WUS Austria - News http://www.wus-austria.org WUS Austria - News WUS Austria 150 50 http://www.wus-austria.org http://www.wus-austria.org/images/print_pg.jpg Kick-off Meeting of HERAS in Prishtinahttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/509.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/509.htmlPrishtina. The event was opened by Mr. Arsim Bajrami, Minister of Education, Science and Technology and Mr. Gernot Pfandler, Ambassador of Austria in Prishtina, herein, both parties signed the protocol of co-financing for implementation of HERAS project. Mr. Bajrami welcomed the support of the Austrian Government and stated that without support and cooperation of the Austrian, the higher education reforms in Kosovo would not be happening as they should. From the other side, the Ambassador Pfandler stated that Austrian Government, through the Austrian Development Agency is happy to fund a project of this scale which aims high in joint-agendas of strengthened cooperation between the government of Austria and Kosovo in the field of higher education.

 

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21.04.17News

The project “HERAS – Higher Education, Research and Applied Science” was successfully launched today in Prishtina. Approximately, 70 participants attended the event, mainly officials from the Ministry, Public Universities, Research Agencies, Civil Society Organisations, representatives of international organisations. 

The event was opened by Mr. Arsim Bajrami, Minister of Education, Science and Technology and Mr. Gernot Pfandler, Ambassador of Austria in Prishtina, herein, both parties signed the protocol of co-financing for implementation of HERAS project. Mr. Bajrami welcomed the support of the Austrian Government that has been pledged lately and stated that without support and cooperation of the Austrian, the higher education reforms in Kosovo would not be happening as they should. From the other side, the Ambassador Pfandler stated that Austrian Government, through the Austrian Development Agency is happy to fund a project of this scale which aims high in joint-agendas of strengthened cooperation between the government of Austria and Kosovo in the field of higher education. To this end, the Ambassador echoed that HERAS project will ultimately contribute to the well-functioning of Higher Education and Research in Kosovo with the long-term objective to support the socio-economic development of the country.

 

HERAS is implemented by WUS Austria, Leading Consortia in partnership with Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Vienna and Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD).

 

Funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation, and co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Republic of Kosovo (MEST).

 

Tuzla/BiH. As part of the E+ INCLUSION project, a site visit of WUS AT staff to Tuzla University took place from April 24-27, 2017. The aim of the site visit was to a.) to verify data generated during the fact finding phase of the project; b.) to close existing data gaps and c.) to further identify capacity needs to be addressed in future trainings. Further site visits by other EU partners will be organised to Travnik/BiH and Yerevan/Armenia.

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During the site visit, meetings took place with staff and students of Tuzla university (including from underrepresented groups such as PWDs), as well as with the Center for the Support to Students with Special Needs. Fact-finding had started with the development and implementation of a survey for staff of partner country universities (PCUs), a student survey as well as a literature review. Tools are expected to feed into a set of guidelines on how to develop/implement Social Dimension strategies for higher education in BiH and Armenia in line with the Bologna Process.

The INCLUSION project is coordinated by the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts (YSAFA) and aims to enhance the capacity of stakeholders on the field of higher education in Armenia and BiH in contributing to the implementation of social dimension (SD) strategies through capitalizing on knowledge transfer and cross-regional cooperation. Principle outputs and outcomes of the project include national level guidelines on development and operationalization of SD strategies; institutional level master plans and mechanisms to implement SD strategies; capacity building of HEIs and respective government authorities for the operationalization of SD strategies; development of resources for inclusive teaching and learning as well as capacity building materials to raise awareness of high school pupils & teachers on equal access to higher education.

We are looking very much forward to our collaboration on this project with all our partners!

 

For further information visit the project website.

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Austria, Graz, Project-meeting CULTURWB from 25th to 27th April 2017http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/513.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/513.html

University representatives from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands came together at the FH-Joanneum in Graz to push the new Erasmus+ Project "Strengthening Capacities for Tourism Changes in WB: Building Competences for Quality Management of Heritage and Cultural Tourism" forward.

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24.05.17News

The CULTURWB project is coordinated by the University of Novi Sad and is taking place in in the frame of Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) action. The goal of this regional project is to modernise and internationalise higher education of the partner countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro) by developing new lifelong learning courses and a master programme in the field of tourism management with the focus on culture and heritage tourism.

During the meeting project partners found the possibility to discuss key issues related to the project implementation and administration. In several workshops the participants could outline the needs and the required skills for a lifelong learning program in the field of heritage and culture tourism.

As leader of the work package "Design of MA curricula for Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management" we are looking forward to work with the project partners on this interesting undertaking.

 

Project website: https://culturwb.pmf.uns.ac.rs/

 

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MLS4ENG - Multiplier Event and Final Project Meeting, Skopje, Macedoniahttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/514.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/514.htmlSkopje. On 12 June 2017 a multiplier event of the Erasmus+ project Professional Development Courses for Engineering Management and Leadership Skills took place in Skopje.

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23.06.17News

Skopje. On 12 June 2017 a multiplier event of the Erasmus+ project Professional Development Courses for Engineering Management and Leadership Skills took place in Skopje.

With this project, the project partners were trying to provide Engineering Managers with generic skills required to work in a modern, rapidly changing business environment. The core task of WUS Austria was to support the development of the training curriculum – in particular to provide support to the curriculum framework and the contents, evaluated the results achieved and give recommendations for improvement. It can be concluded that this project has laid a solid foundation in promoting innovative and sustainable approaches to engineering managers by using practical examples and exercises. Durig the event which was organized by the coordinating organisation Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy (IECE) the key project achievements were presented and first generation of Macedonian participants that succesfully finnished the pilot course were awarded with cerfiticates.

 

Project website: http://mls4eng.iege.edu.mk/iece.html

 

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PROMIG - study visit to Oldenburghttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/515.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/515.htmlOldenburg. The second study visit wihtin PROMIG took place from 5-11 June 2017 at the University of Oldenburg. the visit allowed the partners to also participate in a conference on "Migration – Gender – Politics" and to visit institutions outside the university which deal with migration.

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11.06.17News

Oldenburg. The second study visit wihtin PROMIG took place from 5-11 June 2017 at the University of Oldenburg. the visit allowed the partners to also participate in a conference on "Migration – Gender – Politics" and to visit institutions outside the university which deal with migration.  

 

The agenda also icnluded time for the Afghan partners to present their country's education system and provided a platform for curriculum development workshops for the Master in migration in Afghanistan and the LLL courses to be developed for all parter countries.

 

To view the full agena click here.  To getmore information about the project click here.

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PROMIG - study visit to Alicantehttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/517.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/517.htmlAlicante. The first stud visit within PROMIG took place in May to the University of Alicante.

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17.05.17News

Alicante. The first stud visit within PROMIG took place in May to the University of Alicante. 

During the study visit experts from the University of Alicante shared experiences and updates in their research fields: including the following topics:

Linguistic and visual strategies for portraying immigrants as people deprived of human rights, Migration and Health: Experiences on Research, Teaching and International activities, The External Dimension of the EU´s Migration Policy: Migrants’ rights and EU borders control, Sociology and Migration from the curriculum perspective. 

  • Taking a critical look at immigrants represented in the media
  • How is health connected with migration? With occupation and the workplace of migrants?
  • How are the “migration policies” (not) in line with human rights?
  • Researching social impacts of migration in different migrant groups – sociology of migration  
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