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Extensive partner coalition promotes social innovation through education at the European level

The European Social Innovation Campus (ESIC) project promotes social economy in Europe. It provides knowledge to the education sector and the corporate world. Fifteen partners from a total of 10 European countries take part in the project that is run by the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences.

Creating sustainable and long-lasting development globally through long-term partnerships

The Diak-coordinated DVINE project aims to develop curricula, pedagogical competence and learning environments of partner institutions in Nepal and Vietnam. In a globalizing educational scene, the value of alternative ways of knowledge and cultural understanding is in an ever-growing role. Maintaining and nurturing partnerships like those gained in the DVINE can give important insight into the global educational scene and strengthen networks for all participants.

Zekki digital service for the young won the European Union’s innovation contest

Zekki digital service has been elected as the best social innovation of Europe amongst 565 other participants. Zekki is a great example of co-creation which is very characteristic to Diak. Digital service has been developed as cooperation of the university of applied sciences and 12 associations.

Zekki competes for the win of European Social Innovation competition

Zekki is one of the 10 finalists who are competing for the win of the European Union’s Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC). At Diak developed Zekki digital service promotes young people’s wellbeing and seek for social services.

Student wellbeing gets the spotlight! Take a survey to make an impact on student support services

Student, take a survey and get your voice heard regarding student support services! Services for student support and wellbeing will be developed based on the survey results.

Co-developing higher education in Nepal and Vietnam

Diak is involved in DVINE-project that promotes well-being, health, and dignity of people in Nepal and Vietnam by developing curricula and pedagogical approaches, as well as by building capacity in higher education institutions. The DVINE consortium includes 7 universities from Finland, Norway, Turkey, Nepal, and Vietnam.

Covid-19 pandemic decreases the welfare of students – Diak and its partners received funding for developing support and guidance services

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has granted higher education institutions and student unions a funding of six million euros in total for strengthening student welfare, guidance and support. Out of this sum, Diak and its partners have received 808 500 euros in total for improving student welfare services.