Aims & Specific Objectives

The project aims at establishing a true, fully integrated collaboration between the partner universities in Sri Lanka and the universities in the European Union so that the Sri Lanka universities will:

  • Create a new Master program which gives the graduates the knowledge, skills, creativity, competences and business-perspective to solve the future energy-related challenges in the country in an environmental and financially sustainable manner.
  • Have access to a high-level educational digital material which they otherwise would not have.
  • Have access to modern tools and platforms for efficient delivery of digital learning to citizens in the country.
  • Create skills and competences of how to develop, and run, common online, digital degree programs between universities in “developed” and “emerging economy” countries.
  • Develop perspectives of including entrepreneurial education inside technical curricula.
  • Creation of a new type of university-industry collaboration through “challenge-based real-life cases”.
  • Implement “student-centered education” with the teachers becoming coaches and mentors, instead of sole providers of knowledge. 
  • Develop strategic use of audiovisual and open-access material for flexible learning and virtual mobility.
  • Create re-usability of the existing material to further develop their own courses and programs, with a local perspective while giving their students access to the latest educational material available on the topic.
  • Capture opportunities to create own post-graduate courses for the benefit of the professionals in the country, emphasizing the challenges Sri Lanka faces and giving the learners knowledge to the most modern technologies and the skills to implement these in the local environment.
  • Strengthen the internationalization perspectives of the teaching and administrative staff.
  • Create “train-the-trainers” workshops, also for further expansion of the concept to other academic institutions in Sri Lanka.
  • Create a framework for how joint programs can be developed in the digital age, both regional in the country but also internationally.
  • Develop, implement and test a new joint MSc program in the energy sector.