Education for Laser-based Manufacturing (ELbM)

Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

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Education for Laser based Manufacturing (ELbM)

Introductory Message

The Education for Laser-based Manufacturing project is funded by the Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme of the Education Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. The project will capacitate partner institutions in teaching and research programmes related to Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering in order to develop the necessary expertise needed for economic development. It will also support the development of new laser-based manufacturing programmes that are being established and support existing ones with the intension to harmonize the laser-based manufacturing curricula across Africa and also align the curricula with industry needs.

The programme will in general offer training opportunities for partner academic staff and Post Graduate supervision in laser-based manufacturing as well as broadening educational offerings in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Biomaterials/Biomedical Engineering.

ELbM is jointly implemented by four (4) African partner institutions, where selected students and staff will be able to engage in postgraduate studies, research, teaching or training.

Masters Degree Scholarships
PhD Scholarships
Staff Development

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Coordinating University

Botswana International University of Science and Technology

Postal: Private Bag 16, Palapye

Physical: Plot 10071 Boseja, Palapye, Botswana


Telephone: (+267) 4931303 or (+267) 4931656

Project Co-coordinators

Stellenbosch University

Professor Natasha Sacks
Professor of Advanced Manufacturing | Department of Industrial Engineering
Email: | t: +27 21 808 9531
Office B1005, Industrial Engineering Building, 145 Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Dr. Rehema Ndeda,
Department of Mechatronic Engineering,
P. O. Box 62000, 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun

Dr. Omonigho Otanocha
Department of Mechanical Engineering
P.M.B 1221, Effurum, Delta State, Nigeria

University of Bologna

Professor Alessandro Fortunato
Professor, Technology and Manufacturing Systems
Via Marsala 49/A - 40126 Bologna