FUSENET

FUSENET - THE EUROPEAN FUSION EDUCATION NETWORK

Reference: 224982

Call: FP7-Fusion-2007

Scientist: Piero Martin

Department: Centro Interdipartimentale di ricerca “Centro Ricerche Fusione”

UNIPD: participant

Total cost: 2,314,673 €

Eu Funding: 1,852,480 €

Email: piero.martin@unipd.it

Project Description

This aim of the FUSENET project is the establishment of a European Fusion Education Network (FUSENET) for education in fusion science and technology, as part of a comprehensive package of coordination actions, in order to increase, enhance, and broaden fusion training and education activities in Europe. The project consists of eleven focused work packages, with a total proposed budget of 2,000,000. The project brings together a broad representation of the European fusion community with 36 participants from 18 countries, of which 22 Universities and 14 Euratom Associations. The project consists of four groups of coordination actions: the establishment and running of the FUSENET network; development of individual learning opportunities and common educational goals; development of educational materials and hands-on experiments; and funding of joint educational activities. The FUSENET project will cover all education levels, from secondary school through Bachelor and Master level, to PhD. The actions of FUSENET build upon the already strongly coordinated European Fusion Research programme, coordinated under the European Fusion Development Agreement EFDA. The network will be given a permanent identity by the establishment of the FUSENET Association, which will provide a platform for the coordination of existing actions, the initiation, development and implementation of new EU-wide actions, and for the exchange and dissemination of fusion education information. The envisioned concrete end result of the FUSENET project is an integrated fusion education system in Europe, with strong links between fusion institutes and higher education institutes. Through a central website, the programme will offer a transparent structure of coherent educational actions, accessible and inviting, in which students and teachers can easily find their way to a variety of attractive ways to participate in the fusion research programme.

Partners

Coordinator: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Participants: Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas- Ciemat, Commissariat Energie Atomique Cea, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente, Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie – FOM, Université Henri Poincare Nancy 1, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, The University of Warwick, Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze, Queen’s University Belfast, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto, National Technical University of Athens, Budapesti Muszaki es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Universiteit Gent, Universität Innsbruck, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Ecole Polytechnique, Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften E.V., Ústav Fyziky Plazmatu Av R-V. V. I., Instytut Fizyki Plazmy i Laserowej Mikrosyntezy Im. Sylwestra Kaliskiego, Szechenyi Istvan University, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Univerzita Karlova v Praze As, Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski, Mta Kfki Reszecske-Es Magfizikai Kutatointezet, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa – Utl, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Cranfield University, Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Università degli Studi di Padova