The State University Of Zanzibar

BUILDING STRONGER UNIVERSITIES PROJECT

The Building Stronger Universities (BSU) programme was established in 2011 as a collaboration between the universities of Denmark (representing all Danish universities) and Southern higher education institutions in priority countries of DANIDA, including Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, and Somalia. The overarching objective of the partnership between the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) and the Danish partners, led by the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), is to enhance the capacity of SUZA to effectively conduct research directly relevant to the needs of Zanzibari society, thereby contributing to the overall achievement of Zanzibar’s development plans. The research and education investments in the BSU SUZA project have focused on environmental public health and marine/coastal ecosystems.

Project partners in BSU Phase lll at the BSU SUZA Partnership Symposium 2023

BSU Phases

The BSU programme at SUZA has passed through three phases, each with specific focuses:

BSU I:

  • Involved SUZA, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), and Zanzibar School of Health (ZSH).
  • Comprised three thematic areas:
    1. Environmental Health
    2. Reproductive and Child Health
    3. Research-Based Education and Research Communication

BSU II and BSU III:

  • Involved SUZA, UCPH, and Aarhus University (AU).
  • Aimed to enhance SUZA’s capacity to conduct research effectively in Environmental Public Health (EPH) and Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Health and Services (MACES).
  • Also aimed to enable SUZA staff and students to effectively integrate ICT in teaching and learning.
  • Comprised three thematic areas:
    1. Environmental Public Health (EPH)
    2. Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Health and Services (MACES)
    3. ICT in Education

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Contact SUZA - BSU

BSU – SUZA

Lead
Hamad Issa, Professor
ha_2@yahoo.com

DK co-lead
Karin Linda Schiøler, Associate Professor
ksch@sund.ku.dk