Erasmus+ Projekt: MINERAL

Erasmus+ Projekt: “ModernIsation of GeoLogy Education in Russian and VietNAmese Universities (MINERAL)”

The number of specialists in resource geology in Russia and Vietnam is decreasing, their qualifications are no longer meeting demands of the labour market, which reduces national companies' competitiveness against international ones. As the resource exploration management methodologies and technologies are changing the education curricula needs to be updated.

Education systems in Partner Countries are dependent on their government where decisions are taken slowly. The best way to tackle the education modernisation there is through educators and managers of the education systems. European Universities as TU Berfakademie Freiberg, Montanuniversität Leoben and the University of Turin, recognised for their focus on geology and resources, will help partners from Russia and Vietnam to modernise their education, update curriculum and create international Master Programme in Geology focused on resources providing courses in English.

The capacity of lecturers of Partner Universities will be built, the curriculum considering the interests of the target groups prepared, laboratories equipped, eLearning platform for interactivity and material accessibility created, after which the teaching will start.

To engage students, attract the brain drain and raise the awareness, winter schools "Young Geologist" will be organised in campuses in English and in Russian or Vietnamese using traditional video and online lectures. Having all materials online (for the master programme and for winter school) the effect is expected to propagate nationally and internationally.

The programme will be prepared as a double degree with Bologna recommendations to ensure the course compatibility with EU. This will uplift Universities to an international level assuring institution internalisation and networking, increased student and staff mobility. The successful implementation will disseminate the effects for other departments and institutions through various activities organised by educators.

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