The cooperation takes several forms:
North-South professional development projects
Several such projects are under way between Vi members in developed countries and those in developing and transition countries. They include academic capacity building projects between the Vi members in Spain and Switzerland, and the Vi member in Viet Nam, and a project of the Vi member in Germany involving nine members from developing and transition countries.
In partnership with its Spanish member and the CEDDET Foundation, the Vi has also been offering online courses (in English and Spanish) on legal instruments of international economic relations and regional integration, based on a Vi teaching material, and supporting the virtual network of their alumni, the International Economic Relations Network (IERN).
North-South and South-South teaching
The Vi facilitated and/or financially supported lecturing of academics from Germany and China in Tanzania and Uganda, teaching of graduate courses by academics from Ethiopia and Brazil in Tanzania and Mozambique, respectively, and in-country teaching support between two universities in Kenya. Thanks to contacts established at a Vi network meeting, an academic from Italy also lectured in Belarus.
The possibility to implement joint projects, North-South professional development projects, North-South and South-South teaching depends on the availability of funds from donors or member universities.