Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR)

The objective of appear is to strengthen institutional capacities in higher education, research and management in the key regions of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) through academic partnerships with Austrian academic institutions and Master’s and PhD Programmes as a contribution to sustainable reduction of poverty.

Appear wants to encourage researchers, professionals and academic institutions in the addressed countries and in Austria to share their knowledge and experiences, to design innovative projects targeting the general objective described above and to improve the overall standards in higher education, research and management.

All proposed activities are expected to be related to the thematic focus of appear.

•Higher education and research for development •Water supply and sanitation, rural development, energy, private sector development, governance and human rights •Poverty reduction, environment and natural resources, peace building and conflict prevention, gender equality •Strengthening of skills in social sciences as an instrument to systematically analyze the reasons of poverty and to empower capacities in social science research

Scholarship Deadline: 31 January 2011
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