Water Harmony Erasmus+ Project (From 10/2015 to 09/2018) – Inaugural Project Meeting in Norway: 5th – 8th November 2015

Aim: The aim of the WaterH is to develop improved learning and teaching tools, methodologies and pedagogical approaches using best practices. As a result, there will be developed skills in multiple use of resources and long-term planning for multiple benefits in such a way that project partners will have harmonised teaching and pedagogical approaches in water related gradual education.

Objectives are:

  1. Develop learning and teaching tools, methodologies and pedagogical approaches on 6 courses related to water
  2. Upgrade laboratories together with lab courses and teaching tools, so that graduates are more attractive and suitable to their future employers.
  3. Develop e-learning modules using the resources from newly developed courses
  4. Train staff to think more from a user perspective, creating better opportunities for graduates and opportunities for contract research
  5. Train staff to think multi-purpose utilization of resources and opportunities to enhance enterprise collaborations
  6. Strengthen entrepreneurship skills both for students and staff as a tool for securing financial sustainability
  7. Secure quality assurance of educational programs facilitating credit transfers
  8. Dissemination of project results and success stories motivating non-partners to adopt project results

PNew and generic courses developed based on best practices and European principles will enable harmonized educational and teaching methods as well as credit transfers. The entrepreneurial thinking at all levels and directions (where relevant) will enable financial suitability both at short and long term. More modern and flexible teaching approaches will also increase recruitment to the partner universities. A large number of student fellowships (63 student mobility fellowships and 54 special mobility strand student fellowships) and physical team-working opportunities for 22 staff members during 11 workshops and 36 special mobility stand staff fellowships will provide a broad coverage of knowledge sharing. This will generate strengthening of institutions through short-term visits rather than individuals with longer term fellowships.

The following were participated the inaugural meeting

  1. Prof. Lihua Cheng, Prof. Zhibin Zhang, Prof. Yanhao Zhang, Dr. Dong Chen from China
  2. Prof. S.B. Weerakoon, Prof. K.P.P. Pathirana, Dr. S. Sivakumar from Sri Lanka
  3. Dr. Roman Smotraiev, Dr. Olga Sanginova, Dr. NatalliaTolstopalova, Prof. Hennadiy Stolarenko, Ms. NataiilaFomina, Prof. Lech Smoczyński, Prof. and Sławomir Kalinowski  from Ukrain
  4. PProf. Oleksandr Pivovarov  from Poland
  5. PProf. Joachim Fettig, Prof. Martin Oldenburg  from Germaney
  6. Prof. Harsha Ratnaweera, Dr. Zakhar Maletskyi, Ms. Kaia Bing, Ms. Natallia Sivchenko, Mr Xioadong Wang  from Norway