Open GLASSroom

Photo by Emre Can Acer; edited by Jagoda Cupać.


Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership

TU Delft - together with five European universities - has been awarded an Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships grant for the project Open GLASSroom. This will allow us to set up and launch an online platform for education on glass design & engineering, freely accessible to all.
Despite its popularity, glass is still considered a highly specialised material, rarely taught at technical universities and certainly not at the same level as more commonly applied materials, such as steel, concrete and timber. By developing a common future-oriented glass curriculum based on contributions from a diverse international community of glass experts, this Erasmus+ project will consolidate existing knowledge and create synergies between students, educators, researchers and practitioners across Europe.
The project consortium includes six European universities - Technische Universität Dresden, Delft University of Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, University of Rijeka, Universitat de Girona, Politecnico di Bari, supported by industrial partners - Arup, Permasteelisa Group, Octatube, Bellapart Group, ABT bv, Eckersley O’Callaghan and the International Year of Glass 2022. The proposal was developed with the financial support of the Funding Program Internationalization of the TU Dresden.
Together we will produce high-quality educational materials on glass design & engineering, digitalise and share them as Open Educational Resources (OER) on an open-access online platform – Open GLASSroom. We will address fundamental and emerging topics in research and innovation, including sustainability of glass in construction. The project outputs will be shared beyond our consortium, stimulating active participation of students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners.

Open GLASSroom team

  • TU Delft: Faidra Oikonomopoulou, Christian Louter, Mauro Overend
  • TU Dresden: Aline Bergert, Jagoda Cupać
  • CTU Prague: Martina Eliášová
  • Universitat de Girona: Daniel Trias
  • Politecnico di Bari: Francesco Fiorito
  • University of Rijeka: Adriana Bjelanović

Industry Partners

  • ABT bv
  • Arup
  • Bellapart Group
  • Eckersley O’Callaghan
  • Octatube
  • Permasteelisa Group

Disclaimer: The creation of these resources has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2022-1-DE01-KA220-HED-000089750. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources .