The appear (‘Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development‘) Selection Board approved a joint application by
- the OPEN group of the Vienna University of Technology (TUW),
- the Department of Mathematics and Informatics of the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Mozambique and
- the non-profit organization ICT4D.at
with the title:
“Strengthening universities’ capacities for improved access, use and application of ICT for social development and economic growth in Mozambique”.
The goals are a higher quality of education offered by the department of Mathematics and Informatics at UEM and a strengthening of the research capacities to produce research outputs of relevance to the Mozambique strategic economic sectors for rural development and poverty reduction. The improvement of the information technology programmes and infrastructure, coupled with a sustainable research partnership between UEM and TUW, is the main development goal to be achieved by the establishment of this project, so that the practical results can be made sustainable for the process of teaching, research and contribution to the Mozambican private sector, civil sector and economy as a whole.