The NUFU programme supports independent academic cooperation based on initiatives from researchers and institutions in the South and their partners in Norway.
The goal of the NUFU-programme is to support the development of sustainable capacity and competence for research and research-based higher education in developing countries relevant to national development and poverty reduction, and to contribute to enhanced academic collaboration in the South and between South and North.
Eligible project activities include joint research projects, education of Master’s and Ph.D.-candidates, development of Masters or Ph.D.-programmes in the South, training of technical and administrative staff and publication and dissemination of research results. NUFU supports bilateral projects, regional network projects and supportive activities with an aim to contribute to the development of the institutions in the South.
The programme is financed by Norad and administrated by SIU. The total budget frame for the current programme period (2007-2011) is NOK 300 million.
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