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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/chemical engineering
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 025 280

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 796 859,64
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IT-UNIVERSITETET I KOBENHAVN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 595 044
Address
Rued Langgaardsvej 7
2300 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 284,25
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUGUS STUDIOS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Koningin Astridlaan 35
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERCK KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOCHSCHULE EMDEN/LEER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 190 504,15
Address
Constantiaplatz 4
26723 Emden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACTA
Belgium
Address
Ruiterijschool
2930 Brasschaat
Activity type
Other
BASF SE
Germany
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOCHSCHULE MANNHEIM
Germany
Address
Paul-wittsack-strasse 10
68163 Mannheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments