Excellence in Africa
Excellence in Africa : A successful first call for proposals
The first call for proposals of the Junior Faculty Development program in African universities – the first pillar of an Excellence in Africa initiative (EXAF) jointly launched by EPFL and UM6P – closed on 15th April. No less than 182 applicants submitted their application on the EPFL platform. This large number of applications shows that the program has raised great interest throughout Africa, and it augurs well for the future of this new initiative.
EPFL and UM6P launch a new MOOC platform
EPFL and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco have launched a new online learning portal featuring 41 MOOCs developed at EPFL. The platform, which took just days to develop, is the first output of a partnership deal struck between the two institutions shortly before the COVID-19 outbreak. It could eventually open to students from the rest of Morocco’s engineering schools.