On the 12h July the UA team took part of the ICSE conference “Elevating Innovation for Sustainable Development of Special Needs Education-ICSE” conference organized by UNESA. 

During the Plenary Session, Dr. Roberto Escarré presented the INDOEDUC4ALL project and discussed about the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Higher Education in Europe. INDOEDUC4ALL is a capacity building project, funded by the European Commission, aimed at supporting Indonesian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the development of capacities of its members in addressing the educational need of students with disabilities. The project will also help partner universities to ensure education accessibility for students with disabilities, building up Disability Support Units equipped with assistive technologies.

On the 20-25th May, 4 students from South East Asia participated in the social innovation week organized by the UA as part of the SEASIN project financed under the Erasmus + programme. 

The week experience on social innovation focused on improving students’ understanding on social innovation (education, support for social innovation projects and enterprises etc.) in Europe. During the social innovation week SEASIN students met some of the social innovation projects from Alicante and speak with it main actors. They has also the chance to interacted with students from the University of North Florida (U.S) during the international social innovation course provided by Prof. Enric Bas, Director of Futurlab.

On July 15 and 16 took place the first ANTENA Project’s First National Round Table and Coordination Meeting, held at De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila (The Philippines). ANTENA Project, an initiative co-funded by the European Commission and coordinated by OGPI, aims to boost the internationalization of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs).

During the event initial findings from the national survey it conducted on internationalization in and of Philippine HEIs. ADMU School of Management-Business Resource Center Director John Luis Lagdameo pointed out the top four barriers to mobility in three sectors (student, faculty, and administration and staff):

Members of the EMINENT project participated in succeeding Study Visits in Vienna (Austria) and Cork (Ireland) from May 27th to May 31st. These activities have been devised with the intention to generate a space to share practices and foster mutual learning between the European and Haitian partners within the framework of capacity building action.

 

As such, during the first segment of the Study Visits in Vienna (Austria), EMINENT partners were hosted by  Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Austria (AQ Austria). For two days, Haitian, Irish and Spanish colleagues were introduced to accreditation and audit practices within the field of Quality Assurance in Higher Education. EMINENT consortium made the most of the opportunity to build upon the shared expertise, reflecting and orientating project activities within the area of Quality Assurance units definition as well as networking frameworks.

Representatives of 12 Libyan Higher Education Institutions, members of the  WHEEL project, congregated from 8th April 2019 to 11th April 2019 to celebrate the Kick Off Meeting of the project. WHEEL is a Capacity Building Higher Education project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, which is coordinated by Università Degli Studi di Genova.

 

The project aims to improve management and operation of the Libyan higher education institutions. WHEEL will achieve that goal by setting up a Network of Libyan universities as a learning platform to foster the modernization and strategic planning of the university system in the country, as well as, devising concrete policy proposals to meet the social and political challenges of Libya. The University of Alicante, relying upon its expertise on international project management and capacity building, will provide support to this project as partners.

CUDIMHA project Erasmus+CUDIMHA (CUrriculum Development: an Innovative Master in History and Archaeology) meeting is taking place from April 10th to April 11th, 2019 at the Masaryk university premises, Brno, Czech Republic. This project, co-funded by Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by the University of Molise, aims to develop a new curriculum in the History and Archaeology through the delivery of an ex novo innovative master in the field of History and Archaelogy which will foster modernisation, internationalisation through Tunisian HEIs openness to new teaching and learning methods and European cooperation.

From 12th March to 15th March 2019, a delegation of the International Project Management Office (OGPI), together with representatives from Student Support Center of the University of Alicante, participated in the 1st PACES Workshop on Employability of Higher Education Graduates with Special Needs and the PACES Mid-Project Management Meeting in the city of Cairo (Egypt).

During the event, they joined colleagues from 4 universities from Morocco, 4 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from  Egypt, 1 from Slovenia, 1 from Greece and 1 from United Kingdom. It  was a very productive opportunity to share expertise on accessibility to Higher Education, work with student with disabilities and discuss issues linked to international project management strategies within the sector of Higher Education. Partners also reached important agreements to orientate the implementation of future activities in the project, which comprise the creating of Volunteer Support Scheme at partners institutions lead by the University of Alicante.

Twenty-two representatives of eight Haitian, Irish and Austrian Higher Education Institutions, members of the  EMINENT project, gathered together from 26th February 2019 to 1st March 2019 to celebrate the Kick Off Meeting of the project. EMINENT is a Capacity Building Higher Education project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, which aims to develop Higher Education Quality Assurance Systems in Haiti and in addition extend impact to the Caribbean region. The University of Alicante, relying upon its expertise on international project management and capacity building, coordinates this project “Towards the Enhancement and Harmonisation of HEIs Quality Assurance in Haiti in response to national and International Developments”.

The University of Alicante, through the International Project Management Office (OGPI) and the Department of Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Greek Philology and Latin Philology participates in the CUDIMHA project -Curriculum Development: An Innovative Master in History and Archeology , financed by the European Union under Erasmus + Program. This project will address in the next three years the design of a master's degree related to the dissemination and management of historical and archaeological heritage in Tunisia. This project involves different Tunisian universities (Cartago, SFAX, Gabès and Monastir) in which the master will be implemented during the academic year 2020/2021, as well as universities and European institutions (University of Molisse, International University of Rome, FORMIT-Italy -, Masaryk University -Czech Republic- and University of Alicante -Spain-). This international cooperation project arises from the interest and need of Tunisia to train professionals capable of valuing and spreading the rich heritage resources that the country has.

El próximo 30 de Enero se va a llevar a cabo en la Universidad de Alicante un curso de formación sobre Herramientas para la capacitación con personas migradas y refugiadas.

Esta formación está reconocida para la Acreditación como Mediador Intercultural ante la Generalitat Valenciana y se realiza en el contexto del Proyecto Likehome, que intregra a nueve organizaciones de siete países europeos (España, Grecia, Bélgica, Alemania, Suecia, Italia y Austria) y busca fomentar la inclusión de migrantes y refugiados recién llegados a los sistemas de educación del país anfitrión, a la economía local y a la sociedad en general.

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