Ongoing Research Projects

Title of the project: BECK- Integrating Education with Consumer Behaviour Relevant to Energy Efficiency and Climate Change at the Universities of Russia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

University of Barisal structure involved: Department of Geology and Mining
Scientific manager: Dr. Dhiman Kumer Roy
University of Barisal Team: Dr. Dhiman Kumer Roy, Abu Jafor Mia, Muhammad Risalat Rafiq, Sukhen Goswami, MD. Ilias Mahmud
Action type: Capacity Building in higher education
Project Reference: 598746-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Grant Agreement: 2018-2489/001-001
Start Date: 15/11/2018
End Date: 14/11/2021
Budget Total: 985.084,00 €
Coordinator: Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas


  • Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (Ee) 
  • University Of Colombo (Lk)
  • The University Of Huddersfield (Uk)
  • Federal State Institution Of Higher Education Moscow State University Of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (Ru)
  • Kaliningrad State Technical University (Ru) 
  • University Of Moratuwa (Lk) 
  • Patuakhali Science and Technology University (Bd)
  • International Noncommercial Association Of Support And Development Of Higher Educational Institutions In Engineering Obedinenie Stroitelnikh Vuzov (Ru)
  • M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Ru)
  • University Of Ruhuna (Lk)
  • University Of Barisal (Bd)
  • Peter The Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University (Ru)
  • Description:
    Concerning its main activities and methodology, the project will be primarily focused at grasping the needs and priorities of Asian HEIs when it comes to internationalization strategies and tools, so to tailor the subsequent actions and knowledge-sharing programs. After having consolidated a clear outlook of the practices and tools currently adopted in this sector by the universities of Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia, the TOOLKIT consortium will start providing training activities in the EU partner universities for Asian IROs on writing/updating the IR strategic plans, educational project-writing and management and management of mobility schemes. The newly acquired skills and expertise in such fields will be then disseminated by local IROs on a national and regional level, through the organization of specific workshops and cascade trainings in their home universities to train additional HEIs from the three countries involved. In the meantime, TOOLKIT Asian partners will also foster the engagement of the entire academic community in IR activities concerning students and teaching staff through events organized by the IROs. Furthermore, to lay the foundations for tangible and long-lasting outcomes, the project is also targeted at other additional stakeholders, such as academic leaders and local policymakers, in order to raise their awareness and commitment to sound, innovative internationalization agendas. Finally, TOOLKIT endeavors in terms of dissemination, exploitation, and sustainability will revolve around the setting-up of two MOOCs, a Help Line for project management, and a Policy Paper, that will raise the attention of international policymakers on the needs of Asian HEIs.