On 1-2 March 2021, NArFU participated in a kick-off meeting of the new international project "Future Oriented Chemistry/FOREST", which supported by the European Union. Interestingly, this is one of the three projects NARFU has the opportunity to participate in based upon the selection results for the 2020 Erasmus+ program call Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.
A strong international consortium, represented by Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (Portugal), Università Degli Studi Di Catania (Italy), University of Leoben (Austria), Southern Federal University, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Novosibirsk State Technical University (Russia), Vietnam National University of Forestry, Thai Nguyen University of Sciences (Vietnam) and led by Linkoping University (Sweden), aims to launch new interdisciplinary Master's programs on climate change. The project will open up new perspectives for increasing knowledge of climate change, applied chemical technologies and sustainable forest management.
During the next three years, project partners will work on the development of new interdisciplinary Master program and courses within LLL program. The partners are also planning to implement centers of excellence in applied chemistry and climate monitoring at each partner university, prepare an atlas of best European practices in running of interdisciplinary programs in Chemistry and Climate Change, to organize interregional teachers and student mobility and to hold two summer schools in Novosibirsk and Hanoi.
The project will contribute to the development of bilateral cooperation with universities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in particular with the Vietnam National University of Forestry, NArFU Partner University, as well as strengthening multilateral partnerships in the field of environmental issues, climate change and sustainable forest management.
From NArFU side experts from Higher School of Natural Sciences and Technologies of NArFU, Department of Academic Affairs and the Department of International Cooperation will be actively involved in the implementation of the FOREST project.
Department of international cooperation
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