Harmony Project - Erasmus+ Key Action 2

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Erasmus + Harmony - Development of approaches to harmonization of a comprehensive internationalization strategies in higher education, research and innovation at EU and Partner Countries

HARMONY (561561-EPP-1-2015-1-ES-EPPKA2 -CBHE-SP – ERASMUS+ CBHE) Application Form Selection: 2015 Key Action 2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education

HARMONY PROJECT SUMMARY

Harmony project aims to contribute to the development of a comprehensive internationalization strategies and their harmonization at EU and Partner Countries (Armenia, Belarus, Russia) within the framework of HEA in accordance with the main provisions of the Bologna Process through:

  • modernization of international relation management of the partner countries     universities
  • promoting the academic mobility and correspondently
  • increasing the attractiveness of the higher education systems in these countries and EU.

Project represents a comprehensive approach to much-needed strategies for the PCs HEIs that will start from comprehensive research of internationalisation level of HE, following EU best practice study to boost horizontally their internationalisation.

The action foresees:

  • strengthening strategic, infrastructural & human capacities in HEIs of 3 PCs,
  • implementation of Internationalization Action Plans in 7 HEIs and
  • further approval by national Ministries which involvement ensures project impact on policy level and provides modernisation at national development strategies.

At the project core there lays development of approaches to harmonization of internationalization strategies in HE, research and innovation through setting-up tool kits and their national approval.

The specific objectives will be reached by actions at institutional, national & multi-regional levels across PCs like:

  • implementing a set training set
  • establishing Framework of a Comprehensive internationalization strategy as well as
  • recommendations for harmonisation.

 

The action is complemented by extensive dissemination & networking activities. The partnership of 17 members comprises 6 EU HEIs, 2 HEIs from AM and BY and 4 RU institutions; and the MoES of PCs join them.

Expected impact is seen as contribution to coherence between internationalisation strategies and EU development cooperation policies by considering principles of equity and PC ownership; use academic and research mobility as given direction of cooperation.

 

HARMONY WIDER OBJECTIVE

  • The projects’ wider objective is to contribute to increase attractiveness of HE systems, setting a HEI as centre of excellence in HE, research and innovation on global scene but according to national strategies by strengthening integration of education, R&D and innovation and internationalization of HE systems within HEA considering Bologna Process provisions.
  • The main project aim is comprehensive internationalization strategies in HE, research and innovation and the approaches to its harmonization at EU and PCs – AM, BY, RU

PARTICIPANTS

  • University of Seville (Spain) Project leader

Leader of Work package 1

Methodology development

  • Belarusian State University (Belarus)

Co-leader of Work package 1

Methodology development

  • Instituto Politecnico de Tomar (Portugal)

Leader of Work package 2

Survey and  document analysis

  • Eurasia International University (Armenia)

Co-leader of  Work package 2

Survey and document analysis

  • Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

Leader of Work package 3

Development of Framework of a Comprehensive internationalization strategy

  • Southern Federal University (Russia)

Co-leader of Work package 3

Development of Framework of a Comprehensive internationalization strategy

  • Kassel University (Germany)

Leader of Work package 4

Tool kits for harmonization  of internationalization strategy in EU  and Partner Countries in higher education,  research and innovation

  • International Centre for innovation in Science, Technology and Education(Russia)

Co-leader of Work package 4

Tool kits for harmonization  of internationalization strategy in EU and Partner Countries in higher education, research and innovation

  • Aston University (United Kingdom)

Leader of  Work package 5

Quality Control Plan

  • Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (Armenia)

Co-leader of Work package 5

Quality Control Plan

  • Alexander Technological Educational Institute (Greece)

Leader of Work package 6

Dissemination & Exploitation

  • Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives (Belarus)

Co-leader of Work package 6

Dissemination & Exploitation

  • University of Seville (Spain)

Leader of Work package 7  Management

  • Voronezh State University (Russia)

Co-leader of Work package 6 Management

  • Voronezh State University (Russia)

Participating Organisation in all Work Packages

  • Penza State University (Russia)

Participating Organisation in all Work Packages

  • Ministry of Education and Science ( Armenia)

Participating Organisation in all Work Packages

  • Ministry of Education (Belarus)

Participating Organisation in all Work Packages

  • Ministry of Education and Science (Russia)

Participating Organisation in all Work Packages