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 WUS Austria and PATTERNS Lectures took part in the 8th ELIA Academy in Londonhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/519.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/519.htmlLondon. WUS Austria and PATTERNS Lectures took part in the 8th ELIA Academy on the topic "What’s going on Here? Exploring Elasticity in Teaching and Learning in the Arts at Central Saint Martins in London from 5-7 July 2017. 

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10.07.17News

London. WUS Austria and PATTERNS Lectures took part in the 8th ELIA Academy on the topic "What’s going on Here? Exploring Elasticity in Teaching and Learning in the Arts at Central Saint Martins in London from 5-7 July 2017. 

PATTERNS Lectures contributed with a session on "Is teaching always political?" which caught large attention from the audience and triggered good discussions. We will be taking the topic further at the PATTERNS Lectures final conference in Vienna on24/25 November 2017.

The ELIA Academy brings together lecturers from Higher Arts Education Institutions who want to share ideas and practices with like-minded colleagues from across Europe and beyond.
During three days we examined elasticity as a core momentum in today's learning and teaching in higher arts education, and explore this theme from four different angles:

  •     curiosity
  •     hybridity
  •     research
  •     social change

 

A wide variety of engaging presentations by keynote speakers, lecturers, artists and designers sparked in-depth discussions and exchange of ideas. Expect workshops, panel discussions, paper presentations, performance lectures, visits in the city and much more, as well as professional networking.  

For more information about the ELIA Academy in London click here.

For more information on PATTERNS Lectures click here.

 

photos: 1,2,3 - WUS Austria; 4 and 5 Cesare De Giglio.

 

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HERAS workshop on “Applying a Human Rights Based Approach in Higher Education” http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/520.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/520.html

Prishtina. On 4th and 5th of July, HERAS organised a workshop on “Applying Human Rights Based Approach in Higher Education”. The aim of the workshop was to address central aspects of higher education from a human rights perspective, including curriculum development, institutionalization of human rights at HEIs and development of teaching materials.

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11.07.17News

Prishtina. On 4th and 5th of July, HERAS organised a workshop on “Applying Human Rights Based Approach in Higher Education”. The aim of the workshop was to address central aspects of higher education from a human rights perspective, including curriculum development, institutionalization of human rights at HEIs and development of teaching materials. The event was chaired and attended by high level speakers from MEST, UP, the Human Rights Center at UP and experts in the field from Austria and Kosovo. The workshop also aimed to promote the implementation of the Social Dimension of Higher Education in Kosovo in line with the Bologna Process. In this context, best practices from Europe could be shared and discussed.

The workshop was attended by around 40 participants from different institutions including MEST, Public Universities, different NGO’s, Students Parliament and others. The event proved a platform for vivid discussions and the exchange of experiences from different perspectives.

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INCLUSION workshop for staff of HEI and government representatives in Yerevan, June 13-14, 2017http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/521.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/521.htmlYerevan. More than 30 professionals from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, UK and Austria participated in a workshop in Yerevan from June 13-14,2017 aimed at discussing and exploring key aspects for the design and implementation of Social Dimension strategies at universities and beyond.

 


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12.06.17News

Yerevan. More than 30 professionals from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, UK and Austria participated in a workshop in Yerevan from June 13-14,2017 aimed at discussing and exploring key aspects for the design and implementation of Social Dimension strategies at universities and beyond.

The workshop was organised in the context of the 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).

During the workshop, results from the previous fact-finding phase were presented and discussed. Fact-finding tools which were applied included online surveys for university staff, students as well as a literature review. During sessions in small working groups, participants identified opportunities, challenges and possible measures to further strengthen access, participation and successful completion of higher education including for students from underrepresented groups.

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. Principle outputs and outcomes of the project include 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.

 

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NURSLING working meeting in Uzbekistanhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/522.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/522.htmlTashkent/Samarkand. The partners of the Erasmus + project NURSLING met with partners in Tashkent and Samarkand to continue working on guidelines for a National Qualification Framework and a qualification data base in Uzbekistan. We also had a chance to meet students to present and discuss different aspects of higher education in Uzbekistan/Central Asia and in Europe.

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20.09.17News

Tashkent/Samarkand. The partners of the Erasmus + project NURSLING met with partners in Tashkent and Samarkand to continue working on guidelines for a National Qualification Framework and a qualification data base in Uzbekistan. We also had a chance to meet students to present and discuss different aspects of higher education in Uzbekistan/Central Asia and in Europe.

 

We would like to thank our hosts in Tashkent and Samarkand for the interesting meeting and discussions!

 

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HERAS Workshop on Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Developmenthttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/523.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/523.htmlSharri Mountains/Prizren. HERAS implemented a two-days workshop for the Coordinators for Academic Development (CAD) of the University of Prishtina. During the first day HERAS provided input and material covering the state-of-the-art regarding learning outcomes/curriculum development, whereas on the second day, the experts and the participants jointly worked out a toolkit/manual for curriculum development, which is tailored to the needs of the University of Prishtina

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12.10.17News

Sharri Mountains/Prizren. HERAS implemented a two-days workshop for the Coordinators for Academic Development (CAD) of the University of Prishtina. During the first day HERAS provided input and material covering the state-of-the-art regarding learning outcomes/curriculum development, whereas on the second day, the experts and the participants jointly worked out a toolkit/manual for curriculum development, which is tailored to the needs of the University of Prishtina. The group of participants included Vice-Rector for Quality Assurance Hysen Bytyci and the Head of the Academic Development Office Besnik Loxha. The workshop provided space for input from all sides, lively discussions and the development of parts of a toolkit that will be ready for us at UP by the end of this year. We would like to thank the participants for their interesting contributions which made this workshop in the Sharri mountains more than an exercise.  

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AtLETyC – 4th Project Meeting took place in Sarajevo http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/524.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/524.html

Partners from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and Lithuania came together in Sarajevo to work on the Erasmus+ Project "Athletes Learning Entrepreneurship – a new Type of Dual Career Approach". With this project, the project partners were trying to provide active and retired elite athletes with entrepreneurial skills required to work in a modern, rapidly changing business environment

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During the meeting project partners found the possibility to discuss key issues related to the upcoming pilot training and administrative issues. Central part of the AtLETyC training is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). In several workshops participants contributed, assembled and adjusted training material and exercises to create an attractive online course. One of the core tasks of WUS Austria is to support the quality management from the beginning to the end of the project. We would like to thank the organizers and the coordinator FH Joanneum for the interesting and well-prepared meeting.

After the project meeting participants took the opportunity to join the 10th international symposium of new technologies in sport to discuss entrepreneurship and business in sport together with key speakers such as Prof. Dr. Doris Kiendl- Wendner, FH Joanneum, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kaiser Hochschule Heilbronn, Germany and Yianna Marinou, a major events tech advisor, who has been responsible of key venues during various Olympic Games, like the Olympic Village in Rio.

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INCLUSION site visit to Tuzla/BiH, April 24-27, 2017http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/512.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/512.html

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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04.05.17News

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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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 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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ONEHEALTH: final project meeting, September 2017, Ljubljana, Sloveniahttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/525.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/525.htmlOn 16th September project partners gathered in Ljubljana to reflect on activities carried out during the project, get an overview on lessons learned and discuss the reporting to the European Commission.  

Key outcomes of the project are two Master programmes dealing with the subject of One Health which are implemented on University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and University of Prishtina, Kosovo.

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17.10.17News

Within the project, WUS Austria’s was to support the system of quality assurance for the Master programmes. For this purpose, we developed templates for different reviews and evaluations, analysed student feedbacks, organised workshops for Western Balkan partners where we discussed the information collected, gave feedback on the master study curriculum developed.

We are happy to have been part of this project together with committed and motivated students and teaching staff from partner organisations. Find out more about the project on our website here.


 

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