Global programme: ITM Education and scholarships programme
ITM Institute of Tropical Medicine ANTWERPEN - ANVERS
Health - Medical education/training
Good Governance 1
Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
Least developed country
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Professional competencies and agency of students and alumni, and staff of partner institutions is strengthened through access to quality postgraduate education, networking and lifelong learning opportunities. The “Education programme”, part of the “Global Programme” for academic development cooperation of ITM, provides access to quality higher education in International / Global health and Global One Health, support for career development of alumni and staff at partner institutions and support for educational development for the latter. The Education Programme thus comprises a scholarship programme (for formal training and individual fellowships) and the Alliance project. The Alliance project focusses on lifelong learning including career support and on educational collaboration; its more individual and more institutional component respectively. In our Theory of Change (ToC), in tune with the ToC in the Joint Strategic Framework HES4SD, we hypothesize that access to international, interactive and interdisciplinary short courses, master programmes and doctoral training is both a demand and a need in our partner countries and beyond. We also hypothesize that the impact of training and ensuing knowledge production, will depend on increased agency for change of professionals and institutions (as drivers of change). The importance of lifelong learning and regional and international networking is not to be underestimated as pathways towards change and ultimately the contribution to better health (SDG3 through SDG4). The Education Programme is complementary to the 12 country programmes and concerned education initiatives at partner institutions. The education programme allows targeted training of additional human resources and support for internationalisation and innovation in education, be it through instructional design, development of technology enhanced learning or e.g. professionalisation of teaching staff. Equal access to the scholarship programme and alumni activities goes beyond country programmes. A truly Global Campus at ITM is paramount for the quality of interactive education, peer-learning, networking and fostering Global Citizenship.