The Enhancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability in Higher Education in Africa (EEIS-HEA) – project, 2017-2021, is a collaboration between 4 universities in Africa and 5 universities in Europe.
The overall aim of the project is to initiate sustained educational change in the 4 African universities, redesigning chosen curricula to become ‘best practice’ examples with regard to contents, approaches to learning and teaching and methods of delivery.
Each university has chosen a highly relevant study program that will be redesigned to integrate entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. The learning and teaching approaches will be student-centred learning and the methods of delivery will involve a large extent of e-learning.’ Thus, graduates will be equipped with entrepreneurial and innovative skills for employability and self-employment and awareness of sustainability issues relevant to society. Find the chosen study programs here.
The project takes a training of trainers approach and involves a range of employers and public and private organisations in the redesign process. Academic staff from the European Universities will provide the initial training, with the application of the same learning approaches and a wide application of cross-regional networks between Tanzanian and Ghanaian universities. The training is followed up by development of strategic plans at the institutions.