Exchange Africa-Heidenheim for Students, Lecturers & Administration

EXAKT4YOU is a project funded by Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, initiated by Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg (DHBW) Heidenheim and furthermore includes the DHBW partner universities; 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, both in Tanzania. For the final event a new partner university, St Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT), also sends a team. The exchange of students and faculty as well as staff will take place predominantly in innovative formats of short duration such as Hackathons, BarCamps and Staff & Student Innovation Workshops.

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 digitalization 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.

The 3-year project included workshops, BarCamps and hackathons at DHBW Heidenheim, Germany, February 2018; NM-AIST, Tanzania, August 2018; UNIVEN, South Africa, February 2019 and at Foot2Afrika, Tanzania, March 2020. The final workshop will be held at DHBW Heidenheim, Germany in August 2022.