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University partners travelled to Tashkent to reinforce their capacities in International Cooperation Agreements, Networks and Funding Opportunities 

UNICAC partners met in the Institute of Economy and Trade of Tajik State University in Khujand (Tajikistan) to start with the cycle of training foreseen in the UNICAC project, and whose objective is the reinforcement of capacities of the IROs staff.  This training took place from 16th to 20th September 2019.  

In that sense, this first training was coordinated by LAUREA experts, Arja Majakulma and Minttu Rati, and experts from Uzbek, Tajik and Chinese partner Universities could learn and participate of the contents treated. 

All participating institutions presented their own institutions in order to better know their internal structure and organisation. Some of the contents treated during the training days were how to establish the objectives of Internationalisation in Higher Education and case example un Laurea University; they also tackled the topic on how to build partnerships and networks. It was a highly collaborative training, as partner presented some interesting projects to the audience in order to generate synergies between them. 

UNICAC partners worked on Organisation and Management of International Relation Offices 

Between the 18th and 22nd November 2019, took place in the National University of Uzbekistan, in Tashkent, the training module about the Organisation and Management of International Relation Offices. 

This training was conducted by Professor Alicia Centrone, from the University of Torino and UNICAC partners from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China could benefit of the different sessions of the training.  

Some of the contents learnt during these working days were the objectives of internationalisation in Higher Education, where issues such as theory and practice of the IROs’ organisations, how to build partnerships and networks, or some innovative projects in Uzbekistan as case study. 

All theses sessions were carried out in a collaborative way thanks to the organisation of round tables and working groups. 

Xi’an hosted the UNICAC training about Academic teaching and research cooperation related tools, methodologies and best practices 

From 16th to 20th December 2019, the University Cooperation Framework for Knowledge Transfer in Central Asia and China (UNICAC) held the third training module in the School of Mechanical Engineering, North-Western Polytechnical University (NPU). Participants included the University of Seville (US), the Tashkent University of Information Technologies (TUIT), the National University of Uzbekistan (NUUz), the Khorog State University (KhoGU), Institute of Economy and Trade of Tajik state University (IET TSUC), the Xinjiang University (XJU), the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), and the Northwest A & F University (NWAFU). Professor Shuxia Wan, the project manager from NU, hosted the training module. The training was coordinated by Inmaculada Vivas and imparted by Miguel Angel Adame, both from University of Seville

During the five days of the training, all universities shared their approaches about the quality teaching. They presented the good practices and policies like joint international degrees and exchange students. One of the experts from US, introduced the good strategies and practical cases in his University like flexible length of schooling, online classes and full credit system. After that, all the members discussed the question about how to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Also, they discussed the academic university rankings. 

It was a very enrichening experience where all partners had the opportunity of widening their knowledge! 

Next steps! 

2020 is an opportunity to continue the path of learning and reinforcing of capacities amongst all UNICAC partners. We wish you all a very peaceful and fruitful 2020! 

UNICAC 598340-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
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