Banja Luka. On Monday, 14th April, WUS Austria organized a training workshop for the staff of University of Banja Luka. The training was a start of preparations for the implementation of the third Children’s University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The training was held by Silvia Prock, head of Junge Uni Innsbruck and WUS Austria staff.
Sarajevo. "Sarejevo meeting of cultures" was launched on 6. March 2014 and is a project which promotes the city of Sarajevo and BiH as a space where tolerance, peace and different cultures meet. The project is implemented by the NGO Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures which has the aim to promote this new tourist attraction – a location that will present the historical and cultural background of Sarajevo. The location is near the Gazi Husrev-bey’s bezistan, where the NGO will set a sign/stamp that will be a starting point for tourist tours in the future.
Graz. More than 20 professionals from Ukraine, Hungary, Spain, Sweden and Austria met in Graz from February 24-26, 2014 to kick-start a new, joint EU Tempus Project - “Knowledge Transfer Unit - From Applied Research and Technology-Entrepreneurial Know-How Exchange to Development of Interdisciplinary Curricula Modules (KTU)”. The meeting was held at the Fachhochschule Joanneum (FH J) and gathered representatives from the eighteen members of the project Consortium.
Tbilisi. On Monday February 24, 2014, the Consultancy Bureau at the
Georgian Technical University in Tbilisi was launched. Around 30
representatives of the Georgian government, the European Union, public
and private companies, university staff and students attended the event.
More information on the Bureau and the evet can be found at the website of the Consultancy Bureau: www.eelcb.com
Banja Luka. Within the EQADE: “Embedding Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education” project, training for HEI staff on internal QA in PhD was held at the premises of the University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Economics, February 3-5, 2014. The welcome was given by the Vice-Rector for International Relations at the University of Banja Luka, Mrs. Valerija Saula. Following the welcoming words, a presentation of the processes of PhD study selection was held by professor Hans-Gunther Sonntag from Heidelberg Medical Faculty.
Yerevan. The kick-off meeting of the new TEMPUS project GOVERN – “Fostering Autonomy and Accountability: Development of State-of-the-art HE Management System for Efficient Changes in Line with Bologna Principles” took place in Yerevan, Armenia January 15-16, 2014.
Podgorica. The kick-off meeting of the new project DEVCORE: Development Of Learning Outcomes Approach – A Way To A Better Comparability, Recognition And Employability At The Labour Market took place from 6.-8. February 2014 at the University of Montenegro.
Prishtina. In cooperation with its project partners the University of Prishtina organized a public discussion on the topic “Teaching based on competencies and cooperation of university with the industry”. This international conference has been organized as part of the Tempus project “Competence at University of Prishtina”.
Prishtina. Following the 30th anniversary celebrations of WUS Austria in Graz in November 2013, WUS Austria held a reception on Wednesday 29 January 2014 at its premises at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) in Prishtina. The celebration was to mark the work of WUS Austria in Kosovo and take the opportunity to also celebrate the occasion with donors, partners and friends in Kosovo.
The Alumni Centre of the University of Graz plans to open a Chapter in Kosovo and is looking for alumni living in Kosovo. To find out how to register as alumni of the University of Graz and to see more information check out the website of the Alumni Centre: http://alumni.uni-graz.at/de/neuigkeiten/454-alumni-im-kosovo-gesucht.php.
European project calls for a “European Anti-bullying Day”
The European “European Anti-bullying Network (EAN)” has launched a Europe-wide campaign “One Day in Europe, every Day for children” calling citizens and organizations to sign up a petition and support the establishment of a European Anti-bullying Day. To find out more and to support the action click here.