Partners in Energy & Environment Engineering Education and Research for Sustainable development
PEERS brings partners from Norway, India and Japan together to develop special interdisciplinary engineering courses for masters and doctoral students, intensive short courses for continuous professional development for industry and free online courses that appeal to wider audiences for lifelong learning.
The project selects innovative topics in waste management, circular economy, GIS and remote sensing applications that play key roles in implementing many sustainability goals set by the UN. Each partner brings key skills and expertise for developing education and research. The project aligns with the key objectives to strengthen higher education in participating institutions.
Climate, social, and economical global drivers will be considered in the curriculum by involving a number of industries in advisory roles. The project has two way staff and student mobility between Norway, Japan and India. Mobility will motivate students and faculty members and prepare them for and future careers in industry and academia.
PEERS will establish virtual platform to facilitate long term cooperation between partners for continued joint activities to produce scholarly outputs and increase research capacity during and beyond the project. We envisage that the outcome of this project will encourage multidisciplinary model in engineering education.
PC: Aritro Banerjee (Banner picture)