The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)
and Norwegian-Ukrainian Cooperation in Higher Education
Cooperation project CPEA-2011/10023 "Sustainable Manufacturing"
01.08.2011 – 30.12.2014
|The Opening of the Ukrainian-Norvegian e-Learning Centre at the Department of Cybernetics of CTP
The opening ceremony of the Ukrainian-Norvegian e-learning centre took place on April 24 at the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway in Ukraine Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, the First Pro-rector of NTUU “KPI”, member of the NAS of Ukraine Yuriy Yakymenko, professor Bord Hekland, coordinator of the «Eurasia Programme» international project of the Centre for International Education of Norway, representatives of the Embassy of Norway in Ukraine, professor Ihor Astrelin, the FCT dean, the employees, lecturers, researchers and students of NTUU “KPI”.
From Norway, with the help of the telecommunication equipment installed in the centre, the participants of the opening ceremony were also greeted by the rector of Gjovik University College, professor Jorn Roldsen (two lecturers from NTUU “KPI” are already on temporary duty at this University college and seven KPI students are currently studying there). After him, a professor Bord Hekland, the educational coordinator of the «Eurasia Programme» international project, has described the purpose of this project, the fields of its concern and the budget allocated by Norway to implement the actions within its framework. It is within this project that the opening of the Ukrainian-Norvegian e-learning centre at KPI is funded.
The ceremony was ended with a remote workshop on sustainable manufacturing which was conducted for KPI students and lecturers by Kristian Martinsen, a professor of Gjovik University College.
Equipped with eight workplaces, a large screen and special demonstration equipment for video conferencing, the centre will allow conduction of interactive lectures, workshops, and individual classes with teachers, permanently working in other cities and countries, at the faculty within a specialised environment created on the basis of advanced information and communication technologies, provide access to the information and educational resources of the European universities, conduction of meetings with well-known foreign scientists etc.