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HAMK in Africa

Partnerships for education, research and innovation

HAMK is building knowledge and competence together with African universities and partners.

In this age of globalisation, there is a great need for collaboration, new ideas and innovations, and shared resources. Häme University of Applied Sciences is actively involved in international cooperation in education and research, which will shape the future of the world. Collaboration with African partners has an impact on all HAMK’s levels:

  • Collaborative research is the tool for producing solutions suitable for local realities to create jobs and wealth. Collaborative research will also lead to sustainable development and climate change mitigation.
  • Students are in the centre of all we do. Students at HAMK as well as at African partner universities will have possibilities to enhance their international competences and to strengthen their global citizenship. Through HAMK’s collaboration in Africa, students will have more opportunities for short exchanges in multidisciplinary groups.
  • Our staff also have opportunities to increase their global through teacher exchanges, both by visiting African partner universities and by welcoming colleagues from African countries to teach at HAMK.

HAMK’s ongoing projects in Africa

AgriSCALE

AgriSCALE is a joint initiative for reforming agri-entrepreneurship education in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.

Duration: 2020–2023

Funded by: Erasmus+/EACEA

Biochar Africa

Biochar Africa aims at identifying potential biochar markets in Southern and Eastern Africa, build innovation ecosystems at pilot sites, and develop competitive products and services for selected markets in Africa.

Duration: 2020–2021

Funded by: Business Finland

FOREST21

FOREST21 is a joint project for strengthening capacity in South African higher education in forestry entrepreneurship. Through curricula reformations and promoting student-centred learning and teaching, graduates will be equipped with 21st century skills to solve problems, create jobs and improve climate-smart forestry.

Duration: 2021–2024

Funded by: Erasmus+/EACEA

PBL-BioAfrica

PBL-BioAfrica is a collaborative project for strengthening the capacity of bioeconomy education and promoting PBL methods in Kenya and Zambia.

Duration: 10/2020–5/2024

Funded by: HEI ICI/MFA (the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland)

RAJO

RAJO is a project funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs for developing vocational training and improving youth employment in Somalia. HAMK is responsible for teachers’ pedagogical training and involved in developing the curricula in vocational training and a model for learning in real working life. The project coordinated by the Finnish Somalia network and is implemented in cooperation with its Finnish member organisations as well as local organisational and educational actors.

Duration: 2021–2022

 Funded by: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA)

 

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