Project Description

  • Project title: Network for Master Training in Technologies of Water Resources Management
  • Project acronym: Netwater
  • Submission No.: 159311朤EMPUS𢴐0091朓T朤EMPUS朖PCR
  • Duration: 2010-2013
  • Coordinator: University of Genoa (Italy)

Netwater Project Goals


General goal of the project Netwater is establishing and promoting, in the frame of the two-level education system, the new unique interfaculty Russian Master course aimed at water and wastewater treatment in order to form specialists and technicians who are able to implement a better water management cycle. Title of the Master will be "Technologies of Complex Water Resources Management".

Netwater Project Summary

  • To reform existing curricula inside six Russian Federation Universities consortium members in order to establish study programmes oriented to joint degrees, both at Russian Federation and at E.U. level, for comparability of the courses between RUU and European Union Universities consortium members. To establish the new study programme according to the Russian educational standards of the 3rd generation. To agree a protocol for the designing, implementation and delivery of the reformed curricula according to the eight main steps identified by the "Tuning" pilot project in the process of designing a study programme and considering the "Dublin" descriptors.
  • To widen and improve the RUU teachers' knowledge in Environmental topics linked to technologies of complex water resources management and treatment, also thanks to the cooperation with public authorities and industrialists representatives, so that the new qualifications are better understandable, comparable and suitable to the labour market needs.
  • To develop "Lifelong Learning" (LLL) policy by training some specialists, i.e. not only university staff but also non-university trainees such as officers and managers of public authorities having environmental competences and of companies involved in water management and treatment.
  • To focus the teaching processes on new methods such as interdisciplinary and interactions forms of lectures and seminars, evaluation strategies). To apply practically these features in the improvement of the current study programmes in the RUU.
  • To ensure medium / long-term perspectives by development of joint teaching, mobility and research programmes, by setting-up in each RUU consortium member of an updated "Membrane-techniques based Water treatment Didactical Lab", and by establishment of "Technological Transfer and Innovation" offices.