On 1-2 March 2021, the kick-off meeting of the new international project "Future Oriented Chemistry/FOREST", which is supported by the European Union, was taken place on 1-2 March 2021. This project was selected as a result for the 2020 Erasmus+ program call Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education. Project Partners: Linkoping University, Sweden Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal University of Catania, Italy University of Leoben, Austria Southern Federal University, Russia Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Russia Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia Thai Nguyen University of Sciences, Vietnam Vietnam National University of Forestry, Vietnam
The project will open up new perspectives for increasing knowledge of climate change, applied chemical technologies and sustainable forest management. During the next three years, project partners will work on the development of new interdisciplinary Master program and courses within long-life learning (LLL) program. The partners are also planning to implement centers of excellence in applied chemistry and climate monitoring at each partner university, prepare an atlas of best European practices in running of interdisciplinary programs in Chemistry and Climate Change, to organize interregional teachers and student mobility and to hold two summer schools in Novosibirsk and Hanoi. The wider project objective is to enhance the quality of chemistry education and employability of the chemistry graduates of RU and VN universities through introducing the-state-of-the art Master’s programs in line with Bologna provisions and to mitigate impact of climate change in RU and VN by introducing community capacity building Specific project objectives: 1. To develop a new interdisciplinary high-quality multi-track Master's program in Future-oriented Chemistry in line with the Bologna provisions and while adapting the EU best practice 2. To upgrade the teaching staff skills in T&L&A 3. To set up centres of excellence in future-oriented chemistry 4. To raise awareness of local communities of climate change impact and chemical solutions for its mitigation TNUS’s roles in project : 1. Taking part in developing a master programs in Future-oriented Chemistry with two tracks (Chemistry for Environment and Chemistry of sustainable development) as a key partner in the five universities (3 Russian and 2 Vietnamese Universities). TNUS will run a Master program in the frame of FOREST project from September 2022 to September 2024. During this time TNUS will take part in workshop, training and exchanged activities with other partners. 2. Taking part as a co-leader with University of Cataia, Italia in setting up 5 centers of excellence in future-oriented chemistry in three Russian universities and two Vietnamese universities. TNUS will organize a workshop/meeting in TNUS in June. 2022 with the participitation of the 7 other partners. 3. Moreover, TNUS team will set up a centre of excellence in TNUS and manage its activities to upgrade community capacity building for local residents by sharing knowledge of climate change and climate change mitigation from 2022 onwards.