Project Partners


 TPU – Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russia)

TPU (over 22500 students) being a leading engineering higher institution in the country and having the greatest traditions in engineering education is actively involved in cooperation with international organizations, funds and programmes, like: Tempus, Marie Curie Fellowship, ÑESAER, IAU, SEFI, CLUSTER, TIME among others. Several educational programmes of TPU were accredited by the GATE, ABET and CEAB; 8 awarded with the EUR-ACE label.

In 2009 TPU received the status of the National Research University. There are only 12 universities granted with this status among 1422 Russian higher educational institutions. This status assumes that the following 10 years the University will be granted with more academic freedom including the right to develop and establish new programs BSc / MSc / PhD level according to own university standards.

The broadening and intensification of international cooperation is one of TPU priorities for the next decade.

Role of the TPU in the project:

  • development of Guidelines on curriculum design based on alignment of the EUR-ACE Standards and related quality requirements to learning outcomes and the Federal Educational Standards of the RF for engineering curricula;
  • development and implementation of master programme (Electrical Engineering) at TPU based on the Guidelines recommendations;
  • providing with its experts for engineering faculty training in curriculum design;
  • running training workshop for engineering faculty at TPU;
  • preparing its updating programme for evaluation against EUR-ACE Standards;
  • maintain and running the project website;
  • coordinating the activities of Russian partners in the project.

 BMSTU – Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Russia)

Faculty of 2500 with 340 full professors and 1700 associate professors teach 18000 students, 1000 PhD ones offer 110 BS, MS, Eng. study programmes, proving the excellence of education at 8 Research and Education Complexes, each with a Faculty, a Research Institute and Centre(s).

An Educational and Methodological Association of Engineeringl Institutions of Russia as an entity of BMSTU is responsible for development of the guidelines to design engineering study programmes aligned with Russian HEI standards and BP principles and as a consequence with EQF and EUR-ACE.

It also disseminates its developments among a great deal of technical universities of Russia.

The Department of Education Quality is aimed at quality assurance. It develops evaluation criteria of study programmes both old and new/updated ones, defines the requirements for a module-based structure and content of learmer’s guide to support teaching process, develops and approves innovation technologies.

Role of the BMSTU in the project:

  • linkage to Ministry of Education and Science of RF on consistency of structure and content of elaborated engineering curricula with Federal educational standards;
  • development and implementation of master programme (Mechanical Engineering) at BMSTU based on the Guidelines recommendations;
  • providing with its experts for engineering faculty training in curriculum design;
  • running training workshop for engineering faculty at BMSTU;
  • organization and hosting of Quality meeting of Project Board;
  • organization and hosting of final conference on project results;
  • preparing its updating programme for evaluation against EUR-ACE Standards.

 SPbSPU – Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University (Russia)


Since foundation in 1899 SPbSPU is one of the leading politechnical universities in Russia. Today SPbSPU has acquired a wide and deep experience in polytechnical university education and comprises 20 faculties in Engineering, Computer Science, Technical Physics, Economics and Humanities etc., each containing corresponding academic chairs.

SPbSPU is composed of over 25 000 students and about 3 000 of academic staff. SPbSPU main objective is human resources, science and engineering support for the progress of science-intensive sectors of the economy and society through the training and upbringing of qualified specialists with basic scientific knowledge and applied skills on the basis of the integration of educational, scientific, engineering design and production activities in the international context according to the traditions of the university polytechnic education. The key activities of SPbSPU are education, scientific research and engineering design for science-intensive economy.

Role of the SPbSPU in the project:

  • development and implementation of master programme (Computer Engineering) at SPbSPU based on the Guidelines recommendations;
  • providing with its experts for engineering faculty training in curriculum design;
  • running training workshop for engineering faculty at SPbSPU;
  • organization and hosting of meeting of Project Board;
  • organization and hosting of conference on discussion and approval programmes elaborated by TPU,BMSTU and SPbSPU;
  • organization, editing and publishing the Book on Engineering curriculum design.
Partners

 HSW – Hochschule Wismar (Germany)


Wismar University of Applied Sciences stands on educational pillars of Technology, Business and Design. Scientific disciplines range from the traditional one like electronic engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and business administration to modern topics such as multimedia technology, communications design and media or architectural design.

Wismar University plays a key role as a regional competence centre in education, research and innovation with strong orientation on international collaborations and networking activities. International oriented in education, research and innovation make Wismar University to an innovator strengthening the regional business structures as well as the European Higher Education Area. Acting as an active partner of Bologna Process Wismar University has implemented many reforms to modernise University following the Lisbon Strategy of the European Union.

Role of the HSW in the project:

  • general management quality assurance of project;
  • finance management of project;
  • reporting to EACEA on project outcomes;
  • sharing its expertise for elaboration of Guidelines in accordance with Bologna principles and European quality standards;
  • organization and hosting of 2 partners meetings;
  • advising TPU on development (curriculum, syllabi etc) and implementation of master programme (Electrical Engineering) through faculty exchange;
  • providing with its faculty members for evaluation of programmes elaborated by TPU, BMSTU and SPbSPU;
  • sharing its experience in programme design in the Book on Engineering curriculum design.
Partners

 KTU – Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)


Kaunas University of Technology, with its eleven faculties is the second largest university in Lithuania. About 80% of Lithuania’s industrial engineers have graduated from KTU. The University staff consists of approximately 1.000 academic staff, including 145 professors and 441 associated professors. There are about 17.000 students, in addition to 500 doctoral students.

Among the goals of the University’s development strategy are the internationalisation of academic life through the facilitation and enlargement of cooperation with both national and international academic, scientific, and economic structures. KTU's mission statement: to achieve and to maintain status as an integral part of the global community of universities and one of the most important research centres in Lithuania, to promote the development and to serve the needs of an information and knowledge society as well as to endeavour academic excellence.

Role of the KTU in the project:

  • organization and hosting of Workshop on European and Russian standards alignment;
  • sharing its experience for elaborating Guidelines in accordance with Bologna principles and European quality standards;
  • advising BMSTU on development (curriculum, syllabi etc) and implementation of master programme (Mechanical Engineering) through faculty exchange;
  • providing with its faculty members for evaluation of programmes elaborated by TPU,BMSTU and SPbSPU;
  • sharing its experience in programme design in the Book on Engineering curriculum design.
Partners

 LBUS – Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania)


The Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu is encompassing 11 faculties including Engineering, Medicine, Sciences, etc. Lucian Blaga University offers study BS/MS/PhD; the university has more than 20.000 students, 500 PhD students, and has a total number of 1200 academic staff. It was the leadership’s strong conviction that LBUS could be successful only by interaction and cooperation.

LBUS was granted full membership in UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education. The Ministry of Education bestowed the “Award for Academic Excellence” upon LBUS, making our university one of only nine Romanian Universities which were granted awards of excellence on this occasion, in recognition of their commitment to promoting the Reform in higher education.

Role of the LBUS in the project:

  • sharing its experience of ECTS application for development of curriculum structure and content of engineering programmes;
  • sharing its expertise for elaboration of Guidelines in accordance with Bologna principles and European quality standards;
  • organization and hosting of Workshop on developed curricula;
  • advising SPbSPU on development (curriculum, syllabi etc) and implementation of master programme (Computer Engineering) through faculty exchange;
  • providing with its faculty members for evaluation of programmes elaborated by TPU, BMSTU and SPbSPU;
  • sharing its experience in programme design in the Book on Engineering curriculum design.
Partners

 SEFI – Société Européenne pour la Formation d'Ingénieurs


SEFI is a network of 380 institutions of higher engineering education, educators, engineers, companies and international associations in 42 countries. SEFI aisbl, founded in 1973, is an international non-governmental organisation under Belgian Law whose aims are to:

  • contribute to development and improvement of engineering education and position of engineering professional,
  • improve communication and exchanges between teachers, researchers and students in various European countries,
  • promote co-operation between industry and those engaged in engineering education,
  • promote European dimension in higher engineering education.

SEFI achieves its mission through a series of activities – specific themes working groups, seminars, annual conferences, scientific publications etc. SEFI developed or was partner of European projects such as SOCRATES/ERAMUS, LEONARDO, and maintains official relations with the EU, UNESCO and the Council of Europe.

Role of the SEFI in the project:

  • providing with its members for Workshop on European and Russian standards alignment as experts in EQF, European quality standards for engineering education;
  • providing with its members for elaborating Guidelines in accordance with EQF, Dublin descriptors and graduates' competencies;
  • organization of engineering faculty workshops at TPU, BMSTU and SPbSPU and providing with its members as experts in engineering curriculum design according to requirements of Dublin descriptors and EQF to graduates competencies.
  • organization and hosting of meeting of Project Board;
  • providing with its members for evaluation of programmes elaborated by TPU, BMSTU and SPbSPU.
Partners

  ENAEE – European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education


ENAEE, stemmed out of ESOEPE, the “European Standing Observatory for the Engineering Profession and Education” established in 2000, is a non-profit association under Belgian law, founded in 2006. ENAEE has launched and is running the EUR-ACE® European accreditation system of engineering programmes.

The EUR-ACE® label is awarded to engineering degree programmes accredited by an authorized agency (or analogous national accrediting body).

EUR-ACE® labels:

  • respect the great diversity of engineering education within the European Higher Education Area,
  • create a system of accredited engineering programmes that share common objectives and outlooks,
  • facilitate trans-national recognition of academic and professional qualifications.
The EUR-ACE® labels distinguish between First-Cycle (Bachelor) and Second-Cycle (Master) Degrees, in accord with the definitions given in the European Qualification Frameworks (EQF-LLL and QF-EHEA).

At present, the EUR-ACE system is being implemented by seven Agencies in seven countries within the EHEA (UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Portugal, Turkey and Russia); contacts are under way to spread the system to other Agencies and countries.

Role of the ENAEE in the project:

  • providing with its members for Workshop on European and Russian standards alignment as experts in engineering programme accreditation against EUR-ACE Standards;
  • providing with its members for elaborating Guidelines in accordance with requirements of EUR-ACE Standards to graduates' competencies;
  • providing with its members as trainers for engineering faculty workshops on curriculum design at TPU, BMSTU and SPbSPU;
  • organization of evaluation visits to TPU,BMSTU and SPbSPU;
  • providing with its members for evaluation of programmes elaborated by TPU,BMSTU and SPbSPU.