The intensive training took place at Central European University from January 19 to 23, 2015 under tender bid RFP /913/2014 awarded to the University. The objective of the intensive training was to share experience of Central European University in development, teaching and evaluation quality courses on climate change, including dynamics of global climate system, climate change adaptation in mitigation, data quality and communication aspects. In order to achieve this, we have offered a session on general aspects of curriculum development and course evaluation, thematic sessions touching main aspects of climate change discussion and practice (including short presentations and discussion by students involved to climate change research), attendance of classes on “Air pollution and climate change” and “Carbon Reporting” offered to CEU Master’s students in the winter semester, meetings with CEU students and key faculty involved to the development and teaching of relevant courses, and meeting at the CEU practical partner – Schneider Electric Budapest, cooperating with CEU on teaching a course on Carbon accounting and reporting.
Total, 40 hours of various forms of training have been provided in five days, 8 hours every day, from 9am to 6 pm. Lecture handouts in Russian and (where relevant) in English were distributed at the start of the sessions; on request of the participants, they also received e-copies of all the presented materials. More materials were provided in hard copies and e-versions, both in Russian and English, including research and policy papers, lists of e-resources, CEU and Departmental guidelines for study policies and quality assurance, full descriptions of educational programs run by CEU etc.
The feedback from the participants was very positive, with all the lecturers and activities scored over 9 (out of 10).