Between 4th-6th of February, 2020, Livia Nistor-Lopatenco, associate professor, D. Eng., dean of FCGC participated in the launch of the GEOBIZ project – Business driven problem-based learning for academic excellence in geoinformatics.

GEOBIZ is the project funded by the European Union, through the key action K2 of the Erasmus+ program, in which the Technical University of Moldova is a partner through the Faculty of Construction, Geodesy and Cadastre (FCGC). The project coordinator is the University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Geodesy, and there are 23 other entities as partners. The project was launched on November 15th, 2019, and will be implemented for over 36 months. The budget is 989,055.00 Euro.

The main objective of the GEOBIZ project is to strengthen the skills of the academic institutions to better respond to the needs of the emerging industry, that of geoinformatics in Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova and Montenegro, focusing on the following aspects:

  • establishing new and innovative methods of cooperation between the academic environment and the socio-economic environment to support the interaction in the teaching/learning processes in geoinformatics;
  • setting up a platform for the academic and social-economic environment, which supports excellence in geoinformatics;
  • development of innovative programs for teacher training, practical teaching/learning methodologies as well as the content of courses based on modern technologies in geoinformatics, taking into account the requirements of the business environment;
  • implementation of state-of-the-art techniques in the process of teaching geoinformatics.

During the meeting of coordination of the activities, which took place on the 6th of February, Mrs. Nistor-Lopatenco presented UTM and the working team within the project, made up of FCGC teachers. Also, at the meeting, the direct responsibilities of the 6 work packages of the project and the tasks for each individual package were discussed.

The GEOBIZ project is implemented with EU support through the Erasmus+ program.

More information about GEOBIZ can be found on http://geobiz.eu/ and on the GOEBIZ page of UTM https://proiecte.utm.md/geobiz/