The overall objective of this project is to continue the reform of the higher education system in the area of Applied Physical Sciences (Environmental Science) in Egypt to comply with the Bologna Declaration and according to the demands of the Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ET 2020), aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of educational processes. The purpose of the project is to ensure the design and implementation of an interdisciplinary Master’s degree study programme titled “Smart Environment and Climate Change Management” (SECCM) by conducting joint interdisciplinary research, devoted to the synergy between theory and practice in sustainable development. This research will be carried out in order to support Egypt with the integration of emerging technologies in environmental management within a competence-based education system, hence advancing higher education according to the Bologna Process and European standards for quality of education.


  1. to design a Master’s degree study programme curriculum integrated with European education and research systems, in order to establish international standards of academic knowledge;
  2. to involve researchers and practitioners in communication and to establish their joint participation in the educational process and research;
  3. to train the academic staff of Egyptian universities to be able to use the Master’s degree “Smart Environment and Climate Change Management”;
  4. to establish mechanisms and evaluation criteria that provide a full analysis of the education process and content of courses, as well as help to identify their strengths and weaknesses;
  5. to implement innovative learning methods and a new collaborative platform for learning in an academic environment to support the educational process;
  6. to demonstrate the benefits of education based on the principles of the Bologna process and European standards of quality in education;
  7. to include examples of curricula and cases of best practice from around the world.

PROJECT PARTNERS: University of Catania, Klaipeda University, EMUNI University, Alexandria University, Suez Canal University, National Observatory of Athens, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, South Valley University.

PROJECT DURATION: October 2017 – July 2021