Seminar WP2 within the Erasmus+ international project on architectural heritage

09/07/2021

Doc18On July 8, 2021 our University organized a workshop for the consortium partners of the international project 618843-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP "Capacity Building in Sustainablity for Architectural Heritage" (SAH) within the framework of the Erasmus + programme. The project started this January and will last 3 years.

The headliner of the workshop was a working group of our University. The seminar was attended by representatives of the University of L'Aquila, Italy (project coordinator), Germany, Greece, Armenia, Iran (Tehran and Tabriz) and Russia (Kazan, Moscow, Samara, Arkhangelsk).

The seminar was devoted to the implementation of the second working package of the project "Development: Institutionalization and approbation of BSc amd MSc in Russia, Armenia and Iran". Its leaders are Kazan University of Architecture and Engineering (KSUAE) together with the National Technical University of Athens (Greece). The functions of the leaders of this package include: coordination of work on the development of new modules and disciplines for curricula in participating universities, advanced training of teaching staff of participating universities in European universities with the invitation of international experts, publication of methodological textbooks for new modules, creation networks of resource scientific and educational centers in universities of Russia, Armenia and Iran and monitoring of the work of international student teams during the implementation of the project.

In the first half of the workshop the KSUAE team outlined the goals and objectives of this work package, focusing on the importance of comparing the tasks with the qualifications and potential of the project team members, as well as calculating the administrative and resource support of the project activities. In the second part of the workshop, the KSUAE team  together with Professor A. Tozzi (University of L'Aquila, Italy) conducted a methodological training for partners from Russia and Armenia in the field of ensuring the European quality of education in order to increase the effectiveness of the teaching staff on the development of new curricula and courses. The meeting was held online.

The News is submitted by International Relations Dept of the University.

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GRADUATION PROJECT PRESENTATIONS 2021, within the dual degree programme KSUAE-UEL

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16/06/2021

In June 2021 Graduation project presentations within the dual degree programme KSUAE-UEL have been successfully held in the fields of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Construction and Industry Management.

The students of the seventh graduation of the the dual degree programme KSUAE-University of East London (UEL) presented their projects online entirely in English.

The Assessment Board included professors from the University of East London: Peter Lakin - expert and senior lecturer in the field of BIM technologies and engineering survey, Honorary Professor of KSUAE; Fawad Inam - Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Programs, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Renee Tobe - Doctor of Architecture, Head of Research Programs in the History and Theory of Architecture, Professor; Honorary Professor of KSAUE; as well as external independent expert prof. Franco Grossi, an architect, ergonomist, professor at the University of Udine (Italy), Honorary Professor of KSUAE,

and the staff of the Institute of Construction, the Institute of Architecture and Design and the Institute of Economics of our University, involved in the work of the dual degree programme: Associate Professor of the Department of Theory of architecture and programme leader of the "Architecture" course Elza Bashirova; Associate professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and programme leader of the "Civil Engineering" course Ksenia Fabrichnaya; Associate professor of the department of Economics and programme leader of the Construction and Industry Management course Lilia Azhimova and others.

This year, the topics of the projects were topical of construction of multifunctional high-rise and residential buildings and complexes, parking spaces, an exhibition pavilion; various topical issues of architectural design, design and restoration of the Silver Age museum, rehabilitation center, renovation of the territory of markets, secondary schools, public complexes and many other interesting architectural and construction projects.

In total, there are 21 graduates of theis year. Students successfully answered numerous questions from foreign experts and members of the Assessment Board.

Our congratulations to the graduates of 2021 on the completion of the programme and on the fact that, in addition to the Russian bachelor's degree from KSUAE, they will get its international (British) equivalent - the degree from the University of East London!

The KSUAE-UEL dual degree programmes have been delivered at our University since 2012 and is gaining popularity.

In addition, in the situation of a decrease in international academic mobility due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to note the uniqueness of the implementation of our programme and obtaining a British degree in the Russian Federation without traveling abroad.

Additional information about the programme: by phone: +7 (843) 5269313, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The News is submitted by International Relations Dept of the University.

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6th Graduation ceremony of the dual degree programme KSUAE-UEL

31/05/2021

Today at our University an official graduation ceremony was held for the last year 24 graduates of the British programme implemented at KSUAE jointly with the University of East London (UK) in the areas of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Construction Management. 60% of the students received First Class Honors degrees from the University of East London on the basis of examinations for the entire period of their study.

One of the main advantages of the programme is the triple system of testing students' knowledge. It includes, along with the internal system of KSUAE, a system for assessment by external, independent experts of the British university and an internal system of the UEL.

The Rector of KSUAE, prof. Rashit Nizamov wished the students success in building their future careers, and also emphasized the uniqueness of the programme that allows to train in-demand specialists, professionals in the specified areas with multilingual and intercultural competencies. Joint degree students have a key advantage over their peers in regular programs with one degree, as they have more ample opportunities for the young professional. Today, degrees of English educational institutions are valued all over the world. Universities in England received the highest scores in terms of employability.

Congratulations to the guys, we wish them continued success!

We also express our deep gratitude to the teaching staff of KSUAE involved in the implementation of the programme and made a huge contribution to the success of the graduation of this cohort of students!

The News is submitted by International Relations Dept of the University.

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“Innovations and Quality Assurance of Professional Education”

May 21st, KSUAE held a research conference “Innovations and Quality Assurance of Professional Education” – IQAPE-2021. This annual conference has uninterruptedly been held by the Department of Professional Education, Psychology, and Sociology for the last 15 years. The plenary session was opened by welcoming speeches of KSUAE rector - prof. R. Nizamov; and vice-rectors - assoc. prof. I. Vildanov, and assoc. prof. E. Vdovin. The session gathered eminent professors and theoreticians in the field of education such as prof. F. Ratner and prof. G. Ibragimov. The leading leitmotif of the plenary session reports was the challenges of online education faced by faculty members due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scholars unanimously concluded that online education forms would never become a full replacement to the conventional ones, though they pointed out some of the advantages of remote education systems.

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Students of our British degree programme took an international online course on the "green" building standards BREEAM AG

19/05/2021

Screenshot 20210519 124221 ZoomNine students of the dual degree programme KSUAE-UEL completed an international online BREEAM Approved Graduate (AG) course, the program of additional professional education on the  the "green" building standard. This course has become possible and accessible to our students thanks to cooperation with the Moscow University MGSU.

Students of civil engineering and architecture courses were selected, those ones who are interested in working with green building standards. The course was developed by the MGSU in cooperation with the Russian Council for Green Building and the Academy of the Research Institute of Great Britain (BRE Academy).

Great Britain is one of the world leaders in green building. The BREEAM course was launched in the country in 1990 and is still very popular today. It is fully adapted for domestic higher educational institutions, taking into account the practice of green building in the Russian Federation.

The course consists of 20 academic hours with individual work, lectures, final essay and the test. The course was held on the platform of the BRE Academy company. Students who successfully complete the BREEAM Approved Graduate course were issued the international certificates from BRE Academy and the MGSU during the award ceremony that took place in May this year.

Here is a feedback of Denis Khrapal, a student of the dual degree programme KSUAE-UEL, who has completed the BREEAM course: “I took an online course in the field of green building related to BREEAM certification. Within the framework of this course, the relevance of ecological construction, the method of ecological assessment as the basis of sustainable development, the basic concepts of the method of ecological assessment BREEAM were described. For me, as an architectural design student, this course has highlighted the new facets of sustainable architecture and demonstrated the new opportunities associated with certification in green building. BRE Global provides students of construction universities with an excellent opportunity to reflect on and further develop "green building".

The News is submitted by International Relations Dept of the University.