Lifelong Learning


The Lifelong Learning (LL) courses are one of the main outputs of IMPAQT project, which objective is to summarize essential knowledge embedded in the current innovative developed program into short professional development courses, with significant practical content, aiming at filling the gap for professional architects and urban designers between the foundation they have acquired during their academic life and the integrative, multi-disciplinary nature and role they are supposed to embrace in their work bringing back people to the forefront of their considerations.

Four independent tracks have been considered essential for that objective:
  1. Integrative Approaches and Tools
  2. Building Ecology
  3. Contemporary City and Public Space
  4. Human Aspects

LL courses are designed to provide participants maximum flexibility. They are structured as follows:

  • Each course would be considered a “unit”, if taken independently, the participant would get a “certificate of attendance”
  • Two-to-three units can be combined to form a “module”, the participant would get a “module certificate”
  • Completing at least six courses, the participant would get a “professional certificate” (in any of the tracks)

The Professional certificates in any of the 4 tracks are restricted to be attained in a period that does not exceed 2 years.

LL courses will be implemented during the academic year 2019 / 2020 as well as during summer 2020 mainly, but not exclusively, at NU. They will be implemented also at other EG academic partners as well.

The EU partners will participate in the implementation of these courses during the lifetime of the IMPAQT project. They will come for short periods of time to Egypt to do so. Those intense “crash courses” will serve as a TOT to ensure capacity building of the faculty members who will sustain teaching those courses in the different EG institutions. Participants in these LL courses will include the faculty from NU, SCU, AU, HBRC and ECG who will be teaching any of those courses in their respective institutions in the future. This would ensure the sustainability of the IMPAQT approach to education in all dimensions.


Planning LL Implementation

Fall 2019

Track

 

Course Name

Partner

Date

Human Aspects

1

Building Types 

UNICA/NU 

3-7 November 2019

Contemporary City & Public Space 

2

Landscape Arch. & Planning 

KU 

6 - 9 June 2020.

Integrative Approaches & Tools

3

Advanced Design Process

NU 

October 2019 to January 2020 

4

Sustainable Development

NU/ UNICA 

October 2019 to January 2020

Building Ecology

5

Building Systems Integration

TUW 

2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 December, 2019 

6

Building Performance Computing

TUW 

14-17 November 2019

7

BIM

ECG 

5-7 Nov. 2019


Spring 2020

Track

 

Course Name

Partner

Date

Human Aspects

1

People Centered Urban Design

ETSAB/ NU 

21 – 23 March 2020

Contemporary City & Public Space

2

Urban Planning Process 

KU 

30 March – April 2nd 2020

3

Urban Planning II 

KU 

4 – 6 April 2020

Integrative Approaches & Tools

4

Spatial and Urban Dynamics

NU 

March to June 2020

Building Ecology

5

Building Ecology 

TUW 

27 – 29 March 2020

6

Const. Docs, BOQ, Project Management, Site supervision

ECG

March to June 2020

7

Building Technology (Structure / Construction) 

ETSAB/ NU 

March to June 2020