Project: Development of Environment and Resources Engineering Learning

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
DEREL 2010 1062086.58 JP 511001-2010 3 years Multy-country finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
August 15, 2010 October 14, 2013 June 14, 2014 http://www.derel.ukim.edu.mk/

Project summary

The project main objectives are:

1. To develop new, up-to-date, postgraduate curricula in Environment and Resources Engineering at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia, University of Novi Sad, Serbia and Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania, based on the European Credit Transfer System and in accordance with the Bologna Process, following the criteria and conditions for setting up a Joint Postgraduate Degree.
2. To develop and implement sustainable regional DEREL network aimed at:

  • offering lifelong learning seminars at the DEREL Partner Countries for environment and resources engineering education and training of interested stakeholders (i.e. public services, enterprises, NGO's);
  • organize and work out workshops focused on strengthening the links in the knowledge triangle: environment education-innovation-research, with participation of postgraduate students, public services, enterprises and NGO's.

DEREL main features are: The DEREL Consortium consists of eleven Universities: four EU Universities (from Italy, Greece, Germany and Austria), seven from the Partner Countries (FYR of Macedonia, Serbia and Albania), one PC Ministry, four PC National Agencies, one PC non-governmental organization, one PC enterprise. Online Learning Courses will be established allowing new learning environments, giving the priority to the so-called "blended" education concept. The new DEREL postgraduate studies will start at CMU, UNS and PUT in September 2012, with students and academic mobility. A sustainable regional DEREL network will be developed offering a set of lifelong learning courses. DEREL workshops will strengthen the links in the knowledge triangle: environmental education-innovation-research, with participation of postgraduate students, public services, enterprises, NGO's. The sustainability of the DEREL Curricula will be achieved through establishment of adequate financial and institutional coverage.

Objectives

1. To develop new, up-to-date, postgraduate curricula in Environment and Resources Engineering at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia, University of Novi Sad, Serbia and Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania, based on the European Credit Transfer System and in accordance with the Bologna Process, following the criteria and conditions for setting up a Joint Postgraduate Degree.
2. To develop and implement sustainable regional DEREL network aimed at: (i) offering lifelong learning seminars at the DEREL Partner Countries for environment and resources engineering education and training of interested stakeholders (i.e. public services, enterprises, non-governmental organizations); (ii) organize and work out workshops focused on strengthening the links in the knowledge triangle: environmental education-innovation-research, with participation of postgraduate students, public services, enterprises, and non-governmental organizations.
 

  • To promote the reform and modernisation of higher education in the partner countries
  • To enhance the quality and relevance of higher education in the partner countries
  • To build up the capacity of higher education institutions in the partner countries and the EU, in particular for international cooperation and for a permanent modernisation process, and to assist them in opening themselves up to society at large
  • To foster the reciprocal development of human resources
  • To enhance networking among higher education institutions and research institutes both in the partner and EU countries
  • To enhance mutual understanding between peoples and cultures of the EU and of the partner countries
  • Modernisation of curricula in academic disciplines identified as priorities by the Partner Countries, using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the three cycle system and the recognition of degrees.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Curriculum Reform

Subject areas

  • Environmental science

Partners

University of Florence, ITA Project coordinator
Stefano Manetti Contact person
University of Belgrade, SRB
Milan Trumic Contact person, Milan Antonijevic, Dragana Zivkovic, Snezana Milic, Maja Trumic, Grozdanka Bogdanovic, and Ljubisa Andric
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Goran Vujic Contact person, Milan Martinov, Mirjana Vojinovic-Miloradov (Мирјана Војиновић-Милорадов), Janko Hodolic, Branka Nakomcic-Smaragdakis, Dusan Milovanovic (Dušan Milovanović), and Visnja Mihajlovic
Regional Development Agency of Eastern Serbia (RARIS), SRB
Sasa Galic
Copper Smelting and Refinnig Plant Bor (TIR), SRB
Milan Dejanovski
Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), SRB
Momcilo Zivkovic
Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, Macedonia, MK
Agency of Environment and Forestry, ALB
National Agency of Natural Resources, ALB
Center for Climate Change, MK
University of Tirana, ALB
Polytechnic University of Tirana , ALB
Goce Delcev University, MK
Ruhr University Bochum, DE
St. Kliment Ohridski University of Bitola , MK
Vienna University of Technology, AUT
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GRC
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, MK

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Dryer Retsch Fluid Bed Dryer TG 200 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Technical faculty in Bor, Department of Mineral and recycling technology, Laboratory for crushing and grading
Sieve Shaker Retsch Vibratory Sieve Shaker AS 200 control Lab equipment in engineering 1 Technical faculty in Bor, Department of Mineral and recycling technology, Laboratory for crushing and grading
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Soil Nutrient Analyzer Shimadzu Soil Nutrient Analyzer Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Technial Sciences, Mechanical Engineering Institute, lab B4-4
Gas chromatograph Shimadzu Gas chromatograph Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Technial Sciences, Mechanical Engineering Institute, lab B4-4
Laboratory PCI analyzer Shimadzu Laboratory PCI analyzer Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Technial Sciences, Mechanical Engineering Institute, lab B4-4
Flowmeter Mainstream Flowmeter Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Technial Sciences, Mechanical Engineering Institute, lab B4-4

Activities

1.1. Academic visits from PC to EU Universities;
1.2. Surveys of PC educational and Labour Market needs
1.3. Workshop for curricula and lifelong learning courses
1.4. PC staff training and retraining at EU Universities;
1.5. Work out and produce the educational materials;
1.6. Open new Curricula at CMU, UNS, PUT in 2012;
1.7. Carry out the studying process

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1. Academic visits from PC to EU Universities Methodology January 15, 2011
1.2. Academic visits from PC to EU Universities Report January 15, 2011
1.3. Workshop for curricula & lifelong learning courses Events: Conferences and Seminars March 15, 2011
1.4. PC staff training & retraining at EU Universities Training June 15, 2011
1.5. Work out and produce the educational materials Teaching material March 15, 2011
1.6. Open new Curricula at CMU, UNS, PUT in 2012 Learning resources May 15, 2012
1.7. Carry out the studying process at CMU, UNS, PUT Learning resources October 14, 2013
2.1. Prepare a tender for the DEREL Equipment Report August 15, 2011
2.2. Perform the open call and select the Suppliers Report November 15, 2011
2.3. Equipment Procurement, Commission & Installation Learning resources April 15, 2012
3.1. Adapt the DEREL courses for web-based access Learning resources September 15, 2012
3.2. Develop blended learning courses methodology Learning resources October 15, 2012
4.1. Develop DEREL lifelong learning courses Learning resources October 15, 2012
4.2. Organize and work out 6 lifelong training seminars Training September 15, 2013
4.3. Organize and work out 3 DEREL network workshop Events: Conferences and Seminars August 31, 2013
5.1. DEREL web-site, network and informative sessions Learning resources September 14, 2013
5.2. DEREL publications Learning resources October 14, 2013
6.1. Creation of sustainable linkages Learning resources October 14, 2013
6.2. Institutional & financial sustainability assessment Report October 14, 2013
7.1. Control and Monitoring of DEREL project quality Events: Conferences and Seminars October 14, 2013
7.2. Yearly quality control meetings Report October 01, 2013
8.1. Project representatives meeting Events: Conferences and Seminars October 20, 2010
8.2. DEREL Start-up meeting Events: Conferences and Seminars October 30, 2010
8.3. Project Management and administrative coordination Methodology October 14, 2013

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Enhancing Environmental Engineering Education in Eastern Europe Paper Environmental engineering education, reform and modernization of higher education, engineering curriculum, joint degree Enrica Caporali, Atanasko Tuneski, Vladimir Trajkovik, Elena Palmisano, Juna Valdiserri
Abstract
The TEMPUS programme (Trans-European mobility scheme for university studies), with the support of the DG EAC of the European Commission, has contributed in many aspects of general interest for tertiary education: harmonisation of studies, the development of life-long learning, the effective use of ICT, appraisal of the quality, accreditation, innovation learning methods, and last but not least, the birth of a network of institutions trusting each other. Such a solid cooperation framework is surely among the main outcomes of the TEMPUS Projects run by the University of Firenze (Italy) DEREC - Development of Environmental and Resources Engineering Curriculum) 2005-2008, and its spin-off called DEREL - Development of Environment and Resources Engineering Learning (2010-2013), recently recommended for funding by the European Commission as well as VICES-Services (2009-2012).
DEREL poster Promotion material Environmental and resources management, postgraduate curricula, lifelong learning seminars
Development of an Environmental and Resources Engineering Education Framework Paper E-learning, presence learning, distance learning Enrica Caporali, Atanasko Tuneski, Claudio Borri
Survey on national capacity needs of Serbia for global environmental management Study / Analysis Environmental protection, environmental projects, environmental management,
DEREL curriculum - Environmental and Resources Engineering Studies Curriculum Curriculum, courses, environmental studies, resources engineering studies
DEREL life-long learning courses Teaching / Training materials Renewable energy sources, environmental impacts, rural development, environmental management system