Building Stronger Universities (BSU)

Participants: Prof. Charles N. Okumu, Dr. Agatha Alidri, Dr. Geofrey Tabo, Ms. Judith Awacorach


Building Stronger Universities (BSU)-Gulu is a multifaceted programme aimed at strengthening research capacity at Gulu University in northern Uganda.
It is part of a broader partnership – Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries (BSU) – between research and higher education institutions in developing countries and Danish universities.

The overall purpose of the collaborative programme is to support Gulu University in its efforts to strengthen research capacity at PhD level and research-based education, with a special emphasis on research ‘for community transformation’.

Partners at Gulu University are drawn from the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS), the Faculty of Business and Development Studies, and the Faculty of Education and Humanities.

The Danish partners include researchers from seven departments at five Danish Universities: Anthropology (University of Copenhagen); Culture and Society (Aarhus University); Law (University of Southern Denmark); Society and Globalisation (Roskilde University); and Culture and Global Studies, Communication and Psychology, Education, Learning and Philosophy (Aalborg University).

Since its inception in 2011, BSU has supported 26 PhDs, several collaborative research projects, and strengthened services and facilities that support research, teaching and learning at Gulu University. Now in its third phase, BSU is focusing on two themes: Transforming education; Rights, resources and gender in post-war development.

Acronym BSU
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