University of Primorska Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies

Thursday, 18 May 2023 Student BIP Mobility: UP FAMNIT in the organisation of the Erasmus+ project

As part of the Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) university lessons on Sustainable Computing: Creating an interdisciplinary enabling space for the Future 2023-2025 were held at the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM Kapfenberg (Austria) in collaboration with the following participating universities: University of Applied Sciences Haaga-Helia (Helsinki, Finland), University of Alcala (Alcala de Henares, Spain), Bordeaux Institute of Technology (Bordeaux, France) and University of Primorska (Koper, Slovenia).  


The intensive programme took place from 8 May to 12 May 2023, where 3 different courses were offered: Mobile App Development, Data Analytics & Big Data, and Sustainable Computing Startup: Creating an interdisciplinary enabling space for the Future - accredited with ECTS - credits. 

On the workshop Computing Startup: Creating an interdisciplinary enabling space for the future Dr. Branko Kavšek from the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies, UP FAMNIT was one of the coordinators. 

Throughout the workshop digital pollution was presented, the so-called “silent polluter, ” which is due to its invisibility overlooked many times. Therefore attendees learned about energy consumption, e-waste recycling and Initiatives and legislation. In short, the main aim was to raise the problem itself, thus, participants with short videos or other methods presented their contributions on the problem of reducing their digital footprint and addressing the issue among others.  

This course based on the eBook result of the efforts of the European project “GreenCo-GREEN Computing App and MOOC for awareness -raising on digital pollution”. 

Data Analytics & Big Data are significant in today's world. The course itself explained all about data mining and machine learning algorithms, with a focus on the analysis of so-called big data. The workshop consisted of three different parts, where participants begin with a basis of content and a description of the process, followed by the tools on which they create parallel algorithms that process large amounts of data. 

Their creative side was shown interactively at the workshop Mobile App Development: UX & Accessibility, where they entered the world of mobile apps and their development. 

The Erasmus intensive programme also attended  BsC and MsC students of the Computer Science programme at UP FAMNIT: Pika Povh, Srđan Tomić, Amar Ustavdić, Marko Stošić and Valeryia Bazhko, who besides the valuable knowledge they gained through the week, got also an excellent opportunity to attain new experiences in the new environment and acquire connections and acquaintances as well. 

Before the intensive week, online workshops were held, which started on 27 March 2023. 

About BIP: Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes offer university lessons based on innovative ways of teaching and learning, encompassing virtual components as well as physical mobility, delivered by several universities from different EU countries. Next year UP FAMNIT will host the ERASMUS+ programme.