CINOP Global
Country: Ethiopia
Duration: 2015-2018
Client: Addis Ababa Institute of Technology
Partner: University of Oulu | University of Tampere | University of Cape Town
Donor: Dutch Government
Programme: EP-NUFFIC NICHE/ETH/246

Teaching and Research Capacity Building in Biomedical Engineering (CB-BME-AAU)


Detailed description of project

The general objective. To contribute to better health related services to Ethiopian women and men, by strengthening postsecondary training and education in the fields of biomedical, paramedical training and the ‘new medical education’
  1. Management team and management systems and plans (policies, strategies, procedures and instruments) are adequate to sustain the innovations (including equipment);
  2. Staff (academic and support staff) are capable of revising, adjusting and implementing innovative gender sensitive and labour market responsive curricula and teaching & learning approaches and materials;
  3. Gender sensitive and innovative BSc and MSc AND PhD programs, teaching and learning systems approaches and materials to foster skills required by labour market implemented;
  4. Labour market and stakeholder linkages are operational and labour market is involved in the design / implementation of the training programme;
  5. Gender balance in number of staff in all positions and students in both the BSc and MSc programmes improved towards at 40% females.;
  6. Staff deliver high quality demand driven applied and gender sensitive research results which receives the satisfaction by the industry;
  7. 95 percent of the BSc/MSc graduates employed / self-employed.
Type of services provided 
  • Overall project management (technical and financial).
  • Training Needs Analyses.
  • Development of policy recommendations and a policy guideline Development of a roadmap for the achievement of a Education and Training Framework for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia.
  • Development of a tailored methodology for labour market analysis, to match the characteristics of the Ethiopian educational context.
  • Development of indicators for the monitoring of the progress of the implementation
  • Coaching and awareness & ownership raising of the participating parties, through organization of workshops, regional visits, focus groups and meetings.
  • Dissemination of the project results.
  • Curriculum Review (MSc)
  • Development of a PhD research program in Biomedical Engineering
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