Project Description :
(Integrating education with consumer behaviour relevant to energy efficiency and climate change at the Universities of Russia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh)
Project Reference Number: 598746-EPP-1-2018-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Funding Organization: Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency, Erasmus+: Higher Education-International Capacity Building; European Union, Brussels.
Legal representative of PSTU
Prof. A.K.M. Mostafa Zaman, Dean, Faculty of Land Management and Administration, Cell phone number: +8801729077777, E-mail: email@example.com
Team Member at PSTU
Md. Ashiqur Rahman, Lecturer, Dept. of Geomatics, Cell phone number: +8801710139299, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Total duration of this project is 36 months. It starts on 15/11/2018 and ends on 14/11/2021.
Programme and Partner Countries
- Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania (Programme Country)
- The University of Huddersfield, Global Disaster Resilience Centre, Huddersfield, Queensgate St. HD13DH, UK (Programme Country)
- Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Building Production, Ehitajate tee 5, 19086 Tallinn, Estonia (Programme Country)
- Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University), YaroslavskoyeShosse 26, 129337 Moscow, Russian Federation
- Kaliningrad State Technical University, Department of Ships Electrical Equipment and Power Engineering Sovietsky prospect 1, 236000 Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
- University of Ruhuna, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Mapalana, 81000 Matara, Sri Lanka
- Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Department of Architecture, Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy (Programme Country)
- Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, Polyteknicheskaya St. 29, 195251 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
- International Noncomercial Association of Support and Development, YaroslavskoyeShosse 26, 129337 Moscow, Russian Federation
- M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 119992 Moscow, Russian Federation
- Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Faculty of Land Management and Administration, Dumki, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh
- University of Colombo, 94 Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, 00300 Colombo Western Province, Sri Lanka
- University of Barisal, Department of Geology and Mining, Barisal-8200, Bangladesh
- University of Moratuwa, Department of Civil Engineering, Katubedda, 10400 Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Aims and Objectives
Climate change is a result of modern human lifestyles and activities: heating in buildings, power consumption, cars and aircraft, industrial companies and other activities in the built environment contribute greatly to climate change. Climate change leads to extreme weather events, such as storms, flooding, droughts and heat waves. In the last decade, the world suffered thrice as many weather-related natural disasters as in the 1960s. One of the possible solutions to these problems is improvement of education in environmental protection technology based on consumer behaviour related to energy efficiency and climate change (hereafter BECK education). The main challenge is to consolidate a variety of diverse activities in education quality improvement, such as the delivery of extensive educational programmes and capacity building, the continued knowledge sharing, etc. In order to progress on these efforts, it is necessary to build the capacity and an associated network of experts and institutions.
The education sector is vitally important for social and economic development of Russia (Region 4), Sri Lanka and Bangladesh (Region 6). Both regions distinguish education in Engineering and engineering trends as a key priority (Category A). This priority covers Environmental protection technology, including solutions relevant to energy efficiency and climate change.
Wider objective of the project – to upgrade the curricula with 16 new harmonized multidisciplinary adaptive MOOC modules on environmental protection technology in the Russian, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh universities in order to increase their capacity to continually modernise, enhance the quality and relevance of education of students to the global market needs and to ensure international cooperation.
Main objectives of BECK project:
1. To upgrade curricula of BSc/specialists, MSc and PhD programmes in Russian, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh universities by adding 16 new multidisciplinary adaptive, recognised and certificated MOOC modules on consumer behavior related to energy efficiency and climate change, to enhance the quality and relevance of education in PC and EU universities to global issues;
2. To transfer European practices in education (learning and teaching tools, methodologies and pedagogical approaches including learning outcomes and ICT-based practices) from participating EU universities to PC universities;
3. To assist competence development of teachers within PC universities;
4. To develop the Simulated Big Data Interuniversity Networked Affective Educational Centre to encourage use of ICT-based methodologies in education and research;
5. To strengthen educational and scientific networking among EU and PC universities in the BECK field.
The project in general terms also will spread and promote the awareness in the Partner Countries related to the EU policies referred to Energy Efficiency and Climate Change approach towards EU best practices, with specific reference to the “Environmental & Energy 20-20-20 targets”.
Work Packages (WPs)
The project objectives and outcomes are achieved via planned management and educational activities included in 6 interrelated work packages.
WP1. Preparation for Project Activities
D1.1. Workshop and focus groups to analyse needs, gaps and possibilities for common curricula development D1.2. Reports and BECK capacity building framework D1.3. Guidelines and accreditation rules for the quality assurance of MOOCs
WP2: Development of New Adaptive MOOC Modules on Consumer’s Behaviour Related to Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
D2.1. Framework report for the common BECK curriculum D2.2. The report on common grounds for teaching and learning D2.3. Trained teachers D2.4. Adaptive MOOC module specifications and teaching (learning) materials D2.5. Assessed, recognised and certificated adaptive MOOCs and integrated to corresponding studies by universities in Russia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (upgraded programmes)
WP3: Development and Exploitation of the Simulated Big Data Interuniversity Networked Affective Educational Centre
D3.1. Simulated Big Data Interuniversity Networked Affective Educational Centre D3.2. Retrained teaching staff D3.3. Educated students according to new adaptive, recognised and certificated MOOC modules D3.4. Virtually trained executives from built-environment organizations D3.5. Virtually trained administrators/specialists working in construction and environment ministries D3.6. Improved MOOCs according to stakeholders recommendations
WP4: Quality assurance
D4.1. Quality plan D4.2. Reports on internal monitoring results D4.3. Reports on external monitoring results
WP5: Dissemination and exploitation of project results
D5.1. Dissemination and exploitation plan D5.2. Dissemination through branch organizations D5.3. Dissemination through websites D5.4. Printed and online dissemination materials D5.5. Dissemination events D5.6. Sustainability plan
D6.1. Meeting minutes and Skype minutes D6.2. Official and internal reports on project progress
Participation in project event by PSTU team
1. BECK kick-off meeting
Venue: OZO Colombo Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: 27th January – 1st March 2019
2. Second Coordination and Common Capacity Building Meeting
Venue: University of Huddersfield, UK
Date: 27-28 June, 2019
3. Third Coordination Meeting and Training of Lecturers
Venue: Vilnius Gediminus Technical University, Lithuania
Date: 12-15 November, 2019