Excellence in Africa
Two new MOOCs start in early July: register now!
We are pleased to announce that two new MOOCs are coming soon on the African Cities Lab platform.
E-learning in fragile context: pilot project in Côte d'Ivoire
As part of a collaborative project with the association Unité, a team of EXAF members was in Côte d’Ivoire last week. Diverse technological solutions were tested to ensure that all can remotely access to a high-quality education. The results are extremely promising.
Leap forward in digital education at Nangui Abrogoua University
Nineteen lecturers officially became the leaders of digital education expertise in Nangui Abrogoua University (Côte d’Ivoire). On March 16th, they were awarded Certificates of Achievement in Digital Education by EPFL and UM6P, through its joint initiative Excellence in Africa.
Interview of Geoffrey Mwendwa, PhD student in physics at Wits
Geoffrey Mwendwa, a Kenyan physicist expert in multiferroic materials, is one of the beneficiaries of the 100 PhDs for Africa Programme, as part of the Excellence in Africa initiative (UM6P / EPFL). He shares with us his Swiss experience during his time at EPFL and Paul Sherrer Institut (PSI). With his determined and engaging personality, he explains his cutting-edge research and its potential in the development of new technologies.
Interview of Thomas Kivevele Senior Lecturer at The NM-AIST
Under the context of the JFD programme, we want to demonstrate that biofuels can be sustainable, by assessing the potential to convert diverse inedible/ underutilized African biomass into biodiesel.
Interview of Zaineb AbdelKafi from the Pasteur Institute in Tunis
My name is Zaineb AbdelKafi, I am a Tunisian national. My academic and research background has allowed me to gain experience in different disciplines such as biochemistry, protein engineering and cell culture. As a result, I became interested in studying the pharmacological activities of active molecules purified from animal venom against different cancer pathologies