The Departments of Mathematics at Linköping University and University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania, are since 2015 partners in the sub-programme Capacity Building of Mathematics in Higher Education Institutions in Tanzania. The sub-programme is part of the bilateral UDSM-Sweden Programme, a research training partnership programme funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The sub-programme is coordinated by the Department of Mathematics at LiU and the Department of Mathematics at UDSM. On the Swedish side, the collaboration also includes Mälardalen University, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University.
Building research capacity in Mathematics in Tanzania
The main goal of the sub-programme is to provide Tanzania with PhD graduates having a strong and broad background in mathematics through training PhD students both in Sweden and Tanzania. Another goal is to increase the research output of the Departments of Mathematics at UDSM. For this, postdoc fellowships have been awarded and conferences and workshops were arranged. A third important goal is to strengthen collaboration between mathematics departments in the Eastern African region.