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Online university collaboration network aiming at developing the capacity to provide skills and competitiveness for the labor market

Friday, September 10, 2010

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Project co-funded from the EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND through
Sectorial Operational Program Human Resources Development 2007 - 2013
Priority Axis no. 1 "Education and professional training in support of economic growth and the development of the knowledge based society"
Major field of intervention no 1.2 "Quality in higher education"
Project Title: "Network for online university collaboration aiming at developing the capacity to provide skills and competitiveness on the labor market"
Beneficiary: "Athenaeum" University Bucharest
Contract identification number: POSDRU/86/1.2/S/62718.

Bucharest, 10th of September 2010

Online university collaboration network aiming at developing the capacity to provide skills and competitiveness for the labor market

"Athenaeum" University in Bucharest announces the interested audience the launch of the project "Network for online university collaboration aiming at developing the capacity to provide skills and competitiveness on the labor market", identified under number POSDRU/86/1.2/S/62718.

The Project is co-funded from the EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND through Sectorial Operational Program 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".

The project's eligible value is 7,032,397 lei (VAT exempted), out of which:

• 5,306,646.73 lei - non-reimbursable eligible value from the European Social Fund;
• 1,585,102.77 lei - non-reimbursable eligible value from the national budget;
• 140,648.00 lei - beneficiary's eligible co-funding.

The project's general objective lies in increasing the quality of the educational offer from administrative sciences education at the level of the regions Bucureşti-Ilfov and South Muntenia through a better correlation of the masters programs with the continuous changing requirements of the labor market and through facilitating access to higher education by implementing software solutions in the teaching / learning activities.

The project partners are:

• "Athenaeum" University in Bucharest - applicant (no. 2A, Giuseppe Garibaldi Str.)
• "Valahia" University in Târgovişte (no. 2, Carol I Blvd.)
• Institute for Studies in International Relations and Public Policy (ISIRP), Brussels (1200 Brussels, 37 Verheyleweghen str., Belgium)
• SIVECO Romania SA (no.73-81, Bucureşti-Ploieşti Drive, Victoria Park, Building C4)
• National Agency for Qualifications in Higher Education and Partnership with the Social and Economic Environment (ACPART - nr.1, Schitu Măgureanu Blvd, 3rd Fl.).

The project is running for a period of two years on the premises of the four partners and aims at:

• Improvement at staff involved in quality assurance and the development of study programs;
• Defining and implementing at the level of the two Romanian partner universities of a professional training standard specific for the administrative sciences, compatible with and comparable with reference international standards, with the goal of quality assurance and of evaluating the masters programs under development;
• Adapting the existing masters programs to the new standard's exigency, for a better adjustment of the educational offer with the labor market;
• Implementation of an online collaboration platform integrated with an eLearning system, allowing the use of digital course modules, pupil-centered interactive teaching and performing distance learning, thus ensuring the prerequisites of increasing the access to and participation in higher education;
• Training developers of online courses from the teaching staff in the two Romanian education institutions in the university network (introduction);
• Piloting the instruments and resources developed within the project.

Contact Person:
Vasile Emilia - Project Manager

Telephone: 0040-722216019; 0040-21-2305726
Fax: 0040-21-2317418
E-mail: oiposdru62718@univath.ro
Web: www.rcav.univath.ro.