The University of Latvia (UL) was founded in 1919 and currently with more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and more than 20 research institutes and independent study centres is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. The University offers more than 130 state accredited academic and professional study programmes.
At UL, research is conducted in over 50 research fields representing four main areas of inquiry: humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences. The UL pays great attention to the development of international collaboration. At present the UL has signed more than 525 cooperation agreements with over 278 universities in 28 European countries. The number of available courses held in English increases every year. Successful experience of academic staff exchange ensures international scope, ideas and innovations in the study environment. We are glad that the faculties are active in involving visiting professors in the study process.
The UL is the only Latvian higher education institution included in the QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia 2015/16 Top 50, ranking position 47.
Akademia Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna w Łodzi (AHE) is an accredited higher education institution and provides B.A, M.A, postgraduate, PhD studies and courses for various target groups: trainers, students, disabled, teachers, people of various professions, unemployed, migrants, those of low income or low educational level. Our staff includes approx. 200 permanent employees: researchers, teachers, trainers, supporting staff (financial, administrative, technical staff), specialists and experts in various areas. The university focuses on educational research, innovative teaching methodologies and e-learning.
Among AHE’s key fields of study and research there are: educational science, innovative teaching and learning methods, psychology, entrepreneurship (courses and workshops on creativity, business skills, business planning, etc.), application of ICT in the teaching process, systems of quality assurance and validation of prior learning. The University is an expert in research and analysis; designing of curricula; implementation of courses, e-learning and development of e-learning platforms, tools, materials; dissemination; courses of creativity, self development, workshops, seminars; EU projects management.
Project manager: Magdalena Tomczak
Methodology: Elżbieta Dul-Ledwosińska
The Media & Learning Association or to give it its full name the MEDEA : MEDIA & LEARNING ivzw is an international, not-for-profit association with its headquarters in Belgium. The Association promotes and stimulates the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe. Here’s what it does and how it operates:
The association has a proven reputation for organising timely, high-profile and quality driven events. One of the main activities is the organisation of the annual Media & Learning Conference.
The conference also organises the annual MEDEA Awards an annual Media in Education competition organised by the Association to recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
The association operates a number of dissemination channels including the monthly Media & Learning Newsletter sent to almost 12,000 email addresses each month, a full set of operational social media channels and a webinar service as well as having an established reputation for creating and distributing information in multiple languages across Europe.
Vzw UC Leuven is a HEI in Flanders, collaborating under the name UC Leuven-Limburg with vzw UC Limburg. UC Leuven-Limburg is renowned for the high quality of its teaching, research & regional development. More than 30 professional bachelor (EQF 6), and lifelong learning study programmes are offered in various discipline fields, with a focus on health care, social work, business and commerce, teacher education, science & technology. UC Leuven-Limburg’s strong commitment to research ensures state-of-art training programmes for its 15,000 students.
UC Leuven-Limburg has selected five strategic priorities:
– success during studies and on the job market
– thinking and acting internationally
– added value to the region
– a strong identity
– ICT-driven organization, education and research.
The research policy is practice-oriented and focused on market-driven applied research. Central to the UC Leuven-Limburg’s mission in the field of research is to develop innovative technology for companies, and to transfer new technology to the market. UC Leuven-Limburg also provides consultancy and continuing education for local industries, organisations and governments. UC Leuven-Limburg is a member of educational networks across the globe and strongly collaborates with local, regional and national policy-making bodies, resulting in a broad network of stakeholders. UC Leuven-Limburg is and has been involved in a variety of European projects: under FP7 (e.g. OPEN GARMENTS, PATHWAY, JamToday, TRADERS), under LLP (ELENA, SPIN-OFF, EU-Drivers, E-Divide), and Erasmus+ (GULL, Art Neighboryouth, LEMONOC, IDEUS, etc.) and other EC programmes (ERDF, Daphne, Interreg etc).
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