Participants in the FREE Network training workshop.

Last week, from 14th to 16th November, the 1st Training Workshop, "Knowledge Transfer, Technology Identification, Business Models & Business Planning", of the FREE Network Project was hosted by the Universidad Americana in Managua, Nicaragua.


Some of the participants in the training workshop.

The 4th Training Workshop on 'Exploitation and Commercialisation: Research Evaluation and spin-off Creation' took place on the 25-26th of October, 2017 at Can Tho University (CTU), Can Tho city Vietnam. The workshop, delivered by SlovenkÁ TechinickÁ Univerzita V Bratislave (STUBA), was co-organised by CTU and the University of Alicante (UA), coordinator of the ENHANCE project. There were 56 participants involved from 3 EU & 6 Vietnamese Universities. The training was also attended by representatives of 2 Ministries: MOST & MOET. 


Welcome to the workshop attendees.

Today we have welcomed at the University of Alicante the students participating in the Training Workshop on 'International Project Management', which has been organized for the second year by the International Project Management Office.


PROMIG meeting in the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) campus.

The Consortium Meeting of the PROMIG project took place on 25th -26th October 2017 in the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) campus and was hosted by the same partner institution as project coordinator.

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BizMOOC project offers a new free MOOC, 'How to generate innovative ideas and how to make them​ ​work', that will start on November 13th and it lasts 6 weeks, with approximately 5 hours of study time each week.

The content of this MOOC is centred around generating innovative ideas and making them work. Along with the main aim of teaching idea generation strategies and tools to exploit them, it will also teach relevant skills such as critical thinking and problem solving.

 


LASIN conference participants.

The 1st International Conference of the Latinamerican Social Innovation Network took place in Panama City, Panama, on September 28th and 29th, 2017. It was organized by the Erasmus+ funded project LASIN, in which the University of Alicante is a partner.

 


Free Network project meeting in El Salvador. 

Last 2nd October the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), which manages different EU education programmes on behalf of the European Commission, organised a cluster meeting for all Salvadoran Higher Education Institution partners of selected Capacity Building for Higher Education (CBHE) projects. Representatives from Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador (UTEC) and Universidad de El Salvador (UES) attended the meeting on behalf of the FREE Network project coordinated by the University of Alicante.


Some of the participants in the International Course of Deans.

25 deans from Latin American universities in Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru met yesterday at the University of Alicante to participate in the second module of the International Course of Deans of Latin America. The course is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Conference of Rectors, within the DIES Program of Management, with the aim of developing and strengthening capacities and acquiring specific knowledge to enable them to better manage their Higher Education Institutions. 

Last week, the 6th Workshop 'ITCs for IROs' was carried out at Allameh Tabataba'i University, in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, in the framework of the Erasmus+ project Internationalization of Higher Education in Iran (IHEI).

The training was delivered by staff of the University of Alicante. Mr Francisco Gallego, IT expert, International Project Management Office and Francisco Vives, Multimedia over the network coordinator, IT Service shared with our Iranian partners their knowledge and expertise on the in-house developed 'OGPI tools for IRO management' and 'Design and operation of spaces equipped with professional videoconference and video-streaming for shared studies'. 

Five sessions were provided via on-line video conference, either Adobe Connect or Skype:

OGPI was represented by Denise Galvin at the final conference held in the framework of the IQAT Project. The conference was held at Tashkent Chemical Technological Institute on 5 and 6 September.  Denise presented a synopsis of the paper written by Ester Boldrini (OGPI Deputy Director) and herself: Modernisation of Quality Assurance Culture in the Uzbekistan Higher Educational Sector Landscape.