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News Date : 27 April, 2024

BUAN sends its students on an exchange program to Finland.

Student development is our priority here at BUAN, and one of the ways we achieve that is by providing opportunities for students to participate in projects and exchange programs. Festor Khibana and Matlhogonolo Shoti will be undertaking a study excursion to Finland for a one-week education mobility. This year’s mobility is on Adventure Education hosted by the University of Humak in Helsinki. The duo will be accompanied by Dr. Kgomotso Mabusa.

The study excursion is under the Pedagogics of Biodiversity and Environmental Sustainability (PEBES) project, which was created by merging the strengths and needs of four universities in three countries: Finland (University of Humak and University of Turku); Botswana (Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources); and Namibia (University of Namibia). At BUAN, the project is coordinated by the Faculty of Natural Resources in collaboration with the Faculty of Agribusiness, Agricultural Extension, and Education, and funded by the Team Finland Knowledge Programme and the Finnish Ministry of Education.


The aim of the project is for future professional teachers, educators, and environmental experts to gain transdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of dynamics related to biodiversity and sustainability, and how to apply this knowledge in society with diverse pedagogical methods and in a global context.

We wish Festor and Matlhogonolo a splendid time in Finland. We look forward to hearing all about their stay and what they have learned.