UKRENERGY

  Project title  Innovative Master Courses Supporting the Improvement of the Energy and Carbon Footprint of the Ukrainian Building Stock

Program ERASMUS Lump Sum Grants

Reference number 101082898-ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-2
  Implementation period  01 April 2023 – 31 March 2026
  Budget  709 876,00 EURO

 

UKRENERGY project web page

UKRENERGY PROJECT SUMMARY
Establishment of new Master Courses (MCs) on “Energy Efficiency, Building Retrofitting and Energy Planning” in Ukrainian Universities (UAUs) and promotion of EU best practices in the terms of educational methodologies and specific knowledge related to the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
Three are the specific objectives:
1. Curricular development tailored to labour market requirements and enable to support the employability expectations of graduates by training them with up-to-date methodologies in the field of energy sustainable buildings. The new study programmes will be implemented in the UAUs with different training directions according to the local needs. MCs will start in the 3rd project year with the completion of the 1st academic year. The development process will be completed by updating of didactical laboratories and new teaching aids materials to publish jointly between UA and EU teachers.
2. Links university-enterprises: to develop a networking system among UAUs and stakeholders to remedy to the currently fragmented scientific background in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and to the lack of distribution of knowledge, expertise, info and data.
3. An “EU – Ukraine Green Deal Network” will be officially established, to enhance in tangible and actual terms the leading role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in policies related to Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings, keeping into due account both the requirements set by UN 2030 Agenda, with specific reference to SDGs 7, 10, and 11, and the priorities of the EU Green Deal. UKRENERGY will also spread and promote UA awareness related to the EU policies referred to Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings and to enhance the approach towards EU best practices. Main beneficiaries of the outputs to be produced will be (about): 120 UA Sr. teaching staff, 60 UA Jr. teachers and assistants, 200 final year students / new graduates and students to enrol to the new Master Courses.

PARTNERS INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT:
1. UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA (UniGe)
2. KYIV NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE (KNUCA)
3. ODESSA STATE ACADEMY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (OSACEA)
4. PRYDNIPROVSKA STATE ACADEMY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (PSACEA)
5. LVIV POLYTECHNIC NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (LPNU)
6. NATIONAL TRANSPORT UNIVERSITY in Kiev (NTU)
7. ODESSA NATIONAL ECONOMIC UNIVERSITY (ONEU)
8. UKRAINIAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY in Dnipro (USUCT)
9. LVIV NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL UNIVERSITY (LNEU)
10. STATE AGENCY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY SAVING OF UKRAINE (SAEE)
11. AGH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF KRAKOW (AGH-UST)
12. UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA CAMPANIA LUIGI VANVITELLI in Caserta (UNICAM)
13. SLOVAK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY in Bratislava (STUBA)
14. UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI PARTHENOPE (UNIPARTH)
15. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING in Rivne (NUWEE)

CONTACTS OF THE INSTITUTIONAL COORDINATOR:
Oleksandr Litvinov, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Vice-Rector.

The project is not finished yet

On April 17-21, 2023, a kick-off meeting for the project was held in the city of Genoa (Italy). Teachers Grinchenko Raisa and Boyko Olha presented the university and the department where new disciplines will be introduced within the project.

On June 26-30, 2023, a meeting of the UKRENERGY project participants was held at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. The institutional needs of Ukrainian universities for the implementation of new master’s courses were shared with European partners. Colleagues from Slovakia shared their experience in teaching disciplines aimed at energy saving.

On October 16, 18 and 20, 2023, online seminars with partners were held to support the preparation of the Program Handbook for the new Master Courses and the development of educational modules.

On December 20, 2023, ONEU hosted a workshop on “Challenges and opportunities for cost savings through the use of alternative energy sources in small and medium-sized heat generation of territorial communities of Odesa region”. 

During the workshop, participants had the opportunity to learn about the available types of alternative energy sources with their comprehensive comparative characteristics, conditions and requirements for the use of certain types of alternative energy sources and sources of investment.