Excellence in Africa Initiative

the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco and EPFL, via EXAF centre, have designed a programme based on the following four axes:

Junior Faculty Development

Talented young African professors are collaborating with an EPFL laboratory to jointly develop a research project.

100 PhD for Africa

100 PhD’students benefit from thesis funding and close collaboration between the African University in which they are registered and an EPFL laboratory.

Digital Education

Digital education is an important means of transmitting knowledge. With this third axis, the objective is to provide STEM students enrolled in master and doctoral programmes throughout Africa with access to quality educational materials and tools.

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Digital solutions for sustainable cities in West Africa

The aim of the pre-feasibility study, co-financed by the SDC, is to show the potential impact of digital technology on sustainable development of West African cities. The objective of the study is also to understand if the use of digital tools in urban settings can improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable citizens.