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Student teams from Aalto University in Finland and Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC) in Bhutan have joined forces to address the pressing issue of mitigating the impact of natural hazards in Dewathang, Bhutan. The collaborative project seeks to engage residents and harness local knowledge to enhance community resilience.
As academic partnerships with the Global South continue to gain popularity, issues related to resource distribution, power dynamics, and whose voices are heard and valued often arise and are replicated in academic collaborations, regardless of the thematic area of the collaboration.
In a pioneering initiative, Aalto University students from the Sustainable Global Technologies (SGT) programme addressed water contamination in El 20, a Mayan village in Calakmul, Mexico. This groundbreaking project is part of the collaborative Action Lab Mexico (ALM) programme, joining forces with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Universidad Modelo.
In collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) -Guwahati, Aalto University's International Design Business Management (IDBM) Industry Project student team embarked on a transformative two-week field work to Guwahati-India, to delve into the intricate world of the local silk weaving industry.
Tampere University in cooperation with University of Johannesburg organizes a five-credit course on “Innovation for Sustainability” with students both from Finland and South Africa. The course highlights several real-life examples as case studies meanwhile outlining key theoretical frameworks that can facilitate approaches to solving complex sustainability challenges.
FAPSU has received seed funding from the University of Turku for activities under Ministry of Education International Programme global pilots for 2022-2023