The Institutional University Cooperation project IUC-JU constitutes a collaboration between Jimma University and the different Flemish universities under the umbrella of the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS). The IUC programme aims at building the institutional capacity of a selected number of universities in the South. The IUC-JU project phocuses on the impact of the Gilgel Gibe hydro-electric dam in terms of human and animal health, ecology and agronomy. Joint research is undertaken in different disciplines in the Gilgel Gibe area to improve the life quality of communities. Furthermore, research and educational capacities of Jimma University academic staff will be extended.
The IUC-JU addresses the following research topics:(1) Zoonotic and animal diseases
(2) Child health and nutrition
(3) Environmental health and ecology
(4) Epidemiology and modelling
(5) Soil fertility
(6) ICT and library
(7) Research co-ordination