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ACES

Applied Computing in Engineering and Science

1. Purpose of the project:

to contribute to the improvement of higher education in Belarus and Russia, better integration of their universities into the European Higher Education Area and to improve the employment of their graduates.

2. Objectives of the project:

- to develop a modern master's program in applied computer data processing in engineering and science, which will comply with the principles of the Bologna process, and implement it in 3 Belarusian and 2 Russian universities;
- develop and update courses and teaching materials for the master's program;
- improve the qualifications and skills of teachers;
- to introduce modern teaching methods into the developed training courses;
- to install modern equipment and software for teaching, practical training and development, and provide libraries with relevant expert literature;
- to disseminate know-how and developed materials among other universities.

3. Brief description of the project:

The main objective of the project is to develop a modern master's degree program in the field of applied computer data processing in engineering and science.
The project is being implemented by a consortium of partners from the EU countries, the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation.

4. Brief plan of project activities:

- development of curricula for the master's program;
- development of courses and teaching materials;
- renovation of laboratories, libraries, offices;
- introduction of the master's program;
- dissemination of project results;
- ensuring the quality of the project;
- providing project management.

5. Expected results:

- curricula for the master's program have been developed;
- courses and teaching materials have been developed;
- laboratories, libraries and offices were updated;
- a master's program has been introduced (the program is accredited, the teaching staff is prepared, students are enrolled);
- the results were disseminated (information materials about the project were prepared, information was posted on the Internet, the target group was informed about the results of the project);
- quality monitoring was carried out.

6. Consortium composition:

  • Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Siberian Federal University, Russia
  • Association for Engineering Education of Russia, Russia
  • Belarusian State University, Belarus
  • Belarusian National Technical University, Belarus
  • Grodno State University named after Yanka Kupala, Belarus
  • Mining University Wuppertal, Germany
  • Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Palacky University, Czech Republic
  • Higher Technical University, Portugal

7. Amount of funding for BSU: 107,236 euros

8. Official sat of the project: http://www.ai.tuwien.ac.at/aces/

9. Contact person for the project:

Kharin Yuri, Head of the Department of Mathematical Modeling and Data Analysis

Tel. + 375-17-2095104

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10. Project results:

- A modern master's degree program has been developed in the field of applied computer data analysis in science and engineering in accordance with the principles of the Bologna process and its implementation in BSU, BNTU and GrSU.

- A methodological basis for master's programs has been created, including requirements for the competencies of specialists and learning outcomes (the opinion of employers about the competencies necessary for specialists has been studied, the content of training and requirements for educational and program documentation have been determined).

- Developed and approved curricula for magistracy (BSU curriculum is designed for 2 years, at BNTU and GrSU for 1 year; Master's curriculum at GrSU since 2017 is designed for 2 years of study).

- The master's program is included in the classifier of the Republic of Belarus (1-31 81 12 "Applied computer data analysis").

- Provided an annual enrollment of students for training on the master's program (at BSU in 2015 13 people were recruited, in 2016 24 people were recruited, in 2017 64 people were recruited; 9 people were recruited at BNTU in 2016; at YSU in 2016. 15 people were recruited, in 2017 27 people were recruited, including 2 foreign citizens for training in English).

- As part of the accreditation procedure in 2016, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus conducted a continuous survey of undergraduates, the results of the assessment of the master's program by the undergraduates themselves are positive and are presented in the report of the accreditation commission).

- In terms of solving the problem of developing a new and modernizing the existing educational and methodological base for the created master's program:

English-language versions of educational materials were developed, which were translated into Russian for subsequent publication;
prepared electronic educational and methodological complexes on mathematical modeling, scientific computing, numerical analysis and optimization, statistical modeling, statistical calculations;
internal and external review of the presented educational materials was carried out (reviews were received from Gomel State University and Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk, Russia);
educational materials are posted in electronic form on the project website http://www.ai.tuwien.ac.at/aces
a library with the necessary expert literature was formed (educational and scientific literature was purchased in the amount of 122 titles (167 copies) for the amount of 2,923.27 euros)
the licensed software Wolfram Mathematics was installed for teaching the conduct of practical training for undergraduates.
- Improved qualifications of teachers of BSU, BNTU and GrSU in the development of educational master's programs and modern methods of teaching specialized disciplines (5 teachers of BSU, 9 teachers of BNTU and 4 teachers of GrSU underwent internships at the Vienna University of Technology (Austria), the Higher Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal) , Palacky University (Czech Republic), Wuppertal University (Germany) and Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).

- Scientific articles prepared and published by the Belarusian participants of the project

- A series of intra-university seminars was held on the use of modern teaching and learning methods (Professor V.M. Volkov (Russia), Professor Pedro Lima (Portugal), Professor Tomas Furst, Professor Karel Chron (Czech Republic), Professor Peter Filzmosers (Austria).

- In the Belarusian HEI-participants of the project, modern equipment and software for theoretical training, practical exercises and the development of training courses were installed (BSU purchased equipment (personal computers, laptop computers and a server) in the amount of 14147.64 euros (EU grant funds), Grodno State University purchased equipment (2 computer labs, multi-board, laptop computers, powerful computers for mathematical modeling) in the amount of 35,804.92 euros (including 10,857.32 euros at its own expense); BNTU purchased equipment (personal computers with installed licensed software and a package symbolic mathematics, laptops, multifunctional devices, projectors, servers) in the amount of 20880.42 euros (including 7317.41 euros at their own expense).

- The dissemination of information on the results of the project was carried out. The website of the project is developed at http://www.ai.tuwien.ac.at/aces. The Internet pages of the project have been created on the websites of the Belarusian HEIs participating in the project:

- Prepared advertising brochure about the project - http://www.ai.tuwien.ac.at/aces/images/download/publications/Folder_1_rus.pdf

- Presentations of a new master's program at BSU, BNTU and GrSU are presented at seminars, master classes and conferences. A package of informational documents about the master's program has been developed, available on the websites in the sections "Applicant" and in printed form, the information package has been distributed among applicants and employers. Published 4 issues of the newsletter about the project - http://www.ai.tuwien.ac.at/aces/index.php/2014-10-14-09-18-03/publications-en.html

- Provided the annual monitoring of the project by the project coordinator - Vienna University of Technology (Austria). 2 monitoring of the project was carried out by the National Office of the Tempus Program in Belarus.

- 4 coordination meetings were held on the project.

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