InterCap project kick off meeting

On 18 and 19 of January the coordinator CARDET from Cyprus hosted the kick off meeting for the project InterCap: “Developing capacities together: European CSO-university networks for global learning on migration, security and sustainable development in an interdependent world.”

The overall objective of the project is to enhance critical understanding of migration and sustainable development, in the context of SDGs, amongst those in teacher education, in order to increase comprehension of the relationship between the interdependent world, (in)-security and risk. 

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Launching of the research study on “Mainstreaming human rights into curriculum development”

Prishtina. The research study has been published with HERAS support whereas drafted by Mr. Besnik Loxha, Academic Development Office within University of Prishtina. According to the author of the study, Mr. Loxha, the purpose of this research is first to present the status quo of the inclusion of human rights in the curricula as a theoretical and fundamental aspect of advocacy and awareness raising of society on this issue and secondly, to present a factual and realistic situation how much the institution addresses human rights issues.

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HERAS project invited public universities in Kosovo to workshop on design thinking in Prishtina

Prishtina. On 5 and 6 December 2017, HERAS invited Wonderwerk from Vienna (https://www.wonderwerk.at/en/) to conduct a one day and a half workshop on understanding students‘ needs with the design thinking method with academic staff of public universities.  The public universities in Kosovo aim to position themselves as modern higher education institutions, providing their students not only with state-of-the-art knowledge, but also didactics. For this reason, professors and assistants from the public universities in Kosovo were brought together to experience a set of measures/methodologies in order to make higher education in Kosovo more student centered. During this workshop, participants got to know the design thinking approach and several design thinking tools which can be helpful for teaching staff in creating and successfully applying student-oriented learning methods.

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PATTERNS Lectures final conference: „Is teaching always political? New challenges in higher education“

Vienna. „Is teaching always political? New challenges in higher education“ was the title of the final conference of PATTERNS Lectures, a project initiated by ERSTE Foundation and implemented by WUS Austria. The project runs in a series of editions for the 4th time and supports the development of new university courses in Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of art history, cultural theory, and cultural studies. In the final event of the 4th edition PATTRNS Lecturers from different editions came together, discussing freedom of speech in the classroom, the role of university teachers and students as part of civil society, and unversities’ responsibility for engagement and democracy.

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ALLED project has come to an end

Prishtina. The ALLED project has come to an end and we are featuring here some of the outputs/publications produced in the component for higher education which was led by experts from WUS Austria.


For more nformation and more outputs visit: http://www.alledkosovo.com/

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WUS Austria at the EYA Festival

Graz. Veronika Nitsche, member of the Executive Board of WUS Austria had the pleasure to be table host at the world café in the frame the EYA (European Youth Award) Festival, which took place in Graz from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2017.



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Erasmus + Project CultureWB: Workshop and Launch of the Curriculum Development

Banka Luka. CulturWB stands for “Strengthening Capacities for Tourism Changes in WB Building Competences for Quality Management of Heritage and Cultural Tourism”, and the projects includes the development of a MA program on that topic.


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Final conference of Tempus GOVERN

Yerevan. After three-and-a-half years of learning from one another, the Tempus GOVERN project is coming to a close.

The objective of the project was to enable application of the state-of-the-art management system at Armenian HEIs for promoting effective and efficient structural changes in line with Bologna agenda thus enhancing HEIs autonomy and accountability.


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Final conference of Tempus VERITAS

Yerevan. On October 12 the final conference of Tempus VERITAS project took place in Yerevan, Armenia.

The aim of the project was structural development of the doctoral education at Armenian higher education institutions based on Salzburg Principles and European Qualifications Framework.

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PROMIG project meeting at Tbilisi State University

Tbilisi. From 25-26 October 2017, a project meeting was held within the scope of the project PROMIG - Promoting Migration Studies in Higher Education. The agenda included a mix of presentations and discussions on outputs and activities in line with the established workplan.


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The Methodology for Reviewing and Revising Study Programmes in Line with Labour Market Demands was produced with the project ALLED.