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The British Council administered the DfID Development Partners in Higher Education (DelPHE) project, facilitating cutting edge joint research projects between higher education institutions internationally.

Their aims are to strengthen the capacity of Higher Education Institutions to contribute towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and promote science and technology related knowledge and skills in DFID's 25 priority (Public Service Agreement) countries.

Tanzania was a key player in this very successful project, with a total of 12 funded projects. The last project cycle, which yielded excellent results including those in health and education between Dar es Salaam’s Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and Swansea University, Swansea, finished in 2013.

We had additional funds attracted from the government or international donors during or after completion, and new and revised courses were also been developed at graduate and postgraduate levels.

'The DelPHE funding has been phenomenal as it has provided the seed funding in things like case studies, visits and also extending relationships with other partners.' – Dr Mussa Assad, Senior Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam Business School.