The main goal of the project is to integrate European dimension into the teaching, learning and research activities of the universities within EaP region. To this end, 2 major goals are distinguished. The first is the development and introduction of internationalization network covering regional and interregional levels. In the frames of this network, standard forms of information provision will be developed to present research and academic activities of the university. The second objective is to raise the level of institutional capacity building through trained top management. The training of university staff responsible for internationalization activities will result in development of more professional and modern approaches towards international cooperation of the university. That will be reflected in development and/or revision of Internationalization policies at institutional level, bringing them in line with European standards and enlarging cooperation space between non-EU and EU countries.
On 12-13 December 2016, the final event of the “I-net” project was hold in Yerevan, Armenia. The conference titled “Tools and Methodologies to boost Internationalization at HEIs” was hosted by Yerevan State University which is the project coordinating institution. Event participants included Internationalization experts from 4 Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary), representatives of non-EU partner HEIs (Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia) and faculty staff of YSU who took at home Internationalization training courses.
During the event EU experts delivered presentations on how to boost Internationalization of HEIs with limited financial resources and marked out the major motivational mechanisms for encouraging staff/students’/researchers/ involvement in Internationalization process.
The in-house training course on Internationalization at Yerevan State University launched in early October and lasted up to December, 2016. The training participants included faculty academic and administrative staff such as professors, laboratorians, operators, chair/department heads, etc. Overall about 450 people from YSU were trained on the following topics:
- Institutional Internationalization: Why? How?
- University Branding, Benchmarking and Ranking
- Development of Joint and Double degree programs
- Best EU practices of Internationalization
- Internationalization at YSU: Past, Present, Future
Position: 3 Fellowships in International Law or International Relations
Duration: 12-24 months fellowship starting from 1 September 2017
Deadline for Applications: 31 January 2017
Deadline: 15 March 2017
Open to: candidate will hold a master's degree
Fellowship: € 2,188 / month (gross salary, about 1,600€ net); three-year contract starting in October 2017
Deadline: 31 January 2017
Open to: participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine
Scholarship: 2,300 EUR/semester for the scholar + 1,500 EUR/semester for the host