On the 24th of May 2023, H.E. Ambassador Hirut Zemene held discussion with the Board members of Flemish Inter-University Umbrella Organization for Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS) through a yearly regular consultation program at the premisses of the Embassy.
The consultation was held in an effort to honour and further solidify the more than two-decade partnership in the field of higher education. The VILROUS side was led by Ms. Kristien Verbrugghen, the Director at VLIR-UOS and Professor Stefaan Smis from Free University of Brussels. The discussion was more focused on, among others, scholarships, inter university coooperation and project implementations.
Both sides agreed to work closely to strengthen gains made so far, tackle some challenges and further cement the higher education cooperation Program between the two sisterly Countries.
VLIR-UOS, through Flemish Universities, has a strong cooperation link with many first-generation universities in Ethiopia in Masters and Ph.D. programs in various fields of studies covered both through the scholarship and inter-University Cooperation.