National ICT Research Capacity and Priorities for Cooperation - Republic of Senegal

National Research Capacity

Senegal has seven public institutions of higher education:

- Université Cheikh Anta de Dakar

- Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis

- Université de Thiès

- Université Alioune DIOP de Bambey

- Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor

- Université Virtuelle du Sénégal

- Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès

and the main research laboratories in Senegal are located in two universities:

Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

- Laboratoire d'Imagerie Médicale et de Bio-informatique

- Laboratoire d'Informatique, Réseaux et Télécommunications (LIRT)

- Laboratoire de Traitement de l'Information (LTI)

- Mathématiques de la Décision et d'Analyse numérique

- Equipe de Cryptologie

- Equipe de Codage

- Equipe Réseaux, Services et Télécommunications

Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis

- Laboratoire d'Analyse Numérique et d'Informatique (LANI)

- Laboratoire d'Électronique, Informatique, Télécommunications et Énergies Renouvelables (LEITER)

ICT-39 Priority Themes

Based on consultation with stakeholders the following thematic areas are considered to be important in the context of the ICT-39 Call:

Thematic Areas Partners include
eHealth Université Gaston Berger; Université Cheikh Anta Diop
Environment Université Cheikh Anta Diop; Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès; Ecole Superieure Polytechnique de Dakar-UCAD

Mapping to H2020 Themes

The initial mapping to Horizon 2020 Research areas is summarised below

Horizon 2020 Industrial Leadership Institution, Relevant Dept and Research area
Advanced Computing Université Cheikh Anta Diop: Sensors
Future Internet Université Gaston Berger: Networking
Content Technologies & Information Management Université Gaston Berger: Language Technologies, Semantic Web, Intelligent Technology Université de Bambey: Information Management Universite de Ziguinchor: Information Management Université Cheikh Anta Diop: Technology-enhanced Learning & Digitisation Université Gaston Berger: Digital processing & Digitisation Ecole Superieure Polytechnique de Dakar-UCAD: Technology-Enhanced Learning
Université Gaston Berger: Language Technologies, Semantic Web, Intelligent Technology
Université de Bambey: Information Management
Universite de Ziguinchor: Information Management
Université Cheikh Anta Diop: Technology-enhanced Learning & Digitisation
Université Gaston Berger: Digital processing & Digitisation
Ecole Superieure Polytechnique de Dakar-UCAD: Technology-Enhanced Learning
Robotics Université Cheikh Anta Diop: Robotics

Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges Institution, Relevant Dept and Research area
Health Université Gaston Berger: Mathematical models for eHealth Université Cheikh Anta Diop: Image processing - eHealth
Université Gaston Berger: Mathematical models for eHealth
Université Cheikh Anta Diop: Image processing - eHealth
Climate Action, Environment, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials Université Cheikh Anta Diop: Water Management and Sensors Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès: Water ManagementEcole Superieure Polytechnique de Dakar-UCAD - Energy efficient design & solar energy
Université Cheikh Anta Diop: Water Management and Sensors
Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès: Water Management
Ecole Superieure Polytechnique de Dakar-UCAD - Energy efficient design & solar energy
Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès: Cultural resources
Secure Societies Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès: Trustworthy ICT

Level of Research Maturity

Senegal has a good research base and track record in collaborative research through participation in more than 41 projects securing over €5.3 million in research funding under FP7 and four Horizon 2020 projects during the first year of the programme. Following awareness raising of the ICT-39-2015 Call, there were 16 participations from Senegal in projects submitted for consideration under ICT-39-2015. University of Gaston Berger de Saint Louis, CODER4Africa and CTIC Dakar were included in the WAZIUP project (Research and Innovation Action) which was selected for funding under ICT-39-2015.

There is an increasing emphasis on further strengthening the research capacity within the country, and facilitating the continued development of post-graduate programmes and involvement in cross-border research.