Tallinn University of Technology

         Between 13.–17.02.2017 a partner meeting of the ERASMUS+ project “LogOn-U: Green Logistics Management: Advancing Trans-Eurasian Accessibility through Sustainable Logistics Management and ICT Competence” took place at the Department of Business Administration of Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) with 22academics and members of university staff from Germany, Sweden, Russia, Kazakhstan and Estonia. The project consortium, led by Wismar University of Applied Sciences, which started to work in October 2015, met for the first time in Estonia.

 

        The project partner meeting aimed at (i) providing input for logistics teachers and managers from Russia and Kazakhstan in terms of pedagogical approaches and current “green” logistics topics, and(ii) obtaining an overview of the progress achieved with the development of “green” logistics management master programs in partner country universities. It consisted of pedagogical sessions, discussions on current green logistics issues and of a project management meeting.

 

          During the pedagogical sessions, overview of TTÜ and Estonia from logistics perspectivewas given, and logistics education and curricula atTTÜ was discussed. There was also a presentation of IT supported educational tools for green logistics, and possibilities to visit a lecture “Foundations of logistics” and TTÜ entrepreneurship and innovation centre Mektory, incl the Logistics room.

 

       In the framework of “Current green logistics issues” presentations were made about Green transportation from the EU perspective; European approaches towards emission control areas: First results from the EnviSuM project; Green logistics services for ports; Legal aspects of sustainable logistics; Liquefied natural gas (LNG) networks for transportation; and Development of green supply chains. There was also a study visit to Nefab Estonia, an industrial packaging manufacturer.

 

         Last, but not least the progress achieved with developing “green” logistics management curricula was discussed, including issues related to accreditation and supplying these programmes with necessary resources/equipment. As the first half of the project is coming to an end, the partner universities in Russia and Kazakhstan have developed “Green Logistics Management” master programmes as stand-alone programmes or specialisations inside economics or management programmes. Work continues with capacity building of teachers and students.

 

 

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