Project coordinator

University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Paisley, Scotland, UK

Founded in 1897 to offer vocational courses, UWS began offering degree studies in the early 1900s and matured to University status in 1992. Currently some 1.300 staff guiding more than 10.000 students in over 100 degree courses The University of West of Scotland team have expertise in teacher training, language teaching, pedagogy and educational psychology, elearning and computer games development and software development and evaluation (both qualitative and quantitative).

University of the West of Scotland http://www.uws.ac.uk/


 

Project partners

 

Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea), Finland

Multidisciplinary Laurea University of Applied Sciences is an acknowledged developer in the Helsinki ‎Metropolitan Area operating in seven regional units. Laurea is the most awarded University of Applied ‎Sciences with five Centre of Excellence awards. Laurea practices the values of Sense of community, ‎Social responsibility and Creativity. Laurea’s profile in the Finnish higher education system comprises of ‎‎1) service innovations and value networks, 2) internationally acknowledged and productive research, ‎development and innovation activity and 3) an operating model that promotes the development of ‎working life by integrating learning with R&D (Learning by Developing).

Laurea University of Applied Sciences http://www.laurea.fi/

 

Sofia University, Bulgaria

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” has been the national foremost centre for university education and research in fundamental, theoretical and applied areas since 1887. Today it is the largest university in the country with 95 degree programmes offered by 16 faculties with about 26000 BA and MA students and about 1000 PhD students. Since 1999/2000 the University has held a leading position among universities in the country, with the highest rate of student and staff mobilities and the most significant contribution to the maintenance of European standards in higher education under the Socrates Programme. The new Erasmus Charter was signed in 2007.

Sofia University http://www.uni-sofia.bg

 

European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN), Belgium

The European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN), an international non-profit association, was created in 1984 by the European Commission and European industrial leaders to co-ordinate the activities of EC Business & Innovation Centres (BICs). EBN has over 240 members, including 155 Business and Innovation Centres (BICs) and 75 associate members in 25 Member States of the EU and in 11 other countries (Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, China…). As the official representative association for the 155 EC BICs, the Association's tasks are to promote and foster inside and outside the European Union the development of Business & Innovation Centres.

European Business & Innovation Centre Network http://www.ebn.eu

 

Inspectoratul Scolar Judetean Prahova (ISJP), Romania

ISJP is a School Inspectorate, under the authority of the Ministry of Education. Our main task is to coordinate and to control the schools of all levels in the county of Prahova. That means 250 schools, with 10500 employees, teachers, administrative staff and other staff, and 120000 pupils, from 3 to 19 years. It must be added 6 schools for children with special needs, 9 Centres for children and youth non-formal education, 2 sport-school clubs, 1 teacher’s training centre, 1 centre for guidance and counselling. The School Inspectorate has 40 school inspectors, that manage 12 fields of interest: Languages and communication, Maths and sciences, Man and society, Arts, Physical education and sport, Technologies, Counselling and guidance, Primary education, Pre-primary education, Management, Community programs, In-service training . All school inspectors are teacher trainers, having among other duties teacher training in their field of interest.

Inspectoratul Scolar Judetean Prahova http://www.isj.ph.edu.ro

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