INCLUSION Kick-off meeting in Yerevan, December 1-2, 2017

Yerevan. More than 20 professionals from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, UK and Austria met in Yerevan from December 1-2, 2016 to kick-start a new, joint Erasmus+ Project - Development and Implementation of Social Dimension Strategies in Armenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina through Cross-regional Peer Learning/INCLUSION”. The meeting was held at the American University in Armenia (AUA) and gathered representatives from the fourteen members of the project Consortium.


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UNESCO chair in Human Rights and Human Security

Graz. In 2016, UNESCO agreed to establish a UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz to strengthen interdisciplinary teaching, research, academic cooperation and outreach in human rights and human security. The Chair supports UNESCO’s objectives of life-long learning and human rights education as a means to promote global citizenship, create inclusive societies and foster peace and stability. The inaugural event of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security addresses the human right to academic freedom in Europe.

The inauguration takes place at the University of Graz on Monday 12. December. Find the info flyer here.


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APPEAR Filmtage in Wien

Wien. Im Rahmen des VIII. Mittelamerikanischen Filmfestivals lädt der OeAD am 5.Dezember 2016 zu einem Abend mit KEF-Schwerpunkt ein. Es werden drei Filme gezeigt und zwar "Mein Regenwald" eine schwedische Dokumentation über einen Mann, der sich auf die Suche nach "seinem" Stück Regenwald macht, das er als Kind im Rahmen eines Projektes mit anderen Schüler/innen gekauft hat.

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DEVCORE: Impact Analysis

Podgorica. Within the framework of the project DEVCORE -Development of Learning Outcomes Approach. A way to better comparability, recognition and employablility at the labour market, which is officially closing at the end of this month, from November 7 to 10, a site visit in Podgorica took place in order to conduct interviews and focus group discussions for the impact analysis.


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Talks on cooperation in strategic development projects at University of Sarajevo

On Friday 28 October 2016 a meeting of representatives of WUS Austria and representatives of the University of Sarajevo was held to talk about future joint cooperations in strategic development projects. The following topics were a particular focus during the talks: development of teaching and research, human resources, reform of curricula based on learning outcomes, development of information systems, and the development of databases necessary for the integrated University.

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WUS Austria takes part in the 7th DHG Forum on "Transformative Partnerships in Higher Education Cooperation"

Vienna. The 7th Annual Forum of the Donor Harmonisation Group took place in Vienna on 21th and 21st October and was organised by the OeAD. After introductory remarks by Andreas Obrecht on "Does knowledge emerge when knowledge is needed?" the forum continued with 5 sessions including vivid discussions.

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iDEAlab: project meeting and iDEAlab conference in Novi Sad

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).


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UNIQUE – Final Conference in Delhi/India from 7-8 September, 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”. 

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Launch of the new professional development training courses for “Engineering Management and Leadership Skills” in Skopje

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).

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Vacancy Notices: National Project Officer and National Project Assistant in Prishtina

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.  

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Published in "Migration in the Function of Development"; author of article: Ines Suh, WUS Austria. To read the article click here.