Our Impact

Strengthening collaboration between the Eduardo Mondlane University and the extractive hydrocarbon industry

Thematic Area: ICTs including big data and artificial intelligence

University: Eduardo Mondlane University

Project Leader: Dr. Nelson Casimiro Zavale

Collaborating Partners: Professor Jack C Q Fletcher, Team Member (Director: Catalysis Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town-South Africa); Dr. Christine Ehlig-Economides, Team Member (Professor and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distingui

Duration: 2 years

Project Overview

In order to take advantage of and contribute to the growing oil and gas sector in Mozambique, the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) has established the Regional Centre for Excellence in Research on Engineering and Technology of Oil and Gas (CS-OGET). However, CS-OGET has not yet explored all possible mechanisms of collaboration with oil-and-gas’ companies. The project intends to improve the mechanisms through which UEM, through CS-OGET and relevant colleges, collaborates with the extractive hydrocarbon industry. To achieve this overall objective, the project will describe and analyze the patterns of collaboration between UEM and the extractive hydrocarbon industry and compares these patterns with those from African and non-African universities with consolidated experience of collaboration. Based on these patterns, the project will build UEM’s institutional capacity and train students, academics and managers affiliated to hydrocarbon-related scientific areas in knowledge and skills enabling to improve their collaboration with the extractive hydrocarbon industry. By so doing, the project will contribute to achieve UEM’s strategic goals of becoming a research university, through strengthening university-industry collaborations in a very dynamic and promising economic sector in Mozambique, i.e., the extractive hydrocarbon industry. The project will also contribute to achieve the government agenda of making higher education relevant for usage of abundant natural resources to reduce poverty rates, promote economic growth and achieve sustainable development goals in Mozambique.

For more information, please contact the Project Leader.