Promoting Internationalization of HEIs in Eastern Neighborhood Countries through Cultural and Structural Adaptations





Picasa (Promoting Internationalization Of Heis In Eastern Neighbourhood Countries Through Cultural And Structural Adaptations) is a three-year multi-country project, under the Regional Priority for Governance Reform, EACEA N° 35/2012, 6th call, Structural Measures action.
The wider objective is to promote recognition of Eastern Neighboring Area HE systems- Armenian, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine – through development and integration of internationalization dimensions into structural and cultural components of HEIs management.
The specific objectives target

  • Integration of international dimension into the teaching, learning and research functions of HEIs through developing and implementing respective policies and procedures;
  • Development of internationalization elements for operationalization of curricula, scholar and student exchange and technical cooperation of the HEIs;
  • Identification and development of new skills, attitudes and knowledge in students, faculty and staff;
  • Promotion of ethos and culture that values and supports intercultural and international perspectives, initiatives and their quality assurance (MINT approach).
  • The principle outcomes and outputs include:
  • Trained staff and revised functions of IROs that become building blocks of the ethos and culture supporting international perspectives
  • HEI-wide policies and procedures for internalization
  • Software for the database necessary for internationalization
  • Academic programmes with internationalization dimensions
  • Approaches to research internationalization: scholarly collaboration, study abroad, student and staff mobility
  • New approaches to curricula internationalization
  • Quality assurance of internationalization (the MINT approach)

The choice of PCs will allow deeper understanding of the needs of developing systems and customization to specific country and HEIs priorities. The EU partners – CESIE, WUS, KHL, RU, USGIT – bring in their wealth of experience in internationalization.
Yerevan State University
Alex Manoogian, 1 Yerevan 0025, AM Phone: +(374)10550612 Fax: +(374)10554641 Email: amarkarov@ysu.am
Internet site address: www.ysu.am
Prof. Dr. Alexander Markarov

  • Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven (Leuven University College), BE
  • Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus , BY
  • World University Service (WUS) Austria, AT
  • Roehampton University, UK
  • University of Genoa, IT
  • Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, AM
  • Gavar State University, AM
  • State Engineering University of Armenia , AM
  • National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance F, AM


  • Ministry of Education and Science, AM
  • Ilia State University, GE
  • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, GE
  • Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi, GE
  • Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, GE
  • Ministry of Еducation in Georgia, GE
  • Yuriy Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University, UA
  • Odessa National Polytechnic University, UA
  • National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, UA
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, UA
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, UA
  • Belorussia State University, BY
  • Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno , BY
  • Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronic, BY
  • Centro Studi ed Iniziative Europeo, IT

36 months


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