2017: EEA Mobility project – Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara (*)
Project Promoter: Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara (UPT)
Project Code: EY-MPO-0083
The project involves Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Norwegian University College of Agriculture and Rural Development, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Reykjavik University. It considers engineering fields, either classic or transdisciplinary.
The four universities work to modernise their curricula, syllabus and delivering strategies in order to comply with the goals set up by the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition launched by the European Commission. The students and staff who will undertake the study, placement, teaching and training mobilities are the direct beneficiaries, while their peers, host/home university and the local communities are indirect beneficiaries.
The cooperation between UPT and Norwegian University College of Agriculture and Rural Development focuses on rural development and addresses contemporary challenges: rural depopulation and decline of the socio-economic contributions of changing agriculture to the rural economies, and looks for concrete solutions, which will contribute to an increase in community and individual capacity.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has an international focus. The broad areas of studies, the strong research capabilities and close links with the industry ensures that NTNU is able to take the role to create synergies and to foster the multi-disciplinary dimension needed in order to provide the new digital skills asked by the European strategy.
Reykjavik University (RU) will show UPT how to transform breakthrough technologies into real world solutions and foster local innovation in a globalized world. RU has a modern, interdisciplinary approach and offers programmes that cross business with computer science and with engineering. RU is at the forefront of research in Iceland in its focus areas and is member of the international CDIO university network, an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers.