About us

General information

  • Project programme: ERASMUS+
  • Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Strategic partnerships for higher education
  • Start date: December 1, 2020
  • Coordinator: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
  • Partners: Riga Technical University (Latvia), Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University of Palermo (Italy), Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Duration: 2 years

Why this project?

  • Circular Economy seems to be a prominent and popular answer to tackle climate change and the need for sustainable development.
  • Wood is the only significant renewable construction material, wood can also contribute to a more circular construction sector.
  • Construction sector requires well-educated graduates, who are able to think holistically and interdisciplinary, to research, assess and model sustainable construction from extraction of raw materials to design, construction, use and maintenance to demolition, recycling and reuse phases.

Circular Economy in Wooden Construction

Aim of the Project

Project aims at delivering innovative student-centered transdisciplinary education in circular economy-based wooden construction for postgraduate students across the European countries.

Objectives of the Project

  • To integrate innovative student-centered phenomenon based, research based and blended learning approaches into Master level study programmes
  • To develop a new course, educate and involve postgraduate students and teachers in scientific research on whole life cycle of wooden construction
  • To ensure strategic transdisciplinary cooperation among higher education institutions and business enterprises in development of new learning methodology and the course
  • To increase public awareness and promote sustainability and circular economy in construction sector

Expected outputs

  • Methodological framework. Methodology for education by integrated phenomenon based, research based and blended learning approaches
  • E-learning course “Circular Economy in Wooden Construction”.
  • E-learning platform
  • Case studies
  • Joint academic publications
  • Mobility activities: intensive learning courses for teachers and students