Network for Advancement of Sustainable Capacity in Education and Research in Ethiopia - NASCERE

January 2017 to December 2026
scholarship programme
sandwich PhDs
Ethiopian Ministry of Education
Jimma University (Ethiopia)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Biology and Life Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Medicine and Health Sciences
Technology and Engineering

A unique scholarship programme

Based on a long-term collaboration between Ghent University and Jimma University within the framework of a VLIR-UOS  Interuniversity Collaboration programme (IUC, 2006-2017), the Ethiopian Ministry of Education (MoE) decided to launch the PhD scholarship programme NASCERE, coordinated by the former IUC coordinators Kora Tushune (Jimma University) and Luc Duchateau (Ghent University). In 2019 Pascal Boeckx took over the coordinatorship from Luc Duchateau.

This PhD programme is the first of its kind worldwide in providing about 150 sandwich PhD scholarships to academic staff members of Jimma University in a time span of 10 years (2017-2026).

Read the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Jimma University and Ghent University.

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