Development cooperation and partnerships with the Global South

University development cooperation is based on international solidarity. Mutual collaboration between academics in the North and the South is actively promoted.

In all its aspects, the cooperation must strive for quality and aim to achieve sustainable effects. A maximum degree of synergy and complementarity is sought with other donors and actors. It aims at the development of expertise in both North and South on topics related to developing countries.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) & the Global South at Ghent University.


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  • International Training Programmes (ITP), financing for PGS other then VLIR-UOS: Tom Broeks
  • Contact for non-EU Phd students and contact HEC: Saskia  Bovijn
  • TEAM, JOINT en Zuid Initiatieven (ZI): Barbara Lobert
  • Communication, Sensibilisation, Top-Up Grants, Fairtrade@UGent: Liesbeth Vandepitte (in absence please contact Nancy Terryn or Tom Broeks)
  • Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) UWC (South Africa), UEM (Mozambique), MU-T (Tanzania), MMU (Uganda), Network JU (Ethiopia) and Network University Cooperation (NETWORK) ESPOL (Ecuador): Annick Verheylezoon
  • Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) JU (Ethiopia): Madina Abukaeva
  • Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) HU (Vietnam) / BDU (Ethiopia), Network CTU (Vietnam) and TEAM (Own Initiatives): Hunor Peter  
  • VLIR-UOS Travel grants, ICP/ITP scholars, Top-Up Grants,: Iryna Halash
  • Solvability: Nagore Aguila Zucar