Tempus program is a European Union’s program that supports the modernization of higher education in the EU's surrounding area. Tempus promotes institutional cooperation that involves the European Union and Partner Countries and focuses on the reform and modernization of higher education systems in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region.
Within this Program, EduNano project aims at common courses development for the skills needed for MSc degree level, professionals and teacher training in the field of Nano
The project participants in Israel are the Nano centers at the Technion, Ben-Gurion University, Tel-Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Weizmann Institute of Science. The project also includes The Technical University of Sofia (TUS); Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Grenoble Institute of Technology (CIME), The Samuel Neeman Institute and Elbit Systems.
The Norman Seiden Multidisciplinary Graduate Program of the Technion within the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, participates in the project and has developed two courses:
· Quantum Mechanics for the Nano program – Professor Uri Peskin
· Fundamentals of Nano Biotechnology: Where Nano Biotechnology, Biology and Medicine interface – Assistant Professor Avi Schroeder
Each course will provide a "diploma supplement" compatible with the European Accreditation Transfer System (ECTS) requirements, in order to facilitate better mobility of students between institutions in Israel and Europe.
The project objectives are:
-To design syllabi and course content and assessment for regular and continued education in nanoscience and nanotechnology, to meet the user needs and to determine the credits for each course unit, based on ECTS.
-To select innovative content for the defined learning outcomes and to video-record lectures and practical work in the high-tech laboratories of the partner institutions.
-To adapt/develop new e-learning courses with modular structure for the innovative curricula of partner universities and to establish a platform and procedures for knowledge sharing inside Israeli academy, industry and students.
For more information, about Tempus and Edunano Project see here.