Building Stronger Universities (BSU) is a DANIDA-funded project with the aim of strengthening Building Stronger Universities (BSU) is a DANIDA-funded project with the aim of strengthening the capacity of selected universities in the south to develop and implement education and research programmes and effectively disseminate the research results.
The project includes the strengthening of capacity in the partner institutions to effectively deliver on research, trainingand outreach. Thus, amongst other initiatives, BSU has been supporting SUA in improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning through capacity building of staff in new innovative pedagogical methods.
The capacity building has been through a series of training programmes to SUA staff delivered by Danish experts especially aimed at introducing more innovative teaching and learning approaches and to reduce the reliance on the traditional lecture method that has dominated teaching at SUA so far and which has been proven to be sub-optimalin producing graduates that are well prepared for the world of work.
The training programmes were implemented between 2011 and 2017, during the first and second phases of BSU. The third phase of BSU running from 2017 to 2021 is aimed mainly at institutionalizing and out-scaling the initiatives that were earlier implemented in the project mode. Read more