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BESTSDI project selected for funding

Project application „Western Balkans Academic Education Evolution and Professional’s Sustainable Training for Spatial Data Infrastructures“ – BESTSDI has been selected for funding in frame of ERASMUS+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education call 2015. Project is worth 978.166,66 € and is one of 147 selected among 736 submitted applications.

Project applicant is Faculty of Geodesy at University of Zagreb and project partners are Catholic University Leuven (B), University of Split (HR), Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje (MK), Bochum University of Applied Sciences (D), Polytechnic University of Tirana (AL), Agricultural University of Tirana (AL), University of Banja Luka (BiH), University of Mostar (BiH), University of Sarajevo (BiH), University of Tuzla (BiH), University for Business and Technology Prishtina (XK), University of Montenegro (MN), University of Belgrade (RS), University of Novi Sad (RS) and University of Prizren „Ukshin Hoti“ (XK), as well as associated partners Federal Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs of FBIH (BiH), Republic Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs of RS (BiH) i Real Estate Cadastre Agency of Republic of Macedonia (MK).

Objective of BESTSDI project is to improve the curricula at the partner universities by introducing the concepts of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) and e-government as well as extended concepts like smart cities, smart environment, digital single market, etc. based on SDI. The project courses will address two types of students, namely students having a specialisation on fundamental geospatial data management (for instance in geodesy, geoinformatics etc.) and students at other faculties utilizing the SDI concepts, for instance urban planners, environmental engineers and students in forestry, geography or agriculture.

Project duration is three years and project start is foreseen for October 15th 2016.