Project: Students' Mobility Capacity Building in Higher Education in Ukraine and Serbia

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
MILETUS 2016 953973.8 574050-2016 3 years Multy-country on-going
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2016 October 14, 2019 http://miletus.mnau.edu.ua/

Project summary

MILETUS addresses capacity building in the field of virtual, real and blended mobility runs (MR) at Serbian and TURIL (Territory of the Ukraine as recognized by international law) higher education institutions (HEI). By creating the needed governance on a ministerial and institutional level, MILETUS achieves the improvement of Master graduates’ employability chances in companies working internationally and the quality enhancement of PhD students’ research, and thus their contribution to high quality research in the partner countries. To build students mobility capacity, governance of ministries responsible for HE will be improved and functions of existing International Relations Offices at HEIs will be extended or founded newly. Teaching staff will be methodologically prepared for supervision of MR and necessary learning materials will be prepared. Focus on students with disabilities will open up mobility learning experiences to a wider range of students, primarily as a result of tapping into potential of virtual mobility.
These virtual MRs for Master students will include tasks that enable mobilizing and developing skills that allow for working in international geographically dispersed teams, under consideration of competences expected of graduates by employers. Deployment of mobility programs addresses the need for broadening collaboration research circle for PhD students ultimately improving the quality of their research.

Objectives

The main outcomes of the project are:
• improved governance of students’ mobility programs on a ministerial and institutional levels
• framework for virtual, real and blended MRs to guide future implementation also for nonparticipating HEIs
• enhanced teaching methodologies during MRs
• solid learning basis for students participating in MRs
• eased access to mobility programs for students with disabilities
• enhanced employability chances for graduates by developing international skills
• and broader research collaboration circle for PhD student.
The specific objectives of the project are:
• Build capacity of ministry responsible for HE for future initiation and implementation of or counseling with regard to students’ mobility programs.
• Improve students’ mobility initiatives governance at HEIs.
• Broaden knowledge of teaching staff in peculiarities of students’ mobility runs guidance and learning materials preparation.
• Enable and facilitate participation of students in mobility programs (especially physically limited and otherwise deprived students).
• Enhance graduates’ employability chances by helping students develop required skills in mobility runs.
• Develop mobility opportunities for PhD level students to broaden their collaboration spectrum and improve research quality.

Programme

Programme
ERASMUS+
Subprogramme
Capacity Building in Higher Education

Partners

Hamburg University of Technology, DE Project coordinator
Thorsten Blecker (Thorsten Blecker) Contact person
Singidunum University, SRB
Mladen Veinovic (Младен Веиновић) Contact person
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Goran Stojanovic (Горан Стојановић) Contact person
University of Nis, SRB
Dragan Antic (Драган Антић) Contact person
Filipovic Malada Ivana, SRB
Ivana Filipovic-Malada (Ивана Филиповић-Малада) Contact person
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Ljiljana Todorovic Contact person
Aalborg University, DNK
Martin Heide Jorgensen (Martin Heide Jørgensen) Contact person
Polytechnic University of Milan, ITA
Giovanni Azzone Contact person
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, UKR
Ganna Novosad Contact person
Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, UKR
Maksym Voichuk Contact person
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, UKR
Larysa Chovnyuk Contact person
Private Higher Educational Institution Kharkiv University – PHEI KUH "PUA", UKR
Kateryna Astakhova Contact person
Mykolayiv National Agrarian University, UKR
Vyacheslav Shebanin Contact person

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1.1 Definition of mobility and its role in educational process Learning material December 31, 2016
1.1.2 Programme Countries' good practices Learning material March 14, 2017
1.2.1 Analysis of deficiencies and potential in TURIL and Serbia Report March 14, 2017
1.2.2 Needs, wishes, and requirements elaboration for virtual mobility students Report March 14, 2017
1.2.3 Analysis of previous students' mobility programs Report March 14, 2017
1.3 Competence profile for employees in international companies Service/Product March 14, 2017
1.4.1 Assessment of the need for literature Report January 14, 2017
1.4.2 Assessing current research methodology syllabi at HEIs in TURIL and Serbia Report December 14, 2016
1.5 Overall assessment report Report April 14, 2017
2.1.1 Development of selection criteria for staff to be trained Service/Product February 14, 2017
2.1.2 Selection of staff for training sessions Service/Product March 14, 2017
2.1.3 Preparation of training sessions (contents and agenda) Training material May 14, 2017
2.1.4 Running training sessions for teaching and administrative staff Training June 14, 2017
2.2 Required equipment purchase Other products June 14, 2017
2.3 Upgrading International Relations Offices or founding Students’ Mobility Offices on a needs basis Service/Product July 14, 2017
2.4.1.1 Arrangement of tender for literature Service/Product December 14, 2016
2.4.1.2 Literature selection and purchase Learning material February 14, 2017
2.4.2 Syllabus elaboration for students Teaching material February 14, 2017
2.4.3.1 Arrangement of tender for Internet space for course materials Service/Product February 14, 2017
2.4.3.2 Purchasing Internet space to provide the course material online Service/Product June 14, 2017
2.5.1 Development and production of research methodology course Teaching material April 14, 2017
2.5.2 Development and production of additional lectures for students for necessary preparatory coaching Learning material May 14, 2017
2.6 Development and production of spin-off lectures on the basis of research methodology course Teaching material October 14, 2016
3.1.1 Development of selection criteria for students Service/Product July 14, 2017
3.1.2 Two-level selection of students for the first virtual mobility run Service/Product September 14, 2017
3.1.3 Two-level selection of students for the second virtual mobility run Service/Product April 14, 2018
3.1.4 Informing selected students about learning materials Service/Product October 14, 2017
3.2 Elaboration of assessment scale and value of completed work Service/Product November 14, 2017
3.3.1 Developing tasks and collaboration format for the first virtual mobility run Teaching material December 14, 2017
3.3.2 Performing the first virtual mobility run Events: Conferences and Seminars February 14, 2018
3.3.3 Submitted papers assessment (first virtual mobility run) Service/Product March 14, 2018
3.4.1 Developing tasks and collaboration format for the second virtual mobility run Teaching material June 14, 2018
3.4.2 Performing the second virtual mobility run Events: Conferences and Seminars June 14, 2018
3.4.3 Submitted papers assessment of the second virtual mobility run Service/Product September 14, 2018
3.5.1 Research area definitions of hosting universities Service/Product October 14, 2018
3.5.2 PhD students’ level assessment and selection Other products October 14, 2018
3.5.3 Contacts establishment and mobility run arrangement Other products November 14, 2018
3.5.4 Preparatory work and the first virtual mobility run Events: Conferences and Seminars January 14, 2019
3.5.5 Real mobility runs (two months) Events: Conferences and Seminars March 14, 2019
3.5.6 Concluding work and the second virtual mobility run Events: Conferences and Seminars May 14, 2019
4.1 Drafting methodological framework for students’ mobility programs Report December 14, 2017
4.2 Verification and improvement of methodological framework Report May 14, 2019
4.2.1 Coaching seminar before mutual cross-country mobility run Events: Conferences and Seminars April 14, 2018
4.2.2 Conference on peculiarities of student-supervisor interaction Events: Conferences and Seminars November 14, 2017
4.2.3 Conference on cooperation among HEIs and ministries in the field of mobility Events: Conferences and Seminars August 14, 2019
4.2.4 Concluding administrative staff meeting Events: Conferences and Seminars June 14, 2019
4.2.5.1 First round table discussion on mobility perspectives for researchers Events: Conferences and Seminars June 14, 2019
4.2.5.2 Second round table discussion on mobility perspectives for researchers Events: Conferences and Seminars July 14, 2019
4.3 Codification and dissemination of methodology for students’ mobility programs Methodology October 14, 2019
5.1 Quality Evaluation Documents Report November 15, 2016
5.2.1 First virtual mobility run assessment Report April 14, 2018
5.2.2 Second virtual mobility run assessment Report October 14, 2017
5.3.1 PhD students’ mobility run evaluation Report June 14, 2019
5.3.2 Evaluation of PhD students’ mobility run output Report September 14, 2019
5.4.1 Online course evaluation Report November 14, 2017
5.4.2 Online course evaluation Report June 14, 2019
5.5.1 Evaluation of training sessions Report July 14, 2017
5.5.2 Assessing the assimilation of trainings and learning materials Report May 14, 2018
5.6.1 Assessment of employability-oriented measures Report September 14, 2018
5.6.2 Assessing homepage metrics Report October 14, 2019
5.7 Assessment of developed methodological recommendations Report October 14, 2019
5.8.1 Financial and Administrative Seminar on Erasmus+ regulation Events: Conferences and Seminars December 14, 2016
5.8.2 Financial and Administrative Updating on Erasmus+ Regulation Events: Conferences and Seminars December 14, 2018
5.9 Terror list checks Service/Product October 14, 2019
5.10 External quality control Service/Product September 14, 2019
6.1.1 Creating a project’s identity (logo, etc.) Service/Product December 14, 2016
6.1.2 Setting up and updating project’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts Service/Product October 14, 2019
6.1.3 Developing project’s materials Service/Product August 14, 2019
6.2.1 Organizing Info Days for students Events: Conferences and Seminars September 14, 2019
6.2.2 Organizing Info Days for companies Events: Conferences and Seminars September 14, 2019
6.3.1 Distribution of project materials during annual job fairs Events: Conferences and Seminars October 14, 2019
6.3.2 Distribution of project materials through career centers of HEIs Service/Product April 14, 2019
6.4 Project Newsletter Service/Product October 14, 2019
6.5.1 Sustainability plan for courses Report June 14, 2019
6.5.2 Sustainability plan for mobility runs Report July 14, 2019
6.5.3 Sustainability plan for Students’ Mobility Offices Report October 14, 2019
6.5.4 Updated and Final Report on Sustainability Report October 14, 2019
6.6 Agreements with rectorates Service/Product October 14, 2019
7.1.1 Elaboration of consortium agreement Service/Product December 14, 2016
7.1.2 Development of the manual on financial and administrative regulation Service/Product December 14, 2016
7.1.3 Attendance of EACEA training Events: Conferences and Seminars December 14, 2016
7.2 Purchase and setting up of Internet platform for online project management Service/Product November 14, 2016
7.3.1 Financial and administrative management and coordination Report October 14, 2019
7.3.2 Intermediate and final financial audit Report October 14, 2019
7.4.1 Preparation of intermediate project reports Report November 14, 2018
7.4.2 Development of final project report Report October 14, 2019
7.5.1 Kick-Off Meeting Report December 14, 2016
7.5.2 Second-year project meeting Report November 14, 2017
7.5.3 Third-year project meeting Report November 14, 2018
7.5.4 Final project meeting Report September 14, 2019
7.6 Additional bi-annual Steering Committee meetings and reporting Report October 14, 2019