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Lifelong Learning Award 2010 ? goes to IP SUSTMONT


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On 29th November the annual Lifelong Learning Awards were presented at a formal ceremony in Vienna attended by the Minister for Education, Arts and Culture, Claudia Schmied, and the Minister for Science and Research, Beatrix Karl. An international jury chose projects of outstanding quality from the multitude of activities. The University of Innsbruck is proud of the winning project IP SUSTMONT within the Erasmus Programme.

The Erasmus Intensive Programme "SUSTMONT" under the coordination of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Cernusca (Institute of Ecology) won the first prize among the projects for the University of Innsbruck.



The Austrian Minister for Science and Research, Beatrix Karl, presented the Lifelong Learning Award 2010 to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Cernusca, as coordinator of the winning project "SUSTMONT".



The Intensive Programme (IP) SUSTMONT ? "Training on approaches to sustainable development in mountain areas under global change" offers deepening training in environmental analysis, environmental modelling, environmental monitoring and stakeholder-consultation. Based upon EU research results on global environmental changes and sustainable development in the mountain regions of Europe ecological and socio-economical changes have been demonstrated by means of practical case studies and protection methods have been debated.

In workshops monitoring concepts, scenarios and implementation-strategies were developed using ICT tools and discussed with experts and decision-makers.

Problem cases and "success stories" on sustainable development were studied in practical examples by means of study and field trips. The course was held along an ecological transection of the Ebro Valley up to the Spanish Pyrenees. SUSTMONT is aimed at students on Master- and PhD-level of the subjects biology, ecology, agriculture and forestry, landscape planning and environmental technology. After successful completion the students received a certificate including ECTS credits, recognised by each partner institution.

The interdisciplinary and European dimension of this project is shown clearly in the orientation of the content and in the interaction between the partners from within and without universities. The curriculum of the Intensive Programme has been included as a compulsory module into the Master- and PhD-Programme "Ecology and Biodiversity".

SUSTMONT has lead to an intensification and continuation of the IP-partnerships with the objective of a Joint Master Programme "Sustainable Mountain Management", which will be further pursued within the new Erasmus Intensive Programme EUROSTAIN.



Leopold-Franzens-Universitat Innsbruck

Innrain 52

6020 Innsbruck



Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Cernusca

Institute of Ecology

Sternwartestrasse 15

6020 Innsbruck



Universidad de Zaragoza, ES

Instituto Pirenaico di Ecologia, Jaca, ES

Universidad de Lleida, ES

Universidad de Alcala de Henares, ES

Universidad Publica Navarra, ES

Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, ES

University of Aberdeen, UK

Universita degli Studi di Trento, IT

Universita degli Studi di Padova, IT

Universita degli Studi di Torino, IT

Szent Istvan Egyetem, HU

Universidade de Evora, PT

Universite de Savoie, FR

Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, SK.

Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno, CZ

Estonia University of Life Sciences, EE



Intensive Programme SUSTMONT:

New Intensive Programme EUROSTAIN:

Research Centre Ecology of the Alpine Region

Institute of Ecology

International Relations Office:

Lifelong Learning Award 2010:

Austrian National Agency for Lifelong Learning:

Report Radio Huesca: El gobierno austriaco premia un proyecto del Campus de Huesca y el Instituto Pirenaico de Ecologia

Report Universidad Zaragoza:

Report Universidade de Evora:

 Newspaper article: Diario del AltoAragon

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