The design group of KSUAE completed an internship at the leading universities in Hungary and Finland
The interdisciplinary project team completed a two-week international internship at two universities:
- buda University in Budapest;
- Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT.
In the first week of the internship, the group visited Obud University, Budapest, which is one of the largest technical universities in the country. The university has created excellent conditions for teaching and research. The University actively promotes international partnerships and maintains broad international relations in 49 countries. The university has contacts with 231 foreign higher educational institutions and research institutes.
As part of the internship, they got acquainted with the Department of Environmental Protection, saw the practical application of the research results.
The second week of the internship took place in Finland: the project team visited two cities: Helsinki and Lappeenranta.
In Helsinki, a meeting was organized with the Finnish construction company VAHANEN-YHTIÖT, a lecture was delivered by Arto Toorikka, a certified health building expert and IAQ author of an energy certificate for buildings. He is involved in the construction and implementation of projects for the sustainable development of the city of Helsinki.
In the city of Lappeenranta, the group visited the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). The university has partnered with the city of Lappeenranta to develop a concept that allows small households to transfer excess solar energy from their panels to the centralized city grid.
Also, a meeting was organized with the mayor's office of Lappeenranta, at which there was an opportunity to ask all questions of interest. In particular, it was announced that the energy efficiency class of the building can be increased by means of reconstruction of windows, thermal insulation of walls and roofs. In Finland there is a site similar to our Russian Rossreestr, the Public Cadastral Map, but this map shows all the information about the building, as well as the energy efficiency class.
They also visited a construction site in the city of Lappeenranta, got acquainted with the progress of the construction of apartment buildings, where energy and saving technologies are used, at each stage of construction, measures are taken to protect the environment from the effects of special equipment and other factors.
A pleasant addition was the acquisition of new knowledge about the organization of the educational process.
The News is submitted by International Relations Dept of the University.