On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, an online coordination meeting was held within the framework of the international project of program the Erasmus Plus Capacity Building program "Future Oriented chemistry (FOREST)".
Project key objective is to enhance the quality of chemistry education and employability of the chemistry graduates of RU and VN universities through introducing the-state-of-the art Master’s programs in line with Bologna provisions and to mitigate impact of climate change in Russia and Vietnam by introducing community capacity building.
During the meeting, the interim results of the first half of the project were discussed. The implementation of tasks under work package 1 included the development of project manual by the lead organizations of WP1 (NARFU, Vietnam University of Forestry): communication policy, dissemination strategy and plan, sustainability plan.
The NARFU project team, with the support of partners, also developed questionnaires to identify the key competencies of future employees among employers and students in specialized specialties. Based on the results of a survey conducted in the Arkhangelsk, Rostov and Novosibirsk regions, NARFU experts prepared an analytical report of Russian universities participating in the project. The key "soft skills" and professional competencies of future employees identified as a result of the survey helped to form two possible tracks of their master's programs, including the NARFU Master's program "Sustainable forest management in a face of climate change", which is scheduled to launch in September 2022.
In the near future, the project participants will compile an Atlas of best European practices of interdisciplinary programs in the field of chemistry, forest management and climate change.
The partners also briefly discussed the current state and preparation plan for future master's degree programs at Russian and Vietnamese universities, participation in training seminars, as well as the development of Centers of Excellence in Russia and Vietnam.
International Cooperation Department
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