PATTERNS Lectures 2016/2017: kicking off the new courses!

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.

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High level signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding

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.

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PATTERNS Lectures final event and Community Meeting, November 2015, Budapest

The Final Event of PATTERNS Lectures 2014/2015 was organised as a Community Meeting in cooperation with the International Conference Visualising the Nation – Post-Socialist ImagiNations, conceptualised by the art historian Edit András and realised through the collaboration of the following institutes: Institute of Art History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest; Municipal Gallery – Kiscell Museum, Budapest History Museum and ERSTE Foundation from 26 - 29 November 2015 at the Eötvös Loránd University – Faculty of Humanities in Budapest.


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SALE – Project meeting in Tolmezzo

Tolmezzo. The third SALE project meeting was hosted by cramars in Tolmezzo/Italy from 25-26 November 2015. During the meeting a special emphasis was put on IO4 which is the development of the training material for the social media training course.  

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SIPUS – Consortium Meeting in Belgrade

Belgrade. During the Consortium meeting, which was hosted by the Singidunum University from 18 to 20 November, an overview on all implemented project activities as well as an outlook on the future activities were given.  

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Teachers - Agents of Change: final event in Prague

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.

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KTU - Consortium Meeting and Interim Conference

Kyiv. Consortium Meeting and interim Conference within the TEMPUS project KTU: “Knowledge Transfer Units - From Applied Research and Technology-Entrepreneurial Know-How Exchange to Development of Interdisciplinary Curricula Modules“.

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External evaluation report presented for international project "Aquademia"

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.

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Higher KOS on social dimension in Kosovo

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

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Refugees@University of Graz

The University of Graz has introduced a first package of measures with three main components in order to provide access to education and to support the integration of asylum seekers and recognised refugees. For more information click here.