P03 University of Aberdeen

P03 University of Aberdeen

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UOA is organized across three colleges: College of Arts and Social Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Medicine and College of Physical Sciences. They encompass a broad range of disciplines in academic schools. Teaching and research at UOA are characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach, applying theoretical understanding to real-world issues. Undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit by being taught by academic staff who are active in research, many involved in international collaborations at the forefront of discovery in their respective discipline, focused on finding answers to the issues facing the UK society and economy today.

Role in the project

 UOA provides international external quality assurance in this TEMPUS project. UOA checks all the interdisciplinary programmes as they are developed and implemented, primarily those on Intelligent Systems and Computer Games. UOA also helps to ensure a smooth development of the programmes to be accredited and that suitable documentation of these programmes is developed. In addition, UOA ensures a smooth implementation of the new interdisciplinary programmes and provides its largest effort as part of the external QA team with other EU universities. UOA also provides advice and guidance as needed along the way so that the whole process runs as smoothly as possible. It has an active role in retraining the teaching staff for the new study programmes. During the new programme piloting TLU professors will give some lectures (both online and on-site).

Key persons

Bruce Scharlau

 Bruce Scharlau has been a Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen since June 2001 and contributes mainly to the postgraduate programmes as well as some undergraduate teaching. He has also taught for the Open University, the University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews. He specializes in software development processes and management, as well as enterprise Java applications, mobile computing and cloud computing. He recently became the director of postgraduate teaching in computing science. He also leads the Aberdeen Software Factory, which integrates student work with industrial projects, and helps organize the Aberdeen TechMeetup meetings.

George Macleod Coghill

 George Macleod Coghill is a Reader and Head of the Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen. He has 25 years research experience in Model-Based Systems and Qualitative Reasoning, has held research funding in excess of Åí4.5 million and published over 100 refereed papers in the area. He was a Director of the European Network of Excellence on Model-based Systems and Qualitative Reasoning and is a member of the Advisory Group of the Scottish Bioinformatics Forum. He is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.