Program Outline for Universities

IMU/ CDC welcomes applications by universities and mathematics degree programs in the developing world that are in need of, and can provide the necessary conditions for productive collaboration in the teaching of advanced mathematics.


We seek universities interested to host a lecturer for intensive 3-4 week mathematics courses, at the advanced undergraduate or master level.


All costs of the lecturer will be covered by IMU/ CDC or its partner agencies, the host university will have no financial obligations toward the lecturer.



Role and Conditions for the host university

The intensive 3-4 week course should be controlled, with examinations, and be an integral component of a regular degree program at the host university.  Substantial course enrollment (15-20 students) should be guaranteed.


The host university is expected to assign a local mathematics professor who will:

  • Schedule the course and help the volunteer lecturer in preparing the course syllabus and assists when necessary during the course.
  • Coordinate living arrangements and local transportation for the volunteer lecturer.
  • Prepare the students for the course beforehand.
  • Help with student mentoring and assessment and take care of any necessary follow up.


Who decides the course content?

The host university decides the course content and guides the volunteer towards desired syllabus.


List and Database of Volunteers

The CDC List of Volunteer Lecturers contains a large database of the mathematicians willing to volunteer and including the mathematician's curriculum vitae (CV), the areas of mathematics in which they are prepared to teach, language abilities, typical dates of availability, and previous experience. If an institution is not jet registered only selected information will be available. Once registered further information is available.



CDC or its partner organizations will provide up to EUR 4000 to run the course and cover:

  • Travel expense of the lecturer (Economic flight, bus, train cost)
  • Visa, travel health insurance, vaccination for the lecturer
  • Accommodation/meal expense of the lecturer during the time of the course
  • Preparation of course material (printing, photocopying, books etc.)

However no salary is paid to the lecturer.


How to Request a Lecturer:

If your institution is not registered yet, please register first an account as VLP Host Institution.


If you are already registered, you can log in to your profile 'My Profile Host Institution' on the left side of this page where you can request a lecturer.

"I am most thankful for the lecturers contribution towards properly operationalizing our MCCSE programs. The Volunteer Lecturer's proposal that we come up with an annual NMAIST conference series is wonderful, and meets my full support. We feel greatly honoured by his stay with us here at NM-AIST, and I am happy to note that he is pleased to be part of the NM-AIST Family."
Burton LM Mwamila, Vice Chancellor NM AIST-Arusha, one of the VLP Host Institutions in 2011