WAI and ZEI present the concept of a Master program in African regional integration at the 6th Study Group Meeting in Praia

Presentation of Master programAn important step forward for the sustainability of cooperation between ZEI and the West Africa Institute (WAI): Together, the two research institutes have developed a curriculum for a Master's degree in African Regional integration to be implemented at the National University of Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) in Praia, the seat of WAI. The directors of ZEI and WAI , Prof. Ludger Kühnhardt and Prof. Djénéba Traoré, as well as the Rector of the Uni-CV, Prof. Judite Nascimento, handed the detailed curriculum and its implementation strategy over to the Cab Verdean Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr. António Leão de Aguiar Correia e Silva, on the 25th of March 2015.

Master Program P 1It should be pointed out that, the National University has approved the Master program within all its academic bodies. Education minister Correia e Silva assured that the Ministry will use all the means at its disposal to ensure an orderly start of the Master's program in the academic year 2016/2017. The training program would be a key component in the internationalization strategy of his country. For WAI, the cooperation with Uni-CV is another pillar for anchoring the institute in the host country and its work as a research institute which is oriented towards the entire West African region.

As part of the research cooperation of ZEI and WAI on sustainable regional integration in West Africa and Europe, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) is supporting the practical implementation of the study program at the National University of Cabo Verde until mid-2016. Visit at MESCIAlso as part of the WAI-ZEI research collaboration, planning meetings for the establishment of a pan-African network in regional integration took place on the 25th and 26th of March the continuation of which is scheduled for autumn 2015 in Bonn.

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