“Applied Curricula in Technology for East Africa”
This international project brings together four European and six African higher education institutions. Together they want to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania.
STEM-education is very relevant for East-African countries, as producing added value is a way of improving life standard in these developing countries. Moreover there is a high demand for technicians from investors, NGOs and the emerging mid-class in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania, supported by legislative attempts to increase local employment.
To cope with this demand, there is a need for skilled people, trained in relevant engineering trades, but they are hard to find, due to the strong theoretical approach in universities instead of practice-oriented competence-based teaching. This is directly related to the lack of modern curricula in engineering and industry-grade equipment.
The project aims to jointly drawing up and implementing new practice-oriented curricula, courses and modules in technology. These are tailored to the needs of the local labor market. The creation of hands-on, virtual and external laboratories will result in completely new training courses.
In addition, with this project we want to ensure an increased interaction between higher education institutions and the business community.
In the long term, we want a long-lasting bond and long-term cooperation between the EU and the target countries in the field of education and research.
ERASMUS+ - ACTEA
01/11/2018 - 01/11/2021
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