Teachers of VMU Agriculture Academy visit to Polytechnic Institute of Beja (Portugal) | VDU Žemės ūkio akademija

Teachers of VMU Agriculture Academy visit to Polytechnic Institute of Beja (Portugal)

The teachers of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) Agriculture Academy assoc. prof. dr. Midona Dapkienė (Department of Water Engineering, Faculty of Engineering), prof. dr. Laima Česonienė and assoc. prof. dr. Daiva Šileikienė (Department of Environment and Ecology, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Ecology) visited Polytechnic Institute of Beja (Portugal) according to Erasmus+ Mobility agreement on May 14th to 17th 2024.

The Polytechnic Institute of Beja (IPBeja) is a public higher education institution, located in the south of Portugal, in the region of Alentejo. IPBeja is made up of four Schools – the School of Agriculture, the School of Education, the School of Technology and Management and the School of Health, with a range of more than 30 courses on offer. The Institute has more than 2000 students, enrolled in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and other professional oriented post-graduate programmes.

The representatives of VMU Agriculture Academy gave the lectures for bachelor and master students in the field of water management, surface water quality, and environmental policy. Prof. dr. Laima Česonienė presented the assesment of impact of organic and conventional agricultural activities on surface water bodies. Assoc. prof. dr. Midona Dapkienė shared experiences on Lithuanian water engineering in the context of climate change and wastewater treatment and reuse. Assoc. prof. dr. Daiva Šileikienė presented the main principles of organic agriculture and Green Deal.

The teachers had an appointment with international coordinator for bachelor and master in environmental engineering dr. Jorge Manuel Rodrigues Tavares. They had a talk about the intensification of cooperation in teacher’s and student’s exchange under Erasmus+ programme.

The representatives of VMU Agriculture Academy had an opportunity to meet the professors Anabela Cândida Ramalho Durão, Maria Adelaide Araújo Almeida, Maria Teresa Carvalhos and to discuss the possibilities of the joint projects as well as to familiarize with the study process and reasearch at the School of Agriculture of Polytechnic Institute of Beja.