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The project aims at connecting Europe and Partner Countries in facing this challenge by creating, sharing, exploring and valorizing knowledge, expertise and smart vision using high tech, human touch and global collaboration. At establishing a true, fully integrated collaboration in "Common But Local" Digital Educational Methodology, and Demonstrate the Feasibility through implementation in a pilot subject (energy), between Partner Countries/EU HEIs and SMEs so that the Partner Countries HEIs will:

  • Individually, but through the use of the same/similar basic learning units complemented with the local aspects and requirements, create new courses and programs which gives the students the knowledge, skills, creativity, competences & business-perspective to solve future challenges in the respective countries in an environmental & financially sustainable manner.
  • Have access to a high-level educational digital material which they otherwise would not have.
  • Have access to modern tools and platforms for efficient, extended delivery of digital learning to citizens.
  • Create skills & competences of how to develop, and run, common online, digital degree programs between universities in “mature” and “emerging” economy countries.
  • Develop perspectives of including entrepreneurial education inside technical curricula.
  • Create a new type of university-industry collaboration through “challenge-based real-life cases”.
  • Implement “student-centered education” with the teachers becoming coaches & mentors, instead of sole providers of knowledge.
  • Develop strategic use of audiovisual and open-access material for flexible learning & virtual mobility.
  • Create re-usability of the existing material to further develop their own courses and programs, with a local perspective while giving their students access to the latest educational material available on the topic.
  • Capture opportunities to create own post-graduate courses for the benefit of the professionals in the country, emphasizing the challenges the country faces, giving learners knowledge to the most modern technologies and skills to implement these in the locally.
  • Strengthen the internationalization perspectives of the teaching & administrative staff.
  • Create “train-the-trainers” workshops, also for further expansion of the concept to other academic institutions in the respective countries.
  • Create a framework for how joint programs can be developed in the digital age, both regional in the respective countries individually but also commonly in the Region 8.