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Information and Registration for Host Institutions

List of Volunteer Lecturers

The CDC database of volunteers contains a large list 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.

Please log in as registered CDC Host Institution to view full information and to request a lecturer.

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Further information how to request a lecturer can be found here.

If you experience problems, please contact Lena Koch via cdc.grants@mathunion.org

Program Outline for Universities in Developing Countries

Upcoming Deadlines for Host Institutions to apply for a volunteer lecture between June 1, 2018 and 31 December 2020

  • March 25, 2018 for lectures starting from June 1, 2018.
  • June 30, 2018 for lectures starting from September 1, 2018.
  • September 30, 2018 for lectures starting from December 1, 2018.
  • December 15, 2018 for lectures starting from March 1, 2019.

 

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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. The course given by the volunteer should be part of a regular mathematics undergraduate or master degree program at the hosting university. Also courses for a degree of "Mathematics and Informatics” or similar are admissible. Unfortunately mathematics courses for an undergraduate or Master degree in Engineering or similar degrees are not permissible.

Costs of the lecturer (up to 4,200 EUR) will be covered by IMU/ CDC. The host university will have no financial obligations toward the lecturer.   

 

Role and Requirements for the host university

The course should be

  • in a university in a developing country (for a list of the CDC definition for developing countries please click here)
  • an intensive 3-4 week course in mathematics for students of a mathematics degree
  • include examinations
  • be an integral component of a regular mathematics degree program at the host university
  • Substantial course enrollment (15-20 students) has to 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.

 

The Host Institution is also required to fill out a report form after the visit of the volunteer.

 

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 Lecturers contains a large database of the mathematicians willing to volunteer and includes 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 yet registered only selected information will be available. Once registered further information is available.

"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

Funding

CDC provides up to 4,200 EUR for approved Volunteer Lecturer Courses.

Per course CDC will cover the following cost of the Volunteer Lecturer:

  • Travel expense of the lecturer (Economic flight, bus, train cost)
  • Visa, travel health insurance, vaccination for the lecturer
  • Accommodation/some basic living expenses of the lecturer during the time of the course
  • Preparation of course material (printing, photocopying, books etc. up to 200 EUR per course and volunteer)

However no salary is paid to the lecturer.

No assistant can be paid either.

All invoices over 30 EUR should be kept by the lecturer and be send (original) to the IMU Secretariat after the visit.

Upcoming Deadlines for Host Institutions to apply for a volunteer lecture

  • March 25, 2018 for lectures starting from June 1, 2018.
  • June 30, 2018 for lectures starting from September 1, 2018.
  • September 30, 2018 for lectures starting from December 1, 2018.
  • December 15, 2018 for lectures starting from March 1, 2019.