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INTERFACE: Kick-off Meeting

Start date: 17.03.2011

End date: 17.03.2011

Place: University of Graz, Austria

The Kick-off meeting for the TEMPUS-Project "INTERFACE – Developing and Setting up Measures for Initiating, Enhancing and Sustaining Higher Education-Society Cooperation” is going to be organized with all project partners. The project is funded by the European Commission through the TEMPUS IV – Third Call for proposals (EACEA No. 28/09).


INTERFACE aims at achieving the following 5 specific objectives:

(1) Enhancing the employability of university graduates;

(2) Ensuring LLL and on the job training for academics;

(3) Fostering transfer and multiplication of academic knowledge to society;

(4) Combating brain drain; and

(5) Setting up a continuous learning and quality improvement system for universities.


The project will contribute to ensuring that the targeted Universities are able to facilitate the graduates’ entrance into the labor market through enhanced partnerships with enterprises; to set up an institutionalized Life Long Learning (LLL) system, and to establish a quality improvement system through coordinated contact with alumni.