"ECO-CAR" Project Launched with kick-off Meeting at UJ
Thursday, February 11, 2021 
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The University of Jordan (UJ) recently organized a virtual kick-off meeting to launch the EU project "Vocational Training Diploma on Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles", tagged "ECO-CAR".
This project is supported by the European Union (EU) within the Erasmus+ Programme for capacity building projects in the field of higher education, with a budget amounts to 999,942.00 euros.
The project is implemented in partnership with 14 Jordanian and European universities: Jordan University of Science and Technology, Mutah University, Tafila Technical University, AlBalqa Applied University, Al Hussein Technical University,  Applied Science Private University, AlZaytoonah University of Jordan, OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, RWTH Aachen University, University of Deusto, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, National Technical University of Athens, University of L'Aquila, in addition to University of Jordan.
The ECO-CAR project aims to promote the development of electric and hybrid cars (EV and HEV) education in the partnered universities, especially in Jordan, and enhancing cooperation between corporations and higher education institutions in the field.
The program will provide engineers with the essential practical skills in the field of EV and HEV to meet the local, regional and international market needs and will contribute to providing vocational training centers with qualified trainers in this area.
Through this diploma, students will get the needed skills to maintain and operate Electric and Hybrid vehicles with appropriate knowledge in the fields of climate change, vehicle manufacturing systems, and life cycle assessment.
It's worth noting that this project is one of five UJ projects that received funding out of eight projects that were accepted from Jordan this year.
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