On the 3rd of March the Rectore hosted the opening ceremony of the International Capacitation Programme, one of the first actions taking place within the project University Development and Innovation – Africa (UDI-A), which aims the promotion of the capacity of African universities and whose first meeting took place last november at the Rectorate.
The International Capacitation Programme consists of a period of training in Europe of the designated CHAMPIONS, a group of academic and administrative staff from four African Universities (Universidade Agostinho Neto in Angola, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique, Universidade Katyavala Bwila in Angola and Universidade de Lúrio in Mozambique) that will develop a series of skills through scientific content and pedagocial methodologies. At the ceremony, 40 CHAMPIONS divided by four groups received individual laptops and met their mentor to discuss the traineeship that is taking place at NOVA for two weeks.
Besides NOVA, the CHAMPIONS will also receive tarining in three other european partner institutions, namely King's College London (United Kigndom), Universitè Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and Universiteit Maastricht (The Netherlands).
On a second stage, there will also be a group of academic and administrative staff, designated JUNIORS, that will receive training from the CHAMPIONS.