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Further education & training

Further education & training

ATHENA offers continuing education for individuals as well as in-house training for companies. In addition to management workshops, we provide a wide range of technical training courses that are continuously expanded and adapted to companies’ needs. Benefit from the combined expertise of our partners and meet like-minded people from all over Europe! All courses and trainings are held in English but can also be provided in the respective university’s local language. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion.

Register for our face-to-face or online courses or let us know about your need for customised in-house solutions in a specific area. We look forward to meeting you!

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Management Courses

Innovations and organisational development are necessary prerequisites for sustainable business success. The workshop deals with all forms of change and development, of products and services, of organizations and cultures. Another focus is the importance of promoting and culturally anchoring a basic innovative attitude as well as the role of innovation management as a building block of strategic management. It will be shown which steps a successful innovation process (solution cycle) includes and which possibilities there are for creative idea management. The integration of knowledge and innovation management as an important element of corporate development will also be highlighted and it will be worked out how contextual design can be used to enable a system’s ability to develop. The workshop also addresses the ambivalence of innovations and deals with pseudo-innovations and socio-ecological problems of “creative destruction”. The theoretical approaches will be deepened in a practical way through case studies, current developments, and small group exercises.

This course is offered by University of Siegen, Germany. The minimum number of participants for the course to take place is 6 persons.

Keywords:

  • Socio-economic significance of innovation
  • Forms of innovation
  • Innovation strategy, process, and culture
  • Idea management, abduction, and idea development
  • Integration of knowledge and innovation management in organisational development
  • Contextual interventions and change management
  • Critique of innovation, co-creation and sustainability

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 2.5 days

Fee: 1,490 €

Frequency: Annually (in spring), please register by 15 August 2023

Contact: Thomas Demmer (head of Siegen Business School)

Conventional, metrics-based approaches to leadership often fail to generate motivation and commitment among employees. The key to happy employees who are willing to perform is the social competence of their managers. In the workshop, the participants reflect on their own actions as leaders. The focus is on developing one’s own leadership and social skills, which are essential for mastering leadership challenges in everyday work. Special emphasis is placed on key leadership skills such as team leadership, integration, identity formation, stress resistance, and maintaining a work-life balance. In addition, important professional, personal, communication, and social skills as well as system, motivation, and information skills are further developed. This also involves internalising the use of methods such as coaching, mentoring, conflict management, and supervision.

This course is offered by University of Siegen, Germany. The minimum number of participants for the course to take place is 6 persons.

Keywords:

  • Companies as complex social management systems
  • Roles of managers according to work activity research
  • Key qualifications for managers in theory and practice
  • Development of leadership competence
  • Organisational approaches of personnel management

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 2.5 days

Fee: 1,490 €

Frequency: Annually (in fall), please register by 15 August 2023

Contact: Thomas Demmer (head of Siegen Business School)

Managers are increasingly faced with the challenge of demonstrating their management skills in the context of holistic project management. Their tasks range from the planning, organisation, and implementation to the control of projects. To this end, essential competencies and instruments for the professional management of projects are taught, which are particularly tailored to the requirements of medium-sized company practice. The basics and techniques of project management and their application are deepened by means of concrete case studies and the contribution of individual competencies such as problem solving, risk assessment, and negotiation skills to the holistic success of projects is highlighted.

This course is offered by University of Siegen, Germany. The minimum number of participants for the course to take place is 6 persons.

Keywords:

  • Project management as a strategic core competence
  • Systemic and systems theory approach to project management
  • Project portfolio and project definition
  • Project organisation and organisational theory basics: company networks, processes in companies
  • Contract and risk management methods
  • Project and multi-project controlling
  • Integrated project controlling and project information systems
  • Organisational development in the context of project management

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 2.5 days

Fee: 1,490 €

Frequency: Annually (in fall), please register by 15 July 2023

Contact: Thomas Demmer (head of Siegen Business School)

Current developments on the labour market show that it is not only important for companies to attract skilled workers, but also to retain them. An essential basis for retaining skilled employees is good personnel and leadership work. The workshop imparts basic knowledge of relevant leadership concepts and provides insight into the essential tasks and functions of leadership. This enables participants to experience their own leadership behaviour and relate it to the performance of their employees. Various instruments of leadership are analysed in terms of their characteristics, opportunities, risks, and conditions of use. Strengths and development areas of one’s own leadership behaviour can thus be identified and starting points for development derived.

This course is offered by University of Siegen, Germany. The minimum number of participants for the course to take place is 6 persons.

Keywords:

  • Management tools: performance review, goal setting, appraisal, feedback
  • Concepts of leadership: leadership behaviour and sororate success
  • Job satisfaction, motivation, commitment, job performance, Organisational Citizenship Behavior (OCB)
  • Personnel development: training, coaching
  • Management and development of teams

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 2.5 days

Fee: 1,490 €

Frequency: Annually (in fall), please register by 15 August 2023

Contact: Thomas Demmer (head of Siegen Business School)

The workshop raises awareness of the relevance of a strategic orientation of marketing and sales in SMEs. To this end, essential methodological knowledge for successful marketing and sales management is imparted. In addition, the interactions between marketing and sales and the connection to the overall corporate strategy are clarified. Another focus is on the specifics of strategic brand management. Different marketing and sales strategies are discussed and marketing and sales processes are examined.

This course is offered by University of Siegen, Germany. The minimum number of participants for the course to take place is 6 persons.

Keywords:

  • Marketing and sales strategies in the context of corporate strategy
  • Strategic brand management and integrated marketing mix strategies
  • Strategic sales management
  • Sales processes, trade marketing, and category management
  • Marketing and sales organisation
  • Sector-specific features of integrated marketing and sales strategies

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 2.5 days

Fee: 1,490 €

Frequency: Annually (in spring), please register by 15 November 2023

Contact: Thomas Demmer (head of Siegen Business School)

 In the workshop, six design factors of entrepreneurial action will be elaborated:

(I) the strategic target perspective

(II) the mechanical structure and process organisation

(III) the organic orientation to life cycles and growth

(IV) the corporate cultural orientation

(V) the orientation towards knowledge and learning

(VI) the orientation towards cooperation

Through this systematic view, the future of a company can be developed, taking into account its potential for success and its goals. In addition, it is shown that strategic action in medium-sized companies is in line with the principles of corporate governance through systemic, holistic, and networked thinking. To this end, development trends in theory and practice are discussed, including the resource approach, the balanced scorecard, internationalisation, corporate ethics and corporate social responsibility, tract.

This course is offered by University of Siegen, Germany. The minimum number of participants for the course to take place is 6 persons.

Keywords:

  • Strategic management as a conceptual form of corporate policy action
  • Basic orientation of corporate policy in medium-sized companies
  • Visions, goals, and success potentials as control variables of corporate policy
  • Multi-perspective strategy and management approaches for shaping the future of medium-sized companies
  • Fundamentals of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) relevant to medium-sized companies

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 2.5 days

Fee: 1,490 €

Frequency: Annually (in fall), please register by 15 July 2023

Contact: Thomas Demmer (head of Siegen Business School)

Digitisation is permanently changing our working world. In the workshop, facets of the digital transformation of the working world will be addressed, from technology (Which future technologies have the potential to really change our work?) to questions of innovation management (How can the creativity of employees and customers be harnessed for the digital transformation?) and cultural aspects (How can we become more agile as a company?). In addition, particular focus is placed on the change in customer behaviour as a result of the digital transformation and the resulting operational as well as strategic opportunities. The tools presented are illustrated by numerous case studies and examples.

This course is offered by University of Siegen, Germany. The minimum number of participants for the course to take place is 6 persons.

Keywords:

  • Future of work
  • Agile management
  • Use of new technologies
  • Changing customer behaviour
  • Digital customer journey
  • User-driven innovations

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 2.5 days

Fee: 1,490 €

Frequency: Annually (in early spring), please register by 15 November 2023

Contact: Thomas Demmer (head of Siegen Business School)

Technical Trainings

The course provides an overview of the basics of 3D printing and 3D scanning, whereas basic 3D modelling techniques and solutions are included. Furthermore, hands-on 3D scanning with white light scanners (Artec EVA) and terrestrial laser scanners (FARO S70) will be offered to course participants. Finally, 3D modelling with photogrammetry as well as drone photogrammetry techniques in the framework of an on-field case study (with post-processing and finishing 3D prints) is envisaged.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Basics of 3D printing and 3D scanning
  • Basic 3D modelling techniques and solutions
  • Hands on 3D scanning with white light scanners (Artec EVA) and terrestrial laser scanners (FARO S70)
  • 3D modelling with photogrammetry
  • Drone photogrammetry techniques – on-field case study
  • Post-processing and finishing 3D prints

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 5 days

Fee: 1,200 €

Frequency: Annually, every summer

Contact: Manolis Maravelakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

CAD program SolidWorks is widely used in Lithuanian and foreign companies. The knowledge gained during the courses will motivate students to successfully continue their education and ensure their demand in the labor market. The training course focuses on developing the fundamental skills and understanding that are the basis for successful work in the automated design environment of SolidWorks. Training time will be devoted to theory and practical examples. The courses will take place in a specially equipped training classroom where each participant can work on a personal computer with the latest version of Solidworks software installed.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • CAD program SolidWorks
  • Automated design environment

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 48 hours (2 ECTS)

Fee: 700 €

Frequency: Every semester

Contact: Olga Regina Sostak (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The aerodrome maintenance training program is prepared in accordance with the implementation regulation of the European Commission (EU) no. 139/2014 requirements and using the Acceptable Means of Conformity (AMC’s), valid Certification Specifications (CS) and related Explanatory Material (GM) published by EASA. The training program is intended for all employees whose job functions are related to the technical maintenance of airfields. In particular, this training program is applied to the initial theoretical training of newly hired employees. After this initial training, the trainee acquires a sufficient amount of knowledge about the requirements for airfields, their maintenance, as well as the methods and means of how airfield maintenance works are carried out. It is recommended that, after these theoretical training courses, the newly hired employees continue their training in a practical environment (training at workplaces) under the supervision of designated responsible “supervisors”.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Aerodrome
  • Aerodrome maintanance

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 40 hours 

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The course provides an overview of data structures, including arrays, associative arrays, linear, and hierarchical data structures such as lists, stacks, queues, decks, pyramids, binary trees, Bayesian trees, and red-black trees. The basic operations on the elements of these structures are explained, and memory requirements, limitations, and efficiency are examined. The course also covers the principles of algorithm design, properties of algorithms, evaluation of algorithm complexity, and asymptotic analysis of algorithms. Classical fast and slow sorting algorithms, search algorithms, recursion, and recursive algorithms are covered in detail.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Data structures
  • Algorithms
  • Memory requirements
  • Sorting algorithms

Form: Online

Duration: 20 hours (12 hours of theory and 8 hours for practice)

Fee: 500 €

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Dalius Mažeika, Urtė Radvilaitė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)                      

The training is aimed at architects of modern IT solutions, developers, IT and development managers, innovation managers, and those responsible for digital transformation. The aim of the training is to introduce the basic concepts of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Participants will learn about the process of applying machine learning and the possibilities of introducing artificial intelligence into the business process. Participants receive an introduction to different machine learning techniques (classification, regression, clustering) and the problems they solve. The training uses examples to review the use of each technique and the advantages of implementing it in existing business and IT systems. After the training, participants will be able to independently identify the necessary machine learning techniques to solve different problems. Participants will understand the requirements for implementing and using machine learning techniques.

This course is offered by University of Maribor, Slovenia.

Keywords:

  • Fundamentals of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Data classification
  • Data regression
  • Data clustering
  • Evaluating machine learning techniques and models
  • Examples of implementing machine learning in existing business and IT systems

Form: Online or face-to-face

Duration: 8 hours (1 day)

Fee: 500 € + VAT

Frequency: Annually

Contact: Saša Kuhar (University of Maribor)

Sustainable development and climate change are problems demanding prompt solutions vital for the present and future well-being of humanity. In this context, Earth Observation (EO) satellites have become essential to developments in the understanding of the Earth and its environment. The workshop will present how to access open-source satellite image and data products for any part of the world as well as how to perform the most common image analysis techniques of satellite raster data, providing adequate theory of remote sensing, and cartography. We believe in skills, therefore we put emphasis on practice with popular remote sensing and GIS software like LEOWorks, SNAP, and QGIS. This training is strongly recommended for professionals who need to work with digital data. The data that we will focus on are optical, multispectral, or panchromatic sensors such as SENTINEL, Landsat, and MODIS. Through selected Image Analysis Applications in disaster management, participants will learn how to combine satellite data and other non-satellite geoscientific data efficiently.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Introduction to satellite remote sensing
  • Successful satellite EO-application in disaster management
  • Basic and advanced processing operations of satellite imagery using free image processing software, e.g., LEOWorks, SNAP, and QGIS

Form: Online and face-to-face

Duration: 1 week

Fee: 500 €

Frequency: Each semester

Contact: Maria Kouli (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The purpose of the training is to provide theoretical general knowledge about the aircraft, flight execution and planning, and flight procedures. Practical training in this program includes flying the helicopter during the day with appropriate exercises.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Aircraft
  • Flight planning and execution
  • Flight procedures
  • Helicopter

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 16 hours

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The first course in the 3-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. Participants get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs). Developing a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, they will be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches. “Switching, routing, and wireless essentials” focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. In the second course, participants perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN. “Enterprise networking, security and automation” describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualisation, and automation concepts that support the digitalisation of networks. After completing all three CCNA courses, participants are ready to take the CCNA Certification. They will be certified according to 200-301 CCNA.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Introduction to networks
  • Switching routing and wireless essentials
  • Enterprise networking, security and automation

Form: Online and face-to-face

Duration: 210 hours

Fee: 1,400 €

Frequency: Annually

Contact: Ioannis Barbounakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The training is intended for all remote pilots seeking to pass the examination in the open category, subcategory A2. Theoretically and practically prepare BO users to pilot drones. The main tasks of the program are to discuss the main theoretical topics related to flight safety, operational procedures, aviation regulation and other relevant general topics. To delve into the actualities of meteorology, UAS flight performance and ground risk mitigation methods. Practice tasks in real-world conditions using UAS.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Control of drones
  • Remote piloting
  • Aviation regulations

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 24 hours

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The training is intended for all remote pilots wishing to pass the Open category, A1-A3 and A2. The course will cover flight safety, operating procedures, aviation regulation and other relevant general topics. The main focus of the theory training is on meteorology, UAS flight operations and ground-based risk mitigation techniques. During the training, participants will have the opportunity to perform practical tasks under realistic conditions using UAS.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Unmanned aerial vehicle
  • Remote pilot
  • Meteorology
  • UAS flight operations
  • Risk mitigation techniques

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 24 hours (16 hours of theory and 8 hours for practice)

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

This course engages participants in work with  Oracle SQL database. Basic SQL syntax and the rules for constructing valid SQL statements are reviewed as well how to implement conditions and functions. The second course part involves  analyzis of complex business scenarios and creation of a data model—a conceptual representation of an organization’s information. Participants implement their database design by creating a physical database using SQL. The course as well teaches students relational database terminology, as well as data modeling concepts, building Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), and mapping ERDs. Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is utilized to build ERDs and The Structured Query Language (SQL) and is used to interact with a relational database and manipulate data within the database.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • SQL
  • Oracle SQL database

Form: Online

Duration: 6 ECTS

Fee: 1,500 €

Frequency: Annually (in spring or autumn)

Contact: Inga Tumasonienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

Designing innovative products: a project and teamwork approach. Projects of innovative products, product life cycle. CPM, PERT, planning models, product design process and technological assurance. Use of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 systems, quality assurance, certification. Innovative product evaluation methods.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Designing
  • Innovative products
  • Technological quality assurance

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 80 hours (10 hours of theory and 70 hours for practice)

Fee: 1,200 €

Frequency: Annually in summer

Contact: Augustinas Maceika (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The training is aimed at architects of modern IT solutions, developers, information security professionals, IT and development managers, innovation managers, and those responsible for digital transformation. Participants will understand the concept of digital identity and authentication mechanisms as recommended by NIST 800-63. They will also understand the characteristics and use of multi-factor authentication and acquire knowledge of secure password management (and storage).

This course is offered by University of Maribor, Slovenia.

Keywords:

  • Concept of identity according to NIST 800-63B
  • Recommendations and guidelines for password management
  • Relationship to good practice in information systems management
  • Authentication mechanisms and their management (including the introduction of multi-factor authentication)

Form: Online or face-to-face

Duration: 8 hours (1 day)

Fee: 500 € + VAT

Frequency: Annually

Contact: Saša Kuhar (University of Maribor)

The training is aimed at architects of modern IT solutions, developers, information security professionals, IT and development managers, innovation managers, and those responsible for digital transformation. Participants will understand the principles of blockchain technology, smart contracts, and decentralised applications, their purpose, applicability, challenges, and benefits. Participants will further be able to gain better insight and make better decisions on how to implement blockchain technology in current or new business processes and services. They will be able to design an architecture based on blockchain technology for a specific use case and understand the on-/off-chain principle.

This course is offered by University of Maribor, Slovenia.

Keywords:

  • Security principles (asymmetric cryptography, one-way functions, compaction functions)
  • Distributed databases and distributed file storage systems (IPFS)
  • Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Blockchain types
  • Distributed consensus algorithms
  • Smart contracts
  • Decentralised applications
  • Blockchain 2.0, Blockchain 3.0

Form: Online or face-to-face

Duration: 8 hours (1 day)

Fee: 500 € + VAT

Frequency: Annually

Contact: Saša Kuhar (University of Maribor)

The purpose of the course is to introduce the basic concepts, problems and methods of mathematical logic, set theory, combinatorics, relation theory and graph theory. Expected ability to solve classical problems in discrete mathematics. Elements of mathematical logic. Boolean functions. Finit sets and combinations. Combinatorical numbers. Generating functions. Recurrence relations. Theory of relations. Equavalence relations. Classes. Order relations. Functions. Injective a surjective functions.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Mathematical logic
  • Set theory
  • Combinatorics
  • Relation theory
  • Graph theory

Form: Online 

Duration: 20 hours (12 hours of theory and 8 hours for practice)

Fee: 500 € 

Frequency: Every semester

Contact: Olga Suboč (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

Programming is a key skill in the ongoing Industry 4.0 era. Deliverance of programming to students from as early as primary education and following on to secondary education is made appealing via gamification using educational robotics. SCRUM-based agile learning pedagogical approach for in class deliverance enables customisation to each individual student’s needs without affecting the rest of the class. Agile sprints promote evaluation and self-evaluation of both students and teachers/tutors.

Upon successful completion, all participants receive 30 free and ready to use classroom exercises of agile sprints in educational robotics.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Digital design and implementation of Educational Robotics
  • Scratch programming for Educational Robotics
  • SCRUM agile learning pedagogical training

Form: Online and face-to-face

Duration: 1 week

Fee: 500 €

Frequency: Each semester

Contact: Antonios Konstantaras (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The program is intended for aviation specialists to acquire general knowledge about flight planning. The program was prepared based on the licensing rules of civil aviation aircraft crews of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Commission regulation EU no. 1178/2011. Training participants will learn how to perform pre-flight fuel planning for commercial flights, get acquainted with special fuel calculation procedures, pre-flight procedures NOTAM and meteorological briefing, learn to determine the point of equal flight duration (PET) and the point of safe return (PSR). Get acquainted with the ICAO flight plan, learn to make individual flight plans.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Aviation specialists
  • Flight planning
  • European Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 40 hours

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The purpose of the course is to obtain and maintain the qualification certificate of a surveyor, professionals are required to attend the “Surveyor’s Qualification Improvement” course, which is designed in accordance with the approved program by the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture. The qualification certificate enables individuals to perform various surveying and cartographic tasks, including:

  1. Assessing the subsidence and inclination of buildings and structures.
  2. Determining the locations and creating position diagrams for planned structures and installations.
  3. Preparing topographical plans.
  4. Creating plans for engineering networks.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Surveyor
  • Surveying and cartographic works
  • Topographical plans
  • Engineering networks

Form: Face-to-face, online

Duration: 32 hours (theory)

Fee: 300 €

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Jūratė Sužiedelytė Visockienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

In order to obtain and maintain the qualification certificate of a surveyor, professionals are required to participate in the “Surveyor’s Qualification Improvement” course. This course is developed in accordance with the program approved by the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture. Holding a surveyor’s qualification certificate grants individuals the authority to conduct cadastral data establishment of immovable property.

The course covers a range of topics including the fundamentals and innovations in land law, georeferenced cadastre, surveying techniques and technologies, Lithuanian spatial information infrastructure, cadastral determination of cadastral data of land plots, and cadastral determination of cadastral data of buildings and structures.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Qualification certificate
  • Surveyor
  • Cadastral data establishment
  • Georeferenced cadastre

Form: Face-to-face, online

Duration: 32 hours 

Fee: 300 €

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Jūratė Sužiedelytė Visockienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The training program was prepared in accordance with the European Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011. The program is designed for aircrew pilots who are seeking to obtain a night visual flight rating in helicopters and who require additional instrument flight training.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Helicopter
  • Night visual flight
  • Flight training

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 10 hours

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

Control engineering is a cross-disciplinary engineering application domain; it is part of almost all engineering courses (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering,…) as well as applied physics and computer science. Basic knowledge of control engineering at bachelor level is usually available to developers in industrial companies, but the more advanced methods and strategies of this knowledge domain are only known to specialists and experts.

Due to the increasing automation of processes, plants and equipment, and the use of intelligent and adaptive action strategies in industrial control systems, the expansion of control engineering expertise among developers of products and applications is a mainstay of innovation in all areas of technology.

The certificate programme ‘Industrial Control’ brings participants with already acquired basic knowledge in the field of control engineering to the current state of industrial controls as they are embedded in innovative applications.

Building on the classical frequency domain methods for continuous systems, this module uses the prior knowledge to apply it to discrete-time systems as they become necessary in industrial applications with computer-based control (microcontrollers, DSP, etc.). For this purpose, the mathematical description of such sampling systems is introduced. The existing connections with continuous system descriptions (in the frequency and time domains) are clarified, and controllers for time-discrete systems are derived from them. Furthermore, advanced analysis and synthesis methods for such digital systems are presented.

The programme includes 14 hours for theory and 7 hours for exercises. It can be offered in a 3-day face-to-face course as well as in a 7-week (3 hours per week) online course.

This course is offered by University of Siegen, Germany.

Keywords:

  • Modelling of digital systems
  • Sampling theorem
  • System analysis
  • Digital controller design for single-input-single-output systems
  • Digital controller design for multiple-input-multiple-output systems

Form: Face-to-face, online, or hybrid

Duration: 3 days face-to-face or 3 weeks online (7×3 hours)

Fee: 1,900 € per person, 7,500 € for companies

Frequency: Annually in autumn

Contact: Hubert Roth (University of Siegen)

The course introduces the basic principles of the organisation and implementation of fundamental principles of information technologies: binary arithmetic, logical operation, information and data interpretation in binary level, memory addressing and main data structures, automata theory concepts, the basics of Turing machine, Assembler programming.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Information technologies
  • Binary arithmetic
  • Logical operation
  • Information and data interpretation in binary level
  • Memory addressing and main data structures
  • Automata theory concepts
  • The basics of Turing machine
  • Assembler programming

Form: Online

Duration: 20 hours (12 hours of theory and 8 hours for practice)

Fee: 500 € 

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Darius Zabulionis (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

This intensive course on C programming language, data structures, design, and comparative study of sorting and searching algorithms covers the fundamentals of programming in C language, including syntax, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, pointers, and file handling. The course also delves into the design and analysis of sorting and searching algorithms, covering popular algorithms like bubble sort, quicksort, merge sort, linear search, binary search, and more. The course involves hands-on coding exercises and assignments to help participants develop their programming skills and apply their knowledge of sorting and searching algorithms in practical applications. Additionally, participants are introduced to the concepts of object-oriented programming, including classes, objects, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. By the end of the course, participants have a strong foundation in C programming language, a solid understanding of various sorting and searching algorithms, and the ability to apply data structures and object-oriented programming concepts in software development.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Introduction to C programming language using arrays, structures, unions, and text streams (files)
  • Use of pointers
  • Fundamental data structures (stacks, queues, double-linked lists, binary trees, etc)
  • Design and comparative study of several sorting and searching algorithms
  • Object-oriented programming  

Form: Online and face-to-face

Duration: 40 hours

Fee: 300 €

Frequency: Each semester

Contact: Nikolaos Petrakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The Mechatronics course is a completion/integration course that combines/unites the knowledge of basic Engineering courses such as “Signals and Systems”, “Analogue and Digital Control”, “Sensors Technology”, and “Robotics” to a holistic integration; thus, providing participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competences for the design and development of various multidisciplinary mechatronics projects. The workshop follows a project-based learning approach and lasts for two weeks in full time (intensive course, 8 hours per day). Based on selected and representative mechatronic projects, the teaching material includes theoretical lectures, theoretical exercises, software-based simulation examples, and practical/real-life problems utilising dedicated laboratory equipment based on the National Instruments ELVIS-III platforms. By successfully completing the course, participants will be able to: (a) model a dynamical system/process, (b) analyse the dynamics of the system/process, (c) design a control strategy based on selected requirements, (d) assess the designed control scheme, and (e) effectively and efficiently tackle various mechatronics projects.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece. The minimum number of participants for the course to take place is 6 persons.

Keywords:

  • System/process modelling
  • System/process analysis
  • Analogue and digital control design
  • Control design evaluation and assessment
  • Mechatronics projects

Form: Online and face-to-face

Duration: 2 weeks (10 days) including 30 hours of theoretical lectures, 20 hours of theoretical exercises, and 30 hours of practical and laboratory exercises and mechatronics projects. 

Fee: 1,600 €

Frequency: Annually, each summer semester

Contact: George Fouskitakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The program is developed based on the European Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011. The program is intended for aircraft pilots with PPL/IR and/or CPL/IR licenses. The aim of the course is to master multi-crew interaction (MCC), which enables safe control of multi-pilot aircraft.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Aircraft pilots
  • Multi-crew interaction (MCC )

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 55 hours

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The course quickly builds Linux knowledge and prepares for the Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials certificate. Participants will be certified with the LPI Linux Essentials Certificate.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Open source concepts and Linux commands
  • Use of Linux and the basics of its command line
  • Use of Linux virtual machines for experiments
  • Preparation for LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC)

Form: Online

Duration: 70 hours

Fee: 350 €

Frequency: Annually

Contact: Ioannis Barbounakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The course provides hands-on labs and activities, ensuring that participants grow their expertise. They are expected to perform maintenance tasks on the command line, install and configure a computer running Linux, and configure basic networking, using virtual machines running Linux. This is the first course in a 2-course series together with NDG Linux II. Upon successful completion, participants receive a LPI LPIC1-101 certification.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Working knowledge of the Linux command line
  • Installing and configuring a computer running Linux
  • Basic networking using virtual machines
  • Preparation for Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 (Exam 101) certification

Form: Online

Duration: 70 hours

Fee: 400 €

Frequency: Annually

Contact: Ioannis Barbounakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The course helps participants further master Linux installation, configuring, and maintenance which is key to a successful positioning in IT administration. This is the second course in a 2-course series together with NDG Linux I. A prerequisite of NDG Linux I or equivalent knowledge is recommended. Upon successful completion, participants receive a LPI LPIC1-102 certification.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Basic knowledge for Linux command line
  • Basic networking using virtual machines running Linux
  • Scripting and data management: interfaces, networking fundamentals, and security
  • Preparation for Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 (Exam 102) certification

Form: Online

Duration: 70 hours

Fee: 400 €

Frequency: Annually

Contact: Ioannis Barbounakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The program is designed to introduce the methodology and application possibilities of object-oriented programming, as well as teach students to create object-oriented software on the chosen programming platform.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Object-oriented programming
  • C++

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 20 hours (short course)/6 ECTS (advanced course)

Fee: 500 € / 1,500 €

Frequency: Every semester

Contact: Mindaugas Rybokas (Vilnius Gedimias Technical University)

Participants learn to programme parallel algorithms using accelerated computing. They identify processes that can be executed in parallel and distinguish them from processes that must be run in-serial mode. They divert serial and parallel processes to CPUs and GPU compute units, respectively. Participants manage memory and optimise their parallel code for optimum hardware deployment. They learn to understand CUDA grid architecture, threads and blocks dimensions, CUDA memories and develop CUDA C heterogeneous parallel processing algorithms for diverse big data processing applications.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Accelerated computing deploying both CPU and GPU
  • Heterogeneous parallel programming using CUDA C
  • Optimisation of software and hardware deployment
  • CUDA architecture and memory management of heterogeneous parallel processors
  • Applications on diverse big data

Form: Online and face-to-face

Duration: 1 week

Fee: 500 €

Frequency: Each semester

Contact: Antonios Konstantaras (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The course is a great place to start learning Python – no prior programming knowledge required. It is split into two parts preparing for two certifications:

  • Part 1 (PE1: 35 hours) prepares for PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer Certification
  • Part 2 (PE2: 40 hours) prepares for PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming Certification

Participants will be certified as PCAP-Python Certified Associate Programmer.

This course is offered by Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.

Keywords:

  • Algorithmic thinking – how to analyse a problem and translate it for a computer to process
  • Design, development, and improvement of multi-module computer programmes
  • Analysis and modelling of real-life problems in object-oriented programming categories
  • The programmer’s work in the software development process
  • Execution of programmes in a computer environment
  • Skills to create and develop an own programming portfolio

Form: Online and face-to-face

Duration: 75 hours

Fee: 400 €

Frequency: Each semester

Contact: Ioannis Barbounakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University)

The aim of the training is to provide the practical skills needed to extend the IR(A) qualification as a PBN. The training programme has been developed in accordance with European Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.

The practical training programme shall consist of 3 hours of instrument flight instruction and 1 hour of test. The amount of practical training may be extended until the student reaches the required skill level.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • IR(A) qualification
  • PBN
  • European Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 4 hours (3 hours in an aeroplane + 1 hour flight test)

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

During the courses, specific competences required for teaching adults are acquired, methods and tools are provided to ensure an effective learning process. It focuses on the principles of adult learning and covers all stages of the learning cycle. The course will cover the communication process and ways to connect, teach, motivate and provide feedback to learners. Participants will also learn how to select appropriate teaching methods and activities according to the learner profile, organize lessons and create a positive learning environment.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Pilot-instructor
  • Adult learning
  • Communication

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 25 hours

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The objective of the course is to impart the essential knowledge required for the practical utilization of geodetic measuring instruments, with a particular focus on electronic tachymeters, in land administration cadastral work. To acquire a certificate of proficiency in the practical application of geodetic measuring instruments (excluding electronic total stations), individuals must successfully complete the course titled “Practical Use of Geodetic Measuring Instruments (including electronic total stations),” which follows a well-defined program. Upon completion of the course, technicians will possess the skills to conduct geodetic measurements using electronic tachymeters for land administration cadastral work.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Geodetic measuring instruments
  • Electronic tachymeters
  • Cadastral work
  • Land administration

Form: Face-to-face, online

Duration: 8 hours (4 hours of theory and 4 hours for practice)

Fee: 200 €

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Dominykas Šlikas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The aim of the programme is to provide the practical skills needed to update the Single-pilot Multi-engine Professional (MEP) qualification. The amount of training depends on the candidate’s experience, the number of valid qualifications held and the length of time the qualification has been out of force.

Upon successful completion of the training, a flight test shall be conducted.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Single-pilot
  • Multi-engine pilot
  • Recertification training

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: The amount of training depends on the candidate’s experience, the number of valid qualifications held and the length of time the qualification has been out of force.

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The training program was prepared in accordance with the European Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011. Participants are provided with the practical skills required to renew the SEP qualification.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • SEP qualification
  • Pilot

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 10 hours

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

With this course, participants will be familiarised with various more environmentally friendly technical solutions based on innovative materials as well as design and manufacturing techniques. As a result, they are able to reduce the harmful environmental impact of industrial activities. The new knowledge should also help companies to develop better products at lower costs (e.g. through rapid tooling). The methods and techniques used for this purpose are mainly based on the use of optimised and/or intelligent materials (smart materials) and 3D printing processes, which are learned in the course.

This course is offered by Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria.

Keywords:

  • Smart materials
  • Sustainability
  • Green Industry
  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Sustainable production
  • Energy efficiency

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 1 Semester – 4 modules of 24 hours each

Fee: 3,500 €

Frequency: Start in March 2024

Contact: Pascal Nicolay (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences)

The purpose of the training is to provide the necessary knowledge of metallurgical science to specialists who supervise technological events and organize their repair. By deepening the structural structure of the material, new methods are being sought to increase the service life of the structures for metallic materials when working at extremely low or high temperatures, in an aggressive environment. Welding technologies – deepening of technical knowledge in order to make decisions more quickly and to better control the work performed by contractors.

Topics:

  • Phase transformations of steels. Fe3C alloys.
  • Use of steels in the oil refining industry
  • Non-destructive control of welding joints
  • Steel welding, methods, application, advantages, disadvantages
  • Welding deformations. Prevention, straightening methods and technology
  • Heat treatment of welding joints

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Steels
  • Welding
  • Industry

Form: Face-to-face, online, hybrid

Duration: 16 hours (12 hours of theory and 4 hours for practice)

Fee: 500 €

Frequency: Each semester

Contact: Justinas Gargasas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The training is intended for individuals seeking to acquire the necessary knowledge to perform the duties of an FNPT and MCC engineer. During this course, familiarization with CS-FSTD will take place, the nuances of the technical service of the IrNPT II MCC simulator and the mandatory procedures and basics of work safety are discussed. During the training, participants will also have the opportunity to practice tasks using a flight simulator.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Flight navigation
  • Simulator

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 8 hours 

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The practical training program is specifically designed for complex training instructors (STI(A)) and aims to develop their skills and knowledge. The practical training involves 3 hours of flight training in the capacity of an STI. The training sessions are conducted by a flight instructor who possesses an examiner’s certificate with FIE authorization. The training program is developed in accordance with the European Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011, including its latest amendments.

The primary objective of the practical training is to demonstrate and enhance the abilities and expertise necessary to train students who are pursuing a CPL or an IR/BIR rating in a simulator. In order to qualify for this training, applicants must meet the following requirements: (a) hold or have held a pilot license and the necessary instructing privileges for a minimum of 3 years before the application date; (b) successfully complete a proficiency check in the relevant class or type of aircraft within 12 months preceding the application for an FNPT.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Complex training instructors (STI(A))
  • Flight training
  • European Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011
  • CPL or IR/BIR rating

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 3 hours (practice)

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The amateur pilot training program, prepared in accordance with the European Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 and its latest amendments, intended for persons wishing to obtain an amateur pilot license PPL(H).

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Amateur pilot
  • License PPL (H)

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 156 hours 

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The renewal and assessment of aerodrome air traffic control by instruments from the tower qualification – ADI (TWR) competence is carried out taking into account the requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/8340 Annex I, Part D, Section D, Section 2, Regulation ATCO.D.010, Point A, Part 2, Subpoint ii.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Aerodrome
  • Air traffic

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 21 hours 

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

The training program was prepared in accordance with the European Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011. The program is intended for aircraft pilots holding PPL(H) licenses and provides them with the knowledge and practical skills to fly helicopters safely at night in accordance with visual flight rules.

This course is offered by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Keywords:

  • Aircraft
  • Pilots
  • Night flight

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 10 hours 

Fee: Upon agreement

Frequency: Upon request

Contact: Virginija Leonavičiūtė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

Master Programmes

The course will allow participants to develop a global business perspective, through interaction with a body of trainers who are mostly dynamic executives from prestigious national and international entities. The course aims to be a “transformative journey” that will provide knowledge and skills in areas such as strategy and operations, marketing, finance, people, innovation, and technology, while also emphasizing the importance of transversal skills in today’s world. In this sense, it will also include optional individual coaching and mentoring programmes to support participants in self-discovery and leadership development.

This course is offered by Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal.

Keywords:

  • Strategy and operations
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • HRM
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Individual coaching and mentoring

Form: Face-to-face

Duration: 564 hours (5 trimesters)

Fee: 8,000 €

Frequency: Annually

Contact: António Cunha (Porto Executive Academy, IPP)

The aim of the Management of Conservation Areas programme is to promote biodiversity conservation and regional sustainable development in Europe and worldwide by educating and training (future) managers of conservation areas. The MCA programme focuses on skills which enable and empower to:

  • manage conservation areas sustainably and effectively
  • use new ways of communication and apply new technologies
  • deal with stakeholders in a better way

The course is taught in English and offered by the UNESCO chair at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria, in cooperation with international organisations and conventions.

This course is offered by Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria.

Keywords:

  • Biodiversity
  • SDG 15 – Life on Land
  • UNESCO
  • World heritage
  • Biosphere reserves
  • National park
  • Natura 2000
  • Ramsar
  • CBD

Form: Face-to-face, e-learning, study trips

Duration: 4 semesters, part-time

Fee: 12,900 €

Frequency: The next course starts in February 2025.

Contact: Michael Jungmeier (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences)

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Climate-friendly construction and the long-term energy-saving development and operation of real estate are central topics in the future real estate industry. The part-time degree program responds to the current and dynamic development in the real estate industry and provides core competencies for the sustainable development or management of real estate and mobility on an ecological, economic and social level. In addition to comprehensive knowledge in the areas of economics, architecture, law and traditional real estate project development, the focus is on new technologies such as digitalization (such as BIM and GIS) and their potential, as well as infrastructure planning and mobility. The total of nine block weeks take place alternately in Carinthia, Vienna and once abroad in the form of an excursion (Germany/Frankfurt am Main).

The Degree Programme is fully taught in German. A minimum level of B2 is required.

This course is offered by Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria.

Keywords:

  • Sustainable study
  • Real estate management
  • Sustainable real estate management
  • Sustainable real estate business
  • Real estate development
  • Sustainable real estate development
  • Climate-friendly construction
  • Part-time study
  • Hybrid teaching
  • Family friendly
  • Block weeks
  • Future of the real estate sector
  • Sustainable mobility development
  • ESG Guidelines
  • CO2 neutrality
  • EU taxonomy
  • Property developer

Form: Hybrid (face-to-face and online)

Duration: 4 semesters in 9 block weeks: 5 weeks in Carinthia, 3 weeks in Vienna, 1 week in Frankfurt, Germany (excursion) + online lectures

Fee: 363,36€ per semester + 22,70€ per semester for the Student Union

Frequency: Start in the beginning of September. Registration already.

Contact: Daniel Bednarzek (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences)