As part of the ACE Partner project, IRD, AFD, the World Bank, INRIA and the Association of African Universities are working to improve knowledge of national and regional mechanisms for academic excellence in West Africa. With this in mind, IRD is proposing to set up a student observatory, the aim of which is to collect data and testimonials on the major challenges facing higher education and research in West and Central Africa.

With this in mind, the ACE Partner project is proposing a survey on entrepreneurship and student mobility at the African Centers of Excellence (CEA). The survey will be conducted by Ms Hyunjee Kim (, a student at the University of Paris.

She is currently preparing her Master's thesis as part of an internship at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement. The aim of this study will be to understand the entrepreneurial and mobility aspirations of CEA students.

All the data collected will be used in the scientific research program, with strict respect for anonymity and the protection of personal data. The questionnaire comprises 5 groups of questions and takes around 15 minutes to complete. If you're interested, we'd be delighted to let you know the results of the study once it's completed.

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