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University of West Hungary (UWH), Sopron, HU

Department/Faculty: Faculty of Geoinformatics, Land and GI Knowledge Centre

Project Coordinator: Prof. Bela Markus, head mb@geo.info.hu

UWH, the Project Coordinating Institution and is responsible for the daily management of the project, the administration, the coordination and the reporting of project activities to the commission. UWH is a well-established organisation unit with a professional infrastructure for project management, financial and general administration.

UWH will be the WP leader for:

  • Project management, (WP1),
  • Curriculum development (WP2),
  • Train-the-teacher (WP4)

UWH will contribute to all other WPs – and specifically play a major role in the development of curriculum. UWH will organize the 4.2 activity for Data Acquisition and GEoDBMS.

The Project Coordinating Institution, UWH has actively participated in 3 TEMPUS projects in cooperation with Central Asia in the last 4 years and has gathered a rich experience in this field, in particular with the development of GIS and Geodesy Educational programs. UWH has already experienced a positive partnership with PLUS through their collaboration in the UNIGIS educational network and in the TEMPUS GEM project (geo-spatial energy management). UWH also collaborated with KTH in 2 former TEMPUS projects done in Central Asia (in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan). From the former projects, UWH staff is experienced with curriculum modernization & development (work package leader in TEMPUS GEM) and the organisation of trainings in GIS (organisation of short intensive trainings with staff from Kazakhstan and Tajikistan). Using this experience, UWH will lead the “curriculum development work package (WP2) and the train-the-teachers (WP4). Overall, the staffs from UWH is used to work in an international environment, has recognized experience with coordination of activities with partners from Central Asia and is able to carry out all aspects related to the project management.

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