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SURE: Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation in Europe
Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2019 PROJECT  ONGOING 

AIM OF PROJECT is improving quality and increasing adequacy of educational offer of EU Higher Education Institutions to the needs of society through the development of multidisciplinary joint MSc curriculum in English - SURE: Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation. Now, in a rapidly changing world, issue of sustainable development is one of the most important problems of modern countries and societies. Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation is direction that embeds architecture, urbanism and cultural heritage in context of requirements and condition of doctrine of sustainable development. Need for project directly and closely follows contemporary needs. Spatial, demographic, ecological development requires professionals who will be able to customize architecture and urbanism to specifics of these conditions. The main need of modern societies is protection, revitalization and modernization of already built environment and buildings, and each country has different experiences in these fields. Sustainability is key issue raised in many documents of the EC. Therefore SURE cannot be effectively implemented locally, it requires broad international cooperation.PARTNER UNIVERSITIES:• Politechnika Lubelska, Poland• Universita degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza, Italy• Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain• Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas, LithuaniaNON-ACADEMIC PARTNERS:• ICOMOS Polska, Poland• Fondazione Romualdo del Biando, Italy• Fondazione Flaminia, ItalyPartnership is complementary, each partner brings significant added value to project. Established partnership will take maximum advantage of experience and expertise of Partners in order to increase quality and relevance of HE not only in countries involved in project implementation, but in the entire EU.ACTIVITIES:1. Needs analysis in terms of contents of curricula in the field of architecture, urban planning, heritage protection and sustainable development:- Collection and analysis of information about labour market requirements and practical needs - discussion panels with representatives of employers and practitioners in order to better attune joint SURE curriculum to requirements of labour market and praxis- Analysis of curricula in field of architecture, urban planning and conservation of heritage in Poland, Italy, Spain and Lithuania in order to determine detailed requirements for multidisciplinary joint SURE curriculum- Elaboration of Best practices handbook "Contemporary realities and needs of sustainable urban rehabilitation" presenting results of analysis conducted, examples of best practice and guidelines for attuning curricula to current requirements of labour market2. Comprehensive elaboration of joint curriculum for SURE based on EU best practice:- Elaboration of Model programme of SURE - plan of study for 3 modules- Elaboration of coherent SURE curriculum (syllabi, learning outcomes, etc.)- Elaboration of didactic materials3. Pilot implementation of particular courses of SURE curriculum:- Conducting teaching of particular courses of SURE curriculum- Critical analysis of pilot implementation- Attuning of elaborated SURE curriculum in accordance to conclusions resulting from pilot implementation and conducted critical analysis4. Multidirectional dissemination of projectBased on SURE curriculum universities will be educating new generation of architects who understand need for and objectives of sustainable development, both in terms of architecture and urban planning and in terms of society, as well as protection of heritage. Partners will elaborate modern, innovative curriculum giving high quality learning opportunity, attuned to requirements of labour market, modern trends and doctrine of sustainable development.INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS:• Best Practices Handbook "Contemporary realities and needs of sustainable urban rehabilitation"• Model programme of SURE: Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation study • SURE: Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation multidisciplinary joint MSc curriculum• Didactic materials for SURE• SURE e-learning Space• SURE Knowledge Exchange PlatformRESULTS EXPECTED ON PROJECT'S COMPLETION:• Permanent cooperation network• Continuous transfer of knowledge, experiences and good • Strengthened research capacity of European universities• Broadened educational offer of European universities• Increased number of SURE Knowledge Exchange Platform users• Higher level of internationalization of European universitiesProject will contribute to implementation of modernization agenda of HE through:• increasing attainment levels to provide the graduates and researchers Europe needs• improving quality and relevance of higher education • strengthening quality through cross-border cooperation• supporting internationalisation of European HE.Achieving project results will contribute to the increase of quality and relevance of Higher Education not only in countries participating in project, but in the entire Europe.
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