2017/2018 academic year is the first of the International Master’s Degree Program in Voronezh and Tambov State Technical Universities. This Program was developed within the framework of ERASMUS+ program project MARUEEB “Master Degree in Innovative Technologies in Energy Efficient Buildings for Russian & Armenian Universities and Stakeholders”. Project coordinator is the University of Genoa (Italy). 20 partners from different countries (Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Russia, and Armenia) are participated in the Project activities. Lithuanian partners are KTU Institute of Environmental Engineering (APINI) and School of Economics and Business. MSc program was created for 3 Russian Universities and 2 Armenian Universities with affiliation to other 2 Russian Universities, according to student-centered or output-based approach (http://marueeb.sti.urfu.ru/en).
On May 14–15, 2018, KTU APINI Assoc. Prof. dr. Irina Kliopova visited Voronezh State Technical University and conducted lectures for students of a new Master’s Degree Program “Buildings of Energy-efficient Life Cycle”. The general topic of the lectures was related to the possibilities of increasing energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy (manufacturing industry, energy, construction, waste management), applying methods of Industrial Ecology. Students actively participated in group work, developing industrial ecosystems, offering ideas for Cleaner Production and/or Industrial Symbiosis.
On May 17–18, 2018, Irina visited Tambov State Technical University (TSTU), held a series of meetings with teachers of department “Structure of Buildings and Constructions”, representative for International Activities of TSTU and successfully conducted an intensive courses “Energy efficiency through Sustainable industrial development” for students of the Institute of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Transport, who are only planning to study in a new international Master’s Degree in the coming academic year.
Such cooperation is a good example of how to attract students to the Mcs Programme by inviting specialists from other countries, who can share their experience – good practices on successfully implemented projects, tell about science and business cooperation, information sources and databases, etc. Assimilation of new knowledge can help young people to choose topics for master’s theses in the future.