Project: Modernising geodesy education in Western Balkan with focus on competences and learning outcomes

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
GEOWEB 2015 968563.0 561902-2015 3 years Regional on-going
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2015 October 14, 2018 http://gidec.abe.kth.se/GEOWEB/

Project summary

Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovia are all in the transition process from a centrally planned economy to a democracy with market-oriented economy. Today, they face numerous challenges and problems, such as land related problems, rural and agriculture stagnation, air and water pollution, flooding, land slides and other natural hazards. Addressing all these problems needs technical support from a well functioning geodetic infrastructure and geodesy education.

Present geodesy education in Western Balkan does not meet the requirements of social economic development. Many geodesy institutions do not have modern equipment to teach new technologies to students. Curricula are not adapted to the new labour market. Teaching methods are often based on teacher-centered old traditions, instead of student-centered active learning. In spite of historical and cultural ties, cooperation and integration in geodesy education is not well established in the Balkans.

This Erasmus project aims to address the above issues in order to modernize geodesy education in three Western Balkan countries.

Objectives

Specific project objectives are the following:

(1) to establish Balkan regional cooperation network in geodesy education;

(2) to develop a geodesy core curriculum and new master programs;

(3) to establish new geodesy laboratories;

(4) to organize 4 re-training courses for Balkan staff;

(5) to install e-learning web platforms;

(6) to introduce PBL pedagogy to partner universities;

(7) to implement quality assurance procedures;

(8) to promote application of new technologies in land, water and environmental management.

Programme

Programme
ERASMUS+
Subprogramme
Capacity Building in Higher Education

Subject areas

  • Environmental protection

Partners

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, SE Project coordinator
Huaan Fan Contact person
University of Belgrade, SRB
Branko Bozic (Бранко Божић) Contact person
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Zeljko Bugarinovic (Жељко Бугариновић) Team Member, Dragana Popovic (Драгана Поповић) Team Member, Filip Sabo (Филип Сабо) Team Member, Milan Vrtunski (Милан Вртунски) Team Member, Vladimir Pajic (Владимир Пајић) Team Member, Aleksandra Radulovic (Александра Радуловић) Team Member, Dusan Jovanovic (Душан Јовановић) Team Member, Djordje Przulj (Ђорђе Пржуљ) Team Member, Dubravka Sladic (Дубравка Сладић) Team Member, Aleksandar Ristic (Александар Ристић) Team Member, Mirko Borisov (Мирко Борисов) Team Member, and Miro Govedarica (Миро Говедарица) Contact person
University of Tirana, ALB
Sabri Laci (Sabri Laçi) Contact person
Polytechnic University of Tirana , ALB
Gezim Gjata Contact person
BNpro d.o.o Sarajevo, BIH
Mirnes Bojic (Mirnes Bojić) Contact person
Development Planning Institute of Sarajevo Canton, BIH
Jasmin Taletovic (Jasmin Taletović) Contact person
University of Tuzla, BIH
Edin Hadzimustafic (Edin Hadžimustafić) Contact person
University Dzemal Bijedic in Mostar, BIH
Suad Spago (Suad Špago) Contact person
University of Sarajevo, BIH
Medzida Mulic Contact person
University of Leon, ES
M. Flor Alvarez-Taboada Contact person
Technical University of Vienna, AUT
Robert Weber Contact person

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server Lenovo ThinkServer TD350 IT equipment – server 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Desktop computer Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tower IT equipment - desktop computer 4 University of Belgrade, Rector' office
Monitor for desktop computer Lenovo ThinkVision T2224p IT equipment – other 4 University of Belgrade, Rector' office
3D desktop computer Lenovo ThinkStation P310 Tower IT equipment - desktop computer 2 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
3D Monitor ASUS VG248QE IT equipment – other 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Monitor for desktop computer Dell U2412M IT equipment – other 2 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Notebook Lenovo ThinkPad P70 IT equipment - notebook computer 2 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
3D projector NEC NP-V332W Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Notebook HP 250 G6 (1WY08EA) IT equipment - notebook computer 1 FCE Office
Tablet Apple iPad Mini 4 Wifi+Cellular IT equipment - tablet computer 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
GPS receiver Trimble R8s GNSS Slate Set Lab equipment in engineering– valuable/expensive piece 2 FCE Laboratory for Surveying
Flying platform (UAV) DJI Matrice 600 Pro (M600 Pro) Lab equipment in engineering– valuable/expensive piece 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Extra batteries for UAV TB47S Lab equipment in engineering 6 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Aircraft Arm Kit Matrice 600 - Aircraft Arm Kit Lab equipment in engineering 2 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Camera Controller additional Matrice 600 Remote Controller Lab equipment in engineering 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Camera Gimbal Ronin-MX Lab equipment in engineering 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Counterweight Set Ronin-MX - Counterweight Set Lab equipment in engineering 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
DSLR Camera Photogrammetry Canon EOS 6D body Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
3D mouse for Stereorestitution 3D Mouse Stealth S1 - V-Type Lab equipment in engineering 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Active 3D glasses KIT NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Kit Lab equipment in engineering 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Active 3D glasses extra NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Extra glasses Lab equipment in engineering 1 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
3D glasses for projector NEC NP02GL 3D Active Glasses Lab equipment in engineering 5 FCE Laboratory for Photogrammetry
Geospatial office software Leica, Infinity Survey Software Software 1 Laborartory for surveying engineering
Software for point cloud processing Technodigit, 3D Reshaper Software 1 FCE Laborartory for Surveying Engineering
Laptop computer Lenovo Legion Y520 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 FCE Office
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server LENOVO THINKSERVER TD350 IT equipment – server 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Computer LENOVO M900 TOWER+MONITOR T2224p IT equipment - desktop computer 16 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Projector NEC NP-V332W Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Printer LASERJET PRO 400 MFP M426FDN IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Switch D-LINK DGS-1024D 24-PORT FAST ETHERNET SWITCH IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Receiver TRIMBLE R8S GNSS SLATE Lab equipment in other subject areas - valuable/expensive piece 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Receiver TRIMBLE S5 2” TOTAL STATION Lab equipment in other subject areas - valuable/expensive piece 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Piezometer Geokon Model 3400-2 Lab equipment in other subject areas - valuable/expensive piece 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Strain gauges BDI ST350 Lab equipment in other subject areas - valuable/expensive piece 3 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Accelerometers Analog Devices ADXL203EB Lab equipment in other subject areas - valuable/expensive piece 3 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5
Tag BDI-JIG-001A Lab equipment in other subject areas - valuable/expensive piece 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, MI G-5

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 Project organizations formed Report October 30, 2015
1.2 Project plan reviewed Report November 15, 2015
1.3 Kick-off meeting organized in Sarajevo Events: Conferences and Seminars November 30, 2015
2.1 A geodesy educational database created Report June 30, 2016
2.2 Educational cooperation agreement signed among Western Balkan partner universities Report October 30, 2016
2.3 Western Balkan Geodesy Society established Events: Conferences and Seminars October 30, 2016
3.1 Equipment needs identified for each partner university Report January 15, 2016
3.2 New equipment purchased, installed and tested Report June 30, 2016
3.3 Staff trained on new equipment Events: Conferences and Seminars June 30, 2016
4.1 Intensive training on Digital mapping and advanced image processing Training material April 30, 2016
4.2 Intensive training on Global Navigation Satellite Systems Training material June 30, 2016
4.3 Intensive training on GIS for land, water, resource and environmental management Training material May 30, 2017
4.4 Intensive training on Gravity, geoid and reference systems Training material October 30, 2017
5.1 Geodesy stakeholders surveyed Report June 30, 2016
5.2 Workshop on geodesy core curriculum and new master programs Learning material December 30, 2016
5.3 Leraning outcomes at lesson level are defined Learning material March 31, 2017
5.4 New curricula and master programs accredited and started Report May 30, 2017
5.5 14 new teaching materials developed Service/Product September 30, 2017
6.1 Workshop on e-learning and PBL (Problem-Based Learning) pedagogy Events: Conferences and Seminars October 30, 2017
6.2 MOODLE e-learning web server installed Service/Product March 31, 2017
6.3 Pilot PBL course given at each partner country university Report June 30, 2018
7.1 Workshop on quality assurance in geodesy Events: Conferences and Seminars January 31, 2018
7.2 Systematic course evaluation by students implemented Report June 30, 2018
8.1 Activity Monitoring Manual developed Report December 30, 2015
8.2 Monitoring and quality control by project co-ordinator Service/Product October 14, 2018
8.3 Monitoring and quality control by International Advisory Board Service/Product October 14, 2018
8.4 Monitoring and quality control by 3 external experts Report December 20, 2017
9.1 Project web site created Service/Product November 15, 2015
9.2 Project leaflets and newsletters published Report October 14, 2018
9.3 Dissemination via annual conference of Western Balkan Geodesy Society (WBGS) Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2018
9.4 Final dissemination conference Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2018
10.1 Management by Project Management Board (PMB) Service/Product November 30, 2015
10.2 Annual meeting of Project Management Board (PMB) Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2018
10.3 Day-to-day project management Service/Product October 14, 2018

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Geodesy stakeholders survey Study / Analysis Geodesy, questionnaire, stakeholders University of Novi Sad, University of Belgrade
Abstract
This report provides an overview of the questionnaire prepared by the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Civil Engineering, and presents the results. 42 stakeholders participated in the survey.
Geodesy educational database report Questionnaire Geodesy, educational database Branko Bozic
Abstract
The report contains information about the educational database, created by the University of Belgrade. The database consists of: 1) geodesy educational institutions, 2) geodesy programs that actually exist in several countries around in the region and 3) basic information about stakeholders.