Excellence in Africa

“Excellence in Africa” ​​is a new program jointly launched by EPFL and UM6P (Mohammed VI Polytechnic University – Morocco) which aims to have a significant impact on excellent scientific research throughout the African continent.

“Excellence in Africa” is a new program launched by EPFL, designed to have a sustainable impact in Africa:

  • through a network of highly-educated junior faculty based in Africa, to build a solid ground for excellent research and innovation;
  • by anchoring collaboration within partner African institutions;
  • by increasing EPFL’s and Switzerland’s visibility in Africa, for attracting talent and conducting excellent research;
  • by accompanying the digital transformation in Africa.

The program consists of three pillars:

  1. Junior African faculty development through research project with EFPL professors,
  2. Mentoring of 100 PhDs enrolled in African universities by EPFL professors and
  3. Digital education.