OGPI workshop on 'International Projects Management'
Following the success of the first edition of the last year, a second workshop on International Project Management will be held.
The new call for the Eramus + KA2 (Erasmus + Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education) program is due to be opened in October 2017.
The second week of November 2017, the Project Management Office of the University of Alicante will celebrate the second edition of the Training Course in Capturing and Managing International Projects: Erasmus + KA2 (Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education).
The University of Alicante has been a leader in the European Union's Tempus Program (pre-K2 program) and has extensive experience in coordinating and participating in capacity building projects in higher education. Currently the University of Alicante coordinates 7 ERASMUS + projects and participates in 11 as a partner. The aim of this training, imparted exclusively in Spanish, is to give participants the proper skills and knowledge necessary to design competitive projects and provide tools for successful management.
Workshop 'ITCs for IROs' at Allameh Tabataba'i University
IQAT Final Conference at Tashkent Chemical Technological Institute
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.
The conference marked the end of all project activities that focused on Enhancing Capacities In Implementation of Institutional Quality Assurance Systems and Typology Using Bologna Process Principles in: S. Seifulin Kazakh Agro Technical University, Astana; International Educational Co-operation, Almaty; Karaganda State Technical University, Karaganda; Samarkand Agricultural Institute, Samarkand; Tashkent Chemical Technological Institute, Tashkent and Andijan State University.
FREE Network project Study Visit in Genova
Last 12th September took place a Study Visit to Università degli studi di Genova (UNIGE), at the Rectorate Building, in Genova, Italy, in the framework of the FREE Network project, Fostering REsearch-based Entrepreneurship and the development of spin-off companies in Central America.
The objective of the Study Visit was to conduct a brainstorming and discussing exercise in working groups on the methodologies and procedures for establishing Innovation Support Offices (ISOs) in the Central America partner (CA) Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The result of this activity will be an agreed roadmap for the creation of the ISOs in CA partner HEIs. The Study Visit lasted three days and was followed by a Coordination Meeting on Thursday 14th September, in which the up-to-date workplan of the project was presented.
The FREE Network project is aiming at improving business opportunities for research-based entrepreneurs, promoting spin-off services in Higher Education Institutions and strengthening the innovation ecosystem in Central America.
'Common Good First' project meeting in Glasgow
First week of July representatives from universities in Europe and South Africa met at Glasgow Caledonian University to discuss Social Innovation and Digital Storytelling in the framework of the Erasmus+ project Common Good First, coordinated by GCU and in which the University of Alicante is a partner as leader of the Quality Monitoring work package. The UA was represented by OGPI senior project manager Cristina Beans. The consortium was also joined by the EU appointed Project Officer from Brussels and a representative from the Scottish Government’s Department of Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Social Investment, who are also contributing funding to the initiative.
Common Good First is a digital project which will link community projects in South Africa to each other and to higher education institutions around the world using a web-based knowledge bank and innovative digital storytelling solutions. Common Good First will identify community projects and work with them to promote their objectives online and to investigate how the academic network could input innovative approaches to social change in response to the challenges the projects are facing.
The aim of the three-day session was for the team to make progress on planning the digital storytelling modules, which are to be piloted at South Africa’s Rhodes University and University of South East Norway; to develop the approach for project selection across South Africa; and to consider the logistics of the platform build, which will take place in Cape Town early next year.
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University of Alicante International Project Management Office.
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