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PRO-GREEN, Joint/Dual Professional Graduate Diploma and Professional Degree in Green Technologies



The American University of Beirut (AUB) has been awarded a grant from the European Union Tempus Programme to fund the development of a professional diploma program for green technologies in Lebanon and Egypt, entitled PRO-GREEN-Joint/Dual Professional Graduate Diploma and Professional Degree in Green Technologies. The project started October 15, 2012 and has a thirty-six month timeframe.

Through the PRO-GREEN project, partner universities from Egypt and Lebanon will develop a joint/dual diploma for green technologies with a focus on renewable energies, green buildings and water resources. The curriculum will first be piloted at universities in Lebanon and Egypt, with the ultimate goal to be offered in numerous countries and universities across the region. Courses offered by the program will also be recognized by partner universities from Europe, in addition to those from Lebanon and Egypt.

The target beneficiaries of this project are university students and working professionals in fields related to engineering, architecture, science and information technology who want to further develop skills in the growing sector of green energy. This certification program will provide them with the competency to compete in a growing “green” market economy. It will be the first of its kind in the Middle East. Three universities in Egypt and Lebanon will offer the degree jointly. The admission procedures, teaching and examination regulations and academic calendars at universities will be carefully matched. A student may register at the location of his choice, but he is automatically co-registered at the other location/s to ensure access to the facilities of all degree-sharing university. Students can benefit from the special strengths of each university by choosing a specialization at any of the different locations.

There are 10 partners in the PRO-GREEN Project Consortium. European partners have been solicited to guide with their expertise and best practice. Middle East partner universities will launch the PRO-GREEN Diploma at their respective universities in the fall of 2015. The majority of the program will be offered as online classes and students registering at any of the five Middle Eastern Universities involved in the project will be able to take courses virtually at any partner institutions.

Project Acronym
 PRO-GREEN
Programme
 European Commission, Tempus Programme
Lead Contractor
 American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Partners
American University in Cairo, EgyptHelwan University, EgyptLebanese American University, LebanonLund University, SwedenPolitecnico di Torino, Italy

Suez Canal University, Egypt

UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy

University College Dublin, Ireland,

University of Alicante, Spain

Budget
€ 667.748,11
Project Duration
From 15/10/2012 to 30/04/2016
Project No
 530791
Project website
 http://www.progreendiploma.com/
Contact Person
 Marcello Scalisi, m.scalisi[AT]uni-med.net

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