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Ecology and climate change

Date

Place

Event

Participants

Detailed description

Beginning 2018

TERI University, New Delhi, India

Training programme for BRICS NU members (Teachers / Researchers / Professionals) etc.

Organizer: TERI University, New Delhi, Suresh Jain

Participants: ITG members from all 5 BRICS countries

The TERI University applies for ITEC programme to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India to have a new three weeks training programme on Ecology and Climate Change designed specifically for the BRICS NU members.

All BRICS partners help develop the content for a three-week training programme. To be discussed through email or webinar

Beginning 2018

India

Winter School «Climate Science and Impacts on Ecology» with participation professor from BRICS NU partner – Tomsk State University

Visvevaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur,

Vasant Anant Mhaisalkar,

vasantmhaisalkar@yahoo.com

VNIT applies for financial support of the Winter School «Climate Science and Impacts on Ecology» to MHRD Scheme on Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN)

Spring 2018

Internet

Information exchange or webinar

TERI University, New Delhi, Suresh Jain, sureshj@teriuniversity.ac.in

ITG members from all 5 BRICS countries

Case studies from respective countries to be used in modules –discussion through email or webinar how to develop case examples (select topics from BRICS countries) using various tools and techniques (audio/video and graphics) to make it more attractive

1st half of 2018

SAR participating universities

Creation of online courses for Master programmes

University of Pretoria (UP)

University of Fort Hare (UFH)

ITG participants from SAR have got a budget for this activity

23 March 2018

University of Pretoria

Workshop for SA contributors to existing / new modules and co-supervision of research projects

UP, Wits, UFH, Unisa, RU representatives from BRICS as contributors (or TSU representative for proposed BRICS NU MSc)

ITG participants from SAR have got a budget for this activity

Mid 2018

Tomsk State University,

Brazil ITG participating universities

Summer school activities (e.g. Russia, Tomsk State University Summer School school) for SA staff and students

UP/RU and Wits (possibly to Brazil)

UFH and Unisa (possibly to Russia)

ITG participants from SAR have got a budget for this activity.

Three students and two teachers will come to Tomsk State University to the Aktru International Summer School “Natural and human environment of the Arctic and Alpine regions in a rapidly changing climate” for students and young scientists with participation of invited leading professors and researchers

June 2018

Internet

E-mail discussion

Organizer: Irina Volkova, TSU

Participants: All ITG members

The list of modules and disciplines offered by member universities is prepared on the topics:
-Ecology of the Anthropocene;
-Sustainable Development and Green Growth;
-Biodiversity Assessment and Management;
-Climate Change Prediction, Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation

Mid 2018

SAR

ITG meeting at the BRICS NU annual meeting

University of Pretoria, Paul Sumner, paul.sumner@up.ac.za

and all interested

Discussions on joint MSc programme development (elaboration of learning outcomes, discussion on syllabus, content of the programme etc.), updating contacts and the Road Map

1st semester 2018,

2nd Semester 2018

SAR participating universities

Hosting BRICS students and staff for modules at SA institutes

University of Pretoria

University of Fort Hare 

ITG participants from SAR have got a budget for this activity (local costs only)

Sept 2018

TERI University, New Delhi

Start a trial of one course on Ecology and Climate Change

TERI University, New Delhi, Suresh Jain, sureshj@teriuniversity.ac.in

TERI University can start at least one course (3 credits = 42 hours contact delivery) on Ecology and Climate Change (this course will have contents related to the BRICS nations) in the existing M.Sc. programme in Climate Science and Policy. The milestone implementation mainly depends on TERI activity. To be discussed through e-mail or webinar

Sept 2018

Internet

Regular web- courses lead by various professors from each University (country) involved)

Moscow State University, Sergey Chalov,

romanovich1982@yandex.ru

Tomsk State University, Irina Volkova, volkovhome@yandex.ru

University of Pretoria, Paul Sumner, paul.sumner@up.ac.za

and all interested

Open online courses lead by prominent scientists for the NU students

Oct 2018

Internet

Web-conference

All ITG members

Discussion of future joint Master’s programmes in Eco&CC: curriculum, teachers, etc.

Autumn-winter2018

 TERI University, New Delhi, India

Winter School

TERI University, New Delhi, Suresh Jain, sureshj@teriuniversity.ac.in

 ITG members from all 5 BRICS countries

Winter school preliminary titled “Ecology, Climate Change and Ecosystem Services“, at TERI University, New Delhi, India. To be discussed through email or webinar

End of 2018

SAR participating universities

Creation of two new e-learning modules

Initiated by UP and including Rhodes University (RU)

UFH, University of South Africa (Unisa), University of Witwatersrand (WITS).

ITG participants from SAR have got a budget for this activity

Sept 2019

Internet and any of the participating universities

Exchange of students

TERI University, New Delhi, Suresh Jain, sureshj@teriuniversity.ac.in

Requires some ITG meetings and lots of discussions on how to take this forward

End of 2019

TSU

UP

Four e-learning modules of the MSc programme on Ecology and Climate Change  from each of partners to be developed

Tomsk State University, Irina Volkova, volkovhome@yandex.ru

University of Pretoria, Paul Sumner, paul.sumner@up.ac.za

and all interested

8 online modules on climate change are developed and made available for students