KTU - Consortium Meeting, Monitoring Visit and Study Visit, November 10-13, 2014

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.

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HigherKos - Press conference and interview in Klan Kosova TV

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.

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Children's University in BiH – Phase III at the University of Banja Luka

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”.


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Rector Zejnullahu meets with donors and partners at the University of Prishtina

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.

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Higher KOS: Master program developed within one fo the programmatic partnerships

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. 

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QinR: Final event in Budva, Montenegro

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.

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Study visit in Graz in the frame of the EU project SIPUS

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”.  

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Consortium meeting within the Tempus project ONEHEALTH

Sarajevo. The consortium meeting of the TEMPUS project "ONEHEALTH: Public health in the Western Balkans - improvement in the field of public health and development of a 'one health' educational and scientific architecture in Western Balkan countries" took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 11. – 12. 09.2014. 

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ERSTE Foundation Community Meeting at the European Forum Alpbach

Alpbach. WUS Austria attends the ERSTE Foundation Community Meeting which is organised from 24 - 25 August 2014 in the frame of the European Forum Alpbach. 

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Children's University in BiH visit the Children's University in Innsbruck

Innsbruck. On Tuesday and Wednesday, 10th and 11th July, staff of the University of Banja Luka and of WUS Austria visited the Kinder-Sommer-Uni organized by the Junge Uni Innsbruck. The visit was organized as a part of the SiS Catalyst Mentoring Program. After the training held in April in Banja Luka, the visit was the second part of preparations for Children’s University Phase III which will be held from 22nd-26th September at the University of Banja Luka. 

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Higher KOS: Call for Post-Doctoral and Dissertation Research

 Deadline for application is 31st October 2013. For further information visit the website www.grants.at; the link to the online application is www.scholarships.at.