Transforming Architectural and Civil Engineering Education towards a Sustainable Model (TACEESM)

Project number   618883-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Duration  36 months (2020-2023)
Grant  862.036 €  

Applicant (Coordinator)



D’Annunzio University of Chieti–Pescara – Italy
Prof. Lorenzo Pignatti Morano –


Armenian Local
National University of Architecture and Construction (NUACA); Varazdat Hovhannisyan –

National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA); Ruben Aghgashyan –

Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Armenia; Boris Kocharyan –


EU partners




Maribor University – Slovenia

University of Malaga – Spain

Leipzig University of Applied Sciences – Germany

Other Partner

Bosnia and Herzegovina
International Burch University
University of Bihac
University of Dzemal Bijedic in Mostar
CUBE DESIGN d.o.o. Sarajevo

Belarusian National Technical University
Brest State Technical University
Belarusian Union of Architects


Project Summary

TACEESM project aims to articulate and meet 21st century challenges with sustainable model of architectural and civil engineering education at partner universities through core activities of teaching, research and knowledge transfer. It is envisioned that this project will have long-term benefits for all members involved in the project but also project results will reflect on community.

This project is seen as revolutionary development of partner HEI that enhance ‘traditional’ ways of delivering knowledge with the potential for a high impact on other HEIs on local, national and regional level. It asserts new forms of delivering education through online platform that opens up enormous possibilities for partner countries to become part of European network of education and industry, and brings new dimension of education through virtual space. It employs a broad range of shared materials, instructional modules for particular architectural and civil engineering units, software’s, innovative teaching methods, designed and prepared by collaborative work of all partners and stakeholders that links newly formed educational environment to project objectives.

This project promotes a vision of the future that engage new generations of graduates capable to influence changes on environment. To meet rapid changing labor demands, students with the gained competences become prepared for multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving. As a result, the project will enhance employability of graduates.

The region will benefit since the project will increase flexibility and efficiency of education, in order to follow ever-changing labour market needs. Through dynamic, up to date, and innovative activities partner institutions will have shared understanding of sustainable model of education and it will collaborate with local community, industry and international partners.

The specific objectives are:

• To increase capacity building for study in architecture and civil engineering offered both in English and in local languages at BSc and MSc levels
• To develop, accredit and implement new courses in architecture and civil engineering at the BSc (12courses) and MSc (11courses) levels according to Bologna requirements by the end of the project
• To develop innovative academic environment for architecture and civil engineering programs throughout the cooperation with industry