The Second Steering Committee Meeting of the IUCLAND Project was held at East Kazakhstan State Technical University (EKSTU) in Ust-Kamenogorsk on May 10th - 11t, 2017.
The first day of the Steering Committee Meeting started with the welcome address given by the vice-rector of East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Prof. Oleg Gavrilenko. Project Manager, Prof. Claudio Colombo from University of Molise (UNIMOL), after introducing the objectives of the meeting, started from the presentation of the Interim Report's structure and contents by emphasizing the importance of such document in assessing the progress of the project, in identifying eventual deviations from the work plan, problems and possible corrective actions and, finally, in focusing on the first financial figures. Then Prof. Colombo left the floor to the representatives of the partners leading the project work packages that presented the state of art of implementation of each work package by pointing out the activities already realized. In the afternoon session Prof. Colombo informed IUCLAND partners about the results of EACEA monitoring visit in the Kirghiz and Kazak universities.
In the first part of the second day, the Project Manager invited consortium partners to present the info days and workshops already held or planned in the next months. The second part of the second day was dedicated to the presentation of the summer schools, considering that three of them will be relized in 2017 while the other three are scheduled for the third year of the project (2018). Another topic that was discussed during the afternoon was the process related to the definition of the credits and its deadlines.
The meeting concluded with the visit of EKSTU laboratories and giving all the partners the occasion to have an overview of the research activities are carried out in different scientific fields by the hosting university.