PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING in East Africa brings together multidisciplinary student teams from four universities to develop sustainable solutions to community challenges in 2017–2020.


Student perspectives from the PBL East Africa Faculty workshop in Kampala

The third PBL East Africa faculty workshop was held in Kampala from 20th to 26th of October 2018. All four partner university members joined to discuss PBL approaches and to organize workshop sessions. I was part of the faculty workshop as an Aalto student mentor, joining the opening panel discussion and organizing peer-to peer-mentoring...
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Follow PBL East Africa student teams

Aalto students meet their East African colleagues during the next month when multidisciplinary project courses’ teams work on sustainable innovation challenges as a part of Problem Based Learning in East Africa -project. In Kampala, Uganda, Sustainable Global Technologies Studio Course students’ and Makerere University students’ collaboration has had a great start. Upcycling plastic waste in...
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Students of Problem Based Learning showcase their ideas on recycling plastic waste

Student teams from the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, Makerere University and Aalto University (Finland), have been working together under the umbrella of the Problem Based Learning East Africa Initiative to find ways to turn plastic waste into valuable products...
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Current student projects

January-May 2019

Horizontal flow constructed wetlands
Makerere team and Aalto SGT team, Uganda

January-May 2019

UoN Innovation Fellowship team and Aalto IDBM team, Kenya

January-May 2019

UDSM Dar es Salaam municipality team and Aalto CS/SSE team, Tanzania


The project is funded by the HEI ICI Programme by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and facilitated by Aalto Global Impact, which promotes Aalto University’s research and educational programmes for societal impact globally.