Today marked the end of Project-arCc with its final conference. It was such an exciting morning, (cohosted with Andrew Golding) starting with amazing videos from students, very interesting reflection from colleagues (https://arcc.mdx.ac.uk/contactUs.html) and an unprecedented lightning round of teaser presentations from our esteemed guest speakers. Student poster national winners were voted by the local project managers and we concluded with some interesting insights. All this thanks to the funding from the British Council, the hard work of all partners and the commitment of students. Special thanks to the MCIS team who helped throughout, Cristiano Maia who created the website before he moved on to new challenges, Kajal Mistry for all the coordination support 24-7 and last but not least to Ariadne Tsiakara who spent weekends and nights ensure that all our outputs are available.
The project website (https://arcc.mdx.ac.uk/) and our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvgLN2u1l43_qlu18CSI7gg) will have all the webinars (more than 40), the micro lessons with videos and online content and our virtual exhibition with student posters and videos.
It was overwhelming to see more than 200 visitors throughout the conference, peaking at 215 Zoom participants.
It is sad to see the project ending but motivated for the new challenges ahead. Watch this space for more updates.
What an amazing start to our project with Nelson Mandela University organising a webinar on ‘Creating Value in Smart Cities by using 4IR as a solution in Emerging Economies’.
A really thoughtfully organised panel representing education, mobile network and digital manufacturing perspectives.
We are honoured to have Dr.Rovshan Abbasov, Chair of the Geography and Environment Department at Khazar University delivering our next webinar for project arc.
The webinar will focus on the Climate Connection and in particular “issues of water use in urban and rural areas in the context of climate changes”.
Our Colleagues from University of Mostar organised a really exciting panel to discuss ‘Waste Production-A New life for Waste’.
We are looking forward for the webinar hosted by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.
As this week our focus is on e-learning impacts on climate change, our Egyptian partners will focus on “integrating e-learning in traditional education models”.
This week it is the turn to our Albanian partners to share their views on how learning has changed in the past few years. We will discuss how e-learning and in particular blended learning transforms the way we approach education
continuing with the e-learning theme, project arc now shifts to our partners from Kazakstan.
Tyulyugenova Lyazzat from the Department of Energy, Metallurgy, and Information technologies, will explain the challenges of e-learning integration and how they impact the environment.
We are focusing again on e-learning and this time the baton is taken over by the partners from Georgia.
Dr. Irma Grdzelidze, Head of Quality Assurance Service, will present all the future perspectives of e-learning..
Palestine Technical University of Kadoorie will present a very interesting topic.
Professor Saed Khayat will present the live webinar “Green Education, the positive effect of blended or e-learning process on the global environment”.
A follow-up from Palestine Technical University of Kadoorie and Dr. Nawaf Abu-Khalaf explaining the “Precision of Agriculture Applications and Climate Change”.
Michael Westthorp from Middlesex University will present the look of architect’s and designer’s response to climate change, highlighting the re-use of existing buildings as a green strategy.
We are looking forward for the Webinar hosted by Professor Filip Ruxho, Universum College since our partners from Kosovo will present a very interesting topic for “the importance of renewable source in protecting climate change in the Balkans”.
A follow-up from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology with Marna Amoéndo, a Brazilian Biologist and Ecologist, talking about the “conceptual habit of waste management”.
Zhanar Kasenova will present the "Evaluation of Waste Management in Kazakhstan".
The theme of webinars shifts from waste management to energy efficiency and we look forward to the talk from Dr Mechri.
A follow-up from the University of Sousse and a very interesting topic from Dr. Maha Khemaja.".
Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar and Dr.Tarik Hubana, expert associate at PE Elektroprivreda of BiH d.d Sarajevo, will present "Assessing possibilities for more efficient use of Energy: Improving energy efficiency through smart grids.
Dr Robyn Owen, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Middlesex University will present the very interesting topic "Greenfin-Tackling the Early Stage Innovation Finance Gap for Small Businesses".
"University governance in times (and post) Covid-19" is the very interesting topic that Dr. Irma Grdzelidze, Tinatin Gabrichidze and Ivane Javakhisvili will present from Tbilisi State University.
What an amazing experience! More than 120 pupils and staff members of Dunya School in Baku, Azerbaijan attended the Project-arCc awareness event.
His Excellency H.E. James Sharp, British Ambassador to Azerbayjan and Mr. Francis Gardener Trejo, Country Director of the British Council addressed the audience following the introduction of Raziya Isayeva, Development Director, Khazar University and the talk given by Prof Georgios Dafoulas, Director of Programmes in Computer Science Department at Middlesex University.
The micro-lesson series delivered by Middlesex University and Oracle TES start this week. A first micro-lesson on integrating e-learning in traditional education models will be delivered by Dr Georgios Dafoulas and Mr Andy Golding.
"Innovative Solutions for the World’s Pressing Sustainability Challenges"webinar organised from Nelson Mandela University. Kwena Mabotja and Akash Singh will present on 26th October.
Professor Tanko Ishaya from University of Jos will present the " Challenge and Opportunities for Online Learning in Nigeria during Covid-19".
The baton goes again to European University of Tirana and professor Genti Beqiri will present the very interesting topic about how we should Rethink of our Travel and Commute needs.
In the context of the ArCc Project which main aim is to sensitize people for climate change, the University of Sousse organizes the 1st "Climate Friendly Applications" virtual event which is open to everyone who is interested to participate
Is "Innovation and Entrepreneurship tackling climate change?".Professor Shqipe Gerguri-Rashiti from Universum College of Kosovo will present another point of view regarding climate change.