By Maina Waruru
A new European Union-funded project meant to enhance the quality and relevance of the training of graduate students and young researchers in Africa has the potential to help ease the shortage of academic staff and researchers at universities.
The Internationalisation and Digitalisation of Graduate Training and Research for the Attainment of African Regional and Global Development Goals (DigiGrad) Africa project also has the potential to alleviate the problem of an ageing faculty by injecting into universities young, well-exposed and digital-savvy researchers.
The DigiGrad Africa project that will run for three years will enhance the training of a new generation of graduate students, helping the continent attain its regional and global development goals by harnessing opportunities provided through the digitalisation and internationalisation of education.
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