Africa Strategy

Africa Strategy

About the Africa Strategy

The Africa Strategy of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) aims to build well-established and active relationships with higher education institutions in African countries. The strategic approach to the region is to identify the best fields of cooperation with universities and find active partnerships, with feasible outward and inward student mobility that is sustainable in the long term. As the Sub-Saharan region is a key focus of the Erasmus ICM that is one significant point that can be built on.

The strategy was established in 2022 with the ambition of building 10 valuable partnerships. ELTE not only reached this goal but till the end of 2023 the numbers doubled to 20 cooperational agreements. The activity, involvement and support of the embassies, ELTE faculties is significant in this process and also the conferences and workshops around the world.

 ELTE was represented in several events in the past years related to connections with Africa and also organized a forum:

  • September 2022: Hungarian-Africa Week.
  • November 2022: Erasmus+ online contact seminar with Africa organised by Tempus Public Foundation.
  • 2022 December: Digital Prosperity Programme, organised by the Embassy of Ghana and the Ghanaian-Hungarian Business Council, West Africa Online Digital Business Forum.
  • January 2023: discussions with several institutions through the Nigerian Embassy
  • January 2023: the renowned ELTE biochemistry professor Dr. András Málnási Csizmadia prepared a trip to Kenya to visit research institutions and the University of Nairobi.
  •  May 2023 Participation in the Study in Europe virtual symposium African-European cooperation in Higher education online forum organised by the European Commission.
  • May 2023 Organisation of ELTE-Africa Partnership Forum with renowned speakers and participants. Please, find more information under the ELTE-Africa Partnership Forum link.
  •  EAIE 2023 Rotterdam, workshop about European and African universities: Avenues for Cooperation.
  • Presentation and participation on Europe-Africa research relations initiated by the E4Impact Foundation from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and supported by the UnILiON INCO WG.

 For further information and with cooperation interest please turn to:

Ildikó Chmara

International Coordinator - Global Bilateral Agreements

Eötvös Loránd University

Rector’s Cabinet

International Strategy Office