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Chemical Engineering Immersive Learning

Objective

The chemical industry in Europe faces stiff competition as it fights to strengthen its position in the global market place. Europe’s greatest asset is its human capital, but the people working in such a technology-based environment, with the rise of the “smart factories” of Industry 4.0, need to be very well qualified. The situation of yesteryear, where a person could be trained to carry out a job for the whole of his/her career has long since gone; now the situation is one of developing skills and competencies, but then being able to adapt, re-learn and be able to cross sectors and disciplines in a world of work that is dynamic and subject to constant change. Continuous professional development, the stimulation of creative thinking and the motivation of youngsters for science & technology are high on the EU’s agenda. Recent developments in immersive learning technologies are providing exciting new tools for teaching and training programmes, yet they remain underutilised in science & technology education, and nowhere is this more true than in the field of chemistry and chemical engineering. CHARMING, the European Training Network for Chemical Engineering Immersive Learning, takes on this challenge by developing learning strategies, content and prototypes for the application of games and virtual/augmented reality for motivating, teaching and training children, students and employees in chemistry, chemical engineering and chemical operations. The inter-sectorial and interdisciplinary CHARMING ETN consists of leading universities and industry participants and trains 15 ESRs in the areas of innovative chemical engineering, instructional psychology & pedagogy and immersive technology. CHARMING’s success is based on integrating these three areas, in order to provide Europe with its highly trained young experts who are ready to help motivating, training and integrating the next-generation human capital of the European chemical industry and beyond.
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 025 280

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 606 345,12

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 796 859,64

IT-UNIVERSITETET I KOBENHAVN

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 595 044

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

LUGUS STUDIOS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 256 320

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 274 802,04

MERCK KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

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UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

ACTA

BASF SE

HOCHSCHULE MANNHEIM

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812716

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 060 227,60

  • EU contribution

    € 4 060 227,60

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium