The Norwegian Programme for Development, Research and Education (NUFU) supports partnership-based academic cooperation between researchers and institutions in developing countries and their partners in Norway focusing on research, education, capacity building and institutional development.
The programme is financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and managed by SIU.
The goal of the NUFU Programme is to support the development of sustainable capacity and competence for research and research-based higher education in developing countries relevant to national development and poverty reduction, and to contribute to enhanced academic collaboration in the South and between South and North.
Who may apply?
The NUFU Programme Board has allocated all available funds for the period 2007-2012.
Participating main partner institutions in the current programme period (2007-2012) are Norwegian universities and university colleges that offer relevant PhD degrees, as well as institutions of higher education and research in the South that are conducting research, are offering research-based education, and are fully recognised by the national authorities in the country in which they have their campus.
The current project portfolio consists of 62 multi-annual projects. This includes five projects supported by NUFU Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and four projects supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam through the Tanzania-Norway NUFU Programme. 32 institutions in Africa and Asia are participating in the NUFU cooperation, as well as 11 Norwegian institutions. The projects will be completed in 2011 or 2012.
The scheme for Supplementing Activities (SA) has provided supplementary support to NUFU-projects in the fourth period of the NUFU Programme (2007-2012).
Details about all projects supported by the NUFU Programme can be found in SIU’s online project database.