Teaching Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Science and Engineering Across Europe within Horizon 2020

TeacHy
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
H2020
Call for proposals: 
2017
Application area: 
Cross-cutting issues
Project Pillar: 
Cross-Cutting

As the FCHT industry gradually emerges into the markets, the need for trained staff becomes more pressing. TeacHy2020 specifically addresses the supply of undergraduate and graduate education (BEng/BSc, MEng/MSc, PhD etc.) in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies (FCHT) across Europe.   

TeacHy 2020 will take a lead in building a repository of university grade educational material, and design and run an MSc course in FCHT, accessible to students from all parts of Europe. To achieve this, the project has assembled a core group of highly experienced institutions working with a network of associate partners (universities, vocational training bodies, industry, and networks). TeacHy2020 offers these partners access to its educational material and the use of the MSc course modules available on the TeacHy2020 site. Any university being able to offer 20% of the course content locally, can draw on the other 80% to be supplied by the project. This will allow any institution to participate in this European initiative with a minimised local investment. 

TeacHy2020 will be offering solutions to accreditation and quality control of courses, and support student and industry staff mobility by giving access to placements. Schemes of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) will be integrated into the project activities. We expect a considerable leverage effect which will specifically enable countries with a notable lack of expertise, not only in Eastern Europe, to quickly be able to form a national body of experts. TeacHy will offer educational material for the general public (e.g. MOOC’s), build a business model to continue operations post-project, and as such act as a single-stop shop and representative for all matters of European university and vocational training in FCHT. The project partnership covers the prevalent languages and educational systems in Europe. The associated network has over 20 partners, including two IPHE countries, and a strong link to IPHE activities in education.

Project details
Topic: 
FCH-04-3-2017 European Higher Training Network in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
Contract type: 
Coordination and Support Action
Start date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
End date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Duration: 
36 months
Project cost: 
1,248,528.75€
Project funding: 
1,248,528.75€
Coordinator: 

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom

Other participating organisations: 

 

Organisation

Country

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM United Kingdom                
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT Netherlands
POLITECNICO DI TORINO Italy
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF UKRAINE IGOR SIKORSKY KYIV POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE Ukraine
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET Denmark
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKOTECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE Czech Republic
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE Switzerland
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES Belgium
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCUREST Romania
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE France
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER United Kingdom
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE Germany
 

 

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