ВТУ "Тодор Каблешков"

Consortium Meeting on RiFLE Project

On 21-22.03.2013 the University of Transport (VTU) hosted the consortium meeting on the RiFLE project ("Rail Freight and Logistics Curriculum Development”). The event was attended by representatives of the University of Newcastle (UK), project coordinator, and the partner universities: the University "La Sapienza", Rome (Italy), University of Transport (VTU), Sofia (Bulgaria) and the University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt (Germany). The participants discussed the tasks to be finished until the end of the project, which will result in the development of a handbook and Conference at the University of Newcastle.
The emphasis of discussion during the meeting was put on the possibilities of signing agreements between the partner universities to issue double degrees/diplomas in MSc program developed. The discussion was attended also by Assoc. Prof. Dr Rumen Uluchev, Vice- Rector for Education of the VTU, and Assoc. Prof. Dr Luiz Lopes from Brazil who specializes in the NewRail Centre at the University of Newcastle.
The project consortium had a meeting also with the students who were on mobility visit to the VTU within the project. The purpose of their one-week trainings at the partner universities is to obtain additional information on rail freight and logistics through lectures, seminars and technical visits. The mobility programme of students demonstrates that consultations on the topics of students research projects and MSc theses are possible, creating a promising environment for joint supervision with the future joint programme in rail freight and logistics.