UniLog

Developing Central Baltic University Level Professional Logistics Education

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region

Central Baltic

01.04.2018 - 30.09.2020

€474 275

€370 933

Project Summary:

Various researches have shown that there is a clear lack of skilled logistics employees on all organizational levels in Central Baltic countries. The current project aims at addressing this challenge in cooperation with representatives from Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, and Latvian universities offering courses in logistics to better match the current and future needs of the Central Baltic businesses and labor markets.

The project aims at individuating which are the current and future logistic skills needed in the Central Baltic job market. These needs are consequently compared to the current, university level offering of professional, logistics education within the Central Baltic area to identify which complementary courses would equip students with these skills. Consequently, the participating universities address the emerging development needs by creating a joint study package (18 ECTS BSc and 15 ECTS MSc ) and piloting it in cooperation with Central Baltic student groups. 

The project results in a better logistics education to match the needs of Central Baltic enterprises as well as in more employees possessing skills and competences needed in the labor markets. Better logistic education will also help personnel already employed in logistics companies to be more efficient and integrated in the Central Baltic labor market.
 

Lead Partner

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan

Country: SE

www.kth.se

Partner budget: 166.752 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 125.064 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Country: FI

http:\\www.lamk.fi

Partner budget: 155.252 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 116.439 EUR ERDF

Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte, Liepājas filiāle

Country: LV

http:\\www.lf.rtu.lv

Partner budget: 75.949 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 64.557 EUR ERDF

Tallinna Tehnika Korgkool

Country: EE

http:\\www.tktk.ee

Partner budget: 76.322 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 64.874 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Eesti Ostu- ja Tarneahelate Juhtimise Ühing Mtü

Country: EE

LIMOWA Logistiikkakeskusklusteri

Country: FI

Expected results

Number of jointly, in cross-border cooperation created professional, higher level logistics study packages/curricula: 1 (18 ECTS Bachelor level, 15 ECTS Master level)
Number of benefitting vocational higher education institutions: 4 (potentially more in the future, if the created study package is offered to a larger audience/student base after its piloting (e.g. utilizing distant learning possibilities))
Number of countries benefitting: 4, all CB countries.

Other CB wide results:
- Higher level, aligned/joint logistics education matching with the needs of the markets/CB enterprises.
- More employees possessing skills and competences needed in the labor markets/CB enterprises. Better/more efficient employees for the different companies.
- More integrated Central Baltic labor market; more enabled movement of labor within the CB area.
- Diminished social exclusion.
- More prosper and competitive CB area; better wellbeing for all people through lower social exclusion.

Additional results for the participating partners:
- Better, internationally organized professional logistics education offered in every participating university.
- More diversified and updated teaching/learning methods (e.g. distance learning, e-platforms, simulations, labs).
- Enabled exchange of best practices (pedagogy and substance) amongst the participating universities. Better possibilities to utilize the special substance knowledge of the other partners.
- More internationalization possibilities for both teachers and students.
- Greater networks within the CB area, both for the institutions as a whole and for the teachers and students.
- More international, CB wide job opportunities for the students who have executed the study package.
- Possibilities for deeper, future cooperation amongst the partner institutions (e.g. creation of double degree structures).
- More interest in the participating universities in the eyes of potential students; better image.