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2024-05-29 Event

Community Talk: 29 May

In recent years, the Western Indian Ocean region has seen drastic decline in key fisheries due to the combined effects of illegal fishing, habitat degradation, overfishing, and climate change. Since sharks grow slowly and produce few youngs, the shark fishery is the mostly affected. Hence, many ...

Fact & Figures from our Five-Year Programme 2022-2027

Some key insights into the success rates of the 'Connect 4 Change' programme ! We’ve released a short research note on the selection results for the current 5-year programme ‘Connect 4 Change’, which started in September 2022. The note offers an analysis of selection outcomes across various p...

European University Alliances: Drivers of Change and Innovation in Higher Education

On the occasion of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, all ten Belgian universities invite you to reflect on the European University Alliances as Drivers of Change and Innovation in Higher Education during a two day event on the 29th and 30th of April. VLIR-UOS will be...

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2024-04-24 Community Talk: 24 April 2024-04-16 IUC Review (events of 16 April in Brussels and 23 April online (with Global South partners)) 2024-03-29 We're Hiring! Are you the M&E Manager we are looking for? 2024-03-27 VLIR-UOS is looking for communication interns! 2024-02-28 Event Community Talk: 28 February at 11 am 2024-02-26 Minister van Ontwikkelingssamenwerking start ‘Our Global Campus’-bezoekenreeks langs Vlaamse hoger onderwijsinstellingen 2024-02-23 Job Alert! We are looking for Programme Managers. 2024-02-15 Six takeaways | VLIR-UOS scholarship surveys 2024-02-02 Our ITP 2024 call is open! 2024-02-01 Our ICP Connect 2024-2025 Scholarship Call is open! 2024-01-26 Our TEAM 2024 Call is open! 2023-12-30 Internship - Turn Data into Impact 2023-12-30 Internship - AI for Financial Control 2023-12-30 Internship - Integration Maverick 2023-11-29 Event Community Talk: 29 November at 11 am 2023-10-25 Event Community Talk : 25 October 2023 at 11 am 2023-09-27 Event Community Talk: 27 September 2023 at 11 am (CET) 2023-07-27 VLIR-UOS receives Honorary Doctorate from the Université de Lubumbashi 2023-07-26 Event Community Talk: 26 July 2023 at 11 am (CET) 2023-06-30 Our Financial Framework has been updated! 2023-06-28 Event Community Talk : 28 June - (2PM - 3PM CET) 2023-06-14 PRESS RELEASE - VLIR-UOS to receive honorary doctorate from the Université de Lubumbashi! 2023-05-31 Event Community Talk: 31 May 2023 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (CET) 2023-05-19 VLIR-UOS projects at the Belgian State Visit to South Africa (March 2023) 2023-04-27 Call for ICP Connect 2025 is now open! 2023-04-27 [CLOSED] Pre-announcement of the call ICP Connect 2025 2023-03-29 Event Community Talk: 29 March 2023 at 14 PM (CET) 2023-02-22 Event Community Talk: 22 February 2023 at 11 am (CET) 2023-02-06 Annual Report 2022 is now available! 2023-01-18 Event [CLOSED] Call for Policy Supporting Programme (PSP) is now open! 2022-12-12 [CLOSED] Call for International Training Programme (ITP) Projects 2023 is now open! 2022-12-11 [CLOSED] Call for Short Initiative (SI) 2023 is now open! 2022-11-30 Event Community Talks: 30 November 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CET) 2022-11-08 [CLOSED] Call for ICP Connect scholarships 2023 is now open! 2022-10-28 [CLOSED] Pre-announcement of the call for International Training Programme (ITP) Projects 2023 2022-10-28 [CLOSED] Pre-announcement of the call for Short Initiatives 2023 2022-09-28 Event Community Talk: 28 September at 11 am (CET) 2022-09-26 Event Community Talk: 26 October 2022 at 11 am (CET) 2022-06-29 Event Community Talk: 29 June at 11 am (CET) 2022-06-05 This was Forward Fest 2022! 2022-05-25 Event Community Talk: 25 May 2022 at 11 am (CET) 2022-04-01 Event Palestine Inter-University Lecture Caravan - A Global Minds initiative 2022-03-30 [CLOSED] Information session International Training Project (ITP) Call 2023 - 30 March 2022 at 1 pm (CET) 2022-03-07 Event Women’s Day 2022: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow 2022-03-02 [CLOSED] Pre-announcement of the Call for International Training Programme projects (ITP) 2023 2022-03-01 [CLOSED] Online submission for your Short Initiative (SI) 2022 is now open. 2022-02-23 Community Talk: 23 Februari 2022 at 11 am (CET) 2022-02-07 [CLOSED] Online submission for your Team 2022 Concept note is now open. 2022-01-27 Need inspiration for a VLIR-UOS project? Here are some ideas for your project proposal. 2022-01-11 Have an enlightened 2022! 2021-11-30 Event [CLOSED] Call for Short Initiatives (SI) and TEAM projects is now open. Check out the recordings of the Information Session! 2021-11-24 Event Community Talk: 24 November 2021 at 11 am (CET) 2021-11-08 [CLOSED] Call for ICP scholarships is open! 2021-10-29 Connect session with JOOUST 2021-10-27 Event Community Talk: 27 October 2021 at 11 am (CET) 2021-10-14 Connect session with MUST 2021-10-07 Connect session with QNU 2021-10-01 Connect session with ARU 2021-09-29 Event Community Talk: 29 September 2021 at 11 am (CET) 2021-09-15 Connect session with UNILU 2021-08-31 Our Annual Report 2020 is now available! 2021-05-31 Event IUC Closing Event 31 May - 4 June 2021 (Cooperation UNALM & VLIR-UOS) 2021-03-01 20 years of impact: Sharing minds, changing lives 2021-02-25 Creating the conditions for uptake 2020-12-07 Event #Share4change: Looking back on a great event! 2020-11-10 WebOLInFER Seminar 2020 (Open & Linked Information Framework for Education and Research) 2020-11-04 [CLOSED] Call for master scholarships 2021 now open! 2020-10-20 New gender policy 2020-2024 2020-08-20 Our Annual Report 2019 is out! 2020-06-18 Policy-supporting research in the fight against climate change 2020-05-08 Ambition of VLIR-UOS to be ‘SDG proof’ in the nearby future 2020-04-18 World Heritage Day: The significance of cultural heritage to a country’s development. 2020-03-23 World Water Day: Water research in Tanzania and Bolivia 2020-02-12 Meanwhile in Uganda: PhD presentations, Dairy Development Center visit and reducing food losses. 2020-02-10 Meanwhile in Tanzania: entrepreneurial spirits, productive meetings and constructed wetlands 2020-01-23 Event New Year's event 2020, theme: gender equality 2019-12-04 Evaluation on Creating the Conditions for Impact now published 2019-11-18 [CLOSED] New call for scholarships candidates now open! 2019-10-31 Annual report 2018 2019-10-15 Congo Event 2019 2019-10-07 (Dutch Opinion) "Het beeld van het rijke Westen dat het passieve Zuiden probeert te "redden", is voorbijgestreefd" 2019-07-02 [CLOSED] Finally… a new IUC call! 2019-05-23 Event Throwback to 15 May: honorary degrees 2019-05-15 OPINION: Problems in the South are our problems (Dutch article) 2019-05-10 Taking stock of our IUC project in Meknès, Morocco 2019-04-19 Sharing minds in the IUC Review consultation workshop 2019-04-15 Event Honorary degrees for five leading personalities from the South 2019-03-22 22 March World Water Day: Master of Oceans and Lakes in the picture 2019-03-12 3rd annual meeting between VLIR-UOS and Arba Minch University 2019-03-09 Premium article: Beating the odds in Mozambique 2019-03-05 Meanwhile in Santa Cruz, Bolivia… 2019-02-27 Vietnam delegation visits Belgium 2019-02-21 [CLOSED] VLIR-UOS launches two new calls: are you ready to apply? 2019-02-12 Watch the aftermovie of the 20 years event @ Bozar 2019-02-11 Phase 2 of the IUC programme with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology launched! 2019-02-05 Mountains of the Moon university and VLIR-UOS launch phase 2 of their Institutional University Collaboration 2018-11-29 VLIR-UOS signs the Gender charter 2018-08-28 Our annual report for 2017 2018-07-20 Ethiopian universities partner up with KU Leuven for new types of projects 2018-06-14 VLIR-UOS signs Belgian development cooperation’s ‘integrity charter’ 2018-03-19 KU Leuven launches Alumni Chapter Ethiopia