Past projects

Diak has years of experience in delivering diverse and impactful projects. We have managed and partnered in a number of projects that deliver significant societal value in Finland and abroad.

A comprehensive project database is under construction.

Browse our other past projects on a national-level in Finnish.

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Duration
April 2017 – March 2020
Funder
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Hallinnointi ja osatoteuttajat
The project is administered by Diaconia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and the collaborative partners are University of Iringa in Tanzania, Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University in Tanzania and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
Main goal
BUSCO project has concentrated on building sustainable and resilient communities through co-creation between universities and businesses in Tanzania and Finland.

Crisis Preparedness Education in Health Care (PREPED)

Developing Culturally Sensitive Methods in Interventions against Abuse of Most Vulnerable Children in Communities (DIRA)

Developing sign language interpreter training, education and interpretation services in Tanzania and Kenia (SignEdu)

Express Yourself! Inclusive Grouping in Schools

Express Yourself! Inclusive Grouping in Schools
Duration
31.1.2019–30.1.2021
Funder
Erasmus+ Programme of European Union
Hallinnointi ja osatoteuttajat
Express Yourself was a European-level project, operating simultaneously in Germany, Ireland, Lithuania and Spain. The project was administered by Diaconia University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
Main goal
The Inclusive Grouping in Schools project promoted social inclusion in school communities.

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Health Tanzania

Main goal
The main aim of the project was capacity building for health care sector in Tanzania.
Duration
1.1.2019–30.6.2021
Funder
The project was funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Hallinnointi ja osatoteuttajat
Hiil Hooyo is a joint project is administered by Finnish Somalia Network in Finland, and the project partners are in Finland are Puntland Society of Finland (PSF), Sahan International Relief Association (Sahan), Somaliland Seura (SLS), Finnish universities of applied sciences Diak UAS and XAMK UAS, and the local partners in project areas are Dumar, Aayatiin Development Foundation (Aayatiin) and Hope Org. Disability Partnership Finland offers expertise for disability issues for the project.
Main goal
The aims of the project were to give training for healthcare professionals and students, to enhance communities’ consciousness about the importance of antenatal care through media campaigning, and to promote the equal rights of persons with disabilities to heath services.

Leading Innovative Teaching in Higher Education

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Tackling Inequalities in Time of Austerity – TITA

Tackling Inequalities in Time of Austerity – TITA
Duration
1.5.2015–31.3.2021
Funder
The Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland
Hallinnointi ja osatoteuttajat
The project was administered by Department of Social Research, University of Turku in Finland, and the project partners were Consumer Society Research Centre, University of Helsinki, Department of Social Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kela – Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University and Swedish School of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.
Main goal
The consortium project provided a novel and comprehensive analysis of long-term trends in financial inequalities, inequalities in health and well-being and inequalities of opportunities over the life course, and their links to the moral and political climate in society.

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