Urban Resilience and Adaptation for India and Mongolia: 
curricula, capacity, ICT and stakeholder collaboration to support green & blue infrastructure
and nature-based solutions

 

URGENT aims to promote green & blue infrastructure and nature-based solutions (GBI&NBS) for resilient, climate-friendly and liveable cities in IN & MN (partner countries – PCs) through ICT-enhanced tertiary education linked to labour markets & wider stakeholder circles. This aim will be achieved through the following objectives:1. To upgrade GBI&NBS -relevant BSc, MSc & PhD programs at PIs to make them end-user-oriented & policy-relevant. A pool of URGENT e-courses will be tailored to fit educational needs of learners from science, engineering & planning (154 ECTS of new and updated subjects openly available via e-learning). An URGENT research framework will outline internationally- & policy-relevant research topics, questions & methodology suggestions.2. To develop shared UREGENT Collaborative Learning Platform & online training services of the new generation for qualitative improvement of the education process & academic workflow support among universities & stakeholders (URBAN_learn).3. To create sustainable feedback mechanisms to end-users, ensuring adaptive & practice-relevant teaching contents, knowledge co-production opportunities and stakeholder support to post-project course development & teaching. URGENT stakeholder interactive platforms (SIPs) in PCs will assemble representatives of praxis communities involved to GBI&NBS issues. SIPs will be platforms for academia to disseminate innovative ideas, visions of the future and inform evidence-based management, while praxis partners contribute with their in-hand experiences & know-hows, review curricula, participate QA mechanisms & support graduates’ entry to workplace.4. To develop capacity for academic mobility, shared experimental facilities and joint research by PIs & beyond. URGENT partners will institutionalise their relationship through framework agreements, and set-up rules for physical & virtual mobility, joint research & thesis supervision and common use of research & experimental facilities.


Duration: 15 November 2020 – 14 November 2023

Funding: Erasmus+ Programme for Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education Action

Official homepage: http://www.urgent-project.net/en/php/index.php


Participants:

  • UNIVERSITAET BREMEN - UBREMEN - COORDINATOR
  • NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MONGOLIA - NUM
  • KHOVD STATE UNIVERSITY
  • MONGOLIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES
  • URBAN PLANNING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • NATIONAL GARDEN PARK
  • JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
  • NIRMA UNIVERSITY - NIRMA UNIVERSITY
  • PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF URBAN AFFAIRS
  • GUJARAT INTERNATIONAL FINANCE TEC-CITY COMPANY LIMITED 
  • SHER-E-KASHMIR UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY OF KASHMIR - SKUAST
  • MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG - MLU
  • EESTI MAAULIKOOL - ESTONIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES - EMU
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA - UNICT

 

 

 

          

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