AfDB Funds Higher Education Centers of Excellence in 3 African Countries

The African Development Bank has approved $124.3 million to support centers of excellence in higher education in Mali, Rwanda and Uganda.

The funding was approved from June to September 2011. It will go toward financing the Bamako Digital Complex in Mali; opening a branch campus of the Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda; and rehabilitating, developing biomedical science and technology, and supporting biomedical research at the Mulago Teaching Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.

The centers of excellence will use new technologies to improve learning outcomes, with the goal of linking universities and training facilities to business incubators.

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