Building Institutional Capacity in Leadership and Management of Ethiopian Universities (LMEU)

Academic Disciplines Administrative Sciences, Higher Education Studies
Project Budget € 699 035
Project Duration 1.3.2017 - 30.3.2020
Coordinating Institution University of Tampere
Contact Details Prof. Seppo Hölttä, seppo.holtta@uta.fi; Dr Yohannes Mehari, yohannes.mehari@uta.fi; Dr Elias Pekkola, elias.pekkola@uta.fi
Partner Institution(s) Addis Abeba University, Ethiopia; Bahir dar University, Ethiopia; Mekelle University, Ethiopia; Ugandan Management Institute, Uganda; Makarere University, Uganda; KwaZulu-Natal University, South Africa
Fact SheetLMEU_fact sheet.pdf

Description of the Project

The LMEU Project sets to play an instrumental role in modernizing the HE leadership and management capacities of Ethiopian partner universities. The LMEU Project identifies three major partner universities in Ethiopia. These are Addis Ababa University (AAU), Bahir Dar University (BDU) and Mekelle University (MU). Following an extensive needs analysis in Ethiopian HE system, the LMEU Project identifies three major result areas such as opening PhD programmes in higher education leadership and management, providing professional training in higher education leadership and management and supporting the development of African to strengthen the capacities of Ethiopian partner universities in higher education leadership and management. The result areas are:

a)Strengthening the academic knowledge base of Higher Education Management and Leadership (HEML) by opening joint PhD programme in higher education leadership and management,

b)Disseminating the expertise in HE Leadership and Management to the higher education institutions and departments by strengthening professional training in higher education leadership and management and,

c)Supporting the development of African Network of Centres for Higher Education Research and Development (ANCHERD) in Ethiopia, South-Africa and Uganda to strengthen the research and development capacity in field of the leadership and management of higher education

Moreover, as the LMEU Project is a continuation of LMUU & LMUU II Projects, it will continue working with Ugandan and South African partner universities in the selected result areas. In essence, it will support and benefit from the PhD programmes opened in Ugandan Management Institute (UMI), Makerere University (MUK), and University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) through various mobility programmes and participation in seminars and courses organised in Ethiopia. The LMEU Project will also effectively utilize the expertise of Ugandan and South African Partners in the new PhD programme of Ethiopian universities and the development of African Network of Centres or Higher Education Research (South-South collaboration). In addition to this, curriculum, quality assurance methods, expertise developed during the previous five years, and the available experience of LMUU partners will be used in the development of professional training for higher education leaders and managers in Ethiopia.

Key Results to be Achieved

1.Strengthening the academic knowledge base of Higher Education Management and Leadership (HEML) by opening joint PhD programme in higher education leadership and management,

2.Disseminating the expertise in HE Leadership and Management to the higher education institutions and departments by strengthening professional training in higher education leadership and management and

3.Supporting the development of African Network of Centres for Higher Education Research and Development (ANCHERD) in Ethiopia, South-Africa and Uganda to strengthen the research and development capacity in field of the leadership and management of higher education