ERASMUS+ KA2 PROJECT “TIC CRUZ DEL SUR”

RTU FSD International projects unit has succesfully initiated Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education project entitled TICRUZ “Use of ICT for integral management of internationalization in Latin America”.

The key objective of the TICRUZ consortium is to enhance capacity for international cooperation between universities in Latin America’s least developed regions and HEIs in EU countries, by facilitating transfer of knowledge and best practice in transparency and credit recognition. Furthermore it aims at promoting the exchange of knowhow and good practices among the partnership HEIs, thus creating IT’s tools in the management of mobility programmes as a part of a future internationalization strategy that may positively contribute to their development. This project will capitalize on the strengths of existing partnership, Erasmus Mundus CRUZ DEL SUR. It consists of 10 full member HEIs, targeting a total of 6 countries, 3 in Latin America: Honduras, Panama and Argentina; and 3 in Europe: Spain, Latvia and Portugal. Most of the Latin American HEIs (4 from 6) are situated in vulnerable areas (Less Developed Regions), into which the project intends to make a big impact.

1st consortium meeting took place in Murcia, Spain 28.11.2017. – 30.11.2017.

ERASMUS+ KA2 PROJECT “EXTEND”

RTU FSD International projects unit has succesfully initiated Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education project entitled EXTEND “Excellence in Engineering Education through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan”. Project consortium consists of 11 higher education institutions coming from Latvia, Romania, Portugal, UK, Russia and Tajikistan.

During the period of 3 years, project consortium will be working together to solve three specific problems in Russia and Tajikistan higher education field:

1) Development of comprehensive model and descriptor of the competences needed for the university teacher within engineering disciplines.

2) Establishment of a network for centres of Excellence in Engineering Education (EXTEND centres), offering training courses, research and consultations in engineering disciplines in each Russian and Tajik partner university.

3) Development of suitable training program for PhD students and teachers in teaching engineering disciplines.

1st consortium meeting took place in Moscow 20.12.2017. – 21.12.2017.

The International Projects Unit of RTU participates in a newly approved Capacity Building project under the title MEGA.

The project preparation started on October 15th 2017 and it is coordinated by Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland. The aim of Mega project is to upscale child and adolescent mental health services in southern Africa, including the Republic of South Africa and Zambia, by creating a mobile application for healthcare specialists. RTU, as the technical partner of the project, will hold the responsibility of developing the application. The project team will attend Mega kick-off meeting in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, on November 21st, hosted by South African Society of Psychiatrists. The International Projects Unit is determined to achieve the best outcomes during the kick-of meeting to ensure a successful operation and outcome of the project.”