On 30th of August, two teachers from UCL University College, Ellen Houmøller and Elisabeth Agerbæk, went to the University of Valladolid, Spain, in conjunction with the EduEnvi project. During their two-day stay, they met up with Silvia Bolado Rodriguez and Pedro A. Garcia Encina, the Spanish representatives tied to the project, to discuss what the future online courses, which will focus on sustainable waste management, should contain.
Both parties were able to share and benefit greatly from each other’s knowledge and expertise, and the visit allowed them to get one-step closer towards finalizing what the content of the aforementioned online courses should be. Silvia Rodriguez and Pedro Encina both hold PHDs in chemistry and are experts within the field of sustainable waste management. Ellen Houmøller and Elisabeth Agerbæk, on the other hand, are very experienced when it comes to collaborating with industrial partners and utilizing a more practice-oriented approach in the classroom.
One of the project’s core goals is to train university teachers from Russia and Kazakhstan in the concept of sustainable waste management and university industry cooperation, the latter being the focus of Ellen Houmøller and Elisabeth Agerbæk. It is therefore essential that an overall exchange of expert knowledge has taken place in order to increase the feasibility of this goal and make future learning sessions for Russian and Kazakhstani teachers as productive as possible.