VEDIAS refers to the preparation and testing of digital, internationally oriented degree programmes supported by a social virtual reality (VR) application at Technische Universität Ilmenau. The project was part of the DAAD 's International Programmes Digital call and was funded by the BMBF.
The project had 2 main objectives (outcomes):
Outcome 1: As part of the VEDIAS project, Technische Universität Ilmenau complements its teaching offer through three digital, internationally oriented Master's degree programmes. All three Master's programmes have been internationally successful on-site at Technische Universität Ilmenau for many years. The participating Master's programmes are:
Outcome 2: The institutional framework and competencies for developing further digital degree programmes are simultaneously being expanded, in particular through advancing the existing quality management system and IT infrastructure.
The project ran for two years until the end of 2022 and the project management was centrally located in the International Office of Technische Universität Ilmenau.
VEDIAS was an interdisciplinary project. It involved a number of contributors in addition to the three Master's degree programmes and their departments / institutes. These contributors supported the digitisation of the Master's degree programmes and included among others:
Facilitation of the two main project objectives (outcomes) required that a series of expected results (outputs) had to be realised: