Solar Cell Technology Courses for VET and Industry

Project Overview

Project Title Solar Cell Technology Courses for VET and Industry
Project Number 144791-TEMPUS-2008-ES-JPCR
Country Turkmenistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End March 1, 2009–March 1, 2012
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 600,739
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
- University of Aveiro, Portugal

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Autonomous University of Barcelona
– Mercedes Unzeta
– Louis Lemkow

Beneficiary

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

This project is concerned with providing academic support for the development of solar cell technology in Turkmenistan, considered to be a high national priority in conjunction with sustainable development policies. The work is carried on using EU expertise from a variety of countries, plus local expertise. In addition the project will development the specific methodology of distance teaching and content and strong control for ICT supported teaching in cooperation with educational institutions, industry and the ministries of Turkmenistan to an internationally accepted standard in solar cell technology.

Project Objectives
  • To create an educational structure – including VET (Vocational Educational Training) for industry, university training, and postgraduate training for renewable energies in general and specific in solar cell technology and applications.
  • To develop specific teaching materials for renewable energy use and photovoltaic technology.
  • To involve European and Turkmen industry partners in creating a base for future common solar activities based on locally trained specialists in renewable energies and solar technology.
  • To create a sustainable cooperation between both EU and Turkmen educational institutions and industrial enterprises in the field of solar cell production and application.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Career planning, Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Target Groups Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects
Activities

1. Creation of a management unit and system (SOLTME – SOLar Cell Initiative in Turkmenistan) which would support the development of the educational platform through a masters level curricula and development of ICT-supported teaching programmes for students, postgraduate (PE) students in the area of renewable energies and solar cell technology.

2. Development of the TME-specific methodology of distance teaching and content and strong control for ICT-supported teaching in cooperation with educational institutions, industry and the ministries of TME to an internationally accepted standard in solar cell technology.

3. Development of education platform and implementation of practical experience in ICT-supported teaching by pilot teaching in the area of renewable energies and solar cell technology with a subsequent largescale teaching, dissemination and networking.

Project Results

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