Bilateral Projects

As a center of enablement, SPIDER supports the development of research infrastructure initiatives to enable Universities to carry out essential work as centres of expertise, place of knowledge and institutions of learning.

What We Do

Masterplans for capacity

Research Infrastructure

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A public center of enablement in bilateral projects

Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)

SPIDER has managed this bilateral programme since January 2019 and is expected to end in 2024.

Results that will be achieved in the SPIDER – RUPP partnership:

  • The IT infrastructure will be upgraded and expanded to appropriately serve the University.
  • RUPP workflow processes will be automated with the deployment of a Management Information System (MIS)
  • Professional development of key staff in IT services to manage and coordinate quality IT services
  • Facilitating capacity building of RUPP staff and students to use the MIS

    University of Rwanda (UR)

    The Department of Data and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, where SPIDER is based, has since XXXX partnered with University of Rwanda in a special programme to increase production and use of scientific knowledge of international quality to promite Rwanda’s development.

    • Efficient Information and Communication (ICT) governance  strategies, policies, standards and processes will be deployed at Univeristy of Rwanda. 
    • The IT infrastructure at UR will be upgraded, facilities improved, leading to better services at UR. 
    • Staff capacity at UR will be improved via a series of academic, administrative and technical training initiatives
    • The corporate IT systems will be of a enhanced capacity, offering conductive teaching, learning and research at the University of Rwanda. 


    Tanzania Commission of Science and Technology coordinates research in the country and advises the government on science issues. The targeted programme managed by SPIDER in partnership with the Swedish Research Council and SPIDER allocates funds for research to build capacity of COSTECH staff for up-to-date science knowledge, and enable research communication as well as better data management. This is done in partnership with the Swedish Research Council.

    Muhimbili University of Health and Allies Sciences

     SPIDER coordinates IT department at the Department of Data and Systems Sciences (DSV) at Stockholm University  in strengthening the IT network system of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania. This ensures the ability to run machine learning, AI and data harvesting at the University. The Directorate of Library services has through this programme improved access to e-resources, and supported the creation of digital rooms for users with functional variabilities, such as persons who are visually impaired and the hard of hearing.

    University of Dar es Salaam

    UDSM In collaboration with SPIDER and DSV will employ the use of Digital platforms to enhance the participation of academic staff members and students in

    • Strengthening efficiency on research management
    • Increasing the research capacity and quality of outputs
    • Increasing the dissemination of research results to end-users, and
    • Strengthening research networks and collaboration with key stakeholders