Upon the project’s completion:
-Academic staff of the partner universities are better equipped with supervision capacities and enabled to use digital technologies to supervise more efficiently and across local and international physical barriers.
-Academic staff and early career researchers/postgraduate students are equipped with skills to enable them adequately use digital technologies for high quality research, enhanced research productivity, efficient postgraduate training and to open up and exploit opportunities international collaborations. These skills would in addition enable them to participate in regional and global academic networks.
-The internationalization capacities of the participating universities will be strengthened through the acquisition of best practices and adoption of improved policies and strategies for internationalization which integrate digital opportunities and highlight international research. Their internationalisation capacities will have a better consideration or and intersection with both research strategies and digitalisation strategies. This will allow for more holistic and strategic internationalisation that takes consideration of the context of the African institutions. Such a strategic approach will enhance the institutions with better capacity to engage with strategic partners in Africa and beyond Africa, in pursuit of higher quality teaching, learning and research.
-The handbook to guide international office practitioners will be an important reference point for internationalization practitioners and will also play a key role in further promoting the skills and best practices defined by the project. The handbook could also be used by other universities, which are not part of this project. ANIE will actively promote it as a key tool for internationalisation in the region.
-The training modules for transversal skills for young researchers will be maintained and further applied by ANIE and the partner universities. They will be virtual, open source and can be integrated into further elective and required training provided for post-grad students. They will help post-grad students acquire digital skills and other important research skills for grant writing, etc.
-The young researchers’ network will be an important networking facility for the young researchers of the partner universities and beyond in other African universities which are members of ANIE. This will allow for joint research proposals to be developed and for the young researchers to position their research careers internationally and on the level of the African continent.
-The forum of supervisors, which will be launched in the context of the final conference of the project at attached to an ANIE conference, will be an annual meeting space for supervisors and a means to exchange practices, network and develop collaborative international, Africa initiatives.
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