With an overall programme cycle of over a decade, the IUC programme provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the institutional development of a university in the South. While such a partnership is demand initiated, the realities of contemporary academic cooperation assume that both the Northern and Southern stakeholders arrive at a jointly owned framework for cooperation that meet the wider programme objectives and align with the main features of the IUC programme.

General objective:

Empowering the local university as institution to better fulfil its role as development actor in society

This objective is to be attained through the implementation of a coherent set of interventions, guided by the strategic plan of the partner university, aimed at improving institutional policies and management and the quality of local education, research and societal service delivery.

Main Features of the IUC Partner programme:

  • Long term collaboration with a limited number of selected universities geared towards institutional development.
  • Well-elaborated phase-in, phase-out and ex-post partner programme opportunities.
  • Financing and facilitation of cooperation (Partnership) not budget support.
  • Content based on match between the priorities of the partner university and the interest and expertise offered by Flemish counterparts.
  • Demand initiated leading to a joint programme based on partnership.
  • Two successive five-year partner programmes with an earmarked overall budget of over € 6.000.000
  • Average annual budget: € 745.000 of which some € 650.000 is operational.
  • 7 years full budget thereafter declining to 85%, 75% and 50%.
  • Extensive post-partner programme support facilities.
  • The creation of North-South and (North)-South-South networks.
  • Overall Duration: about 17 years, of which 10 years of earmarked partner programme funding

Taking up some 30% of the overall VLIR-UOS budget, the IUC programme is the single most important operational programme. In view of its nature, visibility, and the number of academics involved, it is often considered to be a testing ground for new innovative practices including the ability to link up with VLIR-UOS North.

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