Novi Sad. The final meeting of the project iDEAlab - Fostering students' entrepreneurship and open innovation in university-industry collaboration took place in Novi Sad from 19-20 September 2016 at the University of Novi Sad. The meeting is adjacent with the first iDEAlab conference, which joins forces with another conference: 7th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization in Central Europe (MCP-CE 2016).
Delhi/India. More than 20 professionals from China, India, Mexico, Namibia, Russia, Spain, the UK and Austria met in Delhi/India from September 7-8, 2016 for the Final Conference of the EU Erasmus Mundus Project - “UNIQUE – University Quality Exchange”.
Skopje. The new professional development training courses for “Engineering Management and Leadership Skills” were launched in Skopje at Hotel Alexander Palace. Welcome speeches and introduction to the training were held by representatives of the project MSL4ENG and representatives of local employers. The launch was embedded in a series of workshops that were held at the Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia in Skopje. WUS Austria held two workshops, titled “Techniques to Plan and Control Projects” (Marc Schwärzli) and “How adult learners differ from traditional learners” (Michaela Handke).
Prishtina. World University Service – Austrian Committee (WUS Austria), as lead of a consortium consisting of WUS Austria, Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI) and OeAD is looking for a project in the field of Higher Education and Research for a National Project Officer and a National Project Assistant in Prishtina, starting October 2016.
Meeting at Utrecht University for their annual conference the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), deplored the actions and threats of actions of an increasing number of States to restrain and even foreclose academic freedom, in the name of security, public order, counter-terrorism, counter-crime or counter-extremism, through a variety of measures. Read their declaration here.
Lisbon. The fourth and last SALE project meeting was hosted by Telheiras in Lisbon/Portugal from 12-13 June 2016. The Erasmus+ Project ““SALE – Social Media Training to Combat Unemployment Among Higher Education Graduates” aims to develop, teach and distribute group and individual content for unemployed higher education graduates.
Koblenz. Partners of the project NURSLING meet in Koblenz, Germany, to participate in the summer university 2016, organised in cooperation with several international projects at the university. WUS Austria gives a lecture on "Output Based Education". The NURSLING project is supports the establishing of a National Qualification Framework in Uzbekistan.
Vienna. the Kick-off Meeting for the PATTERNS Lectures courses of 2016/2017 has taken place from 23-25 May in Vienna.
Out of 49 applications from 11 countries the PATTERNS Lectures Advisors selected 12 courses that will be taught in 8 different countries throughout the academic year 2016/2017.
Novi Sad/Zenica/Subotica. In April and May the Western Balkan region was enriched with three more Innovation Labs that were opened in Novi Sad and Subotica in Serbia and in Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Providing skilled and educated workforce remains one of the biggest obstacles for sustainable economic development of Kosovo.
To tackle this issue ALLED Project financed by the European Union and co-financed and managed by the Austrian development Cooperation,among other goals, will focus on:
- Support to the employability of school and university graduates by developing capacities and infrastructure.
- Support to the development of a labour market relevant and evidence based national education planning on three levels: VET, Higher Education and Adult Education.
- Development and piloting labour market relevant study programmes and training in three vital sectors for economic development of Kosovo: Agriculture, Food Technology and Mechanical Engineering.
"THE IMPACT OF THE TEMPORARY RETURN OF HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS FROM THE WESTERN BALKANS - THE CASE OF THE ‘BRAIN GAIN PROGRAMME"
Published in "Migration in the Function of Development"; author of article: Ines Suh, WUS Austria. To read the article click here.