ULiège in Democratic Republic of Congo to strengthen institutional cooperation

In Institution International

A mission from ULiège is in the Democratic Republic of Congo until 5 May 2023 to take stock of institutional cooperation.

ULiège has been active with Congolese university institutions for 70 years. PACODEL, the Centre for Partnership and Development Cooperation of the University of Liège, an administrative unit attached to International Relations Office, supports the implementation of university cooperation projects and activities.

Since 2016, due to the number of projects in the DRC and in particular in Kinshasa, ULiège has created the Central Africa Platform, located at ERAIFT, the Regional Post-Graduate School of Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands located on the campus of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN).

The ULiège delegation, led by Prof. Pierre Duysinx, Vice-Rector for Mobility and International, will take stock of the projects and developments of the ULiège Central Africa Platform in Kinshasa in order to consolidate and develop our partnerships in a mutually beneficial dynamic of ecological and social transition. It will meet the authorities of UNIKIN, a major partner in the DRC and Central Africa.

Two scientific seminars are also on the agenda, one on "One Health" and the other on "The evolution of transport in Kinshasa: crossed views between Europe and Africa". ULiège alumni are also invited to an evening event on 5 May.

The ULiège delegation is composed of Vice-rector Pierre Duysinx (School of Engineering), Prof. Jan Bogaert (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech), President of PACODEL, and Prof. Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine), Françoise Navez, PACODEL coordinator, and Olivier Kambere, PhD Researcher in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, FARAH (Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals and Health). It is welcomed by the head of the Central Africa Platform, Prof. Raoul Sambieni.

The University of Liège and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Photos : ULiège ©Françoise Navez

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