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.html

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.  

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21.04.17News

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).

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APPEAR Filmtage in Wienhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/502.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/502.htmlWien. Im Rahmen des VIII. Mittelamerikanischen Filmfestivals lädt der OeAD am 5.Dezember 2016 zu einem Abend mit KEF-Schwerpunkt ein. Es werden drei Filme gezeigt und zwar "Mein Regenwald" eine schwedische Dokumentation über einen Mann, der sich auf die Suche nach "seinem" Stück Regenwald macht, das er als Kind im Rahmen eines Projektes mit anderen Schüler/innen gekauft hat.

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28.11.16News

Wien. Im Rahmen des VIII. Mittelamerikanischen Filmfestivals lädt der OeAD am 5.Dezember 2016 zu einem Abend mit KEF-Schwerpunkt ein. Es werden drei Filme gezeigt und zwar "Mein Regenwald" eine schwedische Dokumentation über einen Mann, der sich auf die Suche nach "seinem" Stück Regenwald macht, das er als Kind im Rahmen eines Projektes mit anderen Schüler/innen gekauft hat.

Im Anschluss daran gibt es eine Publikumsdiskussion mit Georg Grünberg, gefolgt von den Filmen "La Voz del Gualcarque / Die Stimme des Gualcarque" und "Berta Vive! / Berta lebt!". Die erste Dokumentation befasst sich mit dem Widerstand der indigenen Bevölkerung Honduras gegen ein Kraftwerk, die zweite mit der Umweltaktivistin Berta Caceres, die im März dieses Jahres aufgrund ihres Aktivismus ermordet wurde.

 

Am 8. Dezember 2016 findet ein APPEAR-Schwerpunkt im Rahmen des this human world-Festivals statt.

Gezeigt wird der Film "Unforgiven: Rwanda", der sich mit der Möglichkeit der Vergebung und Aussöhnung nach dem Genozid in Ruanda vor gut 20 Jahren auseinandersetzt. Im Anschluss diskutieren Helmut Spitzer und Charles Rutikanga vom APPEAR-Projekt PROSOWO die Thematik aus Sicht der Sozialarbeit.

Als zweiter Film läuft "The Pearl of Africa", eine Dokumentation über eine Transgenderfrau und ihr schwieriges Leben in Uganda, dem Land mit den härtesten Gesetzen gegen homosexuelle Menschen weltweit. Begleitet wird dieser von einer Diskussion mit Helmut Spitzer und Claudia Sattler, die zur Thematik in Uganda geforscht hat.

Das offizielle Programm findet ihr hier und auf den Webseiten von KEF und APPEAR.

 

 

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UNESCO chair in Human Rights and Human Securityhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/503.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/503.htmlGraz. In 2016, UNESCO agreed to establish a UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz to strengthen interdisciplinary teaching, research, academic cooperation and outreach in human rights and human security. The Chair supports UNESCO’s objectives of life-long learning and human rights education as a means to promote global citizenship, create inclusive societies and foster peace and stability. The inaugural event of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security addresses the human right to academic freedom in Europe.

The inauguration takes place at the University of Graz on Monday 12. December. Find the info flyer here.

 

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05.12.16News

Graz. In 2016, UNESCO agreed to establish a UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz to strengthen interdisciplinary teaching, research, academic cooperation and outreach in human rights and human security. The Chair supports UNESCO’s objectives of life-long learning and human rights education as a means to promote global citizenship, create inclusive societies and foster peace and stability. The inaugural event of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security addresses the human right to academic freedom in Europe. Protecting the freedom of scholars and scientists is crucial in order to maintain and rebuild a free and democratic society in times of instability and war. Yet, even in Europe academic freedom is facing new challenges – scholars are being silenced and imprisoned – promoting the protection of this freedom is therefore an important issue of our time.  


 

The inauguration takes place at the University of Graz on Monday 12. December. Find the info flyer here.

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INCLUSION Kick-off meeting in Yerevan, December 1-2, 2017http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/504.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/504.htmlYerevan. More than 20 professionals from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, UK and Austria met in Yerevan from December 1-2, 2016 to kick-start a new, joint 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) and gathered representatives from the fourteen members of the project Consortium.

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06.12.16News

Yerevan. More than 20 professionals from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, UK and Austria met in Yerevan from December 1-2, 2016 to kick-start a new, joint 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) and gathered representatives from the fourteen members of the project Consortium.

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.

The kick off meeting provided an important platform for the partners to address key issues related to project implementation and administration. During the meeting, partners also explored the status of underrepresented groups in HE in the target countries (Armenia, BiH) as well as possible fact-finding tools which will be developed and implemented during the initial project phase

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

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Novi Sad. Kick-off meeting CULTURWB project from 7th to 9th December 2016http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/505.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/505.html

The kick-off meeting of the project CULTURWB took place in Novi Sad from 7th to 9th December 2016.

University representatives from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands came together at the University of Novi Sad to start a new Erasmus+ Project "Strengthening Capacities for Tourism Changes in WB: Building Competences for Quality Management of Heritage and Cultural Tourism"

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14.12.16News

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 kick-off meeting project partners found the possibility to discuss and outline key issues related to the project implementation and administration. In several workshops the participants could find a common language to collaborate on the topic 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.

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Open call for architects and designers!http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/506.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/506.htmlAn open call for architects and designers has been launched within collaboration between independent civic platform ABC.ba and Foundation Revizor through the Patterns Lectures course Design and Crisis that will be held in summer semester at the University of Bihać (Bosnian and Herzegovina). It takes abandoned industrial heritage as a focal point and involves wider community to rethink local image of decay toward new ideas, projects, initiatives and eventual transformations.

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19.01.17News

An open call for architects and designers has been launched within collaboration between independent civic platform ABC.ba and Foundation Revizor through the Patterns Lectures course Design and Crisis that will be held in summer semester at the University of Bihać (Bosnian and Herzegovina). It takes abandoned industrial heritage as a focal point and involves wider community to rethink local image of decay toward new ideas, projects, initiatives and eventual transformations.

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Link to the open call: http://abc.ba/novost/49427/arhitektonski-konkurs-preoblikovanje-vodotornja-u-bihackom-naselju-hatinac

Link to the blog of the course Design and Crisis: https://dizajnikriza.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/arhitektonsko-preoblikovanje-vodotornja-u-bihacu/

 

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Ceremony for first set of graduates at University of Gjakovahttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/507.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/507.htmlGjakova. The University of Gjakova "Fehmi Agani" in Kosovo has celebrated their first set of graduates with diplomas and diploma supplements from the University Gjakova. The elaboration of the diploma supplementwas supported by the project ALLED - Aligning Education with Labour Market Needs.

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07.02.17News

Gjakova. The University of Gjakova "Fehmi Agani" in Kosovo has celebrated their first set of graduates with diplomas and diploma supplements from the University Gjakova. The elaboration of the diploma supplementwas supported by the project ALLED - Aligning Education with Labour Market Needs.

In his speech the Rector Prof. Dr. Shaban Buza congratulated the graduates, which come from two different departments - midwifery and nursing - from the Faculty of Medicine, and stated that this was also a special day for the university itself, which soon completes its first 4 years of establishing.

 

To read the Rectors speech in English click here. For more information about the event in Albanain click here.


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International Symposium “New Technologies in Sport” in Sarajevo, October 2017http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/508.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/508.htmlThe Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Sarajevo in partnership with the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in cooperation with the University of Sarajevo with the co-funding from the Central European Initiative is pleased to extend a cordial invitation for the participation in the Conference which is to be organised as part of the annual International Symposium “New Technologies in Sport” on the topic of „Entrepreneurship and Business in Sport “. The Conference will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 20th and 21st of October 2017.

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08.03.17News

The Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Sarajevo in partnership with the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in cooperation with the University of Sarajevo with the co-funding from the Central European Initiative is pleased to extend a cordial invitation for the participation in the Conference which is to be organised as part of the annual International Symposium “New Technologies in Sport” on the topic of „Entrepreneurship and Business in Sport “.
 
The overall aim of the Conference is the promotion of open education on the topic of entrepreneurship in sport and it shall aspire to raise awareness of the benefits associated with the prevailing topic, increase innovation and modernisation in Higher Education, provide cutting edge information on entrepreneurship in the EU and its application in EU and non-EU countries.
 
The Conference will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 20th and 21st of October 2017.
 

For further information click here.

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E+ Project NURSLING: Workshops and Coordination Meeting at the University of Trento http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/510.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/510.html20.03.17News

From March 13-18, 2017 the University of Trento, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science hosted representatives from the Uzbek partner universities as well as the EU partners for a series of workshops on qualification frameworks, quality assurance, output-based and student centered education. In the course of this event also an internal QA session and the coordination meeting took place, where the status quo of the project was evaluated and the next activities planned]]>
PICASA: Final Event in Yerevanhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/511.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/511.html25.04.17News

From April 18 – 22, 2017 the final event in the frame of the Tempus Project PICASA took place in Yerevan. PICASA aimed at promoting the recognition of the Higher Education (HE) systems of Armenia, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine through enhancing internationalization dimensions on the structural and cultural level of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) management. This encompassed the integration of international dimensions into the teaching, learning and research functions of universities through developing and implementing respective policies and procedures, through the internationalization of curricula and the promotion of an ethos and culture that values and supports intercultural and international perspectives. WUS Austria was in charge of the first work package, which provided the basis for the enhanced culture of internationalization by supporting the International Relations Offices (IROs) of the participating Higher Education Institutions in the revision of their roles and functions.]]>
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!

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