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Brussels Training Seminar Opening

  1. 1. WELCOME & INTRODUCTION Arthur Mettinger Vice Rector University of Vienna President UNICA 2004-07
  2. 2. The Consortium <ul><li>UNICA – Network of Universities from the Capitals in Europe ( www.unica-network.eu ) </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels Education Services ( www.eduser.be ) </li></ul><ul><li>Our host : Vrije Universiteit Brussel </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Institutional Network of UNI versities from the </li></ul><ul><li>Ca pitals of Europe (founded 1990) </li></ul><ul><li>40 member universities located in 30 capital cities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive & publicly funded </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High quality Teaching and Research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity & Equal opportunity policy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote academic excellence, integration & co-operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>between member universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be a driving force in the development of the Bologna process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To facilitate the integration of universities from Central and Eastern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe into the EHEA. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Internationalisation & Mobility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Relations Officers, Student Conference, Staff Mobility Programmes, UNICA Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bologna Lab, Joint Programmes, European Campus, Admission & Recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research & Development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EU Research Officers’ network, PhD & Doctoral issues, Innovation & Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Policy & Strategy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EC funded projects, Rectors’ seminar, Mission Statement on equal Opportunities, Scholarly Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link with Society: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban-Capital issues Link with the Union of the Capitals of the European Union </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working groups – seminars – workshops – EC projects - Labs </li></ul>UNICA: Activities
  5. 5. Brussels Education Services (BES) <ul><li>Founded in January 2006 by two young professionals who have extensive experience in university networking and EU- funded projects </li></ul><ul><li>BES aims to promote inter-university cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>BES aims to foster university-society relations through international projects </li></ul>
  6. 6. Learning outcomes <ul><li>Develop understanding for major goals of the Bologna Process & the Modernisation Agenda in Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Increase knowledge of major instruments in the Bologna Process </li></ul><ul><li>Get acquainted with practices and experiences in the implementation of the Bologna Process at institutional level </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>experience collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>exchange views and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>become members of the new virtual experts‘ community </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>ENJOY THE SEMINAR! </li></ul>

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