PhDs in Focus: Profiting from concrete research networks
Mwero’s PhD was made possible through a scholarship with AMSEN (the African Materials Science and Engineering Network). AMSEN is part of RISE (the Regional Initiative in Science and Education), a programme designed to strengthen higher education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mwero argues that without the access to other universities’ equipment and the networking opportunities with other African academics that the scholarship provided, it would have been impossible to obtain his PhD in Kenya.
This is part of the Africa’s PhD Renaissance series funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.