International Projects and Events

The students and staff of TTK University of Applied Sciences take part in numerous international projects.

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Development projects

Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships

Erasmus+ projects coordinated by TTK

VirTec (Development of Virtual Learning Environments in Technical Higher Education) 2018-2020
One of the priorities for improving the quality of technical education should be the possibility of using virtual technology. The main objective of the project is to support the development of a virtual learning environment for the effective use of technical higher education students. In order to achieve this goal, it is planned to create a virtual house simulator for students in the field of construction. The usage of a digital house simulator enhances the effectiveness of vocational training and allows students to significantly enhance their knowledge and skills to become a more competitive specialist. The Project partners are Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Union of Associations Multikultura (Poland) and Kocaeli Provincial Directorate of National Education (Turkey). The duration of the project is 24 months (10.2018-09.2020) and the funding of the Erasmus + program is 119 545 euros.

EngiMath (Mathematics on-line learning model in engineering education), 2018 – 2021
The purpose of the project is to create and develop a shared medium for materials suitable for web-based assessment of mathematics for various types of engineering education curricula. The results in project intellectual outputs: report on analysis of mathematics on-line assessment systems to identify systems that allow in-depth learning; 3 ETCS on-line course in engineering mathematics in seven different languages; mathematics on-line assessment model in order to engage the student voice more in the learning process. The project partners are Letterkenny Institute of Technology (Ireland), The University of the Basque Country (Spain), The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), The Koszalin University of Technology (Poland) and The Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Portugal). The project is co-funded up to 222 710 EUR by the Erasmus + Programme of the EU.

DIGILOG (Digitally supported and virtual study practices for modern logistic systems) 2018-2020 
Digitalization of Transport and Logistics (T&L) is one of the key pillars of the European Digital Single Market strategy. Integration of the European core transport network, creation of the Single European Railway Area (SERA) and multinational operating environment for logistic services is another important challenge for the transport sector. Both of these challenges require new unified supranational educational practices. Enhancing e-learning and cross-curricular opportunities in universities and VET institutions is a way to harmonize the content of over countries, and to prepare students and trainees for working in digital and multinational environment. Implementation of such concept will enable open and more flexible specialization and cross-study opportunities between the educational institutions, as well as a new way of matching work and study, make study paths more versatile, and secure better employment. To achieve the project aim, a virtual study environment will be established by network of four partner organizations. In this open and joint environment, every student or trainee will have the possibility to create an individual profile of study where selected themes from partner organizations are listed. Digilog coordinator is the TTK University of Applied Sciences. Project partners are: HAMK – Häme University of Applied Sciences, VTI-Statens Väg och Transport Forskning Insitute and TTI – Transport and Telecommunication Insitute (Riga, Latvia). Project is funded by the ERASMUS + European Union program by 197 673 euros.

DigiPrint (Digital Printing and Surface Modification of Flat Surfaces and Textiles) 2017 – 2020
During the last years the market has increased demand for printed materials, and thus through new technological solutions. A smart specialization in the production of materials has brought to market new IT solutions, where the pattern is printed on a flat surface with a digital method. Given project considering Industry 4.0 needs, new methods and tools for smart teaching, integration in the teaching process, collaboration between education and manufacturing.
There are two outputs in the project: new international Subject „Digital Surface Modification of flat surfaces and textiles“ and Executive training course for specialists in digital printing. Project partners are Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, Sportswear Manufacturing Company of Estonia Trimtex Baltic OY. Duration of the project is 33 months (01.12.17- 08.2020). Project is co-funded up to  322 170 EUR by the Erasmus + Programme of the EU.

TTK is partner in the following Erasmus+ projects

MENTORTRAIN – Training and Equipping Mentors in SMEs to provide Quality Apprenticeships (2018-2021)

Project aims to create a platform for imparting pedagogical skills to mentors, particularly experienced workers from SMEs who may not necessarily have relevant teaching experience. 8 partners from 6 countries participate in the project. The project is co-funded by the ERASMUS + European Union program.

HiTimber (Sustainable High-Rise Buildings Designed and Constructed in Timber, 2017 – 2020)  project aims to fulfil the future demands in higher education including innovation, sustainability,  international, trans-disciplinary and entrepreneurial approaches for the development of a new study module/elective element in sustainable high-rise timber buildings.

SEER (Towards Sustainable and Energy Efficient Real Estate Education and Training )
The project improves and extends the VET organisations’ readiness to further develop their training by anticipating the changes the real estate sector is facing in front of the coming energy revolution. The project also extends and develops organisations’ / educators’ competences, particularly know-how of the available innovative energy efficiency technologies, digitalization and other smart systems, for better outreach and improved training offer /learning outcomes. Further, the project provides opportunities for vocational education to identify key competences of specific adult target groups that are currently not well served or in most cases served not at all. The project period is September 2019 to August 2019 and is funded by the ERASMUS + European Union program by 365 513 euros.
The coordinator of this Project is Kiinko- Real Estate Education, Finland and the partners are AFBB Akademie für Berufliche Bildung GmbH, Germany; EkoFond, Slovakia; NCOI Opleidingen, the Netherlands, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland; TTK University of Applied Sciences, Estonia.

INtegrated SMart Education in Robotics (2016 – 2019).
The main objective of the project is to achieve labor force compatible in the world labor market and able to fulfill the expectations of companies and therefore raise economic success of participating countries by developing a solid platform for educating students in the field of robotics corresponding to the new paradigm of Industry 4.0. TTK is participaiting as a partner beside other partners from Finland, Lativia and Estonia.Project is co-funded up to  365 513,00 EUR by the Erasmus + Programme of the EU. INSMER Conclusion Article

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ActiveMoms Social inclusion of women staying at home with their pre-school children through employment, entrepreneurship, networking and volunteering in Latvia and Estonia (2019-2021)

The project aims to create a universal model for the social inclusion of target groups (mothers of pre-school children who belong to ethnic minority groups) through employability, entrepreneurship, volunteering and networking. An interactive ICT platform will be developed to provide guidance and self-study opportunities. The project is co-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund in amount of EUR 189 263.46.

UniLog (2018 – 2020)
„Developing Central Baltic University Level Professional Logistics Education“ started in April 2018 within the frame of INTERREG Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020. Project received funding from European Regional Development Fund up to 474 274,99 Euros. UniLog project objective is to develop the university level, professional logistics education in cross-border cooperation to make the offered education, and consequently the acquired skills and competences of the graduating students, to better match with the current and future needs of the Central Baltic businesses and labor markets as a whole. Lead partner of the project is Royal institute of Technology (Sweden). Project partners are TTK University of Applied Sciences (Estonia), Lahti University of Applied Sciences ( Finland) and Riga Technical University (Riga, Latvia).

EDU-RAIL (2015-2018)
Harmonised and Modernised Multidisciplinary Railway Education” (EDU-RAIL) started in October 2015 within the frame of INTERREG Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020.  Project received funding from European Regional Development Fund  up to 358 402,10 euros.The project EDU-RAIL aims  reducing fragmentation of railway engineering, transport and logistics vocational education and training programmes in the region. By harmonising and modernising railway education through jointly developed regional specialisation modules the project contributes to the development and further integration of the Central Baltic labour market.Lead partner of the project is TTK University of Applied Sciences (Tallinn, Estonia).Project partners are KRAO (Kouvola, Finland), Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Riga, Latvia), Häme University of Applied Sciences (Hämeenlinna, Finland) and Riga Technical University (Riga, Latvia).) For now the project has successfully finished and the results of the project are available through request to administrator. Link to the main depository of results: Additional information about the project is at the webpage

SWW (Smart and safe work wear clothing). The objective is to develop the work wear clothing industry in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), and prepare it to meet competition from new producers and imports in other parts of the world. The project focuses on mass customisation, and the possibility to integrate IT technology in work wear, as well as to enhance supply chain management.
Project receives funding from European Regional Development Fund.

NordPlus programme
NOBANET (Nordic-Baltic Network for Internationalization of SMEs) to create and widely disseminate new knowledge on successful internationalization of Nordic and Baltic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through close cooperation between higher education institutions (HEIs) and SMEs in all Nordic and Baltic countries.

Network Circular Economy Future/2016 addresses the challenges of sustainable growth and strengthens the higher education institutions to educate/nurture innovation and human capital for solving future challenges.Through cross-border cooperation, the project brings the participating organizations to exchange knowledge, learn from peer and co-design joint studies based on innovation pedagogy. The studies are targeting circular economy, sustainable developments .The main aims are establishment of the network and provide possibilities for long-term cooperation between HEIs of countries around the Baltic Sea.

Formula Student – a product development competition for students in the faculties of Mechanical and Transport Engineering. TTK UAS and Tallinn University of Technology students team FS Tallinn took the overall first place in Formula Student Hungary and the first (FEST 12), third (FEST 10) and fourth place (FEST 8) in the Baltic Open in Germany in 2012. In 2014, the team achieved the overall victory in Italy.

Intensive courses

  • NORDSWEM – Sustainable Water and Energy Management in Environmental Engineering. NordPlus intensive course for students of Environmental Technology
  • EkoTekNord – NordPlus program network for promoting Nordic-Baltic student and teacher mobility in the fields of business, information technology, engineering, logistics and media
  • NordLand NordPlus mobility network for the students and teachers of geodesy
  • Civil engineering project – intensive project at TTK and HAMK University of Applied Sciences for students of civil engineering
  • Urban Observation Practice for architecture students – a week-long study trip to a different European city each year
  • CNC training project – intensive week at TTK UAS and Lahti University of Applied Sciences for students of mechanical engineering

International events

Project History

Build PHE Building Professional Higher Education Capacity in Europe (2015-2017).

EIN (E-mobility Innovation Network) – project resulted in developing curricula as well as training materials and courses for electrical vehicle mechanic both for use in vocational education and training and continuing education and training (2015-2017).

EDU-SMEs „Curriculum alignment and cross-border cooperation with SMEs received funding 256 692 euros (ERDF 209 058) from European Regional Development Fund.

CNCert – Competitiveness through Engineering CNC EURO vocational certificate in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Erasmus + Strategic Partnership project in the field of Training (2014-2016)

7FP: B2B LOCO Baltic to Balkan Network for Logistics Competence, 2009-2011

HAPHE – Harmonizing Approaches of Professional Higher Education in Europe

LLP Erasmus centralized project EDUPROF – Educating the new European Professional in the Knowledge Society, coordinated by the UASNet (The Universities of Applied Sciences Network), 2008-2011

CNC Kompetenzzenter mit der multimedialen Software, a project in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for aquiring and translating CNC-software to establish a CNC-competence centre, 2009-2011

ADOK: Automatisierung and Deutsch im On-Line-Kurs,
a project on developing language course for mechanical engineers, a joint project of the Centre of Humanities and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

ENTRETECH – Integrating Entrepreneuship Studies into the Curricula of Technical Studies

24-hour endeavour project – an intensive project for the logistics students of TTK UAS and Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences for solving the real-life problems of companies (2013).

NordApparel –  NordPlus program project network of textile engineering universities and companies in Scandinavia and the Baltics

SuReReEnMaHo– Sustainable Refurbishment, Retrofit, Energy Management in Housing. Erasmus intensive programme at the Faculty of Construction

Renovation of Residential Multi-Storey Apartment Blocks within Passive House Concept and Design, Erasmus intensive programme at the Faculty of Construction

BESS: Baltic Entrepreneurial Summerschool, Erasmus intensive programme involving all faculties

AluNord Network, NordPlus IP project at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

NewS (New Strategies for Working Life Collaboration) – development project that aims to create new strategies for efficient collaboration between working life and educational institutions, managed by the Open University (2014-2016)

TTK UAS is open for new project ideas. Some of the cooperation areas:

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • electrical vehicles
  • sustainable refurbishment of buildings
  • tests and research with the Road Construction Test Pit
  • tests and research with the Test Rig for Building Structures

Additional information:

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