600 students and 80 teachers will participate in the project "Network for university collaboration and competitiveness on the labour market" | SIVECO Romania

600 students and 80 teachers will participate in the project "Network for university collaboration and competitiveness on the labour market"

Friday, October 8, 2010

08.10.2010

The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" Iasi in partnership with University for Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj - Napoca, Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Banat in Timişoara and SIVECO Romania are launching the project "Online university collaboration network with the aim of developing the capacity to supply skills and competitiveness for the labour market".

The press conference for launching the project was held today, at the Senate Hall of the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Iasi, and event attended by representatives of the project partners and mass-media.

The project is funded by the European Union through the Operational Sectorial Program for the Human Resources Development 2007 - 2013, Priority Axis 1 "Education and professional training in support of economic growth and the development of the knowledge based society", major field of intervention: 1.2 "Quality in higher education".

Project's development, for a period of 24 months, will lead to implementation of an online collaboration platform integrated with an eLearning system, allowing the use of the digital course modules (for the 4 new established masters degrees within the universities), student-centered interactive teaching and high performing distance learning, thus ensuring the pre-requisites of increasing the access and participation in higher education, human capital development, increasing competitiveness in the field of research, development and innovation and ensuring increased opportunities for future participation on a modern, flexible and inclusive labor market.

To reach the set goal, in the first months of project's implementation will be defined and implemented, at the level of the four partner universities, a professional training standard specific to the specialties of Agronomy, Horticulture, Stock raising and Veterinary Medicine, compatible and comparable with international reference standards, aiming to ensure the quality and evaluating the masters programs currently run. Also, in the first period of project's development, the existing masters programs will be adapted to the requirements of the new standard for a better correlation of the educational offer with the labor market.

The project's target group is mixed, targeting both students and teachers. The project is addressing 600 graduates of the license cycle remote working, within the specialties Agronomy, Horticulture, Stock raising and Veterinary Medicine of the four partner universities. At the same time 80 university teaching staff, having attributions in developing study programs, will benefit from special trainings in order to good usage of the modern educational instruments, but will also contribute to the project's sustainability from the results point of view, through producing new course modules in digital format.

Additional information on this project can be obtained from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" Iasi, telephone 0232/407508 or via e-mail, at the address proiect62723@gmail.com, contact person Univ. prof. dr. Daniel Bucur - project assistant.