The key objective of the course is to bring together a group of about 30 newly elected deans, vice-deans and heads of departments from universities in the African Region and to prepare them for the challenges of holding a dean’s position in a changing higher education landscape.

Issues such as strategic faculty management, financial management, quality assurance and leadership will be key parts of this course. A soft skills workshop and exchange with German university leaders about higher education reforms will be included as well.

  • Participants should be deans, vice-deans aiming at taking over a dean’s position in the future or heads of department. In case that applicants come from specialised, decentralised universities (e.g. University of Natural Sciences, Regional Colleges) applications from newly appointed Vice- Presidents/ -Rectors are also highly welcomed.
  • Participants should be preferably between 40 and 50 years old.
  • Eligible countries are: Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.

Application deadline: October 31, 2018

More info on IDC Africa_2019-2020_Announcement