EDUCase Platform


EDUCase Platform is a pilot initiative of the Finnish Ministry for Education and Culture’s Global Programme 2021-2024. With a network of 11 universities and 15 universities of applied sciences, it represents the majority of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Finland. The network is coordinated by Aalto University.
Student visitin a landfill site. Photo: Helmi_Korhonen

The platform facilitates joint learning activities and aims to scale up collaboration with partner countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. 

The network promotes practical case collaborations for education, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship skills development between Finnish and partner country HEIs. Case studies offer a tangible modality of cooperation to address intersecting sustainable development challenges, with stakeholders representing various cultures, institutions, and areas of expertise. 

EDUCase Platform promotes:

Multicultural and multidisciplinary academic cooperation

  • education and knowledge that is relevant to the challenges of sustainable development as applied to regional contexts of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia  

  • methods of student-centered education and peer work (e.g., problem-based teaching, entrepreneurship training, innovation, co-mentoring, and co-creation) in Finland and partner countries 

  • reciprocal and responsible academic and entrepreneurial practices and concepts of global responsibility 

  • working life and entrepreneurship skills, cross-sectoral critical thinking, and sustainability skills for students 

Academic activities that connect to innovation ecosystems for sustainable development

  • enhance practical cooperation between universities and innovation actors 

  • strengthen responsible innovation and entrepreneurship competencies at ecosystem levels 

  • contribute to increased academic engagement between Finland and partner countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia 


From case studies to systemic partnerships

From case studies to systemic partnerships
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