Development of A Study Module on and Pedagogical Approaches to Industrial Environmental Engineering and Sustainability in Mozambique

Roope Husgafvel*, Mikko Martikka, Andrade Egas, Natasha Ribeiro, Olli Dahl

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Abstract

Addressing the sustainability challenges in the forest sector in Mozambique requires capacity building for higher education and training of new skilled expert and future decision-makers. Our approach was to develop a study module on and pedagogical approaches to industrial environmental engineering and sustainability. The idea was to develop a joint module that would eventually become a part of both PhD and MSc programmes in the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Mozambique. The basis of our development work encompassed the local priorities as identified by the UEM staff, UEM competencies in forestry engineering and the experience of the Aalto University in higher education in the fields of environmental engineering, sustainability and forest products technology. From the beginning, public authorities and industry/company representatives were involved in the development process to advance the created benefits in terms of sustainable development in Mozambique. The result of the joined work by these two higher education institutions was a study module that has been teached and completed by a class of MSc students as a part of the official UEM curricula.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-58
JournalInternational Journal of Higher Education
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • sustainability
  • Industrial environmental engineering
  • Mozambique
  • study module
  • pedagogy

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