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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 12th September, is starting the Study Visit to Università degli studi di Genova (UNIGE), that will take place 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.
Last week 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.