Project Milestones 

On July 10th 2014, the Government of Senegal and the International Development Association signed an agreement for the implementation of the African Center of Excellence Project (ACE). The objective of the ACE project is to promote regional specialization among participating universities in fields that are relevant for development at the regional level. It will also strengthen universities’ capacity to offer quality training and applied research. UGB will receive an 8,000,000 USD grant for the Center of Excellence in Mathematics Computer Science and ICT. The Center of Excellence aims to change the labor market dynamics by training a skilled workforce and by connecting all stakeholders involved in the fields of Mathematics, Computer Science & ICT in which UGB and its partners possess confirmed expertise. The Center of Excellence will :

  • Provide an adequate training environment for students which includes sophisticated laboratories in Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunication
  • Allow research faculties to enhance their training and research skills
  • Include Mathematics and ICT in a research / training cluster in partnership with institutes, research centers, companies and any other relevant partner.

The CEA-MITIC joins regional and international dynamics directed towards meeting the demand in training and research. The center aims to increase the supply of training at the postgraduate level (Master, PhD) while producing research-based innovative technologies in order to meet the expectations of the youth. It will also strengthen research so as to address development challenges in Africa.

Key Dates:

  • Call for Applications: July 2013
  • Application sent: September 2013
  • Short listing and site visit of World Bank & AAU Experts: 18th October 2013
  • Notification of selection: February 2014
  • Negotiations Senegal / World Bank: 06th March 2014
  • Approval by World Bank Board : April 2014
  • Launch of Project: Abuja, May 2014
  • Signing of Financing Agreement Government / World Bank: July 2014
  • Finalization of Implementation Plan: March –November 2014
  • Second site visit of World Bank & AAU Experts: November 2014
  • Signing of performance agreement ACE / Government: December 2014
  • First Disbursement : 29th April 2015 DLI1
  • Steering Committee Meeting: 8th June 2015
  • Scientific Board Meeting: 9th October 2015

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