PUC leads the ECOLUTION Project

The Polytechnic University of Coimbra is leading the ECOLUTION (mastErs COurse on smart sustainability soLUTIONs) project, which began in February and is coordinated by António Dinis Ferreira, professor at PUC’s School of Agriculture (ESAC), and also involves researchers from PUC’s Institute of Engineering (ISEC).

The project aims to develop an advanced and certified interactive master’s degree course that will train individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a booming sector: “Intelligent Environmental Sustainability”.

The idea is to train technically competent staff in the development of advanced technologies with applications in the environmental field. During the master’s programme, students will work on designing prototype monitoring systems, such as IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and drones.

The proposal for this project was submitted in May 2023 to the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 (Alliances for Innovation) measure by a consortium made up of four higher education institutions, five companies, three associations and an equal number of research centres from across Europe (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain). The project, which is expected to last three years, has been selected for funding.

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