||Establishment of Computing Centers and Curriculum Development in Mathematical Engineering Master program
|Overall Project Value(EUR)
||500 001 - 1 000 000
|Project Start – Project End
||October 10, 2015–October 14, 2018
Funding and Implementing Organizations
|Origin of Funding
|Implementing Organization / Consortium
• Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
• University of Primorska (Slovenia)
• Urgench State University (Uzbekistan)
• Turin Polytecnic University in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
• Bukhara Engineering Technological Institute (Uzbekistan)
• Kostanay State University (Kazakhstan)
• International Information Technology University (Kazakhstan)
• CESGA – Galicia Supercomputing Centre (Spain)
• Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan
• Physical-technical Institute
• General Motors Powertrain – Uzbekistan
• NGO KRASS – Khorezm Rural Advisory Support Service
• Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
• The Institute of Information and Computing Technologies
• National Information Technologies
• Limited Liability Partnership “Digital” – Kazakhstan
• Association for Promotion of Entrepreneurial Activity in Kostanay region
|Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
||Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Project Summary, Objectives and Results
Engineering mathematics is at the core of all branches of engineering, from aerospace engineering to electronics; from mechanical engineering to computer science. The reasons of the project are:
- need for the use of high-hume technologies to strengthen industrial, economic capacities of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan;
- lack of specialists, poor awareness of available appropriate technologies;
- existing educational programs in mathematics lack practical outcome;
- absence of platform for collaboration of academic staff in the field;
- poor collaboration between HEIs, industries and research institutions, existing separately from HEIs retards introduction of research into practice and reduces capacities of HEIs to train marketable graduates.
- To develop an interdisciplinary master programme in Mathematical Engineering on the basis of EU approach and best practices of EU universities.
- To establish 5 Computing Centres in each Central Asian partner university.
- To develop the shared platform between partners.
||HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
|Components of the Education Process
||Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Mobility and international exchange, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
||Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geosciences, Biology
||Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
The project comprises the following Work packages and activities:
WP1. Preparatory WP:
- Training on Bologna process,
- Analysis of the survey of stakeholders,
- Analysis of the content of international educational programmes.
WP2. Development of master programme:
- Elaboration of qualification frameworks and development of the curriculum for the Master programme,
- Approval of the developed curriculum,
- Development of courses of the curriculum.
WP3: Establishment of Computing Centres:
- Establishment of Computing Centres, purchasing the hardware and software packages,
- Development of common platform among established Computing Centres,
- Maintaining created platform.
WP4: Training activities:
- English classes for academic staff of Master programme for 6 months,
- Training on using the engineering software tools (MATLAB, COMSOL),
- Retraining of the academic staff.
WP5: Dissemination & exploitation:
- Accreditation of the Master programme,
- Introduction of the Master programme to other institutions,
- Promotion by local mass media,
- Organizing info days,
- Web site.
- Student enrollment,
- Develivering video lectures,
- Development of professional networks,
- Organizing student internships.
WP7: Quality assurance and monitoring
- Quality control and monitoring on developed Master programme,
- Evaluation of the Master programme by external experts,
WP8: Project management
- Interdisciplinary Master Program in Mathematical Engineering (qualification descriptors, curriculum, syllabuses) developed.
- Computing Centres in each partner country university established.
- Web-platform with the opportunity to join for outer stakeholders (HEIs, companies, scholars) for the purpose of professional development, e-learning developed and shared.
- Research and academic collaboration promoted.
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