through-clusters-of-excellence/