MUST is known for championing community based university education and as such, the Faculty implements a Student Community Training Project to demonstrate translation of scientific knowledge into action. The STP training approach is crucial in influencing mind set change towards creating hands-on, innovative and self-reliant graduates. For 2 semesters (34 weeks), jointly with communities, students shift learning from class to community to develop and implement various development solutions.
Under the Student-Community Twining project, undergraduate students are attached to communities in and around Mbarara District to gain field experience through developing and implementing collaborative projects with communities. The attachment activities help students understand community life and work towards developing an in-depth understanding and analysis of the process of development and how it translates into action for change in a real life community setting.