Desk and field studies of the EU experience – International Hybrid Learning Space and distant technologies
Riga, Latvia,
Chemnitz, Germany

Russian and Kazakhstan universities’ staff will visit Riga Technical University (1 week) and Chemnitz University of Technology (1 week) for study of existing systems of e-learning and distant learning technologies

Summer School "Smart City Today and Tomorrow" at Novosibirsk State Technical University
Novosibirsk, Russia

The Novosibirsk International Summer School "Smart Cities: Today and Tomorrow" was held at Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU) on July 01-05, 2019. This Summer School was carried out in full compliance with the Project, aimed at developing and implementing new joint educational programs in the direction of “Smart City Technology and the Internet of Things”.

The summer school was attended by lecturers and responsible leaders from universities in Greece, Germany, Latvia, Mongolia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Russia and Italy. In this case, the lecturer from Italy was a guest in connection with the cooperation between NSTU and the University of Barry (Italy). Also, within the framework of this event, a coordination meeting of responsible persons was held with discussion of the most important issues and taking decisions on all the issues discussed.

Project's Coordination Meeting
Novosibirsk, Russia

Project's Coordination Meeting took place 2 of July 2019 at NSTU (Russia). All activities which should be done for the first project's year were discussed, participants developed the plan of the activities for the period July 2019-January 2020, shared the responsibilities between partners.

Teachers from Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia has visited ATEI, Thessaloniki and TUS, Bulgaria for intensive training in double-degree master program development, content & methodology
Thessaloniki, Greece
Sofia, Bulgaria

A group of teachers from Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia has visited ATEI, Thessaloniki and TUS, Bulgaria for intensive training in double-degree master program development, content & methodology. Prof. Catalin Vrabie from ATIC, Romania, has come to TUS and presented lectures on smart city issues.

Partner universities’ staff have visited Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria) for study of existing systems of quality assurance in Master training
Sofia, Bulgaria

Representatives of Kazakhstan, Mongolian and Russian universities had training sessions in quality assurance at Technical University of Sofia during May 6-12, 2019. Prof. Milka Vicheva presented the systems of quality assurance in EU higher education in regards of SMARTCITY project and the workshop targets. The participants led by Prof. Dukendjiev of TUS had discussed the quality standards in Master training, quality assurance system in TUS – SOPKONI. They had visited the TUS premises, laboratories and Tech park Sofia.

1-5 of April 2019 Top-managers of the Partner universities (15 deans, heads of the academic activities) took part in the project’s seminar at Riga Technical University where the possibilities of the double- degree Master Program were discussed.
Riga, Latvia

Training at the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Thessaloniki, Greece

The Project meeting in the frames of the activity 2.1 took place in ATEI, Thessaloniki on March 11-15, 2019. The program included the Coordination meeting, led by the project coordinator Milka Vicheva from TUS in presence of the EU and PC partner representatives. The project management and planning issues were discussed and important decisions were made. In the following days the ATEI colleagues have presented the Master program “Web Smart Technologies”, their experience in programs development, software and facilities used in teaching process. During the week at ATEI the participants have also visited International Hellenic University (Thermi Campus), where have learned about their programs and curricula; Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) and two research institutes: Information Technologies Institute and Hellenic Institute of Transport, where the new projects of smart home, automobiles, and transport management systems were presented.

Training session for the senior academic administrators
Salzburg, Austria

At the University of Applied Science of Salzburg (Austria) was held the training session for the senior academic administrators. 17 representatives (vice-rectors, deans, vice-deans) of Russian, Mongolian, Kazakhstan universities

Coordination meeting for ERASMUS +
Brussel, Belgium

28-29 of January 2019 Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Grantholders' Meeting was held at Brussels

28-29 of January 2019 Dr. Milka Vicheva, coordinator of the project and Dr. Olga Dolinna, coordinator of the partners activities took part in the coordination grantholders' meeting for ERASMUS +Capacity Building in Higher Education projects in Brussels (at the Management Centre Europe). The aim was to get the latest information concerning the project's management and financial reporting. The project's activities were discussed also with Mrs. Olga Oleynikova, NEO Russia.

Kick-off meeting
Saratov, Russia

Kick-off meeting and the project’s conference was held at Saratov, SSTU 17-18 December 2018

Representatives of all partners took part at the meeting. All partners presented their institutions and discussed all project’s activities. The plan for the first year activities was developed.

Project’s management committee (for the aim of project’s management) was organized.

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