Skip to content

Hubs of Open and Participatory Education for Digitally Connected Learning (HOPE)

Researchers Involved

Dr. Ning Wang

Prof. Dr. Karl Blanchet

Thierry Agagliate

Rojbas Feiner

research areas

Social Innovation
Technology & Society


2023 - 2024


In this project, we propose to explore Open Education opportunities together with students based in two Swiss higher education institutions – UZH and UNIGE, as well as vulnerable populations in fragile and low infrastructure settings, through «digitally connected learning hubs» that will be co-created by, for, and with learners from the Global North and the Global South. 


This project seeks to co-create digitally connected leaning hubs for learners to access Open Education resources and to develop sustainable and affordable innovation solutions in challenging contexts. Through inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural learning opportunities, participants across continents can meet and connect, interact and exchange, co-develop project ideas with peers, and co-produce solutions to real-world challenges facing the vulnerable populations. Project partners include the InZone Program and the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies at the University of Geneva, alongside leading international organisations operating in humanitarian crisis contexts. The project is funded by the UZH Teaching Fund (ULF) through the Global Innovation Program.

More info about the project here.