Utforsk with BJTU: Exploring and challenging your project skills in a new and international arena – A student project or bachelor thesis based exchange collaboration at BJTU

Exploring and challenging your project skills in a new and international arena – A student project or bachelor thesis based exchange collaboration at BJTU Beijing Jiaotong University.

The project is supported by The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU, also named previously as SIU). Total 17 projects received supporting for this open call.

The project is scheduling for January 2019 – December 2020.

See the project presentation here.

Expected results relevant to project operation

  • Mobilizing 2 OUC outbound students conducting their bachelor thesis at BJTU, contributing thematic topics for OUC and BJTU collaboration.
  • Mobilizing and organizing 4 BJTU inbound post-graduated master students conducting their master thesis partly at OUC, combined within an OUC student research subject and contributing thematic topics for OUC and BJTU collaboration.

All student mobility need to register and get grades as a part of hosting institution grade system, so we need both OUC and BJTU study administrations supporting for this project.

The project goal:

  • Engaging in OUC´s master program “Green Energy Technology” starts in 2019, from a research collaboration aspect.
  • Organizing student research projects through student mobility.
  • Identifying appropriate match both for student mobility model for suitable or viable research topics for research collaboration.

Expected results:

  • Trust building and maintaining collaboration network with BJTU.
  • Building and testing hosting channels and contacts for regularly international student mobility
  • Promoting and generating mutual understanding and identifying good cases for OUC and BJTU student mobility.

More project information and updating comes,…..

 

BJTU InternAbroad – Learning business cultures through summer practices – An Internship Abroad program with Beijing Jiaotong University

Learning business cultures through summer practices – An Internship Abroad program with Beijing Jiaotong University

The project is supported by The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU, also named previously as SIU). Total 9 projects received supporting for this open call.

The project is scheduling for January 2019- December 2020

See the project presentation here.

Expected results relevant to project operation

  • 2 OUC students conducting internship placement in 2019
  • 3 OUC students conducting internship placement in 2020
  • Placement scheduled July or August in 2019 and 2020 respectively

The project goal:

  • Sampling good cases of teaching Norwegian students about Chinese business cultures through internship practices.
  • Sampling BJTU supportive courses and project coaching in addition to the internship.

Expected results:

  • Establishing good and reliable network with a hosting company or organization for internship Norwegian student placement.
  • Collecting experiences, good samples and beneficial cases for internship candidates and for the hosting company.
  • Motivating and promoting more Norwegian engineering students aiming toward China and learning Chinese business cultures as one of essential engineering skills.

More project information comes and updates,……

 

 

A student actions and short term exchanges based collaboration project with with Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) in China

This is a project website for the project:

Teaching and student research projects for conceptualizing and testing of thermodynamic energy restoring in the BJTU mechanical vehicle laboratory

The project is support by www.siu.no

See own www.siu.no own project catalog registration:

UTFORSK 2016 – Two-year project funding – Project actions updates 2018

The project administration is almost finished but need to complete few minor tasks. The student exchange part is already finished.

The project benefited total 5 BJTU students and 7 OUC student and supported their exchanges.

See all 7 OUC students for their stays at BJTU, see and read their visiting reports or notes below:

Kent Charles Gerhardt
Petter Larsen Grimstad
Ylber Isufi
Lars Kristian. Morka

Tina Irene Thorvaldsen and Monica Normann

Hermund Arntzen Dale

See also three BJTU wrote their stay reports at OUC in Chinese and a short English summary each report:

Yazhou Zeng
Ruochong Li
Xiang Li

Beside, the short exchange students from both BJTU and OUC also did some academic activities, workshops and mini courses, and projects, See their tasks reports or presentations below:

Your project assignments will be these tasks:

For three 3 BJTU students:

Enrolling “Engineering Project” a project work based OUC course (10 ECTS).

  • 1st part at BJTU: Preparing and information searching July 15-31
  • 2nd part at OUC: Report writing, field study and final presentation August 1-31

See the detailed project task information for each BJTU student below:

Assignment 1曾亚洲 Yazhou Zeng: 

See Yazhou Zeng´s final project report and presentation here.

Assignment 2李若冲 Ruochong Li: 

See Ruochong Li´s final project report and presentation here.

Assignment 3李想 Xiang Li:

See Xiang Li´s final project report and presentation here.

For 3 months stay: two 2 OUC studetns Tina Irene Thorvaldsen and Monica Normann
September 1 – November 30, each student has been conducting a bachelor capstone project at BJTU.
related to «A product design case». They successfully defended their bachelor thesis at BJTU.

For four 4 OUC students (1: Gerhardt, Kent Charles, 2: Grimstad, Petter Larsen 3: Isufi, Ylber, 4: Morka, Lars Kristian):

Two2 OUC students (Petter and Ylber) enroll “ERP business model” a mini semester course at BJTU July 9-27:
20S190Q 工业工程专业生产实习:Production practice for industrial engineering specialty 3weeks
One OUC student (Kent) enrolls “Product Design” a mini semester course at BJTU July 9-27
20L162Q 机械产品方案设计综合专题研究Comprehensive Research on Conceptual Design of Mechanical Products 2 weeks with some added activities
One OUC student (Lars Kristian) enrolls “Aeronautical data technology – a comprehensive literature review” with a focus on “R&D and management” perspective. BJTU. Estimated August 5 – September 5.

For their stays at BJTU, see and read their visiting reports below by:

Kent Charles Gerhardt
Petter Larsen Grimstad
Ylber Isufi
Lars Kristian. Morka

Wednesday 11 July: Both BJTU and OUC student teams jointly: Attending and contributing a presentation to the student and staff seminar, in English:

Each student gives a PPT or other AV based presentation in 15 minutes with topics:

  • 5 minutes about cultural understanding and exchanges: The most colorful and special things I want to show from my hometown or region, preferably with photos. The most interesting I learned and the most curious things I want to learn about opposite country, China or Norway?
  • 10 minutes presentation on my major: Pick up any subject you prefer, show your previous lectures, methods, student project work or reflection and summary on any topic you leaned so far at OUC or BJTU.

See all presentations according to the program:

Hong Wu – Project introduction

Grimstad, Petter Larsen

Isufi, Ylber

曾亚洲 Yazhou Zeng

李若冲 Ruochong Li

Gerhardt, Kent Charles

李想 Xiang Li

Hong Wu – Industry and university collaborations

The practical information and network building.

Network building and getting familiar each other are essential part of this program.

We share therefore contact information for BJTU and OUC student team members and recommend you contact each other for practical information and preparing before or summarizing after trips.

www.wechat.com is a common social media in China, replacing for Facebook and google, which both are not available in China. You can download the applications at www.wechat.com and connecting BJTU and OUC student teams jointly.

For BJTU students ground transport in Norway

Take Bus F11 to Fredrikstad from Airport Gardermoen, see time table and departure times:

https://www.nor-way.no

Oslo lufthavn OSL → Fredrikstad bussterminal
Duration 2 hours
Online price NOK 275,-
Onboard NOK 310,-
0810 AM.
0910 AM,
…..
2:10 PM
3:10 PM
,….
Every hour,….

BJTU student team members:

李想 Xiang Li
Economics in the second year in BJTU

曾亚洲 Yazhou Zeng
Industrial Engineering , Junior, Beijing Jiaotong University

李若冲 Ruochong Li
Industrial Engineering, junior, Beijing Jiaotong University

OUC student team members:

Gerhardt, Kent Charles
2. year mechanical engineering

Grimstad, Petter Larsen
2.year chemical engineering

Isufi, Ylber
2 year business and management

Morka, Lars Kristian
1 year Innovation and project management

Tina Irene Thorvaldsen
Mechanical engineering bachelor thesis

Monica Normann
Mechanical engineering bachelor thesis

 

Summer short term exchange with 4 weeks stay at the host universities

Dear OUC and BJTU student summer project team

Welcome to OUC-BJTU student short-term summer project exchange program

This goal of this program is:

  • Increasing and promoting student exchange actions
  • Increasing mutual understanding on academic topics, languages and cultures for both sides
  • Generating and contributing further collaboration project concepts and proposals

UTFORSK 2016 – Two-year project funding – Annual report 2017

Project number
UTF-2016-short-term/10105
Project title
Teaching and student research projects for conceptualizing and testing of thermodynamic energy restoring in the BJTU mechanical vehicle laboratory

B.1 Project implementation

B.1.1 Work plan for the project (from Project Document)
• International project meetings
Planning 1-2 meetings for introducing the concept and realistic solutions and getting familiar each other for competence and resources available. Involving in 2-3 OUC colleagues and correspondingly 2-3 BJTU colleagues. Scheduling January-June 2017.

• Joint curriculum development
Reviewing and selecting of relevant teaching topics for joint seminars, gradually into regular course syllabus for both sides. Conducting two seminars, one at OUC and one at BJTU. Involving in more OUC and BJTU colleagues but coordinating by the project coordinators. Scheduling March-December 2017.

• Joint development of courses, study programs and degrees
Integrating seminar-teaching hours as a part of regular lectures at both OUC and BJTU. Conducting two seminars, one at OUC and one at BJTU. Involving in more OUC and BJTU colleagues but coordinating by the project coordinators. Scheduling January – September 2018.

• Development of new educational materials and methods, including digital content and tools
Collecting research outcomes and generating funding. Conducting analysis work. Involving in more OUC and BJTU colleagues but coordinating by the project coordinators. Scheduling June – December 2018.

• Dissemination activities
Internal seminars and web/news publishing
Involving in more OUC and BJTU colleagues but coordinating by the project coordinators. Scheduling January – December 2018.

B.1.2 Project progress and deviations
Checklist for project implementation:
-International project meetings conducted.
-Joint curriculum development, talked and exchanged topics during the seminars but not selecting into the regular courses yet
-Joint development of courses, study programs and degrees, seminars organized but not able to integrate as a part of regular courses due to topic limits.
-Development of new educational materials and methods, including digital content and tools, well exchanged information about the research focuses and targeting goals for both sides so preparing for further collaboration directing
-Dissemination activities, some seminar news and photos are published at partners websites:
https://www.hiof.no/aktuelt?displayitem=4688&module=news&newscat=aktuelt
http://www.hgu.edu.cn/info/1088/5917.htm
http://www.hgu.edu.cn/info/1088/5281.htm
http://mece.njtu.edu.cn/hzjl/gjhz/43674.htm

An overview over seminars 2017:

March 2017, CN:
1st international project meeting combined with a thematic seminar at BJTU:
BJTU attendants: Dr. E Mingcheng and other BJTU colleagues, a number of PhD and master students from BJTU
OUC attendants: Dr. Olav Aaker, Dr. Hong Wu

Seminar topics:
Dr. Hong Wu:
A project introduction for “Teaching and student research projects for conceptualizing and testing of thermodynamic energy restoring in the BJTU mechanical vehicle laboratory». Project plan and framework, scheduling and inviting BJTU students to apply for joining.
Dr. Olav Aaker:
New and alternative energy storage and recovery – a thermo mechanical approach challenging battery solutions

June 2017, NO:
A joint seminar at OUC business partner Borg Havn collaborated with OUC in Fredrikstad:
Seminar topics:
Borg Havn, Port captain: Per Kristian Johansen:
An introduction of Borg Havn IKS, business development and future planning
BJTU, Prof. Jia Li:
Desalination of Seawater Based on LNG Cold Energy
BJTU PhD student, Ding Yong:
Heat transfer characteristics of paraffin phase change heat storage and solution of engineering apply
OUC, Dr. Olav Aaker
LNG energy recovery and desalination of seawater.

October 2017, CN:
BJTU seminar in Beijing.
OUC, Dr. Oalv Aaker:
Benefits of combined desalination and work extraction when vaporizing LNG
OUC, student, Hermund Arntzen Dale:
Project Hesdalen – Research project on mysterious light phenomena in Norway
BJTU, Associate Prof. Li Qi:
Technical and Economic Analysis and Logistics Optimization of Bioenergy System Based on Bio-oil Gasification
BJTU, PhD student, AN, Zhoujian:
Experimental Investigation on Lithium-ion Battery Thermal Management Based on Flow Boiling In Mini-channel

HGU seminar in Shijiazhuang
OUC, Dr. Oalv Aaker: Use of geothermal energy in Norway
OUC, student, Hermund Arntzen Dale: Innovative practice teaching in Norway – What is innovation and how to achieve it.

B.1.3 Risk assessment
Project practice identified three new risk elements so far:
-A longer student exchange stay challenges lecture scheduling and curriculum matching.
The project encourages longer student stay, so an OUC student completed a month long BJTU stay. The challenge was finding a month opening, not only for this visit, but also for solutions for other OUC courses during the same period. A good coordination and planning for both sides are the must.
-Research and lecture topics are switching and changing due to different research focuses and practical circumstance of partners.
The project initially conceptualized LNG (Liquid Nature Gas) phase transformation causing and resulting the temperature changes releasing or restoring energy. After discussion and meetings in details with BJTU colleagues, it appears to
-Joint curriculum developing is more demanding than what we expected
We noticed curriculum is something relatively firmed and fixed within each academic and administrative systems for both side, and thereafter is hard to change or develop formally. The current solution is lectures in a join seminar where teachers and students benefited by the updated topics.

Other pre-considered risk elements showing below: Recruitment of students and staff. The seminars are good vehicle for exchanging knowledge about or for both sides by so far experiences.
For BJTU student recruitment: Lack of/limited knowledge about Norway and Nordic countries, and English language skills.
For BJTU student recruitment: cross-sectional/faculty knowledge and coordinating needs.
For OUC student and staff recruitment: Lack of/limited knowledge about China and BJTU.

B.1.4 Please describe how student mobility is facilitated through the project.
The student mobility facilitated and budgeted through the project.

Mobility completed:
1 BJTU PhD student visited Norway one week and contributed to the seminar June 2017
1 OUC bachelor student visited China one month and contributed to the seminar October 2017

Ongoing mobility
1 BJTU bachelor student stay in Norway 3 months and contributes a student project March – June 2018, will be finalizing on June 20, 2018.

Planned actions so far
3 OUC bachelor students submitted their applications and are planning to stay in BJTU 3 months fall 2018 for their bachelor thesis. These 3 students are very motivated and interested in coming to BJTU for their bachelor thesis project. The project coordinator is working for a detailed program, including, registering into BJTU grading system for their student project, and so approved by OUC after their mobility.

Further planned recruiting actions at OUC and BJTU:
OUC plans to recruit 2-3 students to attend a summer stay at BJTU, scheduling for July 1 – August 1 at BJTU. The stay is a work package includes a project assignment, weeks lab work, combined a company visit if available.

BJTU plans to recruit 2-3 students to attend a summer project stay at OUC, scheduling for August 1 – September 1. Similar work package will be assigned for inbound BJTU students. The work package includes a project assignment, weeks lab work, combined few local company visits.

Financial model:
1 BJTU PhD student visit OUC 5 days, fully financed by the project
Other mobility actions have longer stay, and they are partly or majorly financed by the project and partly by own contributions or other sources.

Added comments for student mobility so far:

The projecty coordinator intended to spend the same limited budget but creating extensive exchange actions, thus sending 3 Norwegian students to BJTU for their bachelor thesis, get BJTU transcripts and approved by our OUC system. Currently the project team works with administration both BJTU and OUC and this approval seems to be done almostly.

The project is planning by now recruiting 2-3 OUC students for 2-3 weeks stay at BJTU July 2018, a new attempt of summer school, and at the same time BJTU partner is recruiting 2-3 BJTU students to OUC in August month in project stay. The project team is working to land details by now.

If this plan succeed entirely and everything works well, the project will generate 2+2+3 students mobility for both sides for 2018.

It took sometimes and difficulties to start and speed up the student mobility actions in 2017. By then there was only one BJTU student mobilized to OUC for a week together with his BTJU professor. Similar, only one OUC student was visiting at BJTU in October for a month. He is actually the one whom substituted the one student whom planned to attend BJTU summer school but drop off at last minutes.

B.2 Project goals and expected results

B.2.1 The goals of the project (from Project Document)
The project has a goal to strengthen continually connection between OUC Norway and BJTU China for research aspect in the collaboration between the partners. As the OUC and BJTU collaboration was successfully accomplished in 2014, the new targeted research topic introduced into this project.

The project also has a goal for increasing quality and internationalization of study programs at OUC and BJTU. The OUC has a long history and good competence of industrial collaboration. The BJTU is one of best universities in China for this engineering discipline with modern laboratories. The OUC and BJTU can therefore complete each other and make the good quality of study programs for both sides.

Increased collaboration with enterprises in the public and/or private sectors
The project also activity the alliance with an industrial partner: Borg Havn Port. The port is a logistic operation terminal for shipping goods but also has significantly competent in storage and handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), contributing information data and practical experiences in thermodynamic energy transferring relevant to this project.

B.2.2 Results expected to be achieved through successful implementation of the project (from Project Document)
Expected results relevant to research purpose:
Conceptualizing a realistic and sounded commercialized thermodynamics energy restoring solution and testing mini/laboratory scale through the project period. Identifying and analyzing the feasibility thermodynamics energy restoring solution by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) or other related solutions.

Expected results relevant to OUC and BJTU academic collaboration
Conducting at least two or more academic seminars related and relevant within thermodynamics energy restoring solutions, but also can be extended for other energy management relevant issues. Conducting teacher exchanges for three or more teachers from each side whom contributing academic lectures to these planned seminars.

Expected results relevant to collaboration with Borg Havn Port
Acquiring data information, experience and competence on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) operation handling. Aiming and further conceptualizing these into thermodynamics energy restoring applications.

Expected results relevant to project operation
One visit for a project meeting January-March 2017
One visit for an academic seminar in OUC, Norway May – July 2017
One visit for a student focused field course visit at OUC, June – August 2017
One visit for an academic seminar in BJTU, China March- July 2018
One visit for a student focused summer school at BJTU, June – August 2018

B.2.3 Status as per 31.12.2017
The project also has a goal for increasing quality and internationalization of study programs at OUC and BJTU.
Status Feb. 2018:

Archived to some extend as the student exchange actions are targeting for longer stay and the students are involved in the seminars.

Increased collaboration with enterprises in the public and/or private sectors
Archived to some extend and there are new partner or a potential partner involved in the project:
Hebei GEO University in China
A Norwegian company Wärtsilä supply Gas cooling systems to three local LNG-market actors
https://sysla.no/maritim/wartsila-leverer-gasskjolesystemer-til-tre-lng-tankere/

Expected results relevant to research purpose:
Conceptualizing a realistic and sounded commercialized thermodynamics energy restoring solution and testing mini/laboratory scale through the project period.
The direct academic result was not the expected one. The new target topic is battery cooling systems which reflecting the best research focuses and outcomes at BJTU partner. The major relevance however is still focusing on alternative energy solutions, though in another aspect and approach than original planned.

Expected results relevant to OUC and BJTU academic collaboration
Conducting at least two or more academic seminars
This is an ongoing operation and seminars are completing after planning or scheduling so far.

Completed: One visit for a project meeting January-March 2017
Completed: One visit for an academic seminar in OUC, Norway May – July 2017
Scheduled and activated March 2018: One visit for a student focused field course visit at OUC, June – August 2017
Planning yet: One visit for an academic seminar in BJTU, China March- July 2018
Planned with three OUC students but not confirmed yet, might postpone to fall 2018 or early 2019: One visit for a student focused summer school at BJTU, June – August 2018

Proejct background and application in 2016

Hovedpartner(e):
Høgskolen i Østfold (NO)
Kontaktperson:
  • Wu, Hong (hong.wu@hiof.no)
Beijing Jiaotong University (CN, University)
Kontaktperson:
  • Er, Mingcheng (emch@bjtu.edu.cn)
Andre partnere:
Borg Havn Port (NO, Enterprise)
Hebei GEO University (CN, University)
Program: UTFORSK
Utlysning: UTFORSK 2016 – Short-term project funding
Prosjekt ID: UTF-2016-short-term/10105
Tildelingsår: 2016
Prosjektstatus: Aktiv
Tildeling: 300 000 NOK
Fagområde(r):
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electronics and electrical engineering

Søknadssammendrag

Østfold University College (OUC, www.hiof.no), Norway and Beijing Jiaotong university (BJTU, www.bjtu.edu.cn), China, have collaborated in this joint teaching and research combined proposal » Teaching and student research projects for conceptualizing and testing of thermodynamic energy restoring in the BJTU mechanical vehicle laboratory».

The project has a goal to explore alternative laboratory solutions for thermodynamic energy storage and restoring, combined with exchanged teaching seminars and student projects. While OUC colleagues contribute conceptualizing and mini testing and modelling on a theoretic scale, BJTU colleagues can provide student research resources to project tasks and contribute the proper mechanical laboratory for further testing. The research topic will target on but not limit to thermodynamic energy storage and restoring caused or produced by a vehicle breaking action.

Energy storage and restoring afterward is an important and actual need for the consumers and industrial markets. The present battery solutions have a good potential but alternative options including thermodynamic energy transferring and handling are also interesting and good supplement for the future market.

The project expects establishing an academic and research network between involved departments at both institutions. The project also expects conducting of teaching seminars at both institutions and involving in more student projects benefiting further teaching and research activities for both sides.

A local Norwegian enterprise, Borg Havn Port is inviting to join the project. Borg Han Port is contirbuting their competence and data information. the company has the most modern Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) equipment for relevant data information and measurements to support the project research activities.

Sammendrag

Østfold University College (OUC, www.hiof.no), Norway and Beijing Jiaotong university (BJTU, www.bjtu.edu.cn), China, have collaborated in this joint teaching and research combined proposal » Teaching and student research projects for conceptualizing and testing of thermodynamic energy restoring in the BJTU mechanical vehicle laboratory».

The project has a goal to explore alternative laboratory solutions for thermodynamic energy storage and restoring, combined with exchanged teaching seminars and student projects. While OUC colleagues contribute conceptualizing and mini testing and modelling on a theoretic scale, BJTU colleagues can provide student research resources to project tasks and contribute the proper mechanical laboratory for further testing. The research topic will target on but not limit to thermodynamic energy storage and restoring caused or produced by a vehicle breaking action.

Energy storage and restoring afterward is an important and actual need for the consumers and industrial markets. The present battery solutions have a good potential but alternative options including thermodynamic energy transferring and handling are also interesting and good supplement for the future market.

The project expects establishing an academic and research network between involved departments at both institutions. The project also expects conducting of teaching seminars at both institutions and involving in more student projects benefiting further teaching and research activities for both sides.

A local Norwegian enterprise, Borg Havn Port is inviting to join the project. Borg Han Port is contirbuting their competence and data information. the company has the most modern Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) equipment for relevant data information and measurements to support the project research activities.