EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY - INDUSTRY NETWORK

Socrates Erasmus Programme

Contract N°: Ref. 116343 - CP -1-2004-1- RO - ERASMUS - TN

 

 

Newsletter - JULY 2005

FINALLY, THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE EUI-Net NEWSLETTER IS LAUNCHED,

aiming to periodically inform the EUI-Net network upon the related activities. The newsletter will be issued quarterly and all project partners are invited to submit their own news, to be published.

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Launching meeting of EUI-Net

DSCN0483_1During February 17-19, 2005, at Poiana Brasov, Romania, the kick off meeting of the Erasmus Thematic Network project took place. On behalf of the European Commission the meeting was attended by Mr. Ettore Deodato - Director of the Erasmus Thematic Network programme, Mrs. Marylin Fiaschi - European Commission, Project officer Erasmus Thematic Networks, and Mrs. Katerina Galanaki- Spiliotopoulos, EC expert on Tuning methodology and tools, Head of International Relations Athens University of Economics and Business.

The 61 representatives of 47 partner countries had the opportunity to share their experience in the project field and plan for the future activities. The main achievements of the meeting were:

-  training on Tuning methodology;

-  training on project management and reporting;

-  establishment of workgroups composition and activity plans.

 

 

The EUI-Net official website

The internet domain www.eui-net.org has been acquired and the official website of the Network is now operational at this address.

 

New member within the executive team from Brasov

The EUI-Net executive team includes now a new member, Mrs. Marcela Rodica LUCA, associate professor at University Transilvania of Brasov, head of the Psychology Department. Her main assignment within the project is to coordinate the Tuning research, i.e. for defining and updating generic and specific competences in the subjects relevant to the industrial sector. According to the project plan, the outcome of this research work will be published in the book entitled: "Tuning Industrial Educational Structures in Europe " – part. I. Mrs. Luca’s topics of research and teaching are: personality psychology, work and organizational psychology, career counselling, faculty development. International experience: participation in several Tempus projects (1996-2001), coordination of Tempus - TRUST project in the 2nd and 3rd year (1998, 1999), since 2003 - academic exchanges in the frame of Socrates Erasmus bilateral agreements with several European universities. Professional experience: 14 years of teaching in higher education, 18 years of industrial psychology work.

 

 

Tuning based research has started

 

The consortium of the EUI-Net encompasses members belonging to industrial and educational field. Although Tuning research are activities included in SIG1 and SIG2, all members are invited to participate in the research aimed to establish a competency profile for engineering studies for the first and second cycle. The starting point of the research is the Tuning project which established already competency profiles for a number of areas: business, chemistry, education sciences, geology, history, mathematics, and physics. 

EUI-Net covers 29 countries and aims to extend the research for the subjects of relevance for the industrial sectors. Thus, the initial Tuning research scope will be extended, and a new dimension will be added. In this respect, questionnaires for generic and specific competencies in engineering will be elaborated and distributed to all network members till the end of September.

As is stated in the project, the research outcomes will be used as reference point for curriculum design and improvement in the courses relevant to industry. [more]

 

 

Dissemination activities

 

Participation at the International Conference on Interdisciplinarity in Education - ICIE 2005. [more]

Participation at the International Conference on Sustainable Energy 2005. [more]

 

For more information:

Assoc. Prof. Simona LACHE, Ph.D

Assoc. Prof. Marcela LUCA, Ph.D.

Prof. Ioan Calin ROSCA, Ph.D

Address:

Univesity Transilvania of Brasov

29 B-dul Eroilor

500036 Brasov, Romania

Tel./fax: + 40 268 474761
email: slache@unitbv.ro
www.eui-net.org

Source: EUI-Net