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  • 10.08.2017
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Special call on Higher Education Governance, Research and Policy in Africa

Within the framework of the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, CODESRIA introduces the Meaning-Making Research Initiative (MRI) as its principal tool for supporting research.
  • 02.08.2017
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Tenure track Assistant Professor in development practice

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a Assistant professor (tenure track) at 60-80% in development practice to be housed in the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD).
  • 02.08.2017
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Call for Sessions, Events and Papers for the Tech4Development Conference 2018

The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, hosted by the Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), is pleased to announce the Call for Sessions, Events and Papers for the 5th International Conference on Technologies for Development: Voices of the Global South, which will take place from 27-29 June 2018.
  • 28.07.2017
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Support to research institutions and organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Norad invites research institutions and research organisations based in the Sub-Saharan Africa to submit applications for funding. Norad provides mainly programme support, but can in some cases consider core support.
  • 24.07.2017
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International Call for the Post of the Director General of CSRS

The Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) is a research centre active in the fields of biodiversity, food security, environment and health. Its mission is to initiate, encourage, support and carry out research in partnership for sustainable development in Côte d’Ivoire and West Africa.
SDG Index & Dashboards - Report 2017
  • 15.07.2017
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SDG Index & Dashboards - 2017 REPORT

Bertelsmann Stiftung and SDSN release the 2017 edition of the SDG Index and Dashboards Report. The annual study provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • 07.07.2017
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Open Calls - European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) 2017

In 2017, EDCTP launches 10 calls for proposals to support clinical research and related activities. These calls are worth approximately €153 million in research against poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases.
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  • 29.06.2017
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A special edition on human migration in SCIENCE

Today, more people live outside the country of their birth than ever before—nearly 250 million, or 3% of the world's population. That's up from 79 million in 1960, and the rising tide is a challenge for locals as well as for migrants themselves.
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  • 28.06.2017
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EssentialTech's (CODEV - EPFL) spin-off company creates the buzz in international media

Pristem SA, as well as its founder Bertrand Klaiber, are presented as part of the Impact Journalism day as well as in the TV program "10vor10". This initiative is a joint action of major international newspapers that highlight, on the same day, "inspiring and feasible solutions to concrete problems".

KFPE Newsletter June 2017

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