WaterH focuses on university-enterprise collaborations and innovation/entrepreneurship training enabling both students and staff to engage in activities beyond the traditional teaching and learning processes. These new subjects will demonstrate a new set of opportunities for staff and students where the entry to non-traditional sectors will be possible. It will also show how the long term planning can create financial suitability – resources, which can be used for continuous improvement.
WaterH will review existing curricula, teaching material and tools to develop six of courses based on best practices – reflecting the European practices, as well as considering the necessary local adaptations. The course modules will include teaching guides, presentations, lab exercise with modernised laboratories, e-learning. The innovativeness in this approach is learning to think multi-purpose and utilisation of resources and the ways to enable financial sustainability in challenging economies.
New courses developed based on best practices and European principles will enable harmonized educational and teaching methods as well as credit transfers. The entrepreneurial thinking at all levels and directions will be promoted. More modern and flexible teaching approaches will also increase recruitment to the partner universities. A large number of student fellowships (over 110 student mobility fellowships) and physical team-working opportunities for 22 staff members during 11 workshops and 36 fellowships will provide a broad coverage of knowledge sharing. This will generate strengthening of institutions through short-term visits rather than individuals with longer term fellowships.
The WaterH is also about creating attitude changes and confidence building in thinking long-term utilising resources multi-purposely. It also has an ambition to support the target Partner Country universities on smart ways to secure financial sustainability of initiated activities while achieving the other traditional targets. Another activity that the project will focus on is introducing entrepreneurship and innovation to partner universities.