APPEAR (Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development)

Higher education institution partnerships (APPEAR) with scientific institutions in partner countries and priority regions of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) improve the learning, teaching and research conditions in countries with limited infrastructure and create new access possibilities to the international scientific community.

The APPEAR partnership for Professional Social Work in East Africa for example provides higher education institutions from Austria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi with the possibility to do research about social work together, to improve curricula and to strengthen the status of social work as an occupation. Under the superordinate goal of poverty reduction problems are dealt with on a partnership basis and results are presented.

Scholarship holders from APPEAR partner countries contribute considerably to the strengthening of the human resources in their countries of origin and enrich the Austrian higher education and research landscape in terms of an internationalisation of the sciences.

Who can apply?

Higher education institutions in Austria and universities and scientific institutions in the partner countries can participate in the calls with applications prepared in partnership. High-quality partnerships in teaching, research and management are selected through an international peer-reviewing process and funded for a maximum of four years.

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