The European Commission has recently awarded IDI a contract to implement a €1m project in Azerbaijan entitled ‘Strengthening Research Development and Innovation (RDI) in Higher Education’. An 18-month contract, the project will start in September 2018. This is the second major win for IDI’s funded team in Azerbaijan which confirms our efforts and commitment to the transformation process in the country.
IDI will work closely with the Ministry of Education and the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences in strengthening the policy and management of Research Development and Innovation (RDI) in Higher Education. In doing so, IDI will provide targeted capacity building interventions to increase the institutional capability of the Ministry of Education to successfully introduce and implement a range of competitive research funds to support RDI in Higher Education throughout the country.