Building human capacity for teaching and leading research in the academic institutions of the DRC. Constitute of critical mass of at least 100 permanent professors.
BEBUC is a long-term, sustainable program focuses on higher education as the primary objective to achieve this goal.
The values promoted within the program are: Leadership, Quality, Excellence, Competitiveness, New skills, New expertise, Innovation, Pertinence, Transdisciplinary Congo-relevant research projects, New attitude, Partnership, Collaboration, International Networking, Ethics, Transparency, Inclusion, Gender Equality, Resilience.
BEBUC has created efficient procedures and applies dynamic practices to select the most meriting candidates and to accompany them through the different phases of their studies until they return to their home institutions as young professors.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), suffers today from a terrible lack of young academics. The average age of the university professors is significantly higher than the low life expectancy, university education will be endangered in the coming years. BEBUC was initiated in 2008 by Prof. Gerhard Bringmann (Würzburg) and Prof. Virima Mudogo (Kinshasa), who, together with their team, pursued the development of BEBUC with creativity and visionary power.
In 2009, the NGO Förderverein Uni Kinshasa was initiated to contribute to the rejuvenation and quality improvement of university professors, thus, to alleviate the lack of academic staff. Our NGO is supported by 51 institutions members, 1927 personal members from 58 countries in the world.
Belgium, Burkina Faso, China, DRC, Algeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Guyana, Vietnam, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, UK, USA, Turkey, Canada, India, and Vietnam
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