The project addresses such problems in the economies and higher education systems of Belarus and Ukraine as marginalized private sector and insufficiency of today approaches in teaching engineering and entrepreneurial culture shaping. The project Goal is to develop environment that stimulates engineering creativity, entrepreneurial activities & fosters youth employability via university-business-industry networking on fablab platforms. 5 university fabrication laboratories with innovative equipment will be created at universities in Belarus and Ukraine for implementation of students’ engineering projects and will serve as university-enterprise “meeting points”, opening networking opportunities in both directions. 5 training packages including eLearning materials will be developed in English and Russian using the competence-based approach and in accordance with the requirements of the Bologna process. They will combine creative engineering and business aspects for building up hard&soft skills of students, trainees, LLL and will be based on modern pedagogical approaches. Engineering curricula of respective specialties will be modernized in accordance with the training materials developed. The project will create a strong impact on various levels: on the institutional level the fablabs and a data base of eLeraning materials will be freely used by students and all the university staff in their daily educational process. On the local and regional level society at large will be included into the fablabs activities via huge information campaign involving local printed and electronic media. On the national level development of the network infrastructure for youth innovation entrepreneurship support will be facilitated by twinning academia/industry and academia/business through encouragement from national public bodies. On the international level a contact network for exchanging good practices, experience sharing and future project implementation will be developed.
The overall objective of this project is to introduce innovative pedagogy methods that will provide training for students against medical error (TAME). TAME will innovate curricula towards teaching and learning in safe environment and closer to the needs of the real practice, where medical errors occur. With achievement of TAME’s objectives, a great need for the changes in the national healthcare systems will be fulfilled. The training methodologies will be improved, in order to minimise morbidity and mortality resulting from medical errors. Thus, healthcare costs will decrease, the quality of therapy will increase and the public trust in physicians and medicine will be enhanced. TAME’s view is multidimensional. The training has plenty of educational features and we will organize them into 3 fundamental dimensions: (i) teaching methods, (ii) means of curriculum delivery, (iii) learning outcomes. We will use the experience gained from our preliminary studies as well as from literature, which indicate that discipline-specific aspects have to be considered during teaching against medical errors. The multidimensional approach can be used also after TAME’s period in restructuring campus-based teaching towards closer relevance to clinical practice and with patient safety central to undergraduate medical education. The resulting innovated medical curricula will be consistent with the efforts of the accreditation councils for graduate medical education as well as of the national expert medical associations. Medical schools play key roles in resolving all barriers that may hinder transparency and full disclosure of medical errors. Training against medical errors will serve as the basis for enhancing patient-doctor relationships, limiting further harm and improving overall health-care safety.
The main aim of the project is to improve Master Programme in Information Systems (MPIS) according to the needs of the modern society; to bring the universities closer to changes in global labour market and world education sphere; to enable them to stay responsive to employers’ needs; to give students an idea of various job profiles in the IS domain; to ensure employability throughout graduates’ professional and soft skills. Specific objectives of the project include improvement of Master Programme in IS according to the requirements of business; modernization of the current Degree Profile (DP) & curricula in IS. Degree Profile and Curricula revision will be implemented in accordance with the newest standards of Higher education and the compatibility with the National qualification frameworks; development of innovative academic environment for MPIS as a platform for training/retraining, PhD, LLL; provision/modernization of labs infrastructure for IS. MASTIS will enable the PC & EU Universities to modernize IS education based on the student-oriented principals, strong university-enterprise cooperation and modern approaches to the education. It will give the PC Universities an opportunity to prepare competitive specialists for Ukrainian, Montenegrin and global labour market. The following results of the project are considered major: MPIS Degree Profile & curriculum; teaching materials for MPIS; Degree Profile & curricula revision mechanism; joint Double Diploma Master programme; IT environment in PC HEIs; web portal for stakeholders; network of EU-PC universities & employers. In both partner countries and at the european level the impact of the project will take the form of university-enterprise networking. Both HEIs in general and business representatives will benefit from it because in global sense it will affect the development of national IT industry due to saturation of the labour market with quality IT professionals.