TEMPUS PROJECT “EDUCATION IN NANOTECHNOLOGIES”

S. Tzanova1, J. Barokas2, D. Demrachi3

1Technical University of Sofia (BULGARIA)
2Tel Aviv University (ISRAEL)
3Politecnico di Torino (ITALY)
In this paper, we present the results of the on-going Tempus project “Education in Nanotechnologies” in development and delivery of e-learning courses in nanotechnologies. Three European and eight Israeli universities and companies defined the learning outcomes of twenty courses, designed the syllabi and developed e-learning courses for university students, high school teachers training and company staff.
Although the higher education in Israel does not follow the ECTS, the objective of the Tempus Curricular Reform is 'Modernisation of curricula in academic disciplines identified as priorities by the Partner Countries, using the ECTS, the three cycle system and the recognition of degrees'. So, in this project we work towards modernisation of engineering and sciences’ curricula in nanotechnologies and test the introduction of ECTS within 6 Israeli universities and recognition of credits in the EU universities. The project is on the stage of pilot tests and implementation. More than 250 students are involved in the pilot test and field trial and the first groups of Israeli students who have successfully passed the tests on the on-line courses made their practice in the specialised laboratories of Politecnico di Torino and INP-Grenoble.