The main objective of the eDrone project is to provide higher education institutions in the Partner Countries with effective and efficient instruments to setup Offices for Education for Drones (OED), for the transferring of all the above mentioned knowledge to professionals of each Partner Country. Moreover, the project aims at realizing an innovative ICT-based infrastructure employing enhanced technologies and methodologies allowing all the Partner Countries to create a network for sharing educational contents and databases to professionals. Such infrastructure will be used to support OED in the technological and scientific transfer to professionals. The Programme Countries will transfer their know-how and expertise for the achievement of the eDrone objectives by training the future teachers of the OED and by supporting them in the first edition of the OED.
Coordinating institution: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL SANNIO (Italy)
- “Change in Classroom: Promoting Innovative Teaching & Learning to Enhance Student Learning Experience in Eastern Partnership Countries” (PRINTeL)
(Erasmus+ CBHE project # 585760-EPP-1-2017-1-AM-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP)
The main goals of the project are:
- Enhancing student learning experience in Armenia, Georgia and Belarus by promoting development and innovation in teaching and learning (T&L), supporting integration of technology and research, as well as disseminating good practice.
- Modernising higher education in Armenia, Georgia and Belarus in line with the Bologna agenda and establishing cooperation in education and training between partner and EU countries by promoting virtual mobility of teachers and students, and enhancing lifelong learning capabilities.
The abovementioned goals will be achieved through fulfilment of the following specific objectives:
- To strengthen Teaching Staff Development Centres (TSDC) in the PC universities by enhancing capacities of staff and trainers, modernizing infrastructure and introducing innovative teacher training and academic leadership programmes.
- To build up capacities of the partner universities’ teaching staff by developing their innovative and technology-enhanced teaching and learning (T&L) skills and abilities of competency- and research-based teaching.
- To establish a Virtual Academy of Teaching and Learning (VATL) as an international community of teachers, staff and students interested in using and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) for the improvement of technology-enhanced T&L.
- To promote greater awareness on the types and methods of innovative and technology-enhanced T&L and to disseminate best practices within and between universities in the partner and EU countries.
The following outcomes and outputs are expected by the end of the project:
- 30 staff and 100 trainers trained on innovative T&L methods and technology-enhanced instruction.
- 28 technology-enhanced teacher training classrooms, 9 multimedia OER content building studios and 5 new teacher training courses.
- Over 500 trained university teachers who are no more just “lecturers” but “designers of the learning methods and environments”.
- Virtual Academy of Teaching & Learning (VATL) - an interactive professional development, mutual learning and virtual mobility platform of teachers to promote innovative T&L practices.
- 6 virtual communities of teaching practice, an annual Virtual Forum and institutional award programmes promoting awareness on innovative pedagogy and excellence in T&L.
- Disseminated electronic newsletters, booklets, VATL Manual, Good Practice Teacher Handbook and training kits on innovative T&L.
Partner Country institutions:
- Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia - Coordinator of the project
- National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA), Armenia
- Vanadzor State University after H. Tumanyan (VSU), Armenia
- Ilia State University (ISU), Georgia
- Georgian Technical University (GTU), Georgia
- Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University (TeSaU), Georgia
- Belarusian State University (BSU), Belarus
- Brest State Technical University (BrSTU), Belarus
- Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (YKSUG), Belarus
- National Center for Strategic Research in Higher Education (NCSRHE), Armenia
EU partner institutions:
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
- Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain
- Universidade do Porto (U.PORTO), Portugal
- Linkopings Universitet (LiU), Sweden
- FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH (FHJ), Austria
Reference to the link of the PRINTeL project’s official website:
Project Coordinator: Armen Budaghyan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Website: www.PRINTeL.am
Ilia State University is implementing ERASMUS + Project “MEDIATS: Training and Society Transformation”, Project includes the following countries: the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Spain, Latvia, Germany, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
The project provides the partner universities (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine) with an opportunity to become the key players in the promotion of the mediation processes on the basis of the best practices of European universities.
Within the framework of the above project, the Ilia State University School of Law’s activity consists of two components:
Development of a mediation module and a certification program at the Master's level;
Establishment of a Federation of Mediation. It should be noted that Ilia State University School of Law is the leader in this component and coordinates the formation of similar federations in partner countries
The project envisages conducting trainings for academic personnel of partner universities in order to improve their qualifications, creation of the mediators’ certification and training system, student internships in European countries etc.
The project coordinator: The Netherlands Business Academy (the Kingdom of the Netherlands).
The system of postgraduate studies is an important element of HE system of any country as it lays a foundation to innovative economy and competitive science system. Moreover, it also ensures the reproduction of the HE system itself. Extending the Bologna principles to this area of education corresponds fully to the trends and needs of European and global economies and lays in the area of priorities for education reforms in Armenia and Georgia. So far, the attention paid to this sector, especially in the field of Environmental Protection (EP), was not sufficient. For instance, in Armenia, the country running a nuclear power station, the postgraduate curriculum in the field of Environmental radiation protection is not available! All specialists in this field have to study abroad. In Georgia, the country the economy of which fully depends on tourism and agriculture (e.g. wine production), there are no postgraduate courses in the field of Food safety. At the same time, the thematic area of EP represents a lasting and important priority both in Europe and in the target countries. In fact, capacities in EP are a core prerequisite for ensuring quality of life and competitiveness of economy, especially for such small countries as Armenia and Georgia, the countries with very clear Smart Specialization Strategies. That is why; the ERASMUS+ programme continuously announces this field as a priority area for cooperation with the target countries.
The overall objective of the project is to significantly improve the quality of postgraduate studies in the field of Environment Protection in Armenia and Georgia on the basis of complex modernization of postgraduate studies in line with the Bologna principles, Salzburg principles of EAU and best European practice.
Project Coordinator: Tuscia University - Italy
Learning Optimization and Academic Inclusion via Equitativa Distance Teaching and Learning (LoveDistance)
Project aims to promote inclusive education in Israel and Georgia by widening access to higher education for potential and existing students.
Specific objectives are: build capacities in Israel and Georgia that will enable their HE systems to accommodate effective distance learning programs; develop curricula offer in Israel and Georgia based on distance learning, that responds to the requirements for equity and accessibility of the partner countries HE systems to improve the educational integration of disadvantaged learners in their educational system; to coach and train faculty members, professional and administrative staff on the design, development, implementation and quality assessment of e/blended-learning and distance education courses; raise the public awareness of access to, equity, and democratization of HE, to promote social inclusion; facilitate transfer of best practices to expand access to, participation in, and successful completion of distance learning programs.
Project coordinator: Polytechnic University of Porto
Project aims to respond to major objectives of Georgian R&D strategy defined by the government’s four-point development plan including education reform and creation of knowledge-based society; to strategic development plan of the Ministry of Education and Science [MES] on quality enhancement of education, research, raising innovation potential, capacity building on tech-transfer via strengthening university-industry relations, and internationalization; and to new standards of National Center for Education Quality Enhancement demanding the evidence-based policy for R&D and strategic development plans for research at HEIs.
Project Coordinator - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU)
DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED TEACHING AND LEARNING AT GEORGIAN HEIS
Developing and Implementing Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning at Georgian HEIs - DITECH Ilia State University is implementing national project funded by Erasmus + Developing and Implementing Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning at Georgian HEIs - DITECH
The aim of the project is to improve the quality of higher education in Georgian HEIs through the development and introduction of technology-enhanced teaching-learning methods.
Consortium member Universities are:
1. University of Tallinn (Estonia) - Project Coordinator
2. Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
3. Cork University College (Ireland)
4. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
5. Ilia State University
6. Samtskhe-Javakheti State University
7. Iakob Gogebashvili Telvi State University
8. Sokhumi State University
9. Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University
10. Akaki Tsereteli State University
11. National Center for Teachers' Professional Development
Project Coordinator: University of Tallinn
The project aim is Improving the level of competencies in HEI in partner countries by professionalization and development of university science teacher educators regarding diversity in science classes (focus on language
and culture). Teacher educators, in turn, will share their knowledge and skills with in- service and pre-service science teachers, and thereby contribute to a more nclusive and higher quality science teaching.
Project Coordinator: Ludwigsburg University of Education
The project aims at improving the quality and relevance of third mission activities in Georgian HEIs, increasing their scope and impact. The project aims to ensure the official support and encouragement for third mission activities and include it as an integral role of the universities, for which they become accountable, to put in place the necessary conditions to increase the relevance of activities through adequate strategic planning, as well as their quality and impact through efficient implementation and monitoring.
Objectives of the project are:
- Recognition of the importance of 3M, by officially confirming 3M as part of the university role and a fundamental commitment for which universities are accountable.
- Developing and testing criteria and assessment methodologies for 3M, upgrading the national quality assurance system and the accreditation procedures accordingly, which will ensure the systematic assessment of 3M.
- Ensuring strategic planning for 3M at universities, which includes the review of the existing activities and the analysis of potential opportunities and is fully aligned with the institutional mission and goals, the long-term objectives, the allocation of the necessary resources and the monitoring of the implementation and evaluation of results.
- Putting in place all conditions to optimise the quality and impact of the 3M activities.
Project Coordinator: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
The Project CONNECT covers 3 countries from Region2 –Moldova (MD), Armenia (AM), Georgia (GE). This project will contribute to meeting the regional priority for all 3 countries: to intensify cooperation and dialogue between universities and industry. It supports the continuing reform of the higher education sector in MD, AM, GE. It does this by strengthening the capacity of teaching staff, students at all the levels and alumni and maximize the involvement of entrepreneurial education (especially for those who don’t automatically enter in contact with such studies) and practice throughout tailored and joint activities with industry, new digital tools, introduction of relevant improvements in curricula provision, thus directly contributing on the changes needed for the transformation, modernization of the sector.
The main objective of the project is to emphasize university-industry relationships based on the smart entrepreneurial approaches in HEIs from Eastern Partnership countries. The aim of the project is to encourage and support creative, supportive and motivating environment of SMART Cafes. Consequently, students will have the opportunity to be mentored, guided and advised by company representatives and university staff.
Project Coordinator: Moldova State University