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"This micro model aims at exploring, at first, the relationships between Society and Environment at several levels (e.g. society-environment interactions; mutual influences; social values regarding the environment) and secondly, the different social representations and practices towards sustainability. This will help to understand why some societies and social groups are more willing than others to adopt more sustainable practices and to legitimize and endorse sustainability policies. The micro-
Advanced Production Technologies (APT) are all the innovative forms of transforming raw materials or components in new products, whatever applying conventional processes or making use of the most recent and cutting-edge science breakthroughs. In this scope, the main objective of the Advanced Production Technologies course is to promote an entrepreneur mindset in the use of these technologies. At the end of the course the students are expected to have acquired advanced knowledge in the context of
Method used: Nederlands in gang
Dutch grammar and conventions
Speaking about every day situations
Each lesson includes a variety of practical and interactive learning activities, covering all skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking
Objectives: To introduce key concepts of the economy of exploitation and conservation of natural resources, such as property rights, scarcity incomes, public goods and renewable and non-renewable resources; to promote a simultaneously comprehensive and in-depth approach to the different types of natural resources, as forests, fisheries, energy, mineral resources, etc; to analyze the possibility of multiple uses for different natural resources and their trade-off with alternative uses.
The course comprises the analysis of the fundamental processes, and research developments, related to the conversion of renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, ocean thermal energy, and bioenergy. Then, some of the technologies applying the processes for renewable energy sources conversion are analyzed, and the impacts and opportunities of the proposed solutions addressed.
Traffic and Road Safety curricular unit is particularly focused on the study of aspects related to mobility, accessibility, transportation, and road safety. The quality of life is in a certain way related to ease of access to necessary goods and services, and the guarantee of access to different spots is usually a major concern of policymakers. It is, therefore, necessary to ensure that the movement of people and goods is effected in the best possible conditions.
From a conceptual point of view, urban metabolism establishes a comparison between the functioning of cities and the functioning of ecosystems and, ultimately, living organisms. Urban metabolism is the study of material and energy flows arising from urban socioeconomic activities and regional and global biogeochemical processes. The characterization of these flows and the relationships between anthropogenic urban activities and natural processes and cycles helpd to understand urban production an
The course will introduce ethics and how to make an ethical decision to contribute on improving the community sustainability. What is an ethical decision? Will be pay the efforts? Why is important to identify and solve ethical dilemmas? How to create a sustainable community?
This module with cover bioethanol, biodiesel, fuels from cellulosic biomass, blue and green hydrogen including CO2 capture and storage technologies, wind and solar power, the Carbon Cycle, Direct Carbon Capture From Air, and reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide by sequestering biomass carbon.
This micro-module should inspire you to develop your interaction design as a people-centric co-design process. The basics of user experience design and evaluation will be addressed from its basic definitions and core concepts to practical examples with some hands-on exercises - UX of a Music Player APP. The fundamental learning outcome is to understand and really unleash the potential of the several UX design methods and techniques. In the end of the micro-module every student/participant should
"Machine Learning (ML) is a subfield of artificial intelligence that is concerned with the design, analysis, implementation, and applications of programs that learn from examples or experience. Learning from data is commercially and scientifically important. ML consists of methods and respective software that extract automatically interesting knowledge (patterns, models, relationships) in large databases of sometimes chaotic and redundant information. ML is a data-based knowledge-discovering pro
Models and algorithms used to solve (combinatorial) optimization problems that appear in network (telecommunications, transport, etc) design problems.
Basic concepts: flows, cuts, paths, etc.
Discussion of formulations.
Solution techniques: relaxations, cutting planes, and heuristics.
Network design with a high level of service: availability, reliability, survivability.
The Portuguese Language online course is aimed at beginners who intend to develop linguistic and intercultural skills at an initial level, in speaking and writing.
Students start learning from scratch and will reach level A1, according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The course consists of 4 hours per week of online contact with the teacher, plus self-study activities via e-learning platform.
"The leaning outcomes of the micro-module ""Smart and sustainable mobility"" will be :
• To understand the current situation of the transport sector from an energy and environmental point of view;
• To understand the main impacts related to mobility;
• To identify sustainable mobility measures;
• To select the main technologies (both in terms of digitalization and alternative propulsion modes) that can be implemented to improve mobility from an energy and environmental point of view.
This micro-module addresses environmental problems and challenges in the urban context (water, air, noise, nature and biodiversity, energy, food and waste) and their contextualization in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.