Social Network based doctoral Education on Industry 4.0


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Project No:2017-1-SE01-KA203-034524

Period of Implementation: 1/9/2017 – 31/8/2020



KTH Royal Institute of Technology(Sweden)

UoI-University of Ioannina (Greece)
Technical University of Košice (Slovakia)
University of Minho (Portugal)
Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
University of Naples Federico II (Italy)
Rzeszów University of Technology (Poland)

The objectives of the Project are to build an Open Networked Platform for the learning of Industry 4.0 themes dedicated to PhD students. The students will be able to co-create their learning path and the learning contents and dynamic student teams will be created for every specific learning requirement. Teams will be composed by students belonging to all the European countries. Teams will interact using a Social Network application, therefore there will not be necessary the physical presence.

Present Key Action will address these issues by adopting modern learning strategies and by exploiting innovative ICT technologies. The learning strategies are Social Network-Based Education (SNE) and Constructive Alignment.

SNE is focused on teamworking, building of interaction networks among students and teachers of different Universities and Countries. CA gives the necessary common framework for sharing educational objectives among different institutions and different teaching methodologies.

The ICT technologies we exploit are the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms and the virtual reality. MOOC allow to offer a networked multinational learning content without the need of physical movement of students and teachers among the Universities. Virtual reality is necessary to allow a proper interaction of the students with laboratory activities that are specific of every University. This is particular important as the object of present Key Action is the education in the field of Automation.

Transnational cooperation is mandatory for the success of the project because:

1. Allows to reach the critical mass of students in order to justify the effort in setting up the course

2. Cluster together the knowledge, information and best international practice about Industry 4.0

3. Allows to enhance access to international educational best practices, which can be used and compared, and exchange knowledge

4. Six Countries – six languages – Six Educational systems will allow a richer learning experience

5. Dissemination and implementation of results will benefit from the wide distribution of the partnership

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