The aim of the European Ceramic Materials (EUCERMAT) project is to significantly contribute to changing
the general opinion about ceramics materials in Europe :
- new modern ways of teaching ceramic science and technology in the European universities,
- strongly correlated research projects between universities and industries,
- innovative ways of communication towards the general public and the high schools.
Those actions leading to the creation of a new methodology based on a relevant functioning of the knowledge triangle in the domain of ceramic material.
Workshop, 27/09/2017, Aveiro (Portugal)
Establishing the good practices for the Education of Materials and Ceramics Science and Engineering
On September 27th, in the framework of the EUCERMAT project, the Universidade de Aveiro has organised a workshop to establish the good practices for the education of materials and ceramic science and engineering. Throughout talks, working groups, brainstorming and experiments demonstrations, allowed to :
- Define good practices on new modern ways of teaching in Europe via strongly correlated project between high-schools, universities and industries; and by innovative ways of communication towards the general public and schools.
- Establish how to introduce this topic in high-school curricula
- Create an European network in the field
- Present the Pedagogical Kit from the American Ceramic Society
The workshop gathered fifty experts on the field of education (primary and secondary school teachers, academics, technological centers, guidance conselors, etc.).
EUCERMAT Master programme
An illustration of the strengthening of the knowledge triangle
Within EUCERMAT five European universities and around fifteen industries work together offering a meaningful and unique learning experience for master students through high level international training courses in the field of the science of ceramic materials and processing.
In 2016-2017, the EUCERMAT programme counts with thirteen top level master students currentkly taking part to the blended mobility, a mix between physical mobility abroad, and virtual mobility, thanks to on line courses.
This modern way of teaching aims to strengthen the knowledge triangle (education, research and industry), training students to become researchers able to reach industrial innovation in accordance to the ceramic material market expectations.
The year has been launched by the organization of an integration week held in November 2016 in Limoges. The whole week has been organized around the existing bridge between teachings, students and industries.
EUCERMAT is co-funded by the Erasmus + programme. Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train gain experience, and volunteers abroad.