Erasmus+ MODCLIM


Period: Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016

Progress of industry and novel engineering solutions are increasingly depending on computational approach, modeling and simulation. Mathematical technologies are needed to produce effective design processes, accelerate test cycles, spur innovation, support systems integration schemes and control the production models. Industrial mathematics is among the next generation methodologies in R&D and knowledge management. This presents a challenge for university education, curriculum development, training practices and research collaboration. With the main aim to contribute addressing these challenges, the project develops and integrates a research training course and a problem solving workshop, for the challenging mathematical and computational problems from industry and applied sciences, every year, during a period of three years. The strategic objective of the partnership is to make effective use of the pool of special expertise and experience in the network. Problems of industrial mathematics are multidisciplinary even within mathematics itself. Combining skills and interaction between groups is often a key to solutions. Our network will facilitate exchange between the partners and set up a basis for sustained collaboration. The project will concentrate on practical problems representing crucial technological challenge and will deal with questions like novel energy solutions, challenges having impact on environmental sustainability and employment. The purpose is to train each year a group of 20-25 PhD and advanced undergraduate (MSc, BSc) level students, addressing six industrial problems from leading edge technological development. The topics addressed will be different every year, although all of them will be focused on mathematical modeling of industrial problems and the training of future researchers through intensive courses and problem solving. Focused on young people, the project prepares them for professional life, through supervised real life problem solving and oriented academic environment. The project boosts professional skills of engineers and mathematicians and improves their employability in home countries. One of the outcomes is modernizing engineering higher education with novel training methods, i.e. modeling workshops for solving real life problems, lead by expert young researchers in the chosen fields.

Dissemination Seminar: Sept 13, 2016, Wroclaw, Poland, see