The first study visit of the EMINReM Project consortium to Kütahya Dumlupınar University (Türkiye)

The series of study visits within the framework of EMINReM Project has started from activities at Kütahya Dumlupınar University on the 20-24th of November 2023.

The Partner-Universities from Ukraine (Dnipro University of Technology and Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University), Kazakhstan (Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty) and Uzbekistan (Navoi State University of Mining and Technologies) were the activity participants. Each Partner representatives presented the curricula of educational programs that are planned to be modernized during the Project implementation and discussed other issues important for the Project success.

Prof. Oktay SHAHBAZ and Prof. Chengiz KARAGUZEL presented the Mining curricula of the Host University and shared their teaching experience which will be applied for the Partner curricula modernization. In addition, presentations were made on providing remote, distance learning at the University through their Virtual Platform, ensuring the accreditation procedure and quality control of the educational process at Turkish Higher Education Institutions. The participants got acquainted with the scientific and technical base of the Host University, visited the laboratories of rock mechanics, IT and virtual/augmented reality.

The key direction of cooperation within the Project is capacity building in the field of higher education. The goal of the Study Visits is to get acquainted with laboratory base of the European part of the Project Consortium, their teaching experience and peculiarities of Virtual Learning Platforms functioning for students` distance learning. The Partner best practices learned will be used for the EMINReM Master Programme development and further students` training at the Partner-Universities of Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

The Consortium thanks the Host University – Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Prof. Oktay SHAHBAZ and the Expert of IRD Vehbi Onur DEMIRCILER for organizing a meaningful and interesting program and comprehensive support during the Project implementation! We wish the Partnership successful implementation of the Project and excellent performance of assigned tasks.