Potential Host Institutions

RISE University Sites

Scientific discipline: Materials science and engineering
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • University of Namibia
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
  • University of Botswana
Scientific disciplines: Natural products fields including engineering, biochemistry, environmental science, pharmacology, economic development, and nutrition.
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sokoine University, Tanzania
Scientific disciplines: Biochemistry and chemistry of natural products, including bioinformatics as an essential tool for data management and the elucidation of structure and function. Research focuses on increasing the understanding of useful plants or fungi (such as mushrooms, seaweeds, and tea crops) through the study of screening assays, biosynthetic pathways, gene expression, modes of action, synthetic production, and genetic diversity.  
  • University of Malawi
  • University of Namibia
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • University of Pretorias, SA
  • University of the Witwatersrand, SA
  • CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), SA
  • Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa, Malawi
Scientific discipline: Water issues in the region, including rising use, declining quality, insufficient research and teaching capacity, inadequate observation networks, and the likelihood of increased variability of water supplies associated with future climates.
  • Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  • University of Botswana
  • Makerere University, Uganda
Scientific disciplines: Sustainable development, utilization of coastal and marine resources, and protection of the coastal and marine environment.
  • Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • School of Marine & Coastal Studies, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  • Oceanography Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Other Sites

Scientific disciplines: Analytical Chemistry, particularly in the areas of Environment and Health.
Scientific Disciplines: Molecular Biology, Immunology and Epidemiology of tropical diseases, particularly malaria, filariasis, riketsial infections, tuberculosis and plant-derived medicines.  There is expertise in reverse genetics and monoclonal antibodies in the group.
Scientific Disciplines: Biochemistry, bioinformatics and post-genomics approaches, immunology, epidemiology and biostatistics.