Building Development Universities: Innovative Preventive Action and Adaptation to Climate Change with Problem Based Learning

Project: Research

Project Details


Initiative grant for joint research project with Aalborg University and the Danish School of Education.
This preparatory project aims at a larger-scale strategic research program with the overall objective of initiating and assessing how universities in Africa can become active partners in so-called triple-helix activities[1]. Specifically, the research will focus on applied Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approaches aimed at enhancing local innovation capacity and entrepreneurship in projects designed for adapting to local effects of climate change as well as preventive action to reduce emissions.
[1] Also sometimes referred to as public-private-academic partnerships or university-industry-government linkages.
Effective start/end date01/08/200931/01/2010


  • The Danish Research Council for Development Research (FFU) - Ministry of Foreign Affairs: €27.00


  • Responses to Climate Change
  • Capacity Building
  • Problem-oriented Learning
  • Africa