For some time a few universities work together under iiSBE umbrella in developing master courses in Sustainable Built Environment. The key universities are UMinho, based in Guimaraes Portugal, and Czech Technical University in Prague. Others are associated or affiliated to this process. A major enabler was a EU program I coordinated called Ides-Edu , in which 15 universities joined forces in developing course material. and iiSBE ,with many academic members, as the independent NGO partner for Sustainable Building,
During the SBE16 Conference in Prague, CESB16 , we have taken initiatives to broaden this cooperation, Ways of cooperation were discussed , as well as a detailed exploration of getting involved with a few interested universities. Some had expressed interest during my visits , and were represented by a professional in student and teacher exchange organisation . ( interested universities came from Ukraine , Ireland and Australia). In the next months the structure of cooperation will be further explored and detailed. Interested universities can of course bring forward their interest , via me ( as advisor for master course development) or the coordinator of the running joint masters, Luis Braganca from Portugal.
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