ENHANCE-ENabling Humanitarian Attributes for Nurturing Community-based Engineering

Researche Funding: European Union (EU)

Faculty Researcher: Prof Dr G M Tarekul Islam, Prof Dr Sujit Kumar Bala, Prof Dr A.K.M. Saiful Islam

Collaboration: Lead: The University of Warwick, The United Kingdom (UK); Affiliate: Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET

Duration: November 15, 2018 - November 14, 2021

ENabling Humanitarian Attributes for Nurturing Community-based Engineering (ENHANCE), is a 3 year collaborative project supported through the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education. The project investigates complex humanitarian issues from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives in order to develop balanced, intelligent and synergistic solutions. The ENHANCE project introduces modern, innovative pedagogical approaches, identifying and tackling inherent barriers in quality, knowledge organisation, content, and hierarchy, and ensuring advancement of emerging skills. The project aims at nurturing humanitarian attributes through engineering education for serving unsupported communities effectively and responsibly, in identifying problems and defining sustainable solutions for: Disaster risk reduction; Safer engineering; Resilience of critical infrastructure and the need to involve local communities and ensure interdisciplinary and inter-professional co-operation when designing and applying engineering solutions to address humanitarian challenges.