Capacity building – University of Copenhagen

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Capacity building

Our researchers involved in development research have long-term experience in strengthening the research capacity of partner institutions. This support is provided through human resource development (curriculum development), exchange of expertise and experience between institutions, support of research methodology and equipment, student exchange and field-based interdisciplinary, intercultural courses and through a strengthening of the partner institutions participation in international scientific networks.

Building Stronger Universities

In addition, the university is a strong player in The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Universities Denmark’s initiative Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries (BSU). The objective of the Building Stronger Universities programme (BSU) is to strengthen the research capacity of universities in selected Danida priority countries. Support is provided to their research environment and research processes. Activities include i.a. support to: strengthening research policies and strategies, PhD schools, development of research concepts, enhancement of research quality assurance, and improving libraries and publication managements systems.

The South institutions select partners among Danish universities which can provide support in the areas identified. BSU is coordinated by Danida. Read more in the programme document.

The Department of Science Education offers "PhD Supervision: Training of Trainers" as a part of the Building Stronger Universities initiative and it involves the three platforms: Platform on Human Health (PHH), Climate and Environment (CE), and Growth and Employment (GEP). The aim of the course is to enhance PhD-supervisors' knowledge base of supervision, train their supervision practice and introduce different supervision tools for increasing the outcome of supervision of PhD students. Additionally, the course trains PhD-supervisors to be able to design and give PhD-supervision courses at their home institutions.

For more information contact SCIENCE's Secretariat for Development Cooperation.