EXAKT4YOU is a project funded by Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, initiated by Prof. Dr. Sabine Moebs, Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg (DHBW) Heidenheim and furthermore includes the University of Venda (UNIVEN), Thohoyandou, South Africa, Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology (NM AIST), Arusha and the Institute for Finance Management (IFM), Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. The exchange of students and faculty as well as staff will take place predominantly in innovative formats of short duration such as Hackathons, Staff & Student Innovation Workshops, OER-based collaborative development of teaching material as well as webinars for scientific methods and research.
Students from different study programs can apply. The selected participants receive a stipend covering travel, accommodation and subsistence of up to 50%.
Hackathon: The host university defines a problem to be solved. The students then work in international and interdisciplinary teams for a period of almost 2 weeks. Subsequently they present their results which should be either an applicable solution or a workable prototype. Depending on the subject, results can be newly-developed software, a device or a machine, a multi-media course or a training concept etc.
Industry partners can be approached as sponsors for an award.
The one-week Staff & Student Innovation Workshops transport innovations between the countries; e.g. experiences with OER, the use and motivation to use mobile technologies in Africa, networks to support doctors, nurses and caring family members in the area of geriatrics or digitalisation in the area of insurances, to name a few. The partners agree on a theme and the workshops should give a platform to innovators from the regional network of the host institution, as well as students, professors and academic staff of the partner institutions.
EXAKT4YOU is part of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for university students - BWS plus, a program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.
DHBW / EXAKT4YOU
DHBW / International Office – EXAKT4YOU
Prof. Dr. Sabine Möbs
Unser Ziel mit EXAKT4YOU war es, den Austausch im Rahmen von Kurzprogrammen von Studierenden und Mitarbeitenden der DHBW Heidenheim und den afrikanischen Partnerhochschulen zu stärken. Das haben wir erfolgreich geschafft, und darüber hinaus konnten wir den Austausch für Studium, Lehre und Forschung vorantreiben.
Sponsors & Project Partners
The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM supports the international exchange of students and vocationally qualified people. Since 2001, it has enabled more than 25,000 young people from Baden-Württemberg to gain experience abroad and allowed scholarship holders from other countries to visit Baden-Württemberg. Approximately 1,500 young people receive a Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM each year. www.bw-stipendium.de
Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus
With the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung supports innovative joint projects between universities from Baden-Württemberg and their international partners. The programme is endowed with approximately 1.2 million euros annually. Since 2011, more than 100 BWS plus projects have been supported at universities in Baden-Württemberg. EXAKT4YOU is a project financed within the framework of the scholarship program of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for university students - BWS plus. Aim of the program is to establish and build on new relationships with foreign universities and intensify existing contacts for the long term. EXAKT4YOU is hosted at DHBW.
The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung
advocates a vital Baden-Württemberg with a high quality of life for all its residents. It helps pave the way for advanced technological progress, high quality education, and a responsible relationship with fellow human beings. The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung is one of the major foundations in Germany. It is the only foundation which exclusively and above party lines invests in the future of the state of Baden- Württemberg – and thus in the future of its citizens. www.bwstiftung.de
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (known in Germany as the DHBW) is the first higher education institution in Germany to integrate academic studies with workplace training. Founded in March, 2009, DHBW traces its roots back to the Berufsakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg which was founded in 1974. It took only a few years for the institution to grow in size, complexity and importance. At present there are 10 campuses spread out over the Federal State of Baden- Württemberg with roughly 34,000 students and about 9,000 co-operating companies.
The Institute of Finance Management (IFM, Tanzania)
The Institute of Finance Management (IFM) was established in 1972, with a campus in the city center of Daressalam, the biggest commercial city in Tanzania. It has since evolved into a higher education organisation with over 9000 students in areas as varied as Accounting, Banking & Finance, Computing, Information Systems & Mathematics, Insurance & Social Protection and Economics & Management Science.
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST, Tanzania)
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha is one in a network of Pan-African Institutions of Science and Technology located across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). These institutions, which are the proud brainchild of the late Nelson Mandela, envision training and developing the next generation of African scientists and engineers with a view to impacting profoundly on the continent's development through the application of Science, Engineering and Technology and Innovation (SETI). There are approximately 400 Master and PhD level research students on campus.
St Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT)
St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) was established in 1998. It is the successor of the Nyegezi Social Training Institute (NSTI) founded in 1960 by the Catholic White Fathers (currently known as the Missionaries of Africa). This was under the initiative of Bishop Joseph Blomjous of the Mwanza Diocese. The University extends to over 600 acres in the Nyegezi- Malimbe area 10 km south of Mwanza City. It lies 4 km off the Mwanza- Shinyanga road on the shores of Lake Victoria with roughly 15000 students.
University of Venda (UNIVEN, South Africa)
University of Venda situated in Thohoyandou, in close proximity to the Kruger National Park, in Limpopo Province of South Africa was established in 1982 as a comprehensive university. The University with over 15,600 students, has ever experienced tremendous growth and change as it continues to increasingly recruit academics from other African countries and overseas. The new Strategic Plan 2021- 2025 is meant to facilitate the rejuvenation and positioning of UNIVEN for competitive advantage and comparability with other universities in the region that demonstrate best practice in quality of student experience, technologies in pedagogy, institutional research and institutional governance. UNIVEN adopts an entrepreneurial philosophy that seeks, among others, to mobilise stakeholder engagement and ensure intentional mutual benefit to all parties as it improves its regional and global visibility.