HIGHER EDUCATION INTERDISCIPLINARY REFORM IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT AND APPLIED GEOINFORMATION CURICULA – HERITAG
Specific goals of the project are:
– To create interdisciplinary master specialities in GIT for cultural heritage and tourism, integrating marketing and entrepreneurship skills oriented to consolidate local industry, following the guidelines of the Bologna process.
– To establish Geoinformation and Tourism Technology centres (GTTC) in partner countries devoted to train professionals in GIT applied to cultural heritage and tourism, documentation of architectural and historical monuments and to disseminate the history, culture and landscapes using modern geovisualization techniques.
– To create three new GIS laboratories in Tourism Economics Departments and to update existing equipment in partner country universities.
– To foster the continuous education in Higher Education institutions of current professionals by creating interdisciplinary training modules.
– To re-train academic staff in GIT, tourism management and entrepreneurship.
– To introduce and improve good practices for quality assurance in partner countries universities.
– To establish organized links between universities, administration and society to train professionals, creating labour market days, introducing GIT in tourism industry, promoting local entrepreneurship and establishing the basis to protect, document and disseminate cultural heritage and history.
ENHANCING INNOVATION COMPETENCES AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – InnoCENS
The project aims to enhance engineering students’s innovation competences and entrepreneurial skills in order to support socio-economic development and create new start-ups and new employment opportunities in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan. The specific objective is to develop innovation and entrepreneurship courses for engineering students, introduce innovation pedagogy and competence assessment in teaching and learning, establish 8 innovation centres to support engineering students and staff members in commercialisation of innovation ideas.
The project consortium consists of 19 partners, with Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden as the coordinating institution (grant holder). The project will last for three years, from 15/10/2016 to 14/10/2019.