DITSoC to partner with Innopolis University
The DIT School of Computing has been successful in obtaining European Funding under the highly-competitive Erasmus+ International Credit mobilty funding scheme. The Club_ID project will assist in deepening DIT's existing relationship with Innopolis University as a primary partner in the Russian Federation.
* A curriculum mapping workshop between DIT and INN's undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to determine appropriate pathways for future student exchanges and other joint educational projects
* A mapping between Irish and Russian Federation computer science curriculum
* A workshop on pedagogical approaches / teaching methods
* A research workshop to determine common areas for collaborative postgraduate projects, supervision and postgraduate mobility (a continuance of work already underway)
* Explore the development of a "Joint Research Lab" which to leverage EU and Russian Federation funding
* A workshop on industry engagement approaches (How we work with ICT industry)
Dublin is one of Europe's major ICT hubs and the ICT sector is of critical importance to the Irish economy. The DIT School of Computing is one of the largest providers of highly skilled graduates to this sector. The internationalisation strategy of the School is to ensure that we have a close collaboration with our closest counterparts in other global ICT hubs in world-leading ICT sectors. This has been achieved for many European locations through an European Double Degree in IT with Oulu in Finland and Darmstadt Germany; DIT School of Computing is the lead partner with KyungPook National University (KNU) in an EU-Industrialised Country Instrument (Korea) project called GlobalWorkIT; and more recently, the School of Computing secured it's first Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance for the HUBLINKED project which aims to establish additional programme-level collaborations with global ICT hubs in Korea, Finland, Sweden, Paris, Germany. The aim of this ICM project with Innopolis is to establish a collaboration with a leading Russian ICT hub. The ultimate aim is to build a global understanding of ICT and Computer Science teaching, research and stakeholder engagement activities between leading Faculties of Computer Science worldwide, and the global ICT industry.
Innopolis University (IU) is a Russian university focused on education and scientific research in the field of IT and Robotics. It is an integral element of Innopolis project - a new city of high technology that is being built from the scratch, a satellite of Kazan – the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, one of the most economically developed regions of Russia. The goal of Innopolis University is to produce highly qualified specialists, to create and commercialize cutting-edge technology, and so to contribute to the advancement of the national IT&innovation industry. Innopolis University operates in close cooperation with its industrial partners – major Russian IT&Telecom companies, and enjoys the high-tech environment created thanks to Special Economic Zone of Innopolis city and ICT companies residing in it.
Although a new university, Innopolis has a strong international outlook and has developed an impressive suite of collaborations with leading Computer Science Faculties worldwide in highly-ranked universities in the USA, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea. All programs of Innopolis University are delivered in English, academic staff is represented by faculty members from all over the world, 15% of students come from abroad, programs of student and staff mobility are being realized. DIT would be Innopolis's first Irish collaboration.
The final aim of the ICM project will be to develop and submit an Erasmus+ Capacity Building proposal for the February 2018 call.
DIT Computing, January 2017