CHEPIS - Strengthening African higher education research and expertise
Strengthening African higher education research and expertise through establishing a joint/dual programme for doctoral degree and post-doctoral fellowship in higher education for policy and innovation studies (CHEPIS)
Through the core program, International Science Programme (ISP) assists low and lower-middle income countries to build and strengthen their domestic research capacity and postgraduate education in the basic sciences – chemistry, mathematics and physics.
The collaborations within each sub-program are mainly of two types. Collaboration with a research group at a university department or collaboration with a network of research groups at different departments, typically in different countries in a region. In some cases the networks are national or interregional. Each of the three sub-programs has a reference group, that assists ISP in the scientific evaluations of the proposals and acts as an advisory committee in scientific matters.
Since October 2011 ISP is the Swedish coordinating body of the Sida bilateral program at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique.
Sida is Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation. Through cooperation with civil society, multilateral organisations, public agencies and the private sector we work for sustainable development and help create conditions for people living in poverty and oppression to improve their living conditions.