Professionalisation and international openness for experimental scientific undergraduate degrees in West Africa.

Published on February 7, 2022 Updated on February 7, 2022

The university is coordinating the PULSE project funded by the European Union Erasmus+ programme (Capacity Building) which aims to enhance experimental scientific undergraduate degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Côte d’Ivoire and Togo.

Created through a Francophone partnership made up of five West African universities (in Côte d’Ivoire and Togo), five European universities (France, Romania, Belgium) and international networks (CIRUISEF, AUF, CDUS, CAMES), PULSE has two goals for student:

  1. encourage them to pursue Master's studies abroad
  2. foster employability at the undergraduate level

This will involve innovative, hands-on learning supported by shared digital resources and closer ties with companies.

The project plans to:

  • Develop lab work at African universities with digital support. The selected experiments will illustrate the laws of physics, chemistry and biology, and will rely on new digital tools for the preparation, review and reporting phases. The real lab work will be implemented with easy to maintain equipment. The African teachers who will be trained will ensure that this lab work will continue in the future.
  • Create digital resource platforms that are modular and shareable.

In addition to academic discipline modules, cross-disciplinary professionalisation modules will be developed in connection with local companies. A typical module will contain lessons, assessment activities and multimedia resources


Associated Partners:

  • Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l'Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES) (Togo)
  • Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) (France)
  • Association des femmes togolaises pour la promotion de la science et de la technologie (FTPS&T) (Togo)
  • Confédération générale des entreprises Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI) (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Centre international de formation et de recherche avancée en physique (CIFRA) (Romania)
  • Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (Togo)
  • Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Association des Femmes Chercheurs de Côte d'Ivoire (AFEMCI) (Côte d’Ivoire)

Three-year project from 15/01/2019 to 14/01/2022

erasmus financement
erasmus financement