High education area
GLOBAL DIMENSION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION “GDEE” - Cross-cutting development education into technology studies
The Global Dimension in Engineering Education -GDEE- is an initiative that aims to increase the awareness, critical understanding and attitudinal values of undergraduates and postgraduates students in technical universities related to Sustainable Human Development (SHD) and its relationship with technology. This is being dealt with by integrating SHD as cross-cutting issue in teaching activities by improving the competences of academics and through engaging both staff and students in initiatives related to SHD.
The expected results are:
- To increase competences of academic staff to integrate SHD as cross-cutting issue in teaching.
- To create a network of academics for promoting the integration of SHD into technology studies.
- To facilitate the connection between theoretical knowledge (lecturers and students from universities) with practice (through NGOs).
To achieve such outcomes, GDEE will
- produce and spread teaching materials,
- train teachers in SHD integration,
- promote networking among them, and
- link academics with NGOs through formal and non-formal actions at universities.
Funded by: EuropeAid.
Call: Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development - Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union (EuropeAid/131141/C/ACT/MULTI).
Principal Investigator (PI): Agustí Pérez Foguet
Start date: 01.02.2013.
Estimated date of completion: 31.01.2015
Website: Under construction
This project has identified the growing need for professionals to have an integrated approach to water management, interdisciplinary and regional guidance. The project aims to develop graduate programs with an innovative learning methodology, with a link with the labor, business and public, and methods that promote applied research and a permanent network of exchange and cooperation inter-university. Among others, include the following objectives:
- Strengthen educational programs on sustainability tools and mechanisms that promote active learning based on analysis of current social problems.
- To promote educational programs and research across the UPC considering the mass of water ecosystems as life support, beyond consideration as an economic resource and water planning.
- Promote partnerships with institutions (academic and non academic) working in the field of sustainability and cooperation.
Partners: Wageningen University & Research centre (Holland), Universidad Mayor de San Simón (Bolivia), Universidad del Valle (Colombia), Universidad Central del Ecuador (Ecuador), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru), Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo (Peru) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain).
Led by: Wageningen University & Research centre.
Funded by: EuropeAid.
Start date: 01.04.2012. Estimated date of completion: 01.04.2015.
Principal Investigator (PI): Núria Miralles
The UPC’s Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya (FPC) offers postgraduate continuing education in the UPC’s areas of expertise. Its courses are designed for professionals who wish to specialise, to update and extend their education, or to strengthen their leadership and management skills. These specialisation and professional development courses aim to meet the needs of the labour market and industry.
To consolidate its provision of appropriate, high-quality courses, the FPC must revise and re-plan the range of programmes that it currently offers. The present project aims to analyse the courses that are being taught in the field of sustainability. This analysis should reveal any gaps and overlaps with a view to establishing a complete qualifications map that is well suited to the professional context of Catalonia. The methodology proposed involves identifying the educational needs of professionals and evaluating trends in related sectors. Subsequently, the full range of continuing education courses taught at the FPC will be analysed. The final result of this analysis will be a proposal for a set of education programmes to be developed in the coming academic years.
Signed with: Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.
Start Date: 01.10.2010. Estimated date of completion: 01.03.2011.
Principal Investigator (PI): Alejandro Josa