Learning through collaboration: towards sustained North-South University partnerships
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Drawing on the experience of a Finland-Eritrea institutional capacity building project (Eritrea Learning for All 2015-2017), the paper discusses the conditions for building sustained partnerships between Universities under the existing development cooperation funding instruments. A qualitative content analysis of project documents, meeting minutes and participant feedback identified key lessons learnt for developing mutually meaningful, sustained partnerships. Through concrete examples, the presentation focuses on processes of building trustful, equal partnerships that genuinely contribute towards the strategic institutional priorities of partner institutions. The presented principles can be used as basis for planning, implementation and evaluation of higher education partnerships between the global North and the global South.