European Commission publishes article on African Virtual Campus
March 2011 – The European Commission has interviewed the rectors of two of universities participating in the African Virtual Campus: Professor Niang from the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal, which was one of the first universities to join the network in November 2008, and Professor Amah d'Almeida from the University of Lome in Togo, which joined the network last year.
The African Virtual Campus is one of several projects identified by the African Union Commission to respond to certain technological needs and challenges on the continent. These projects were agreed upon with the European Commission in 2008 as a basis for the 8th Strategic Partnership between the European Union and African Union on Science, ICTs and Space.
Partnership Co-ordinator Francesco Affinito called the projects ‘high desirable’ as they build up Africa’s own research capacity. 'The African virtual Campus is one example of ICT systems being used to further the interests of research and higher education', he said.
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