UDSM to collaborate with EU in Intellectual Property teaching and research

Thu, 11.May.2023 17.18

By Special Correspondent, CMU

The University of Dar es Salaam is set to collaborate with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in teaching and researching on Intellectual Property.

The University of Dar es Salaam Chief Corporate Counsel and Secretary to Council Dr. Saudin Mwakaje is attending a meeting to draw a road map of collaboration in intellectual property teaching and research at the University of Dar es Salaam. The meeting is held at the EUIPO office in Alicante, Spain this week.

Dr. Mwakaje said that EUIPO has agreed to give free access to their online IP resource to UDSM staff and students.

"Their experts will be available to offer free live online lectures on various topics of intellectual property rights", said Dr. Mwakaje.

Dr. Mwakaje said that the University of Dar es Salaam is one of the three universities in Africa to be in the programme. Others are Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology of Ghana and the Africa University of Zimbabwe.

"So far, EUIPO, through its AfrIPI programme, has supported the Masters of Intellectual Property (MIP) at UDSM by providing a smart board and multimedia facility at the Master of Intellectual Property (MIP) classroom at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law (UDSoL), Mikocheni campus, Dar es Salaam", he added.