José Braga is a professor at University Paul Sabatier-Toulouse 3, where he is in charge of a Master and PhD Programme in Evolutionary Biology, Compter-Assisted Anatomy and Human genetics. He has responsibility for the development of collaborative international projects for teaching and learning between his university and partners in Sub-Saharan Africa.
He is a member of the National Committee of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He is also the Director of a French-South African partnership in a South African UNESCO site (« Craddle of Humankind ») supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He was Training Administrator of a Marie Curie Action (“Research Training Network”) funded by the FP6 (3 300 000 euros) and he is now the Coordinator of two Erasmus Mundus Programmes between Europe and South Africa (4 500 000 euros). These programmes associate 12 European and 13 South African university partners, as well as four additional associate members. They encourage the collaboration between different sectors and aim to contribute to the development of educational/academic networking and new skilled human resources in South Africa through academic training but also through the use of national symbols, cultural and natural heritage as vectors for sustainable partnership.