VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and university colleges, in Flanders and in the South, looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges. VLIR-UOS funds cooperation projects between professors, researchers and teachers.
VLIR-UOS also awards scholarships to students and professionals in Flanders and the South. Lastly, VLIR-UOS helps to strengthen higher education in the South and the globalization of higher education in Flanders. PHPro developed a web application called “DATA.” for VLIR-UOS where professors, researchers and teachers can submit a project file. This results in a workflow in which VLIR-UOS approves and follows the project file for several years. External users will be involved by creating an external interface for the application.