Scientific research for Africa of Tomorrow Conference in Senegal

WikiAfrica, African School for Excellence, Tsakane, 2017, Image: ©Eugene Malaka

Prof. Abdou Salam Sall is the Chairman of the Board of TTIP (Interuniversity Postgraduate Program in Economics) and former Rector of UCAD.

Professor Abdou Salam Sall will give a lecture Today at UCAD 2 in Dakar, Senegal, on the theme: ”What scientific research for the Africa of tomorrow? ”, announces a statement received at the APS.

Prof. Abdou Salam Sall is the Chairman of the Board of TTIP (Interuniversity Postgraduate Program in Economics) and former Rector of UCAD.

The conference is being held at the Joint Undergraduate Campus of the Interuniversity Graduate Program in Economics (PTCI), whose opening ceremony was scheduled for Tuesday morning, organizers said. The event, which started on August 1st, runs until October 4th, 2018.

The statement recalls that TTIP was set up in 1992 by the Conference of African Institutions for Economic Education and Research (CIEREA).

CIEREA is an association of faculties of economics, research centers and institutes of 18 countries in French-speaking Africa south of the Sahara. Its objective is to ‘provide an answer to the many shortcomings found in the postgraduate studies in economics’.

The press release states that “as part of its training activities for students in the Master of Economics, TTIP, each year, brings together students of eighteen (18) different nationalities”.

”Selected on the basis of their academic performance”, they come from ” six (6) campus host TTIP (Ouagadougou, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Libreville, Yaounde).”

The document points out that the PTCI model has helped train “more than 3500 students to the Master’s degree in Economics; 400 doctoral graduates in Economics”.

For Senegal, 450 students have supported their dissertations in DEA / Master in savings, according to the release which also reports 30 PhDs in economics and 10 lecturers, including 03 holders.

The same source reports that 80 percent of teachers in the Faculty of Economics and Management (FASEG) are graduates of TTIP.