Sweden

SIDA - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Sida provides substantial support in the form of block grants to a number of universities, including the National University of Rwanda, University of Dar es Salaam, Eduardo Mondlane and Makerere. Grants fund a number of projects, managed directly by the universities, including support for training staff and students, and often involve links with Swedish universities around specific projects. Sida’s university cooperation grants, and funding for partnerships between African and Swedish universities typically include provision for staff scholarships to pursue higher degrees at Master’s and PhD level. Sida also funds the International Science Programme, managed by Uppsala University www.isp.uu.se