A project management meeting of the MAIN project was organized at the University of Kragujevac on 4th December 2014. The purpose of the project meeting was to inform the Consortium members on the progress made in the previous period as well as to plan the activities for the following one. The meeting was also an excellent opportunity to introduce new contact person and project management team from the University of Novi Sad as Coordinating Institution.
Graz. 10 professionals from Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the UK met in Graz from November 27-28, 2014 to kick-start a new, joint two-year project under the new Erasmus+ programme - “SALE – Social Media Training to Combat Unemployment Among Higher Education Graduates”. The meeting was held at the Fachhochschule Joanneum (FH J) and gathered representatives from the eight members of the project Consortium.
WUS Austria participated in a scientific workshop on the topic „Migration for development“ organised by the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy and the United Nations Development Programme held in Sarajevo on 17 and 18 November.
Stockholm. More than 20 professionals from Ukraine, Hungary, Spain, Sweden and Austria met in Stockholm/Sweden from November 10-13, 2014 to take stock of the implementation of a 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 Royal Institute of Technology (KTU) and gathered representatives from 13 partners of the project Consortium.
On 4 November 2014 Mr. Christian Geosits (Austrian Development Agency), Mr. Almir Kovacevic (WUS Austria) and Mr. Emir Haxhija (Expert of Pediatric Surgical Oncology) were invited for an Interview in Klan Kosova TV to talk about the support of Austrian government to Higher Education in Kosovo in general and specifically to talk about the project HigherKos which, among other activities, supports the cooperation between the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the University of Graz in Austria and the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit in University Clinic Center in Pristina, Kosovo. To view the interview click here.
WUS Austria announces with pleasure the successful implementation of Children’s University in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014 – Phase III at the University of Banja Luka, which took place in Banja Luka September 22-26, 2014. The last of the three foreseen project phases is funded by the Office of Public Affairs, US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, under the call “Inter-ethnic Youth Camps”.
Prishtina, 18 September – The Rector of the University of Prishtina Dr. Ramadan Zejnullahu had a meeting with Ms. Sophie Beaumont from the EU Office in Kosovo, Mr. Christian Geosits from ADA, Mr. Brian Fahey from USAID, and Mr. Almir Kovačeviċ from WUS Austria.
Prishtina. On 2 October 2014, at the premises of the Faculty of Philosophy, took place the launch of the Master Program in European Integration and Public Administration. This Master Program is designed to be an interdisciplinary program, bringing together a broad range of courses, including political science, law and economics. The study program aims to increase the academic quality, mobility and the internationalization of the University of Prishtina, by offering all the courses in English language. The program is open to graduate students from all social sciences from accredited institutions from Kosovo, Western Balkan and Europe, primarily from the field of political science, law and economics.
Budva/Becici. The final event of the EU project "Quality in Research" took place from 1.-3. October 2014 in Budva/Becici, Montenegro. During the event the consortium discussed the working conditions of young scientific researchers at Western Balkan universities and worked out ideas and concrete suggestions for improvements. The event was also attended by a large number of young academics from the participating WB universities.
Graz. From September 22-25, 2014, a delegation of representatives from Serbian universities in Belgrade, Kragujevac, Nis, Novi Pazar and Novi Sad spent a study visit at the University of Graz in the frame of the Tempus project “SIPUS – Strengthening of Internationalization Policies at Universities in Serbia”.
Call for Nominations - Danubius Young Scientist Award 2015
The award seeks to encourage young scientists to engage themselves in the scientific examination of problems and questions specifically related to the Danube and to stimulate the scientific community in the Danube region.
More information: http://danube-inco.net/object/call/14547.