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UPC advises universities in Asia and Eastern Europe on how to implement doctoral programs on sustainability

Nov 24, 2011

Representatives of different universities from Asian and Eastern Europe visit UPC to learn how to develop PhD programmes in their centers. The visit is part of the EU project CREDO (Creation of Third Cycle Studies - Doctoral Program in Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology).

From 21st to 25th November, representatives of different universities from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan visit the Campus and take the UPC PhD programme as a model of third cycle studies in Spain. UPC.BarcelonaTech is the only university in the state participating in this initiative for the cooperation in teaching. CREDO's goal is to advance capacity in education, research, innovation and exploitation in knowledge in the area of Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology in these countries through cooperation with European Universities whitin a framework of a Doctoral Programme.
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Molodova and Kyrgyzstan are countries who are in the very beginning of turning to more sustainable energy systems - and as common problem they have a decreasing number of PhD students and therefore an ageing group of researchers and university teachers. CREDO will support these universities in their strive to reform and develop their doctoral education - the third cycle of education - to be in line with the Bologna process. The partner Universites will get assistance from experienced European partners. Project consortium consists of: KTH, Technical University of Delft, Netherlands, UPC, Barcelona, Spain, Tallin University of Technology, Estonia.

CREDO Project