This page showcases the work of past and present HEP SSA projects in support of the next generation of African engineers.
Through HEP SSA, universities in sub-Saharan Africa provide engineering students with the necessary skills to meet local and global challenges and advance sustainable and inclusive development in the continent.
Biogas for sustainable energy and off-grid power, Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, Nigeria 2018-2020.
At the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, Nigeria, academia and industry collaborate to design a bio-gas plant and create a clean and sustainable source of energy with fewer environmental effects.
Quality Engineering Education through University-Industry partnerships in Eastern and Southern Africa, University of Namibia 2017-2019.
A student-managed lab at the University of Namibia produces market quality sample analysis for industry partners. The lab is leveraging its collaboration with industry to start an accreditation process and be able to service wider clients.
Bridging the skills gap in Kenya through Industry-Academia Secondments, Moi University, Kenya
The HEP SSA programme funded Moi University as a hub university to undertake bilateral secondments with local industries. The secondments helped embed industrial teaching methods and skills into the engineering curricula at the university.
Creating graduates with the skills local industry needs, University of Zambia
Between 2017 and 2019, the University of Zambia was funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering to strengthen its engineering education. The university placed an emphasis on student internships to ensure that graduates are equipped with the skills needed by local industry.
Addressing the skills gap through International collaboration, Makerere University, Uganda
Between 2016 and 2018, Makerere University was funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering as a hub university under the Higher Education Partnerships in subSaharan Africa (HEP SSA) programme. The hub focused on improving the standard of engineering education by strengthening engagement between local academia and industry in East Africa through workshops, lectures and bilateral secondments
Strengthening university research capacity through industry-academia partnerships, University of Namibia
Through the HEP SSA programme, the University of Namibia strengthened its engineering education, research capacity and collaborations across sub-Saharan Africa and the UK, resulting in 12 industry-initiated collaborative research projects engaging academia, students and industry partners.
Strengthening industry-academia collaboration in Botswana
Between 2016 and 2018 the University of Botswana was funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering as a hub university under the Higher Education Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa (HEP SSA) programme. The hub focused on improving the standard of engineering education by strengthening engagement between local academia and industry in Southern Africa through workshops, lectures and bilateral secondments.