ISP news 2013-2009

ISP - UEM Workshop in lund

11-12 November 2013

A preparatory workshop for the coming mid-term evaluation meeting was held in Lund 11-12 November 2013. Participants were concerned students, supervisors and coordinators from Swedish Universities and representatives from ISP, Sida and Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. ISP is coordinating the bilateral research program on the Swedish side.

Bilateral coordination

Summer School - Algebraic Geometry

6-28 July 2013

The East African School on Applicable Algebraic Geometry was held 6-28 July, 2013, at Bandari College Mombasa, Kenya. The school had a total of 43 participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia. ISP sponsored the school trough the mathematical network EAUMP.

Report East African School

Carl Söderlind in Memoriam

10 April 2013

Our colleague Carl Söderlind passed away on 10th April, 2013. Carl was born 6th April, 1954 in Härnösand, Sweden. Our thoughts goes to his wife, Liza, their sons Alvin and Marcos, and to his former wife, Sonja, their daughter, Johanna, and son, Daniel.

Carl had been working at ISP since 2011, mainly with administrative duties within the bilateral programme at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique. The picture to the left was taken during the Annual Review Meeting in Maputo in May 2012.

Carl's experience from working with developing countries, as well as post-conflict countries, goes far beyond that. Starting from 1986 up to 1989, he was serving as Post Exchange (PX-) manager during three different periods in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), and in 1996 as PX-manager in the NATO Implementation Force (IFOR) in Bosnien-Hercegovina. Carl also served for more than a year (2000-2001) as Programme Manager for Save the Children in Jerusalem, Palestine, as Project Coordinator at the Life and Peace Institute in Nairobi, Kenya (2005), and as Programme Coordinator for AIDA, Oxfam GB in Jerusalem (2005-2006). 

We have lost a valued colleague and good friend. Rest in Peace, Carl.

ISP collaborating partners receives Cambodian award

27 Mars 2013

Cambodia awards the Royal Order of Sahametrei to chemist Lars Lundmark, Umeå University and also to Michael Strandell, Stockholm University. Lars and Michael are collaborating with the chemistry program at ISP.

ISP co-organized workshop on future energy systems in Africa

15 September 2012

On 10-11 Sept 2012, ISP co-organized a workshop on "Building a future energy system in Africa – How can science academies contribute?" in collaboration with the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences.

EAUMP celebrates 10th anniversary

26 August 2012

The mathematical network EAUMP celebrated its 10th Anniversary 22 - 25 August, 2012 through a school on combinatorial commutative algebra and a second conference in mathematics held in Arusha, Tanzania. the conference was sponsored by the Abdus Salam
International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and ISP. Goals of the school and conference were:

  • To celebrate the Achievements and the 10th Anniversary of the EAUMP through Paper and Poster  presentations of research findings by senior academics in the region and beyond.
  • Stimulation of regional and international collaboration in research and training.
  • A forum for interaction of African Mathematicians and others from the developed countries for research experience.


ISP celebrates 50 years

27 September 2011

A one-day seminar called "Experiences and Way Forward"was held to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of International Science Programme, at Uppsala University, 26 September 2011. The seminar aimed to highlight experiences drawn in the past 50 years from different perspectives, and to indicate the way forward. Invited speakers, as well as invited guest, were ISP collaborators from all over the world:  

  • Professor Kerstin Sahlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Uppsala University.
  • H. E. Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
  • Professor Bo Sundqvist, former Vice-Chancellor at Uppsala University, and former Chairman of the ISP Board.
  • Professor C. N. R. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India.
  • Mr Tomas Kjellqvist, Research Manager at Blekinge Institute of Technology, and former director of the Secretariat for Research Cooperation at Sida, Sweden
  • Professor Collen Masimirembwa, President and Founder of The African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology, Zimbabwe.
  • Ms Betty Nannjonga, PhD student from Makerere University, Uganda.
  • Professor Jenny Ruales, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador.
  • Professor Hans Rosling, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
  • Dr Peter Sundin, Head of ISP.
  • Dr Anders Granlund, Head of the Unit for Research Cooperation, Sida, Sweden
  • Professor Sune Svanberg, Atomic Physics Division, Lund University, Sweden.

H. E. Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal and Professor Romain Murenzi greets each other before the opening of the seminar. In the background Professor C.N.R. Rao (left) and Professor Mohamed Hassan (right).

ISP organized regional cooperation conference

5 September 2009

ISP organized the conference "Regional and Interregional Cooperation to Strengthen Basic Sciences in Developing Countries" 1 – 4 September 2009, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference was financed by Sida, in association with Addis Ababa University and under the auspices of The African Union Commission (AUC). The conference aimed to answer a number of questions regarding regional and interregional collaboration in relation to Basic Sciences:

  • How can regional and interregional cooperation best strengthen Basic Sciences in developing countries?
  • How can cooperation be enhanced?
  • In the cases where cooperation already exists, how has it improved postgraduate training and building of research capacity?
  • What has been the impact on society?
  • Which form of cooperation is most efficient under different circumstances and from different perspectives?
  • What is the importance of education at all levels for the development of research and higher education in Basic Sciences?
  • What is the role of governments and intergovernmental organizations in promoting research cooperation in the Basic Sciences?

Conference Proceedings

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