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Start date: Oct 1, 2009,

This TN project brings together within a single network all actors in HE in chemistry and chemical engineering in Europe. There are schools, universities, industries, national chemical societies, and accreditation bodies. The project brings all these actors together to collaborate in the development of a knowledge based economy, specifically in chemistry and chemical engineering. The project:- will produce innovative products and processes, such as a virtual campus, quality labels for teacher training programmes, a Eurolecturer qualification, training tools for languages in specific areas (English, German, Spanish, French and Italian), and a training course for generic skills for third cycle students.- will help promote entrepreneurship by proposing a curriculum for entrepreneurial skills and developing the tools for a network of entrepreneurs.- will facilitate the comparability of degree programmes across Europe by creating a common database of programmes across Europe, by proposing a common framework for chemistry teacher training, and developing the tools for European quality labels for these programmes.- will increase the attractiveness of studies in chemistry and chemical engineering by evaluating activities carried out across Europe for that purpose. It will also provide teaching and training materials for school teachers and pupils to explain the changes taking place in HE as a result of the Bologna process.- will support innovative ICT-based products by developing a virtual campus, by producing on-line language courses for chemists and engineers, on-line materials for lecturer competences, and on-line tests on fundamentals and in specific areas at the interface of chemistry and chemical engineering in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.- will enhance the interaction between chemists and chemical engineers in academia, support programmes at the interface of these areas, and increase the employability of graduates in those fields.

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