International Collaboration Enhancing Productivity

Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science at University of Stavanger is a member of an international consortium that aims at developing didactic materials to improve knowledge concerning the implementation of Lean Thinking in the workplace.

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ERASMUS+ funded project Innovative Learning Approaches for Implementation of Lean Thinking to Enhance Office and Knowledge Work Productivity (ILA-LEAN) involves five European countries.

The specific objectives of the ILA-LEAN project:

  • Increase the cooperation among educational institutions and enterprises in EU for better employability
  • Increase the synergic use of up-to-date technologies, in an integrated way, with a team work approach and personal development
  • Improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning of vocational contents on lean in Office and Knowledge of how it works and the workplace
  • Increase the opportunity for distance learning
  • Upgrade and innovate existing training tools


  • Start Date:   01.10. 2016
  • End Date:    30.09. 2018
  • Project Reference: 2016-1-PL01-KA203-026293

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