Development cooperation and partnerships with the Global South

University development cooperation is based on international solidarity. Mutual collaboration between academics in the North and the South is actively promoted.

In all its aspects, the cooperation must strive for quality and aim to achieve sustainable effects. A maximum degree of synergy and complementarity is sought with other donors and actors. It aims at the development of expertise in both North and South on topics related to developing countries.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) & the Global South at Ghent University.


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  • Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) UWC (South Africa), UEM (Mozambique), MU-T (Tanzania), MMU (Uganda) and Network University Cooperation (NETWORK) ESPOL (Ecuador): Annick Verheylezoon
  • Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) JU (Ethiopia): Madina Abukaeva
  • Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) HU (Vietnam) / BDU (Ethiopia) and TEAM (Own Initiatives): Hunor Peter   (temporary replacement of Valerie Henrist)
  • Network CTU (Vietnam), Network JU (Ethiopia) and South Initiatives (SI), North-South-South (NSS): Elien Demeulemeester