As part of the project “Higher Education Cooperation with the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES),” UNU-EHS experts visited the university campus in Tlemen, Algeria to discuss how UNU-EHS can best provide essential inputs to the development of the PAUWES campus in Algeria.
PAUWES in Algeria was selected by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as the lighthouse project for higher education in Africa and UNU-EHS will support PAUWES with essential teaching and research elements for two of its Master’s programmes, one of which is focused on water and one on energy.
More specifically, UNU-EHS will support PAUWES with joint supervision of master students, support for the definition of the research agenda of PAUWES, the development of IT infrastructure to support distance learning and building of a community of practice as well as joint research projects in the field of water and energy.
The PAUWES-institute is one of the five hubs of the Pan African University (PAU) hosted at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria. PAU was initiated by the African Union Commission (AUC) in 2008 with the objective of promoting higher education and science and technology on the African continent at a higher academic level. The university focuses on the development of post-graduate students, PhD-candidates and applied research.
About the Higher Education Cooperation with PAUWES project
The project “Higher Education Cooperation with PAUWES is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Exchange Academic Service (DAAD). It aims to support the development of PAUWES by enhancing its teaching and research activities in water and energy sciences. UNU-EHS, the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics (ITT) at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), and the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn (UB) are partners of the consortium to implement the project.
For more information on the PAUWES project, please click here.