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Developing holistic tools for competence-based curricula to promote Dignity in Vietnam and Nepal

The aims of the project are:

  • to promote dignity in Vietnam and Nepal through developing holistic tools for competence-based curricula
  • to improve the physical learning environment in Vietnamese and Nepalese partner institutions
  • to enhance teachers’ pedagogical competence in utilizing new teaching methodologies.

Partners and funding

DVINE is administered by Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Diak) in Finland, and the project partners are:

  • VID Specialized University (VID), Norway
  • Gazi Üniversitesi (GU), Turkey
  • Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HUMP), Vietnam
  • Hue University of Sciences (HUSC), Vietnam
  • Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Lalitpur Nursing Campus (LNC), Nepal
  • St. Xavier’s College (SXC), affiliated with Tribhuvan University, Nepal

As the consortium strongly shares a value-base of leaving no one behind, it focuses on disadvantaged rural and urban populations that can benefit from inclusive multidisciplinary interventions, such as updated curricula.

The DVINE project is funded by European Union, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency from Erasmus+ programme: Higher Education – International Capacity Building

Background of the project

The DVINE project is continuation of former  co-operation between the participating universities.

  • The project Holistic Partnership in Social Work and Health Care Education HOPE (phases 1 to 3) 2007–2015 solidified the partnership between Diak and the institutions in Nepal and Vietnam. The project was funded by North-South-South Higher Education Institutions Network Programme (Finland).
  • The project Integrating the Principles of Global Responsibility and Sustainable Development into International Research, Development and Innovation (GLORE) 2014–2016 integrated African and Asian collaboration with four Finnish universities of applied sciences through professional exchanges, dozens of academic articles, publications, videos, workshops etc. The project was funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture RDI funding for Universities of Applied Sciences.
  • Diak had an Erasmus+ Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals financed project 2015-2017 that included student and teacher exchange between Finland and Vietnam. The project was evaluated by the Erasmus+ Finnish National Agency “as a best practice in international Credit Mobility, especially in Global South” (Final Report feedback from EDUFI, 8 January 2018).

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