ACE 031 – OAU ICT-Driven Knowledge Park (OAK

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Key Points
 Attracting Regional Students.
 Partnerships with regional Universities.
 Scholarship to good students
 Attract Professors from other Universities
 Good learning environment
 Develop marketing strategies
 International office to handle international students
 Sensitization through Website
 Three major challenges (Security, accommodation and
language barrier)
 Revenue Generation
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Problem solving collaboration model with the
Industries (PPP model)
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Grants from Industries/Donor Agencies
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Postgraduate Training/Tuition fees / Bench fees
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Conferences/workshops/seminars
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Short-term training courses
Key Points
 Partnerships Regional Students, Revenue generation,
(
Internship/Outreach/exchange programmes)
 Academic Partnership
 Build the capacity of academic partners
 Visiting Professors from partnering institutions
 Faculty outreach/exchange programmes
 Faculty/Students exchange to use Labs facilities
 Joint research and publications in solving developmental
problems
 Industry Partnership
 Industry Guest Lecturers input to capacity building and training
 Enroll Staff of partners in M.Sc./Ph.D programmes
 Industry outreach/Internships
 Joint research in solving developmental problems
Suggestion: Invite VCs/Heads of Institutions to attend the next ACE
workshop
ACE Project Third Supervision meeting and Workshop, Banjul, the Gambia 12-14 May 2015
Can ACEs SURVIVE without being INNOVATIVE ?
ACE Project Third Supervision meeting and Workshop,
Banjul, the Gambia 12-14 May 2015

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