Establishing a Research University in Honduras
Sida, november 2011
Erik W. Thulstrup
The Sida-UNAH cooperation: Was the short activity worthwhile? As a result of a policy change in Sweden the research cooperation between the National University, UNAH, in Honduras and Sida will end in 2011. This means that the period of active cooperation has been only six years, about half of the time that is usually recommended as a minimum for creation of research capacity in a developing country university. In spite of the very limited time, some important and seemingly sustainable results have been reached. This has only been possible because the two cooperative partners, Sida and UNAH, as well as the political leadership in Honduras, were dedicated to the goal, to transform UNAH into a modern research university.