Successful partnership enhances ICT capacity in Uganda

The BRIGHT-project started in 2016 with the aim to further socioeconomic development in Uganda by enhancing the ICT capacity. One of the main objectives is to educate ten doctoral students, which is well underway with PhD-projects within e-health, translation and industry collaboration.

The SIDA funded project, called BRIGHT, is a partnership between Makerere University and Mbarara University in Uganda, and the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. The project will enhance the academic capacity of the two universities in Uganda by educating ten doctoral students.

“Recruiting the PhD-candidates was one of the most critical efforts for the project. We did the interviews in Uganda and found suitable candidates, and also two supervisors for each candidate, one in Sweden and one in Uganda.” says Professor Michel Chaudron, project coordinator at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

Seven of the PhD-students are spending half their time in Sweden and are now half way through their doctoral studies with an already ambitious number of publications.

“The project has received very positive feedback. In terms of publication output we’re one of the leading projects among SIDA’s partnerships. We have around 25 publications, which I think is a good result.” says Michel Chaudron.
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