A step to enhanced cross Mediterranean and African collaboration in Higher Education

The CIVIS Alliance has entered a partnership agreement with six leading African universities, with a view to enhance cross Mediterranean- and African- collaboration in higher education.  The partnership promotes closer integration between CIVIS members and the African partner institutions and offers opportunities:

  • For increased mobility (both physical and virtual)
  • To leverage shared capacities to seek external funding
  • To make a positive social impact on our local communities

The agreement commits CIVIS and the following African partner universities to an ambitious agenda for partnership over the coming years, offering a framework for exciting and innovative new collaborations.

The agreement was signed at the end of the conference New Horizons for the European-African Partnership, co-hosted by CIVIS and Aix Marseille Université (AMU), as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Council. The event coincided with a joint position paper calling for a European University Initiative which is open to global partnerships and promoting closer research collaboration with African partner institutions.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, External Engagement, Rachel Sandison attended the signing ceremony at AMU on 11 March 2022 on behalf of the University of Glasgow.