“Accessibility and Harmonization of Higher Education in Central Asia through Curriculum Modernization and Development“ /ACADEMICA/ is a three-year project co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of ERASMUS Plus Programme, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. The Project is carried out under the centralized activity “Capacity-building in the Field of Higher Education” /CBHE/- 2015.
The Project Consortium brings together 15 organisations from seven European and Central Asian (Region 7) countries – Bulgaria, Austria, Italy, Spain, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
In line with the Project’s objectives and expected outcomes, the target groups comprise all the direct and indirect beneficiaries of the project results and outcomes.
- Direct beneficiaries: the academic staff in Engineering Sciences as well as students following Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Engineering Programs.
- Indirect beneficiaries: Local, Regional and National Governing Bodies responsible for the educational policy; University networks, Higher Education Institutions in the Partner Countries, Business, Associations of Employers, etc.
Aims and Objectives
ACADEMICA aims to contribute to the modernization and improvement of Higher Education in the field of Engineering Sciences in several countries from Central Asia (Region 7) specifically Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan through convergence with the European educational standards and good practices in the Higher Education.
- Methodology (ACADEMICA Training Path) designed to equip lecturers with transversal and key competences and skills for their active inclusion in the global digital teaching and learning space;
- Technological and educational environment providing flexible access to training opportunities;
- Modernized curricula in Engineering Studies integrating contemporary ICT-based approaches and contents;
- Establishment of a transnational co-operation system among Universities and business organizations for the purpose of sharing innovative practices, scientific co-operation and knowledge transfer.
SIXTH PLENARY MEETING OF THE ACADEMICA PROJECT CONSORTIUM