The establishment of a joint, accessible and successful system of transnational co-operation among Universities and organizations on international and cross-sectoral level will facilitate the diffusion of the project outcomes and results among the traget groups in the EU and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) at all levels.
The students will benefit directly from the transnational cooperation system involving Universities and organisations from both the EU and Central Asia. This will bring the learning processes and their outcomes closer to what students need to participate successfully in a dynamic knowledge-based society and to enter the job market.
Regarding the university lecturers, ACADEMICA faces the challenge of bridging the gap between the “old” methodologies of access to educational content (primarily printed books or photocopies, defunct contents) and more “flexible and updated” teaching-learning strategies (continuously updated contents, open access and co-creation of resources and inter-institutional exchange). The creation of exchange programs and curricula will support the modernization and harmonization of the university curricula in Engineering Sciences by virtue of the cross-border cooperation in curricula reform, scientific collaboration and knowledge transfer as stated in the Bologna process and the Lisbon strategy as well as the Europe 2020 flagship initiative Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE).
The expected impact of ACADEMICA on the indirect beneficiaries in charge of identifying and promoting institutional development, adopting new teaching strategies as well as providing support to university teachers and researchers is determined by establishment of international cooperation between HEIs in the EU and Central Asia in order to get mutual benefits in terms of not only improving the education results but also establishing long lasting linkages, reaching dialogue and mutual understanding which are essential features to sustain an EU - Central Asia Common Higher Education Area.
ACADEMIKA PROJECT meeting in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan