The purpose of the BME-ENA project is to promote, establish and improve Biomedical Engineering (BME) Education in the Eastern Neighbouring Area (ENA), through the creation of 4 joint multidisciplinary MSc BME programs in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The structure of the programs will be built upon the European Higher Education Area principles, aiming to lead to comparable degrees based on two main cycles, and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) that will allow mutual recognition and increased students and teaching staff mobility. The partner Universities will be assisted by the EU Institutions to achieve this goal.
Special attention has been paid to involve one Faculty of Engineering and one Faculty of Medicine in each program in order to achieve the best interdisciplinary approach, beneficial for both Engineering and Medical disciplines. The content of the programs will follow the recommendations of the TEMPUS IV CRH-BME Project, adapted however to the expertise available at the Universities involved and the national priorities and needs.
The education of biomedical engineers will have major positive effects in both the health technology industry sector and the health delivery system through the appropriate management and safe use of medical devices. The BME-ENA project will enable Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to face these challenges through capacity and institutional building measures. An ultimate goal of this project is to prepare a new generation of Biomedical Engineers able to understand, develop, manage and use advanced medical technology.