Development of Master Programme in Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainable Environment Erasmus Project

General information for the Development of Master Programme in Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainable Environment Erasmus Project

Development of Master Programme in Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainable Environment  Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Development of Master Programme in Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainable Environment

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Capacity Building in higher education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics:

Project Summary

In recent years Uzbekistan has paid significant attention to the practical use of renewable energy sources (RES) as they are viewed as an important factor of sustainable development and economic competitiveness of the country. Degradation of environmental conditions in Uzbekistan has become a major driving incentive for the pursuit of alternative forms of energy consumption.Fortunately, climatic conditions and geographical location of Uzbekistan make very promising perspectives for future use of renewable energy with solar energy having the highest potential. Training of engineers which are qualified to work with modern RES solutions is, therefore, an important issue that the Government wants to address.Project proposal has been prepared as a follow up of previous cooperation amongst consortium members. All partners have bi/multi-lateral cooperation. Though all institutions never worked as a single consortium, but some of Uzbek universities have had joint projects under TEMPUS and another framework. For example, KTH, UrSU and KarSU participated in a TEMPUS project, UNIVAQ and KTH were partners in another TEMPUS -2011, КТН coordinated TEMPUS projects with participation of TARI and some participants in the project have met in conferences and seminars held in the framework of the TEMPUS program. The project idea to create a master’s program in Renewable energy sources for Uzbek universities was discussed in one of the meetings by representatives of TARI, UNIVAQ and KTH, in order to cope with the national needs in this field.The main goal of this project was then to develop a new master’s program on renewable energy sources and sustainable environment and implement the developed courses at all Uzbek partner universities.Thus, the project’s main pursued objectives were:1. Development of a new MSc curriculum in renewable energy sources and sustainable environment2. Capacity building in renewable energy sources and sustainable environment at 6 Uzbek universities3. Establishment of laboratories in renewable energy.4. Implementing the triangle research – education – innovation in Renewable Energy sources and sustainable environment.A wider objective of the project was to create an infrastructure and system for training new generation of engineers in renewable energy sources and sustainable environment. These engineers are the professionals able to solve local and regional energy and environmental challenges of industries, public administration institutions and private consumption in Uzbekistan. This objective is has been achieved by creating a new MSc program with complete curricula at the faculty of Engineering of ASU,GulSU, UrSU, KarSU, TARI and TTPU. Main outcomes of the project are also the definition of 12 new courses compatible with European standards in ECTS as the basis for a Full Master of Science curriculum; fully functional and well equipped 6 Renewable Energy labs with all tools for analyses and experiments in the area; Uzbek professors, teachers with newly gained skills in Renewable energy sources and sustainable environment; Growth of interest amongst specialists of industries and public administration institutions and the society in general in retraining and updating their skills.New laboratories and teaching facilities at ASU,GulSU,KarSU,UrSU,TARI and TTPU have been created and fully implemented in the planned activities.The Uzbek Partners represent different regions of the country, so that the dissemination of competencies and results have been easily transferred to a wide territorial stakeholders.TARI and TTPU are from the capital,GSU is from the central region,KarSU from the south,UrSU from the northwest and ASU from the east.The Minister of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education, International Solar Energy Institutre (ISEI) and Solar Energy Company(MIRSOLAR) have actively partecipated in the project and contributed with their day-to-day practical issues for studies and analysis.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 850975 Eur

Project Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL’AQUILA & Country: IT

Project Partners

  • CHIMIKOTECHNOLOGITCHEN I METALURGITCHEN UNIVERSITET
  • ANDIJAN STATE UNIVERSITY
  • MIR SOLAR
  • KARSHI STATE UNIVERSITY
  • AL-XORAZMIY NOMLI URGANCH DAVLAT UNIVERSITETI
  • TOSHKENT AVTOMOBIL YO’LLARINI LOYIHALASH QURISH VA EKSPLUATATSIYASI INSTITUTI
  • TOSHKENT SHAHRIDAGI TURIN POLITEXNIKA UNIVERSITETI