A few words about Sibiu
"The city of Sibiu is one of the most important cities in Transylvania with a remarkable economic development potential, being also advantaged by its positioning on a traffic knot on the fourth Pan European Corridor and enjoying the benefits of an International Airport.
The city is situated at 45°47' Nordic latitude and 24°05' eastern longitude. The altitude compared to the level of the sea varies between 415 meters in the Lower Town and 431 meters in the Upper Town. The city is situated in the temperate continental area, with temperature influences from the nearby mountains.
The climate is thus temperate continental with no excesses. The annual average of precipitations is of 662 mm with the lowest values in the month of February (26.7 mm) and the maximum values in June (113 mm). The average annual temperature is of 8.9 Celsius degrees.
With 155000 permanent inhabitants and 25000 temporary inhabitants, mainly students, Sibiu is the largest city in the county and one of the most important ones in Transylvania.
The local community includes various ethnic groups. The great majority of the population is represented by Romanians (94%) who coexist with Germans, descendants of the Saxon colonists who emigrated in the 17th century from the region where Luxemburg is situated today. Hungarians, Roma and a very small Jewish community also coexist here, all of them contributing to the city life with their specific cultural influences.
The same diversity also characterizes the religious life. Together with the Orthodox community, Reformed, Roman-Catholics and Greek Catholics live and practice their faith in Sibiu.
The social structure of the city is based on the historical existence and multicultural life experience, the diversity of its inhabitants belonging to various ethnic groups, generations and life styles rendering the city a special aura” (© http://www.turism.sibiu.ro/en/sibiu.htm).
A few words about ULBS
“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu (LBUS) has a long experience in implementing a variety of projects in the most diverse fields of study
The Faculty of Engineering is a polytechnic school with a long tradition and great experience which have made it into one of the most important Faculties of Engineering in Romania.
In its current state, the faculty has constantly developed and consolidated its degree programmes, which have been accredited by the Ministry of Education and Research. It has also introduced new undergraduate degree programmes as well as postgraduate studies: MSc study programmes and doctoral studies. Faculty of Engineering has a valuable and experienced professorate made up of 133 academics (34 professors, 28 associate professors, 45 assistant professors, 23 teaching assistants; 9 doctoral advisors).
DigiFact Project is expected to:
- increase in student and teacher mobility
- more chances of self-development and personal growth for students and professionals who participate in the LLP
- increased collaboration in the scientific fields tackled by the project between the partner universities
- increase in the number of collaborations (bi- or multi-lateral) between partners, ICT services, multi-disciplinary programs
The OBJECTIVES of the project are:
- to implement the DigiFact course as an integrated course, with a theoretical part and a practical part, which will provided through blended learning methods and supported by ICT-technology
- to apply DigiFact as a pilot for developing the universities from the Beneficiary States as “centers for continuous education”, by facilitating participation in the course both for professionals and for students
- to design and implement certification procedures for professionals taking part in the program
- to design and implement recognition procedures for international students taking part in the program
- to provide students with methodological skills related to the topics of the program
- to sustain a quality improvement of the courses in the field provided by the partner universities
- to transfer intercultural dialogue by involving teachers and students from European and EEA states
- to enhance student and teacher mobility, simplifying the development of the European educational area