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ELEGANT Project Events

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Ethical Hacking Workshop at BAU

BAU, Lebanon, 09/10/2023

BAU held an Ethical Hacking Workshop on Monday, October 10, 2023. This workshop helped the ELEGANT project supported by ERASMUS+. Mr. Majd Dhainy and Mr. Ali Ayoub from Semicolon Academy led the workshop, which aimed to teach participants the fundamentals of ethical hacking.

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ELEGANT at Erasmus+ Cluster Meeting

MUBS/BAU, Lebanon, 28/09/2023

As the EU announced 2023 as the European Year of Skills, the National Erasmus+ Office in Lebanon organized an online cluster meeting entitled “Year of Skills in Europe and Beyond: Focus on Lebanon” on 28 September 2023. The aim of this meeting was to discuss the issue of skills development for enhancing employability in Lebanon from the perspectives of Erasmus+ projects, other EU projects and various stakeholders including TVET, NGOs and SMEs.

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Final conference of the ELEGANT took place at PSUT

PSUT, Jordan, 18/09/2023

Wejdan Abu Elhaija, president of Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), inaugurated the final conference of the European project ELEGANT, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. 

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MUBS CS Department Senior Projects Competition

MUBS, Lebanon, 14/07/2023

Within the framework of the ELEGANT Erasmus+ project activities, MUBS Office of International Affairs in collaboration with MUBS Computer Science Department organized on July 14, 2023 a senior project competition.

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Advanced Security and Connectivity: Exploring Malware Detection, Intelligent systems, and smart IoT

MUBS, Lebanon, 14/07/2023

Within the framework of the ELEGANT Erasmus+ project activities, MUBS Office of International Affairs in collaboration with MUBS Computer Science Department organized on July 14, 2023 a workshop about “Advanced Security and Connectivity: Exploring Malware Detection, Intelligent systems, and smart IoT”.

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MUBS Erasmus+ Dissemination & Info Day 2023 - MEDID 2023

MUBS, Lebanon, 13/07/2023

Under the Auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Education & Higher Education, Dr. Abbas Halabi, represented by Dr. Mazen Khatib, Acting Director General of H.E, Modern University for Business & Science (MUBS) organized the “MUBS Erasmus+ Dissemination & Info Day 2023 - MEDID 2023”  on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at the Ministry of Education & Higher Education - UNESCO - Beirut.

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BAU and MUBS organised a series of seminars in Lebanon

MUBS/BAU, Lebanon, 6-8/03/2023

Within the framework of ELEGANT Erasmus+ CBHE project aiming at enhancing university enterprise cooperation in Jordan and Lebanon, BAU and MUBS organized three seminars in the period of March 6-8, 2023:
- University-Enterprise Links : The experience of European partners

- Project Monitoring Meeting, 6 March 2023
- National Exploitation Seminar
- A work-Ready Seminar: Stand out to Get Hired

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PSUT holds workshop on digital business tools

PSUT, Jordan, 27/02/2023

Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) held a workshop on Digital Business Tools, bringing together the university's Business School staff and students and the PSUT Elegant scholarship team, as well as a number of university professors and students at the Croatian University of Dubrovnik.

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Advanced topics in AI, Cybersecurity and Big Data workshop

UNIVPM, Italy, 06-10/02/2023

The workshop "Advanced Topics in AI, Cybersecurity, and Big Data" was hosted by the Universita Politechnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy from 6th to 10th February 2023. With a twelve dedicated participants this workshop with its three sub-groups provided a fertile ground for honing the skills essential for the development, modernization, and effective delivery of courses encompassing AI, cybersecurity, and big data.

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PSUT holds workshop on EU supported ‘ELEGANT’ project

PSUT, Jordan, December 2022

Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) held a workshop on “ELEGANT” project, which is supported by the European’ Union Erasmus programme.

Representatives from Croatia, Lebanon, Jordan and Britain attended the workshop which lasted for three days. The workshop aimed to train participants on a number of skills required by the labour market to be included in study plans, especially those related to computer graphics.

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Education Transformation: Computer Science and Games Design & Programming

PSUT, Jordan, 28-30/11/2022

Education Transformation: Computer Science and Games Design & Programming is title of a workshop  organized by the UK project partner, Staffordshire University, from November 28th to November 30th, 2022 at Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Amman. An engaged cohort of twenty-one participants from Jordanian and Lebanese universities was introduced to the skills that are imperative for the development, modernization, and effective delivery of courses in the realms of games design and computer science.

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BAU and MUBS organised a Mentor Training Workshop for Experts from Industry

MUBS/BAU, Lebanon, 23/11/2022

BAU and MUBS jointly organised a Workshop on Mentoring Students for Experts from the Industry on 23rd November 2022. Around 100 participants attended the event at BAU premises.

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Curriculum development workshop on Games, Computer Science and Robotics

Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, 19-23/09/2022

Curriculum Development Workshop on Games, Computer Science, and Robotics was delivered by Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom, from June 20th to June 24th, 2022. With a team of three instructors and a cohort of participants, this workshop provided a conducive environment for refining the skills necessary to develop, modernize, and effectively deliver courses in the domains of games, computer science, and robotics.

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Curriculum development workshop on entrepreneurship at University of Dubrovnik

University of Dubrovnik, Croatia, 19-23/09/2022

The "Curriculum Development Workshop on Entrepreneurship" was successfully concluded from the19th to 23rd of September at the University of Dubrovnik in Croatia, the coordinating institution of the Elegant project.

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Employability Academy and Training for Mentors from Industry (Led by Psicoglobal Ltd - Portugal)

PSUT, Jordan, 31/8-01/09/2022

Attended by staff from partner institutions in Jordan and Lebanon, the two Workshops were organised by Psicoglobal Ltd at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT). The event aimed to develop new strategies for Liaison Officers to get students involved in coming up with advanced ideas, train them on recruitment selection processes and organise projects that establish effective communication between employers and universities.

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Internet of things, AI & Cyber security Workshop at Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, 10-14/06/2022

Four instructors from Staffordshire University provided intensive training in "Internet of Things, AI & Cybersecurity" from June 10th to June 14th, 2022, in the United Kingdom. This workshop was attended by a group of nine dedicated participants from Jordanian and Lebanese universities. 

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Big Data Workshop at Psicoglobal 

Psicoglobal , Portugal, 16-20/05/2022

Elegant consortium is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the "Big Data“ workshop which took place from May 16th to May 20th, 2022 in Portugal. This workshop, organized by Psicoglobal, one of project partners from EU, brought together seven dedicated participants.

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MUBS Hosts a Webinar on “Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain”

MUBS, Lebanon, 29/03/2022

121 faculty, staff, students, and alumni from MUBS Computer Science department attended a webinar about Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. Topics covered included the importance of the digital currency and blockchain in modern financial systems, the various operations and usages of Bitcoin, advice to the attendees on the best practices to participate and engage in the digital currency world and topics related to the bitcoin and blockchain technologies, such as Ethereum, smart contracts, DApps, and tokenization.

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MUBS Hosts a Webinar on “Best Practices for Computer Science Internship Programs”

MUBS, Lebanon, 21/03/2022

91 faculty, staff, students, and alumni from MUBS Computer Science department attended a webinar organised by MUBS Office of International Affairs in collaboration with MUBS Computer Science Department on March 21, 2022. The webinar was about “Best Practices for Computer Science Internship Programs”. Webinar speakers included Ms. Nour Assaf (Murex), Ms. Rania Makhlouf (New Horizons), Mr. Rabih Baalbaki (Lebanese Association for IT Professionals), Mr. Rami Zarif (Ciment De Sibline), and Mr. Ihab Nasr (Khattar Group).

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MUBS hosted a webinar on "Building a Cybersecurity Ecosystem"

MUBS, Lebanon, 14/03/2022

51 faculty, staff, students, and alumni from MUBS Computer Science department attended a webinar on "Building a Cybersecurity Ecosystem". Topics discussed included the economic, psychological and human challenges associated with the cyberspace, the zero trust security model, the importance of awareness to become cybersecurity compliant, the future of work after COVID-19, and building a cybersecurity ecosystem.

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MUBS hosted a webinar on “The Impact of On-Demand Computing on Today's Job Market”

MUBS, Lebanon, 07/03/2022

63 faculty, staff, students, and alumni from MUBS Computer Science department attended a webinar on “The Impact of On-Demand Computing on Today's Job Market”. The topics discussed included the history and characteristics of On-Demand computing, its effect on the current industry and job market, and why the cloud and fog/edge computing positions are currently the second most requested in the market in the fields of computer science and engineering.

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New ICT Labs Established at Partner Universities in Jordan and Lebanon

Jordan and Lebanon 2021

Within the framework of the Elegant Erasmus+ project, new ICT labs were established at the five partner universities in Jordan and Lebanon. The ICT labs are co-funded by the ELEGANT Erasmus+ Project as part of the WP3 “Improving the human capacities of University staff and revise/upgrade the ICT Curricula in partner universities” activities.

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Dissemination
Activities

University of Dubrovnik, Croatia, 10/12/2021

Elegant was presented as an example of good practice at the Erasmus+ higher education national conference organised by the Croatian National Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes

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Second Annual Planning and
Monitoring Meeting

Universita Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, 22-23/11/2021

The second Annual Planning and Monitoring meeting of the ELEGANT project was held at the Universita Politecnica Delle Marche in Ancona, Italy on 22-23 November 2021. The meeting reviewed the activities of the project since the kick-off meeting and discussed the challenges facing the project.

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Workshop on Staffordshire University Innovation Enterprise Zone: How to Engage Students, Industry and Academics

Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, 19/10/2021

Staffordshire University organised a workshop on the University’s efforts to develop its industry relations for the benefit of students through its Innovation Enterprise Zone.

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Activities of Liaison Officers

Partner Universities in Jordan and Lebanon

Activities and achievements of Liaison Officers at PSUT, JUST, ABAU, MUBS and BAU.

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MUBS Hosts a Seminar on Digital Job Capacity of the Future

MUBS, Lebanon, 11/05/2021

Technological advancements, the pandemic, and recent changes that impacted the job market have resulted in major shifts in the ecosystem of information technology and computer science fields. To highlight these changes, and explore the emerging trends in the field, MUBS hosted on May 11, 2021 Mr. Samih Ajrouch, “Future Ready Skills Manager” at Microsoft Education as part of the Elegant Erasmus+ Project activities.

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Online workshop on Big Data

04/05/2021

Elegant consortium successfully delivered workshop in Big Data on 4th of May 2021 online. This workshop was attended by a group of 24 participants from Jordanian and Lebanese universities. Over the course participants delved deeply into the realms of Big Data.

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Online workshop on Artificial intelligence

27/04/2021

Elegant consortium successfully delivered workshop in Artificial Intelligence on 27th of April 2021 online. This workshop was attended by a group of 24 participants from Jordanian and Lebanese universities. Over the course participants delved deeply into the realms of Artificial Intelligence.

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Online workshop on Cybersecurity

06/04/2021

Elegant consortium successfully delivered another workshop. UNIVPM provided intensive training in Cybersecurity on 6th of April 2021 online. This workshop was attended by a group of 20 participants from Jordanian and Lebanese universities. Over the course participants delved deeply into the realms of Cybersecurity.

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Two New ICT Labs Established
at MUBS

MUBS, Lebanon, April, 2021

Within the framework of the Elegant Erasmus+ project, two new ICT labs were established at MUBS School of Computer and Applied Sciences in April 2021.

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Curriculum Development and Curriculum Revision Process workshop at UNIDU

UNIDU, Croatia, 30/03/2021

An online workshop was held on March 30, 2021 under the title "Curriculum Development and Curriculum Revision Process" the workshop brought together 19 participants from universities in Jordan and Lebanon. A dynamic team of University of Dubrovnik lecturers led engaging sessions that covered a range of crucial courses, including Intellectual Property Management, Business Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, and Strategic Management.

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Teaching Cybersecurity at Masters Level with Employability Skills

Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, 02/12/2020

On December 2, 2020, a workshop titled 'Teaching Cybersecurity at Masters Level with Employability Skills' was held online  by Staffordshire University, bringing together a diverse group of 22 participants from higher education institutions in Jordan and Lebanon.

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Webinar – Modern Cybersecurity: Educational and Technical Perspectives

BAU, Lebanon, 25/11/2020

BAU organized an event on on modern cybersecurity from the educational and technical perspectives on November 25, 2020. The event comprised three main tracks, namely, cybersecurity in higher education, cybersecurity in research, and cybersecurity in industry.

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Virtual Lectures: Experts from industry speak to students at JUST

JUST, Jordan, 16-20/11/2020

University of Science and Technology (JUST) organised a number of events for experts from the industry and commerce to give lectures and run workshops on the latest developments in a number of ICT areas and the implications for University students. Due to the Corona Virus restrictions, The events were held on line.

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Webinar – Recent Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

MUBS, Lebanon, 11/11/2020

MUBS organised a webinar entitled "Recent Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning" on November 11, 2020. The event featured speakers from Europe and the MENA region.

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Launch of Enterprise Survey

MUBS, Lebanon, 8/10/2020

The Enterprise Survey (activity 1.5 of the Project), aimed at identifying the knowledge and skill gaps of ICT graduates, was launched in Lebanon on 8 October 2020.

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Curriculum Development Workshop

Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, 05/10/2020

The first Curriculum Development workshop of the ELEGANT Project on the topic of Smart Systems Design took place at Staffordshire University on 5 October 2020. Dr. Abdel Hamid, Associate Professor of Signal Processing and Telecommunication at Staffordshire University conducted this Workshop. Twenty colleagues from partner universities attended the Workshop.

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Training Session for Liaison Officers

University of Dubrovnik - Croatia 30/09/2020

UNIDU organised a Training Workshop for the Liaison Officers of the ELEGANT project highlighting and elaborating two aspects of LO’s activities: the organisation of University-Enterprise Cooperation Network and developing a programme of activities around Enterprise-Oriented Education.

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Zoom Webinar at MUBS

MUBS - Beirut, Lebanon 23/09/2020

As part of the ELEGANT project activities, Modern University for Business and Science organized a Zoom webinar about Enhancing IT Graduates Employability through Skills Development & Curricular Innovation

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Monitoring Visit - Jordan

PSUT- Amman, Jordan 26/08/2020

The National Erasmus+ Office in Jordan organised a virtual Monitoring Meeting to assess the progress of the ELEGANT project. Princess Sumaya University for Technology formally hosted the virtual meeting.

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Virtual Induction Meeting for Liaison Officers

University of Dubrovnik - Croatia 06/07/2020

A Virtual Induction Meeting was held on 6 July 2020 to discuss the role of the Elegant Liaison Officers in the project and their responsibilities.

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Virtual Management Meetings

May to June 20

The Project Management Team has arranged a number of Virtual Meetings with different groups of partners in order to discuss the situation and provide alternative mechanism for different Work Packages of the Project

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Appointment of Liaison Officers

April and May 2020

Five colleagues were appointed as the Liaison Officer of the ELEGANT Project at partner universities

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Organizational Meeting at ABAU

ABAU - Salt, Jordan 13/02/2020

Organisational meeting with EU partner Universities Hosted by Al-Balqa` Applied University

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Organizational Meeting at JUST

JUST - Irbid, Jordan 12/02/2020

Organisational meeting with EU partner Universities Hosted by Jordan University of Science and Technology

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Seminar on University-Industry Links

PSUT - Amman, Jordan 11/02/2020

Seminar on University-Industry Links: The Experience of EU Universities and Lessons for Partner Country Universities

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Kick-off Meeting

Dead Sea, Jordan 09-10/02/2020

ELEGANT Was officially launched at the kick off meeting on 9 – 10 February 2020 at the Hilton Dead Sea Resort, Jordan, organized by Princess Sumaya University for Technology.

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