About the project

Das Ost-West-Wissenschaftszentrum ist geschlossen!

Das Ost-West-Wissenschaftszentrum (OWWZ) – Kompetenzzentrum für die Zusammenarbeit und Projektanbahnung mit Ländern in Mittel- und Osteuropa (MOE) – wurde zum 31.12.2018 von der Universität Kassel ersatzlos geschlossen.

The East-West Science Centre (OWWZ) – centre of competence for cooperation and project initiation with countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) – was closed without replacement by the University of Kassel on 31.12.2018.

Научный центр Восток-Запад (OWWZ) - центр компетенции для сотрудничества и инициирования проектов со странами Центральной и Восточной Европы (ЦВЕ) - был закрыт без замены Университетом Касселя 31.12.2018.

Erasmus Plus - HARMONY

"Development of approaches to harmonization of a comprehensive internationalization strategies in higher education, research and innovation at EU and Partner Countries"

Official Website: www.harmonyproject.eu

The Harmony project aims to contribute to the development of a comprehensive internationalization strategies and their harmonization at EU and Partner Countries (Armenia, Belarus, Russia). This development will be carried out within the framework of HEA in accordance with the main provisions of the Bologna Process through modernization of international relation management of the partner countries universities, promoting the academic mobility and correspondently, increasing the attractiveness of the higher education systems in these countries and EU.

The project represents a comprehensive approach to strongly needed strategies for the PCs HEIs that will start from comprehansive research of internationalisation level of HE, following EU best practice study to boost horizontally their internationalisation.
The action foresees strengthening strategic, infrastructural & human capacities in HEIs of 3 PCs, implementation of Internationalization Action Plans in 7 HEIs and further approval by national Ministries which involvement ensures project impact on policy level and provides modernisation at national development strategies.
At the project core there lays development of approaches to harmonization of internationalization strategies in HE, research and innovation through setting-up tool kits and their national approval.
The specific objectives will be reached by actions at institutional, national & multi-regional levels across PCs like implementing a set training set, establishing Framework of a Comprehensive internationalization strategy, recommendations for harmonisation.
The action is complemented by extensive dissemination & networking activities. The partnership of 17 members comprises 6 EU HEIs, 2 HEIs from AM and BY and 4 RU institutions; and the MoES of PCs join them.
Expected impact is seen as contribution to coherence between internationalisation strategies and EU development cooperation policies by considering principles of equity and PC ownership; use academic and research mobility as given direction of cooperation.