Energy Efficiency in Southern Africa

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Energy Efficiency in Southern Africa
Projektleitung Kay Pfaffenberger ,
Projektbeginn 01. Dezember 2016
Projektabschluss 31. März 2018
Projektpartner HS Flensburg, HS Wismar, CPUT, TUT, VUT, NUST
Projektbeteiligte Norbert Grünwald , Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Dr. Jelena Zascerinska ,
Projektmittel 384345,49 €
Mittelgeber BMBF
Fakultät(en) Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften


Objectives, excellence and originality of the project The aim of the PEESA project is to increase the number of highly qualified experts in the field of renewable energy and the quality of higher education in South Africa for enhancing the self-sufficiency of the countries of Sub-Sahara Africa by especially qualified persons in the field of energy science. There are several original concepts and aspects of the partnership to be extended with partner countries.

Firstly, aspects of blended learning and the digitalization of teaching are emphasized. For large numbers of students as well as through the opening of further qualification courses, a spread of teaching and learning beyond the traditional pathways is necessary. From this, further impulses are derived with regard to the digitization of the teaching - this applies both to Africa and to Germany. The idea is to use the excellence of universities in the peripheral areas. The University of Flensburg and the University of Wismar are classified to be such a kind of.

Furthermore, the exchange within the framework of the university didactics is the main emphasis. Newly developed workshops on higher education didactics in English (based on experience in higher education didactics at Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany) is an intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange between Germany and Africa. The goal is that the teachers who are aware of their professional biography and become aware to develop and professionalize their professional biographies.

The scientific excellence and originality of the workshops is based on the fact that currently there is no institutionalized offers for African teachers at universities for the development of teaching competences, such as those offered by the leading Networks (NRW, Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg) in the field of university didactics were offered and implemented. Therefore, the context analysis currently reveals a little experience African teachers obtain in the field of higher education didactics. In addition, the participants will be informed about an application of Teaching portfolio to transfer both into their own teaching as well as in the environment of higher schools they work in.