Prague. The project "Teachers: Agents of change. A strategic approach to anchoring development education in Czech and in Polish formal education systems. A strategic approach to anchoring development education in Czech and in Polish formal education systems" is coming to an end. We have met for a final conference in Prague on 21/22 October 2015 to discuss current practices in various European countries and to investigate into future collaborations for a more globally thinking Europe.
Barcelona. WUS Austria was commissioned to do the external evaluation for the project "Aquademia". The AQUAdemia knowledge alliance is known as a 'competence based training and internship model for innovation in water related education at higher education institutions.
The report "Implementation of the social dimension of the Bologna process in Kosovo is published! It is based on stakeholder interviews and was produced wihtin the frame of the project "Higher KOS - Promoting Institutional Development in Higher Education and Research in Kosovo."
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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.
Prishtina. The opening event of the project ALLED “Aligning Education with Labour Market Needs in Kosovo” was held on Friday, July 3rd in Pristina, Kosovo. Around 90 representatives of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kosova (MEST), the project donor - the European Union Office in Kosovo (EUOK), co-funding and implementing agency (Austrian Development Agency), the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW), higher education institutions, education agencies, municipal education authorities, the private sector, vocational education and training schools, development partners and experts attended the opening event.
Sheffield. The second SALE project meeting was hosted by Inova Consultancy in Sheffield/UK from 15-16 June 2015. During the meeting not only the outcomes of the needs and gap analysis but also the SALE website and the SALE Facebook Profile as well as the suggested storyboard for a promotion video were presented.
Pristina. Key findings from a draft report on the Implementation of the Social Dimension of the Bologna Process in Kosovo were presented at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) in Pristina on June 15, 2015. The concept of the social dimension of higher education was first developed within the Bologna Process in the Prague Communiqué of 2001 and, broadly speaking, refers to the goal of removing inequalities in access to higher education in the European Area of Higher Education.
Jelena Petrovic, who implements a course as part of the PATTERNS Lectures programme (see PATTERNS Lectures), a project initiated by ERSTE Foundation and implemented by WUS Austria, has been appointed for an endowed professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and ERSTE Foundation announce the appointment of Jelena Petrović as Endowed Professor for Central and South Eastern European Art Histories at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria.
Graz. More than 20 professionals from China, India, Mexico, Namibia, Russia, Spain, the UK and Austria met in Graz/Austria from April 14-16, 2015 for the UNIQUE Centres’ General Training (14-15 April) and project meeting to take stock of the overall implementation of the joint EU Erasmus Mundus Project - “UNIQUE – University Quality Exchange”. The meeting was held at the Fachhochschule Joanneum.
One Month Visit to Austria - call open until October 30th, 2015!
The deadline for submission of applications is open for a second round until 30 October, 2015. For more information and to download the application form click here.