CIMO - NSS project
Network to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy use in lighting 2014-2015
Coordinator of the Project
Aalto University, Lighting Unit
The objective of the project is to support Europe-Asia-Africa networks between higher education institutions to provide education that promotes sustainable socio-economic development. The project aims to assist selected two countries in South to reduce electricity consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions through capacity building of human resources in the fields of energy efficient lighting systems and renewable energy.
There are three components of the project: teacher and student exchanges, an intensive course, and dissemination activities.
The objective of student exchanges is to upgrade and enhance the skills and mobility of students, to provide opportunities for students to learn and generate new knowledge, and raise awareness in the field of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in lighting, and to encourage them to think globally by increasing their understanding of cultural diversity.
The students taking part in exchange programme carry out study and practical training at the hosting University. The courses and the topics of the training activities are related to electrical engineering, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and lighting. The duration of each student exchanges is about 6 months, An individual student can only participate in a North-South-South student exchange once. There are alltogether 9 student exchanges during this proejct.
The student grant covers:
- travel expenses according to economy class and the most affordable way
- living allowance, according to an estimate of the cost of living on the target country
- visa and residence permit expenses
- insurance costs for incoming students
- mandatory vaccinations
A student grant can be awarded to an individual enrolled as a degree student in one of the partner higher education institutions. The grant can be awarded to students studying for a bachelor's or a master's degree, but not to those on their first year of bachelor's degree studies.