SCOPES Project 7 IP 65642
ETH Zurich was one of the first universities in Europe to introduce a curriculum in CSE. This graduate study is presently in its forth year and well established. Students that have completed their undergraduate studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Material Science can proceed with this interdisciplinary, application oriented master study. Presently, an inter-departmental structure is being established to further promote and coordinate CSE activities in the research units university-wide at ETH.
On another side, at present a process of reorganization and administrative restructuring of the education and science in the countries of Eastern Europe is in progress aiming at adaptation to and compatibility with the corresponding European standards as well as meeting the requirements and modern trends in the development of education and science.
The main objective of the proposed IP is the establishment of CSE in Bulgaria and Macedonia under the guidance of ETH Zurich.
The principal aims of the project are the improvement and the coordination of research and education in Computational Sciences and Engineering at the academic and university units from BG and MK involved in the project.
The basic goals of the project are:
Problems to discuss and solve are:
The specific goals of the project are directed towards:
To improve CSE in education two (non-exclusive) approaches are envisaged. First, the existing curricula in computer science, engineering, etc. should emphasize more the trend towards CSE. Higher emphasis should be given to software engineering, to the training in modern software tools for symbolic and numerical computation and simulation, to validated numerics for specific engineering problems, or to discrete mathematics. Second, a full-fledged CSE curriculum could be designed along the lines of the ETH model.
In order to have a platform for approaching these issues a
"Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering" (COSE)
is to be founded in Sofia. This center will be instrumental to increase the level of research and education in CSE with the involved institutions up to international standards. COSE will continue to exist after the end of this project. The institution will act as a focal point in the further development of CSE in BG and MK providing competence and international contacts in the field of scientific computation and engineering.