Research projects 4
The world needs hands on solutions to wicked problems such as climate change, resource scarcity and poverty, and we need to nd the pathways that enable such solutions to emerge. To maintain competitiveness in the future, Finland needs to improve it’s capacity to innovate and collaborate in new ways, to provide holistic and sustainable solutions to global challenges, both in emerging markets as well as disruptive new approaches to service provision in Europe. New global studies frugal and reverse innovations in complex global systems.
It focussed on improving vocational and adult education to respond better to concrete needs in society and industry; it engaged and encouraged female teachers and students to have an active role in development of their institutions, their communities and wider society; of entrepreneurship, basic social and health care, environmental education and waste management, updating of adult education provision, improving vocational teacher education; it encouraged universities to collaborate more concretely with adult and vocational institutes for example in graduate and doctoral thesis research.
Anja Heikkinen, Perpetua Kalimasi Kilasi, Kimani Muturi
The UEM-Aalto sustainability and clean technologies network aims to update the curricula and the current teaching and research practices as an effort to improve the capability to address existing and emerging sustainability challenges in the forest sector and associated with natural resources, bioproducts industry and process industry in general. The new network will encompass 1) student and teacher exchanges, 2) development and implementation of a joint intensive course on sustainability and clean technologies (“Industrial Environmental Engineering”) and 3) dissemination event and measures.
A clear need for strengthening forestry education in Kenya has been identified by local and international stakeholders due to increasing demands of sustainable management of natural resources and fast developments of learning technologies. The key objectives of the project are to strengthen the educational capacity and societal role of University of Eldoret in Kenya within the area of sustainable natural resource management by enhancing (a) curricula and subject-specific capacity, (b) pedagogical and ICT capacity, (c) community engagement, and (d) administrative and networking capacity.