RETHINK

Project Title: Reform of Education THru INternational Knowledge exchange (RETHINK)
Project Number: 544178-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-PT-TEMPUS-JPCR (2013-5076)
Coordinating Institution: University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture
Institutional Coordinator at TSU: Prof. Joseph Salukvadze, Division of Human Geography at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Project Duration: 36 months, 2013-2016
Project Partners: Alecu Russo Balti State University (MD), Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction (AZ), Baku State University (AZ), Brest State Technical University (BY), Business Association of Enterpreneurs of Santarem-Nersant (PT), Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture (UA), Donetsk National Technical University (UA), Gavar State University (AM), Georgian Technical University (GE), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (GE), Kauffman Unternehmensberatung (DE, Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine (UA), Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan (AZ), Ministry of Education of Republic Belarus (BY), Polotsk State University (BY), Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (PT), State Engineering University of Armenia (AM), Technical University of Moldova (MD), Technische Universiteti Delft (NL), Universidade Da Coruna (ES), University of Padeborn (DE).
Objectives:

RETHINK intends to rethink the curricula of the partner HEIs -in the priority area of ENVIRONMENT- for the development of Joint Degrees in the fields of 1 - Architecture/Urban planning, and 2-Climate Engineering/Environmental Sciences with the CO2THINK approach. In order to overcome some of the needs of PCs:
-The need to understand the impact of Green House Gases on the Biosphere;
-The need to develop Curricula on sustainability;
-The need to apply ecologic solutions to environmental problems.
Work Packages:
RETHINK is divided in 8 work packages:
WP1– Aims at SWOT analysis of PC and EU HEIs’ existing Curricula, programming further activities.
WP2– Will RETHINK Curricula for Architecture/Urban Planning Degree.
WP3– Will RETHINK Curricula for Environmental Sciences/Climate Engineering Degree.
WP4– Upgrade cluster - aims at upgrading PC HEIs English language skills, modernize their technical base/teaching materials/training methods.
WP5– Quality Statute will set the quality plan and check the project’s quality performance.
WP6– Expand RETHINK aims at setting the dissemination strategy.
WP7– Exploitation&Sustainability aims at developing new projects and extending RETHINKs life-span.
WP8– Administration&Management will develop the strategy for the successful project implementation