ACTEA – Applied Curricula in Technology for East Africa

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education is very relevant for East-African countries, where 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.

The ACTEA project aims to analyze the needs in engineering, deliver course material in 2 engineering trades: Computer Aided Manufacturing Technology and Electrical Engineering & Automation, establish technologic laboratories, with remote and virtual accessibility to increase its learning impact and give teachers a specialized training.

ACTEA is an Erasmus+ Capacity Building project funded by EACEA.

Project’s website: https://www.actea.net

Duration: 15/11/2018 – 14/11/2021.

Partners: ARTESIS PLANTIJN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE-ANTWERPEN, HOGESCHOOL WEST- VLAANDEREN, TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CRETE , FACHHOCHSCHULE DORTMUND, ARDHI UNIVERSITY, HOWEST, JIMMA UNIVERSITY, MBARARA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MEKELLE UNIVERSITY, MUNI UNIVERSITY, MZUMBE UNIVERSITY, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORK FOR UGANDA, TANZANIA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH NETWORK.