6 research projects

For the second phase, the IUC programme consists of six different projects between which a certain synergy exists:

  1. Data management, statistical analysis & GIS
  2. Prevention, control and integrated management of chronic diseases
  3. Multiple literacies
  4. Laboratory science and public health management of sexually transmitted infections
  5. The impact of land-use on functions of the Limpopo and Olifants river systems
  6. Food security

"The local projects include education, research, as well as sustainable development and public health. The challenge of this collaboration is to develop the region, where the effects of apartheid are still strongly felt. It is fascinating to elaborate locally embedded interdisciplinary projects."

(Robert Colebunders, Flemish project coordinator till 2014)