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University of Malawi: University of Malawi has many years of experience in managing partnerships. For example, University of Malawi jointly developed a Master of Science programme with Leeds Beckett University and University of Botswana.

In addition, University of Malawi has experience in strengthening partnerships between industry and academia obtained through the Higher Education Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa (HEPSSA) funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). Through this project, both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes were strengthened through involvement of industry and local and international experts in programme delivery and undertaking of joint projects. Further, University of Malawi is successfully managing joint projects with Rice University from USA. At University of Malawi, Dr Theresa Mkandawire and Dr Suzgo Kaunda, experts in managing partnerships and also the Coordinating postgraduate programmes, will manage the project

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What are the institutional services provided to the scholarship holders?

 
Name of the organization Scope/Comments
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI •Travel arrangements •Visa support •Accommodation search support •Welcoming •induction training •Administrative support (enrolment, opening bank account, etc.) •Support by a local coordinator/contact person •Involvement of local International Relations Office •Integration (social/cultural) activities organized.

Standard package of services provided to scholarship holders.

International Office in each Institution The international offices or equivalent at the host institutions will be fully involved in the management of and putting in place measures to ensure that incoming students and staff can obtain VISAs, any administrative support that they may require, provide all the travel information needed for the host country as well as being available to ensure smooth travel and arrival in the host’s country. Research centres The ASIM Partners’ research centres will be involved in the administering of the project. The research centres are university-approved research structures, and so they will be used to support the mobility participants. The centres will help participants integrate and feel part of a community within the host institutions. Orientation Program for staff and students All visiting students and staff should integrate with the host institutions’ colleagues to facilitate effective learning and exchange of ideas. Therefore, hosting Partners will arrange induction activities to the country, institution, and particular departments or research centres. There shall be an orientation for staff and students immediately after arriving and settling down on campus. This would help them settle in and have a good understanding of their host institution and nature/structure of their programs. Provision for Housing, Orientation and Cultural Aspects Each host institution will make arrangements and provide accommodation for both students and staff. There shall be an engagement of cultural activities at the inception of the program from each host institution to help bridge the culture shock. The students and staff on the mobility scheme shall also be introduced to the university management on arrival. Each University will place this team on their respective websites for adequate recognition

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