PARTNERSHIP

UNIVERSITY OF CHIETI-PESCARA (Ud’A)

The “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara (Ud’A) was first instituted as an independent university in 1960. In 1982 it gained the status of State University and has grown exponentially since then. Currently it has 30.000 students, 13 Departments, 2 Schools, located on two campuses: one in Chieti, with the Rectorate and the Central Administration, and another in Pescara. Also part of Ud’A is the Center of Excellence for Aging Sciences (Ce.S.I.); the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB); the Center for Continuing Education (CEDUC); the Leonardo da Vinci On-line Distance University, the Museum of Bio-Sciences. Several agreements with foreign Universities, Erasmus projects and international research projects are in progress, under the programs of Italian Ministry of University and Research and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7th European Framework, INTERREG, TEMPUS and ERASMUS + with the aim of a strong internationalization. Ud’A realized a successful and innovative multidisciplinary collaborations whose competencies are particularly oriented to the field of cultural heritage in its different aspects.

Servizi Integrati D’Area Ser.In.Ar. Forlì-Cesena Società Consortile per Azioni (SERINAR)

Ser.In.Ar is a company that promotes in Higher Education the researches and didactical activities also of Bologna University. The activities and the general relations between Ser.In.Ar and Bologna University are regulated by a specific framework agreement. It was founded in 1988 by the Municipal Authorities of Forlì and Cesena, together with the shareholding of the Province of Forlì-Cesena, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handcraft and Agriculture of Forlì and the Cassa di Risparmio of Forlì and Cesena, in order to promote, support and qualify the degree courses and other initiatives which Bologna University intends to realize or activate, in the field of research and project management. In 2017 SERINAR was Appointed as Body Manager of Forlì-Cesena Technopole, a network of Private and Public Organizations operating for the development of the local system and the bridging among public, private and third sector organizations.

UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, ANTIQUITY OD SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE RESEARCH CENTER (UW)

The University of Warsaw is among the top two per cent of the world’s best universities. According to international rankings, it also is the best university in Poland and one of the leading ones in this region of Europe. In the University of Warsaw organizes and conducts events on the cooperation University-Enterprises in the field of Cultural Heritage, as well as early phases of conservation work on various artifacts under research. It participates in publishing the results of the investigations and actively cooperates in preparing seminars, conferences and exchange programs for the international scholarly community. It collaborate with Innovative SMEs combining traditional archaeological methods with modern interdisciplinary research techniques as geophysical survey, aerial and satellite photography analyses, archaeometry, restoration of finds and architecture, computer restitutions 3D. UW also intensively cooperates with scientific institutions and higher education facilities in other countries and organizes staff exchanges with these. It participated to several international projects and particularly: Culture 2000, Tempus IV, Erasmus EU Project, SigmaAgile agreement noBWZ93000EM2/SigmaAgile/14/, international studies 2015-2018. UW will involve and endorsed in all WPs. Owing to its specific experience in Eastern Europe areas, it will organize training tours/courses for the academic staff of University Partner addressed to the knowledge of best practices in LLL, particularly active in Warsaw University and with the purpose of professional requalification and updating in specific sectors, as well as in the intangible heritage valorisation (for instance musical and popular traditions), and in the valorisation of archaeological heritage.

VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (VGTU)

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is one of the biggest universities in Lithuania. VGTU is a member of over 50 international organisations and has over 200 partners consolidated by international projects. VGTU implements many international projects under different funding programmes, such as COST, EUREKA, FP-5, FP-6, FP-7, INTERREG IIIB, and PHARE. Curricula adjustments to meet labour market 1s and the quality assurance in studies are the main priorities in the development plan of VGTU. VGTU is a participant in the EU-Korea, EU-ALFA3 and the EU-Asia link projects. It was awarded the ECTS label in 2006 and the E-Quality Label of European National Agencies in 2007. The Department of Construction Economics and Property Management (CEPM) is committed to developing web-based intelligent, biometric and computer learning systems for real-world applications in construction and real estate. The department focuses its research on multi-variant decision support systems in construction, health and safe house, energy efficiency, climate change, online artificial intelligence technologies, e-city, big data and text mining. The department is active in R&D projects and is currently involved in 10 different projects in the EU, Africa, Asia and at home (COST, FP-5, FP-6, FP-7, TEMPUS, LLP, Intelligent Energy Europe programme). The department is a TEMPUS project coordinator. In the course of these projects, the department has contributed to the scientific community in the last three years 20 articles published in ISI Web of Science journals. It is to be mentioned its position as Coordinator and Grant Holder of the Erasmus + Capacity Building Project 598746-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP according to VGTU competencies in the implementation of MOOCs.

ASTRAKHAN STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU)

ASU is one of the most dynamically developing innovative universities in Eastern Europe, combining pure academic traditions and modern technology. ASU is very active outside Russia. ASU provides brief language courses, student exchanges, joint research and innovation projects, combined undergraduate courses, international conferences and other events together with our partner universities from Finland, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, France, China, Iran, Egypt, the United States and other countries. Since 2007, ASU awards graduates of the joint MA programs with the University of Sophia-Antipolis(Nice) and Clark University (Massachusetts) with double degree diplomas. The University trains students from Iran, Indonesia, Chad, China, Italy, France, Turkey, Congo, Syria and many other countries. ASU is a pilot platform in Russia for the Harvard University international competitiveness programme. ASU is also members of the Association of Universities of the Caspian States along with other 48 members.
An ASU student appears in multilingual educational environment where everyone studies 1-2 foreign languages throughout the entire scholarship, including eastern languages in order to use them in their future professional activities. The Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation trains MA interpreters (Translation Theory, Cross-Cultural and Cross-Lingual Communication).This is a joint project of ASU, the European Commission and the European Parliament, supported by the Astrakhan region Government. Active participation in the TEMPUS projects allowed ASU to integrate the ECTS (European Credit Transfer And Accumulation System) into the educational process, opening pathways to spread our academic mobility options. From 2008 to 2011, ASU took part in the implementation of the project “International Networking for Modernization of Tourism Education And Developing Academic Mobility (INTOUR)”. In 2011-2013, ASU was an active participant of the TEMPUS TUNING programme in 8 subject areas including Tourism.

VOLGOGRAD STATE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (VSTU)

The University consists of 3 affiliates, 3 representative offices, 1 institute, 1 techno park, postgraduate and doctoral training programmes, departments that carry out educational, scientific, research, or creative activity, structural divisions of further vocational education, extra-curricular and pedagogical work, preparatory courses, a scientific and technical library, a publishing office, editorial offices of journals and mass-circulation newspaper, other training, scientific, information analysis units, as well as divisions involved in methodological, financial and economic, production activities. Besides, VSTU comprises production and social infrastructure facilities.
Volgograd State Technical University is a flagship institution in the territorial development policies and strategies elaboration. VSTU participates in the creation of plans and concepts for the development of municipalities, economics and tourism of the Volgograd region, the formation of measures aimed at the increase of investment attractiveness of the Russian Federation. The results of research conducted within the marketing agency at the economic department include “Investment passport of Volgograd”, “Industrial Policy of the Volgograd region,” “Strategic Development Plan of the urban district – Kamyshin until 2020.”

CASPIAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING NAMED AFTER SH. YESSENOV (CSUTE)

Caspian state university of technologies and engineering named after S. Yesenov was founded in 1976. It was originally founded as a general technical department of Kazakh Polytechnic institute named after V.I. Lenin. It is the only university in the Mangystau region, which is located in the city of Aktau, on the shore of the Caspian sea. Aktau is the “sea gates” of Kazakhstan and has an international sea trading port. The university provides educational services on 37 bachelor, 15 master and 5 doctorate programs. Academic staff includes 372 teachers, 298 of whom are full-time (80%). It includes 9 doctorate degree professors (“full professors”), 148 teachers with science degrees (50%), among whom are associate, assistant, research associate and adjunct professors/lecturers) and 1 PhD. The university facilities include 3 campuses, libraries, sports centre with swimming pool and 2 gyms, 3 dormitories, refreshment points, medical facility, production-training base, ‘Oil and gas business’ educational and methodological centre, educational television studio, department branches located in region’s large companies’ production facilities. The university’s academic structure is based on five main schools: “Social sciences and Humanities”, “Oil and Gas”, “Pedagogical training”, “Transport and Construction”, “Economics and Law” and 20 departments, including the department of “Military training”. As part of the implementation of state trilingual teaching program subjects on various specialties are taught in English. The school of “Economics and Law” includes “Tourism” bachelor’s degree program, which was opened in 2008. The following courses are taught under the aforementioned program: ‘Foundations of tourism and regional studies’, ‘International tourism geography’, ‘Tourism management’, ‘Foundations of tourism studies’, ‘Museology’, ‘Science of excursioning’, ‘Active tourism techniques and tactics’.
University academic staff as well as students actively participate in various regional tourism development programs. For example, in 2014 university had been one of the initiators of ethnographic expedition My country forever, the main purpose of which was encouraging interest in cultural heritage of the region among the youth. Moreover, university staff has also been actively participating in Expedition +362 project, aimed at promoting ecotourism in Mangystau.

KAZAKHSTAN, UNIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (UIB)

UIB is a specialized institution with programs in the Humanities and Economics and extensive experience in training highly qualified specialists who are able to conduct business and act as leaders in various sectors of the economy. UIB is a recognized university with three stages of education, including Undergraduate Programs, Master’s Programs, Doctoral Programs as well as a MBA Program and A Foundation Program. According to the State License (Series АБ # 0137354) issued on 03.02.2010 authorizing to conduct educational activities in the field of postgraduate and higher vocational education, the University provides education in 20 specialties under the Bachelor’s program, 10 specialties under the Master’s program, and 3 specialties under the PhD doctoral studies. The undergraduate, master’s program are carried out in three languages (Kazakh, Russian and English). MBA program includes System and Network Management, Financial Management, Marketing, New Economy and overseas module of a choice (Czech Republic, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Poland). Scientific work at the University of International Business is carried out in form of both organized researches and individual scientific projects. Scientific projects are considered through a network of research centres, master’s and doctoral dissertations, topics of scientific conferences and seminars in partnership with scientific centres, institutes and republican representatives. UIB University annually sends 40 to 60 students in Europe and East Asia the program of academic mobility, double and triple diploma, foreign internships for undergraduates, doctoral, MBA program students. Partner Universities are Asia (South Korea, China) and The European Union (Poland, Latvia, France). Every year 25-35 students are enrolled in the dual degree program. For applicants in 2016 UIB University offers a 2-degree programs in the following countries: France; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland; South Korea; China.
UIB headquarters are in Almaty and four decentralized Departments located in Astana, Aktobe, Shymkent and Kostanay. A live-streaming channel is available to connect this Local Network and used for didactical purposes managed by the UIB Centre for Distance Learning. As one of the main directions of Business and Management oriented study programs, the university aims to train and educate future qualified managers for Tourism and Hospitality Industry on a basis of 2 specialties: “Tourism” and “Restaurant and Hotel Business” with around 200 students enrolled. The study programs include two Masters in Tourism and special courses developed according to the market demand in this field. Currently the university is developing a new program that will focus on new competencies, and this program will include an elective component such as “Historical and cultural heritages of Kazakhstan”.

AZERBAIJAN, AZERBAIJAN TOURISM AND MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY (ATMU)

Azerbaijan Tourism Institute (Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University (ATMU) from December 22, 2014) established in 2006 is a unique educational, training and research centre in tourism sector of Azerbaijan. ATI started functioning in 2006 with 200 students having one faculty “Organization and Management of Tourism Business”, 3 specializations and 2 departments, namely, “Tourism related subjects” and “General subjects”. ATMU is the sole state establishment that totally applies European Credit Transfer System and multi-scored grading system. Education in ATMU is realized in accordance with Bologna process on the part of three faculties. At present over 1500 students have been involved in education on BCs, MA, PhD. According to Cooperation Agreement with IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences/Austria ATMU offers double-degree diploma both for undergraduate and master students. ATMU is a distinguished school that strives for creating unique academic atmosphere both in theoretical and practical sphere. ATMU is a member of International Association of Eurasian Universities, Association of State Universities of Caspian Sea region, National, Scientific and Educational and Technological Consortium of High Schools of Services, Russia, Association of Universities of Black Sea Basin, Universities’ Alliance for Democracy, Eurasian Silk Road Universities’ Convention ESRUC. At the same time students are able to gain benefit from practices/internship organized in summertime. Three projects under Tempus program, which embeds the projects for collaboration between European universities and partner universities, are being implemented in the university.

KHAZAR UNIVERSITY

Khazar University is a private educational institution for undergraduate, graduate and professional studies promoting advanced study and research, educational policy and development in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Khazar University is the first University in Azerbaijan composed of multiple independent schools united by the same academic policy and principles, which offer a wide scope of diverse majors in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Architecture, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Economics, Management and Business Administration, Education.
Khazar also one of the leading universities in Azerbaijan in terms of its relations with industry.
Today the University has established effective relations with the leading local and international companies.
Professors of Khazar have earned recognition and leadership in their professional fields or are business leaders, artists and lawyers with national and international reputations.
Graduate studies including Professional, Ph.D., Master programs and the most extensive MBA program in Azerbaijan have an important place in the University’s education profile.

PRACTICE ENTERPRISE NETWORK

The Practice Enterprise Network was established in 1993 in Essen, Germany as a European Union funded project.  Since 1997, the network has been run by the non-profit association PEN Worldwide (formerly EUROPEN-PEN International). The aim of the international network is to help education and training organisations in participating countries to deliver training in business and entrepreneurship skills through the unique Practice Enterprise methodology ‘learning-by-doing‘.