The Basileus III project will build further on the expertise built up in the previous 2 Basileus projects. All procedures and tools are in place to continue the cooperation and to improve the project in the next academic year. The following results will contribute to the objectives:
1. Undergraduate and graduate curricula in the priority fields are modularized in line with the Bologna Process and courses measured with ECTS (via mobility of post-doctorate students and staff).
2. 283 mobility flows on all 5 levels are executed and evaluated, also in the long term: impact and reform in the home institution for post-doc and staff, employability for Ba-Ma-PhD. All study periods undertaken abroad are fully recognized and are an integral part of the study programme. In this way there is capacity-building and development of skills. Partners will work towards a long-term structural cooperation (sustainability via bilateral agreements, LLP, Tempus, Erasmus Mundus).
3. Staff exchange will have the aim to initialise and strengthen contacts, to develop curricula and new teaching methods, to give guest lectures, to improve quality assurance mechanisms and to discuss further cooperation. Staff with high interest in research and post-doctorate students will be involved in the development of doctoral schools and technology transfer offices. Trainings for administrative staff of international offices and/or university services in the context of internationalisation and university – enterprise cooperation will be foreseen to exchange good practices.
4. Mobility for target group 2 will lead to an improved university – enterprise cooperation, using e.g. the extensive network of SPARK.
5. Consortium meetings are planned in order to guarantee an efficient management and monitoring system and to plan activities and finances.
6. The big conference on Academic Recognition in Ljubljana who took place in October 2010 will be followed up by training materials and further training sessions/workshops at the partner universities.
7. The project results and experiences will be disseminated through various communication channels (website, flyers, posters to be distributed during events organised by partners and associates, publications in journals and magazines, info sessions) to all (non)academic stakeholders involved: universities, embassies, ministries, NGO’s, enterprises, social organisations.
A promotion tour is planned in December 2010-January 2011 together with the JoinEUSEE project, in a first phase for Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia&Herzegovina. The KBF staff members will be involved in this promotion tour, as well as representatives of the EU partners.
8. Nine additional staff members at several IRO’s of partner universities are paid by the associate partner KBF who will serve as an infopoint and helpdesk for students interested in studying abroad. They will be contact persons for Basileus and included in the project, but will also give information about other opportunities. The KBF also finances additional material, information days, a student ambassador programme and on online tool to give an overview of all scholarships for students from the Western Balkans http://s4wb.eu . A website consultant will advise universities on how to improve their websites.
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