EDUCase Platform


EDUCase HANKEN is an institutional initiative of Hanken School of Economics, encompassing the university’s key activities related to EDUCase Platform.
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The initiative develops an innovative educational collaboration with HEIs in Africa through implementing Enhanced Service Learning pedagogy/ESL. EDUCaseHANKEN’s approach follows the national objectives of EDUCase Platform, fostering innovative and educational case-based institutional collaboration between Finnish Higher Education Institutions/HEIs and HEIs in Africa. Through ESL, EDUCase HANKEN aims to develop a network of intra- and intercontinental actors that will work together for the production and dissemination of high-quality knowledge within the domain of addressing sustainable development challenges in a case/practical problem-oriented manner. EDUCase HANKEN’s significant innovative component is displayed in the multidimensional aspects of the project’s approach. That is, through ESL, EDUCase HANKEN not only aims to co-develop and disseminate knowledge but also plans to: 

  • Enhance inter-institutional relationships between organizing and partner institutions.

  • Bring in private/public actors (such as innovation and entrepreneurial hubs, TVETs, NGOs) and governmental institutions (such as Ministries of Educations) as part of the production and dissemination of knowledge under ESL.  

  • Enhance intra and intercontinental collaboration capacity among HEIs, non-governmental, governmental, public, and private actors through shared ESL projects. 

  • Focus on HEI students as producers of cases and course materials. 

  • Assist the development and networking of local public and private actors through collaborative research.

Currently, EDUCase HANKEN is in its pilot phase in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa, and it is also seeking to expand to Burundi and Uganda. The partner organizations/institutions involved in the piloting of EDUCase HANKEN include: 

  • Haramaya University (HU)/ Ethiopia  

  • Mettu University (MeU)/ Ethiopia 

  • Ministry of Education(MoE)/Ethiopia 

  • University of Ibadan (UI)/ Nigeria 

  • Tai SolarinUniversity of Education (TASUED)/Nigeria 

  • Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)/Nigeria  

  • Samuel Adegboyega University (SAU)/Nigeria 

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)/South Africa  

  • University of Free State (UFS)/South Africa 

  • Migrafrica(;  

  • Ambitious Africa (Ambitious.Africa)/Finland 

For further information, please contact: [email protected]

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