Strengthening problem-based education in South Asian Universities 2019-2021


Nepal Engineering College is the partner institution of the new collaborative project “Problem based learning (PBL)” along with the ten different universities located in Finland, India, Bhutan, the Netherland and Lithuania which aims to promote problem-based learning in south Asia. This project is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education and duration of the project is from 15-11-2018 to 15-11-2021, three years.



Applicant/Coordinator: Aalto University, Aalto Global Impact (AGI)

Participating Schools: School of Engineering (ENG)

School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC)

School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS)

School of Business (BIZ)


Partner Universities: Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), Bhutan

Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal

Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM), Nepal

Nepal Engineering College (nec), Nepal

Sagarmatha Engineering College (SEC), Nepal

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore), India


Programme Universities: Kaunas University of Technology (KUT), Lithuania

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands


Main project objectives:

  1. To develop new PBL curricula in the universities of RUB, KU, AITM, NEC, SEC (Bhutan, Nepal)
  2. To enhance existing PBL curricula at IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore by developing content (India)
  3. To build global best practices in universities’ PBL education related to sustainability challenges (all)


The project objectives aim to contribute to:

  1. Stronger innovation capabilities of new graduates in partner universities
  2. Stronger institutional capacities to build innovation partnerships in partner universities
  3. Increased number of university-industry partnerships in partner universities
  4. Increased relevance and know-how of programme universities’ interdisciplinary PBL teaching in the context of global challenges

Last Updated (Sunday, 28 April 2019 08:59)