French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development – IRD
The Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) is a French research institute, original and unique on the European development research scene. Em-phasizing interdisciplinarity, the IRD has focused its research on the relationship between man and its environment, in Africa, Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia and the French tropical overseas territories. Its activities are intended to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of southern coun-tries.

French National Center for Scientific Research – CNRS The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is the largest funda-mental research organisation in Europe. CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge, in partnership with Universities and/or High Schools. It encour-ages collaboration between specialists from different disciplines, thus opening up new fields of inquiry to meet social and economic needs, encouraging and developing interdisciplinary programs.

University of Nantes – Unant
The Université de Nantes is a multidisciplinary university and offers programs in most fields of knowledge and academic paths giving access to the majority of degrees in higher education, in short or long programs from Life Sciences to Humanities ans Social Letters, Languages and Art.
Research is a major growth sector for the University, with 75 accredited labora-tories among. As an innovative force, the University has research agreements with industry and shares its discoveries with the society at large.

National Museums of Kenya – MUSK
The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage.

Cheikh Anta Diop University- UCAD             UCAD is a university with all specialities in humanities, social, medical and natural sciences, engineering. It is the main national public university of Senegal with about hundred thousand students from 19 nationalities.

University of Lisbon – FLUL
The School of Arts and Humanities (FLUL – Faculdade de Letras da Univer-sidade de Lisboa) is an institution of higher education dedicated to the cultiva-tion of knowledge in the tradition of the humanities and the biggest of its kind in the country. FLUL has as one of its targets the promotion of research in the areas of Humani-ties, Arts and Social Sciences. FLUL is committed to the production of innova-tive knowledge and to enhancing its international competitiveness and projec-tion. With regard to research projects and activities, the School’s main strategy is to prioritise scientific areas and internationally acknowledged research units committed to standards of excellence.

Bath Spa University – BathSpa
Bath Spa University is a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners. Bath Spa University is committed to maintain an active research portfolio. This commitment extends to concentrating on areas of strength while also fostering new research areas. The University has research activity across all of its academic schools with particular strengths, as measured in the independent Research Excellence Framework in art and design, english and creative writing, history, music, and psychology.

The University of Birmingham – UoB
University of Birmingham is one of the leading UK research universities, a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international grouping Universitas 21. The student population comprises of around 19,000 undergraduates and 9,000 postgraduate students and was named UK University of the Year in 2013.

University of Yaounde I – LETS
The Université de Yaoundé I is a public, scientific and cultural Institution with legal financial autonomy, placed under the supervision of cameroonian Ministry in charge of the Higher education.

University of Mauritius – UoM
The University of Mauritius intends to be one of the leading international tertiary education providers and a research-led university with the mission to provide quality education to students and promote knowledge creation and dissemination through research and innovative teaching.

University of Hamburg (The Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies) – HLCES
The HLCES is part of the Asien-Afrika-Institut at the University of Hamburg (UHAM). Additionally it hosts third party funded projects (s. below). The HLCES is one of the leading centres in the study of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. The Centre carries out interdisciplinary research in the main areas of the humanities and social sciences, including history, art history, linguistics, anthropology and philology.

Catholic University of Eastern Africa – CUEA
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is founded on the philosophy of the Catholic Higher Education which promotes exploration of every academic discipline and intends to promote excellence in research, teaching and community service in Kenya.

Addis Ababa University – AAU
The Institute of Ethiopian (IES) Studies is part of the AAU, which is the oldest and the largest higher learning and research institution in Ethiopia. Since its inception, the University has been the leading center in teaching-learning, research and    community services.

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