MID and WEBB Seminar and Final Meetings organized in Tbilisi, Georgia

Innovation and Development in Higher Education

​First day of the seminar was organized in Ilia State University with the theme of Innovation and Development in Higher Education. First Speaker, Karl Holm, Resident Twinning Adviser from Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, focused on the quality of higher education. He highlighted that quality is culture, and that the new ESG aims to set a common framework for Quality Assurance. Vesa Hautala, Project manager from Brahea Center at University of Turku, gave examples on how to implement University-Business cooperation in practice.

Seminar at Ilia State University, Chair of Seminar and ISU Vice-Rector

The employment of grantees after the mobility period was discussed, as Oksana Krayevska, MID co-coordinator from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, gave a view to research made about employment after study abroad period. Sviatlana Presniakova from Belarusian State University named after Maxim Tank, Giga Khositashvili from Ilia State University and Maka Benjavijvili from Tbilisi State University told their stories on what happened after the mobility. The seminar was closed with Ilia State University’s Vice-Rector Nino Dvalidze’s view on University as integral part of entrepreneurial ecosystem in Georgian context.

Moving forward: new opportunities for international higher education cooperation and mobility

Second seminar day was hosted by Tbilisi State University with the theme of Moving forward: new opportunities for international higher education cooperation and mobility. The second day was started with Lika Glonti, Coordinator of National Erasmus+ Office (NEO) Georgia, discussing the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility after the first call for proposals. It appears, that there are “popular regions” and “less popular regions”, which sets its challenges. The transfer from Erasmus Mundus Action 2 to Erasmus+ Key Action 1 was discussed by an example, as Ani Chelishvili introduced the participants to the experiences of Tbilisi State University.

Experiences were shared also regarding capacity building projects. Raziya Isayeva from Khazar University, Ketevan Darakhvelidze from Ilia State University and Oksana Krayevska from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv gave presentations on their experience on moving from Tempus to Erasmus+ Key Action 2. These Universities have long experience with Tempus projects, and they’re going to keep it up with Erasmus+ Key Action 2.

Afternoon was dedicated to sustainability and future cooperation. First, MID and WEBB coordinators Mari Leino and Licia Proserpio encouraged the partners to discuss the impact of Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects, and how to turn the impact to sustainable action. The seminar was closed by a speed-dating event. In the speed-dating every EU University had 8 minutes to meet with every non-EU University to get to know each other, to find common interests and to spark cooperation for the future. Speed dating at MID and WEBB Seminar

Final meetings for MID and WEBB

After two full seminar days, the third day of the event was dedicated to Consortium Meetings of MID and WEBB. Both projects are ending in July 2016.

MID coordinator would like to thank WEBB project for good cooperation, Ilia State University and Tbilisi State University for hosting the event, and all participants for being present in the event!

 

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Published date 11/20/2015 1:45 PM ,  Modified date 11/20/2015 2:06 PM

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