Konstantin Suslov and Ilia Shushpanov from INRTU School of Power Engineering underwent an internship at Grenoble INP (France) within the frame of the Erasmus+ project “Establishing smart energy system curriculum at Russian and Vietnamese universities”, ESSENCE.
In the course of the internship INRTU representatives designed a working program in “Digital technologies for security and communication” discipline which they plan to implement at Irkutsk Technical University in 2019.
According to Professor Suslov, they had a wonderful opportunity to meet with staff members at Grenoble INP. The French colleagues shared their experience in providing master programs, laboratory and practical training at the University.
“Along with the opportunity to familiarize with the academic process, we visited several laboratories and saw the equipment. I think that this experience will help us in further development of our own technological complex for the discipline that is being designed by scientists at INRTU. At present, we are finishing to design the course, and in the near future we will start to prepare teaching materials,” stressed Konstantin Suslov.Professor added that students seeking for the new program study should speak English.
It should be reminded that Irkutsk Technical University started the first phase of the project in November, 2017. The program is funded by the European Commission within the frame of Erasmus+ Programme. The project is aimed at the establishment of joint educational program in smart energy systems in accordance with the European quality standards. The program plans that students will have the opportunity to learn some disciplines at their home university and the other – at partner universities. The University faculty will take part in the exchange programs as well.
REFERENCE: Erasmus + is a European Council program provided for the period of 2014-2020 and aimed at supporting projects, cooperation, and academic mobility in the fields of education, training, sports, and youth policy. It favors the further promotion of modernization and sustainability of educational and training systems, development of youth policy and sports as well as the improvement of skills and job placement possibilities. The new program stipulates a considerable growth of investment in human potential development.
By Alena Ivanova
Photos are from Konstantin Suslov's personal archive