JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITATMAINZ (Germany)
With around 31,000 students from over 120 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany. JGU unites almost all academic disciplines under one roof, including the Mainz University Medical Center, the Mainz Academy of Fine Arts, the Mainz School of Music, and the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies in Germersheim. About 4,500 academics, among them about 570 professors, teach and conduct research in over 100 institutes and clinics. With 76 fields of study and 289 degree courses, JGU offers an extraordinarily broad range of courses.
Contact person: Stefan Aufenang
Telephone: +49 6131 390
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU (Greece)
University of the Aegean (UAegean) has been founded in 1984 aiming at introducing innovative approaches in higher education in Greece and promoting regional development. Situated in 6 islands in the Aegean Archipelago, offers a unique natural, cultural, and human environment for modern studies. In less than thirty years, it has evolved into an international research-oriented University offering educational programs in modern interdisciplinary thematic areas such as cultural informatics, product design, educational design, Mediterranean studies, food and nutritional sciences, environment, communication systems. UAegean consistently receives excellent feedback in evaluations that take place at national, European, and international level. In 2016, UAegean was classified as the top-rated University in Greece, evaluated by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA). UAegean participates in the project with two research groups, affiliated with (a) the Dept of Product and Systems Design Engineering (School of Engineering), (b) the Dept of Primary Education (School of Humanities).
Contact person: Damianos Gavalas
Telephone: +30 22810 97136
Established in 1988, Universidade Aberta (UAb) is the single public distance education university in Portugal. Due to its purpose, UAb uses comprehensively, in its teaching activities, the most advanced technologies and methods of Distance Learning, without geographical borders or physical barriers, and giving special emphasis to the expansion of the Portuguese language and culture within the Lusophony space (migrant communities and Portuguese speaking countries).
In this context, UAb offers higher education anywhere in the world (Undergraduate, Master, and Doctorate degrees) and Lifelong Learning study programs. Since 2008 that all programs are taught in elearning mode, the year that UAb became a European institution of reference in the area of advanced elearning and online learning through the recognition of its exclusive Virtual Pedagogical Model.
Website: www. portal.uab.pt
Contact person: Leonel Morgado
Telephone: +351 300 001 590
European Association of Erasmus Coordinators (Cyprus)
The European Association of Erasmus Coordinators (EAEC) was founded in 2004, with an official kick off during the ERACON 2005 (Erasmus Coordinators Conference and GO-Exchange Education Fair 2005) in Cyprus.
It is a membership association with more than 80 institutional members from EU and Non-EU Countries. It promotes mobility of students, academic and administrative staff in the territory of the European Union and beyond and support the process of raising education and quality standards in the territory of the European Union.
Contact person: Gregory Makrides
Telephone: +357 22283600
IDEC is a training and consultancy company based in Piraeus, Greece. IDEC is dealing with the theme of quality assurance in training and has coordinated the projects QMS and BEQUAL dealing with quality in training topics. Moreover IDEC has consulting experience in developing quality management systems in Greek training centres.
Contact person: Xenia Chronopoulou
Pedagogical University of Cracow (Poland)
Pedagogical University of Cracow is the best pedagogical higher education institution in Poland and it is also the earliest Pedagogical University in Poland. It is a modern and elite university. It functions according to the model of integrated education i.e. theoretical knowledge has been combined with practical skills. It is the most important and the strongest center of scientific and research facilities of the national system of education.
The mission of the Pedagogical University is exercised by professional and experienced teaching staff who apply modern and up to date teaching contents. It is also expressed through scientific research, outlining new fields of scientific development, transmitting knowledge, and developing and enriching the personality of the graduates by educating them according to the highest European standards.
The University gathers scholars of different scientific areas and disciplines paying particular attention to educational, psychological, methodological research. Since the beginning of its operation it has been constantly expanding its educational offer, making it more attractive, to meet the interests and needs of young people and of current needs of the society. Currently it offers studies within seven faculties (Humanities, Philology, Pedagogy, Geography and Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Technical Science, Art and Political Science).
The University systematically develops comprehensive research being the basic task of higher education, wanting to meet the needs of the present and to educate students at a high level. The constant development of the university’s scientific environment, innovation, high level and the dissemination of conducted research determines the strength of the University and allow it to compete in the world of science and assures a significant position in the national and international scene. The Pedagogical University of Cracow supports the harmonious development of individual disciplines, but prefers innovative interdisciplinary projects, also conducted in cooperation with foreign partners. The University continues to expand contacts with foreign research centers and promotes innovative research within international research teams, including those on contemporary globalization processes, sustainable development, education organization and management. Currently the University carries out research projects funded by the National Science Centre and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, research topics within its Statutory Activity. It has also substantial experience in the implementation of projects co-financed by the EU funds. The University cooperates with scientific institutions, universities and companies in joint projects and executes outsourced services for companies. It organizes conferences and symposia.
Contact person: Natalia Ponomarova
Telephone: +48 511 463 911
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