Main activities

In BUSCO project, we are building sustainable and resilient communities through co-creation between universities and businesses in Tanzania and Finland.

There are 5 main activities in the project:

1. Curriculum review

Curriculums are revised in the Faculties of Tourism, Business, Law, Community Development and Psychology/Counselling: practical collaboration with the working life and the communities is enhanced, and entrepreneurship studies and a human rights approach are strengthened.

2. The joint online master programme

The joint master programme on Community Development, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution is piloted in 2017–2018 in Tanzanian partner universities and in Diak, Finland. Find out more about the master programme.

3. Thematic living labs for communities and businesses

A Living Lab is a co-creative model where community and business collaboration is developed and established in cooperation with local stakeholders, university staff and students. Living labs are introduced on Ecotourism, Entrepreneurship, Counselling, Legal advice and Community Development.

4. Improvement of e-learning and ICT facilities

Moodle learning platform, ICT- and e-learning facilities are improved, and ICT and e-learning trainings are organized for the university staff and students.

5. Quality assurance mechanisms and tools

Quality assurance mechanisms are strengthened in curriculum review, pedagogical processes and selected administrative processes of the universities