Erasmus+ Building Capacity Projects

Erasmus+ Building Capacity Projects

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Title of the Project

Description

Erasmus+

Leipzig University of Applied science

vocationnel training center for undergraduate university students and teachers in Jordan. (VTC)

VTC is a three years project funded by European Union through Erasmus+ Project, that concentrates on providing Jordanian students with competencies and skills needed by the market.The project aims at institutionalizing vocational training within the Jordanian universities so that it becomes main component of students’ life at the university.

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STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Smart Control System for Energy Management: New Master Degree.

(SEMSEM)

This project main objective is to increase public awareness and utilization of renewables, promote for energy saving and management, as well as develop new research areas in those fields. Based on surveys and questionnaires from previous projects Clean Energy and Research in Environmental Studies (CERES)(517401-TEMPUS-1-2011-1-ESTEMPUS-JPCR) and Master on Sustainable development and Renewable energy (MANSUR) (511069-TEMPUS-1-2010-1-IT-TEMPUS-JPCR), a solid conclusion for the establishment and developing a training course and a master program was evident. The project will have a broad scope of goals which targets academic, industrial and civilian sectors, and the consortium partners. On the academic level, 4 universities from EU, namely: SU, UNIOVI, IST and UCY Universities and along with 4 Universities, namely: AAST, ASU, HU, NU and 3 Jordanian Universities: University of Jordan, Mutah University and JUST are to work on the preparation of the new MSc degree and training program. Being supported by Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) in UK, KTP will help spreading the business and technical skills to academia and at the same time enhance research opportunities thus bridging between universities and industry. On the industrial level, ALEXSEEDS is a leading company specialized in a variety of food products in Egypt. Their main contribution to the consortium will be through providing a good case study and a real-life feedback experience in the field of energy and cost saving, energy consumption as well as process efficiency enhancement. They will be sharing and contributing through surveys from an industrial point of view. Another main contributor to the consortium is EURO Training through enhancing the organizational effectiveness of the project. Being officially experienced in the area of management and quality control, they be internally monitoring the progress of the whole project.

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JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Promotion of Innovation Culture in the Higher Education in Jordan.

(INVENT)

This project concentrates on strengthening and enhancing the role of higher education institutes and universities in innovation capacity building, technology transfer and commercialization of applied scientific research outcome in Jordan.

Erasmus+

AN-NAJAH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

The MEDiterranean Public HEALTH Alliance (MED-HEALTH)

The overall objective of MED-HEALTH is building up South Mediterranean HEIs’ competences in the field of Public Health to improve public health performance, employment & development    perspectives in the region.

Erasmus+

Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Modernising human Resource management In South mediterranean higher  Education

(RISE)

This Project aims to: 

- Build up capacities and skills in HRM on target South Mediterranean HEIs for stronger organizational efficiency;

- Create a regional network on HRM as a forum for exchange of good practices;

- Conceive and develop institutional HR strategies in South Mediterranean HEIs

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(PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS)

Climate Change, Sustainable A agriculture and Food Security.

(CCSAF). 

Climate projections for the Middle East and North African (MENA) region indicate warmer and drier conditions with increased frequency of natural disasters. Agriculture is one of the most vulnerable economic sectors to climate change, mainly due to the limited availability of water and land resources in the two target MENA countries (Egypt and Jordan). There is future risk of higher skills shortages in 'niche' areas related to the impact of climate change to agricultural sectors and food production. In particular, there is need for highly specialized scientists in the field of agriculture and food security who want to combine scientific and social policy skills to better understand and make significant contributions to climate adaptation and mitigation in agriculture and food security. It is critical to integrate agricultural science with related subjects that impact on sustainability and food such as geo-politics, legislation and regulation, consumer pressures, economics, agro-ecology and environment stewardship, especially at the post-graduate level. An inter/multidisciplinary MSc programme in Climate Change, Agricultural Development and Food Security (CCSAFS) is urgently needed. CCSAFS is driven by the Bologna process and a multi-stakeholder approach advanced through a participatory or negotiated environment enabled by ICTs, blended learning, SDGs and agro-food entrepreneurship in teaching, learning and outreach activities. Graduates will be equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge and agro-food entrepreneurship and ethics to promote sustainable agricultural production, food security and climate change adaptation. CCSAFS will help to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities to compact hunger and adjust to local, regional and global changes in climate.

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Jordan University of Science and Technology

Fostering Academia-Industry Collaboration in Food Safety and Quality

(FOODQA)

FOODQA is an Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education project that concentrates on strengthening and enhancing the role of universities (academia) and industry in food sector. The creation of Centres for food safety and food quality in Jordan is intended to support the organisation and structure of the interfaces between Academia and Industry; making available to the food sector technical and scientific services that can contribute to the development of the industry and to strength its competitiveness in the direction of a future integration in the European Union in particularly in the area of food safety and quality; making available to the food sector technical and scientific services that can contribute to the development of the industry and to strength its competitiveness in the direction of a future collaboration with the European Union in particularly in the area of food safety and quality. The FoodQA project aims at reinforcing and structuring a Jordanian network for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the food area, while improving the flow of knowledge and cooperation between HEI and industry. To achieve this ambitious goal, the consortium identified a set of activities to be carried out through the creation of the FoodQA centres. These activities will lead to key changes in teaching and learning approaches and will build strong & durable bridges between academia and industry. 

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Jordan University

Development of Environmental Engineering and injection of climate change concept for Undergraduated curriculum: EU experience for Jordan and Syria

The project aims to ensure that the universities in Jordan and Syria can offer a high quality education compatible with European standards and meets the market needs of the emerging knowledge-based society by strengthening environmental teaching. Also EGREEN aims to introduce the concept of environmental and climate change issues in order to graduate professional leaders who can meet market needs of the country as well as it will develop and integrate a bachelor degree program with an appropriate laboratory component in environment jointly taught by universities in Jordan and Syria and brought into line with the Bologna requirements. This project will engage faculty in the development of interactive instruction techniques for lectures and laboratory courses and sharing experiences with EU partner universities and it will develop and implement course content for undergraduate students. Project direct aim is to enhance the capacity and enable Jordanian and Syrian partner universities to develop the modules of environmental engineering for undergraduate programs with state of the art educational technologies. EGREEN will thus contribute to a sustainable outcome that will promote curriculum reform in engineering education and leave a longer-term legacy for Jordanian and Syrian universities. All project's partners have a rich experience and successful track record and active participation in Tempus projects which will ensure that the consortium will achieve EGREEN objectives. It is envisaged that these specific objectives will contribute to a sustainable outcome that will promote curriculum reform in environmental engineering education and leave a longer-term legacy for both Jordanian and Syrian Partner universities.