Visit Of Teachers Of Agriculture Academy To Polytechnic Institute Of Beja (Portugal)

The teachers of Agriculture Academy of Vytautas Magnus University prof. dr. Laima Česonienė (Institute of Environment and Ecology, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Ecology) and assoc. prof. Midona Dapkienė (Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Water and Land Management) visited Polytechnic Institute of Beja (Portugal) according to Erasmus+  Mobility agreement on May 6th to 10th 2019.

The Polytechnic Institute of Beja is a professional and research oriented public higher education institution, located in the south of Portugal, in the region of Alentejo. The Institute has about 2500 students, enrolled in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and other professional oriented post-graduate programmes. The students are served by 188 members of academic and research staff. Regarding its academic and research structure, the Polytechnic Insitute of Beja comprises 4 high schools: Agriculture, Education, Health and Technology and Management.

The representatives of Agriculture Academy of VMU gave the lectures for bachelor and master students and presented the oral communications on Environmental Engineering Seminar in Agrarian School of IPBeja. Prof. dr. Laima Česonienė presented an analysis of the impact of agriculture activity on the quality of surface water bodies in Lithuania. Assoc. prof. dr. Midona Dapkienė shared experiences on wastewater treatment in rural areas of Baltic Sea Region and wastewater management in Lithuania.

The teachers had an opportunity to get to know the study process and reasearch at IPBeja as well as to discuss the Erasmus+ project ,,Eco-Innovation: Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture“ that had been recently submitted.