Mobility for innovation and development

1. Purpose of the project:

to strengthen the institutional capacity of HEIs in partner countries to understand the standards and needs of international educational cooperation and to strengthen the functions and strategies that ensure the development of structural international activities in higher education institutions.

2. Objectives of the project:

sharing best practices in mobility and mobility management; creating transparent, democratic and open procedures that enhance mutual responsibility and accountability in decision-making processes; improving the mechanisms for the recognition of training and qualifications.

3. Brief description of the project:

The project is being implemented by a consortium of universities in Western Europe - Finland, Greece, Germany, Portugal, Italy, France, Spain, Poland and Lithuania - together with universities in Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia. The overall project management is entrusted to the University of Turku (Finland).
As part of the project, representatives of partner universities have the opportunity to study and internships in 9 universities from the European Union, while the travel and accommodation costs of exchange participants will be fully covered by the project. The total number of academic exchanges envisaged by the project is 220, of which 53 are for Belarus. At the same time, the following types of mobility are included: internships for students for a period of up to a year, short-term and long-term (degree) internships for undergraduates and graduate students, short-term internships for young scientists and teachers for a period of 1 to 6 months. Organization of academic exchanges is carried out in the form of competitions, which take place 2-3 times during the life cycle of the project.
The specified project of international technical assistance is aimed at the development of academic mobility, which in turn is a significant factor in the modernization of various elements of the higher education system of the Republic of Belarus and its integration into the European educational space.
The project creates conditions for organizing teaching in English, including by inviting teachers from foreign universities to read courses; development of the personnel potential of universities, carried out through internships for teachers in leading organizations and research centers abroad, as well as the development of specialized units in the management structure of universities for organizational and educational and methodological work with foreign students.

4. Brief plan of project activities:
1) technical support for the preparation of a base for exchanges - carried out by each project partner: announcement of competitions, organization of selection of candidates, preparation of necessary documents, support of visa issues, transfer of loans, etc.);
2) technical assistance in the implementation of exchanges;
3) monitoring and disseminating the results of exchanges carried out by Belarusian partner universities: issuing certificates and other necessary documents to exchange participants, academic recognition of the results of exchanges, developing new curricula / programs; exchange of experience of internships.
4) project management in the Republic of Belarus: monitoring of each stage of the project (selection of participants, implementation of mobility, recognition of the results of mobility, preparation of interim reports, etc.), financial management of the project, communication between project partners, preparation of meetings with partners;
5) providing information to the main partner when developing, launching and updating the project site;
6) participation in working meetings.

5. Expected results:

1) the competitiveness and attractiveness of higher education institutions has been increased;
2) expanded opportunities for training and research abroad, the promotion of innovative ideas in the field of education for scientists and university staff;
3) improved management in the field of higher education;
4) expanded opportunities in international cooperation in the field of higher education.

6. Consortium composition:

  • University of Turku, Finland
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Humboldt University, Germany
  • Algarve University, Portugal
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • University of Bordeaux 1, France
  • Deusto University, Spain
  • Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
  • Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Belarusian State University, Belarus
  • Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank, Belarus
  • Brest State University named after A.S. Pushkin, Belarus
  • Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus
  • Moldavian State University, Moldova
  • I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, Ukraine
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Vernadsky Taurida National University, Ukraine
  • Eurasian International University, Armenia
  • Ilya Chavchavadze State University, Georgia

Amount of funding for BSU: 347,375 euros


Contact person for the project: Slivinskaya Lyudmila, specialist of the department of international programs and projects of the UMC, tel. 209-54-47, email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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