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 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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16.10.17News

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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PROMIG project meeting at Tbilisi State Universityhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/526.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/526.html

Tbilisi. From 25-26 October 2017, a project meeting was held within the scope of the project PROMIG - Promoting Migration Studies in Higher Education. The agenda included a mix of presentations and discussions on outputs and activities in line with the established workplan.

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27.10.17News

The project uses the experiences of the MA programs in migration studies within the South Caucasus region to enhance the development of a similar MA program in Afghanistan for ensuring that Afghan Universities are capable to offer curricula/education and research in the field of migration.

The MA program in migration studies at Afghan partner country universities is currently being developed together with and through a Migration Competence Centre in Kabul, which will become a hub for cooperation between academic, research and public institutions.

To enhance sustainability and impact the project is further in the process of developing LLL training modules for Students, Representatives of Government and CSOs in all partner countries. In order to attract young students/researcher the project also aims to establish an annual Cross-Regional Summer School.

 

For further information about the project click here

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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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Final conference of Tempus VERITAS http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/527.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/527.html

Yerevan. On October 12 the final conference of Tempus VERITAS project took place in Yerevan, Armenia.

The aim of the project was structural development of the doctoral education at Armenian higher education institutions based on Salzburg Principles and European Qualifications Framework.


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14.11.17News

Yerevan. On October 12 the final conference of Tempus VERITAS project took place in Yerevan, Armenia.

The aim of the project was structural development of the doctoral education at Armenian higher education institutions based on Salzburg Principles and European Qualifications Framework.

The conference gathered project partners from Armenia and EU who presented the project results and achievements but also challenges faced during implementation. Participants shared their opinion on doctoral education within the Armenian higher education system and further steps that need to be taken to ensure international compliance and recognition.

For all those interested to find out more please visit the project website http://tempusveritas.am/ where you can find several publications, among others a training kit on the Implementation of Salzbug principles in Republic of Armenia and a booklet about lessons learnt from study visits organized to EU universities.

 

 

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Final conference of Tempus GOVERNhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/528.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/528.htmlYerevan. After three-and-a-half years of learning from one another, the Tempus GOVERN project is coming to a close.

The objective of the project was to enable application of the state-of-the-art management system at Armenian HEIs for promoting effective and efficient structural changes in line with Bologna agenda thus enhancing HEIs autonomy and accountability.

 

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14.11.17News

Yerevan. After three-and-a-half years of learning from one another, the Tempus GOVERN project is coming to a close.

The objective of the project was to enable application of the state-of-the-art management system at Armenian HEIs for promoting effective and efficient structural changes in line with Bologna agenda thus enhancing HEIs autonomy and accountability.

During a final conference in Yerevan, Armenia on October 13, the consortium gathered to share major objectives, findings and achievements as well as prospects for the future.

WUS Austria, as one of the partners in this project participated in the panel related to Managing student affairs and academic programs and shared our opinion regarding ECTS implementation.

For more information about the project please visit http://govern.am/

 

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PATTERNS Lectures final conference: „Is teaching always political? New challenges in higher education“http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/529.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/529.htmlVienna. „Is teaching always political? New challenges in higher education“ was the title of the final conference of PATTERNS Lectures, a project initiated by ERSTE Foundation and implemented by WUS Austria. The project runs in a series of editions for the 4th time and supports the development of new university courses in Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of art history, cultural theory, and cultural studies. In the final event of the 4th edition PATTRNS Lecturers from different editions came together, discussing freedom of speech in the classroom, the role of university teachers and students as part of civil society, and unversities’ responsibility for engagement and democracy.

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05.12.17News

Vienna. „Is teaching always political? New challenges in higher education“ was the title of the final conference of PATTERNS Lectures, a project initiated by ERSTE Foundation and implemented by WUS Austria. The project runs in a series of editions for the 4th time and supports the development of new university courses in Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of art history, cultural theory, and cultural studies. In the final event of the 4th edition PATTERNS Lecturers from different editions came together, discussing freedom of speech in the classroom, the role of university teachers and students as part of civil society, and unversities’ responsibility for engagement and democracy.

The conference took place on 24 – 25 November 2017, in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in the beautiful and inspiring setting of the Atelierhaus. The event hosted four panels including vivid discussions and left us with many more questions and some insights into daily practices from the PATTERNS Lectures community.

In the frame of the conference we asked and discussed questions such as: Is teaching always political? Has teaching always been political? What is the responsibility of the lecturer? How to deal with political discussions, with hate speech in the class room? Are there limits of free speech in the classroom? Who should draw them, and where? How do lecturers critically interact with institutions like the university, the state, art and culture? How should students be involved in civil society engagement?

The conference brought inputs from different perspectives and a panel discussion about freedom of speech, civil society engagement and democracy with Boris Buden, Elke Krasny and Hedvig Turai (PATTERNS Lectures Advisors). Contribution to panels were made by: Ovidiu Gherasim-Proca, Marina Simić, Ana Kolarić, Izabela Kowalczyk, Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska, Andrea Pócsik, András Müllner, Cristina David, Irfan Hošić, Martin Piaček.

   

We will be following up on the conference with a publication including selected contributions from the conference. Stay tuned!

   

More information:

http://patterns-lectures.erstestiftung.net/

http://www.erstestiftung.org/en/event/is-teaching-always-political-new-challenges-in-higher-education/

 

photo credits: Elisabeth Gruber

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HERAS project invited public universities in Kosovo to workshop on design thinking in Prishtinahttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/531.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/531.htmlPrishtina. On 5 and 6 December 2017, HERAS invited Wonderwerk from Vienna (https://www.wonderwerk.at/en/) to conduct a one day and a half workshop on understanding students‘ needs with the design thinking method with academic staff of public universities.  The public universities in Kosovo aim to position themselves as modern higher education institutions, providing their students not only with state-of-the-art knowledge, but also didactics. For this reason, professors and assistants from the public universities in Kosovo were brought together to experience a set of measures/methodologies in order to make higher education in Kosovo more student centered. During this workshop, participants got to know the design thinking approach and several design thinking tools which can be helpful for teaching staff in creating and successfully applying student-oriented learning methods.]]>11.12.17News

Prishtina. On 5 and 6 December 2017, HERAS invited Wonderwerk from Vienna (https://www.wonderwerk.at/en/ ) to conduct a one day and a half workshop on understanding students‘ needs with the design thinking method with academic staff of public universities.  The public universities in Kosovo aim to position themselves as modern higher education institutions, providing their students not only with state-of-the-art knowledge, but also didactics. For this reason, professors and assistants from the public universities in Kosovo were brought together to experience a set of measures/methodologies in order to make higher education in Kosovo more student centered. During this workshop, participants got to know the design thinking approach and several design thinking tools which can be helpful for teaching staff in creating and successfully applying student-oriented learning methods.

During the workshop the participants interviewed students, translated their views and needs into ideas, prototyped and tested the ideas. One participant mentioned: „Now I will not only try to observe the needs of the students as I did before, but I can apply a structure and tools in my observation.“

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ALLED project has come to an endhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/530.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/530.htmlPrishtina. The ALLED project has come to an end and we are featuring here some of the outputs/publications produced in the component for higher education which was led by experts from WUS Austria.

 

For more nformation and more outputs visit: http://www.alledkosovo.com/

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Prishtina. The ALLED project has come to an end and we are featuring here some of the outputs/publications produced in the component for higher education which was led by experts from WUS Austria.

 

For more nformation and more outputs visit: http://www.alledkosovo.com

 

PUBLICATIONS/ OUTPUTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

  • Information on the Diploma Supplement in Albania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Erasmus + Project CultureWB: Workshop and Launch of the Curriculum Developmenthttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/532.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/532.html

Banka Luka. CulturWB stands for “Strengthening Capacities for Tourism Changes in WB Building Competences for Quality Management of Heritage and Cultural Tourism”, and the projects includes the development of a MA program on that topic.

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18.11.17News

In the frame of the WS, which took place at the University of Banja Luka from Nov. 14 – 16, 2017, the participants from the Western Balkan Countries as well as the EU partners from Germany, the Netherlands and Austria discussed the structure and the content of the MA program. WUS Austria, as lead partner of the work package on curriculum development steers the curriculum development process. For more information find the agenda here.

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WUS Austria at the EYA Festivalhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/533.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/533.html

Graz. Veronika Nitsche, member of the Executive Board of WUS Austria had the pleasure to be table host at the world café in the frame the EYA (European Youth Award) Festival, which took place in Graz from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2017.

 

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01.12.17News

The European Youth Award (EYA) is a pan-European contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs, and start-ups to produce digital projects that  will have an impact on society. It demonstrates their potential to create innovative solutions with Internet and Mobile technology addressing the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020 as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EYA is organized by the International Center for New Media, a Non-Profit Organization based in Salzburg, Austria.

For more information visit: www.eu-youthaward.org

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