The Institute is a partner in several educational consortia which range from awarding joint and double International Master degrees to providing expertise and support in developing curricula and building research and cooperation networks.
An Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education project
Project duration: 15 October 2017 – 14 October 2020
University of Tartu – Estonia (coordinator)
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan – Poland
Lund University – Sweden
Vytautas Magnus University – Kaunas, Lithuania
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv – Ukraine
Mariupol State University – Ukraine
Odessa National I. I. Mechnikov University – Ukraine
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv - Ukraine
2018: curriculum development, teacher training, piloting MA programme and modules, start of the approval process, start of recruiting students
2019: curriculum development, teacher training, opening of the curriculum and modules
2020: Ukrainian teachers rotate in other Ukrainian universities, monitoring the curriculum and modules
Contact: Olga Bogdanova, olga.bogdanova [ät] ut.ee, +37256656776
This Master programme is the collaboration of a consortium comprising the University of Glasgow, University of Tartu and other partners from the region (Corvinus University of Budapest; Jagellonian University, Krakow; National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA); Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN); KIMEP University, Almaty; Ilia State University, Tbilisi). The programme is structured around three predefined mobility periods at three different universities across Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. Also included is a fourth flexible mobility period during which the students will undertake independent study. The joint Master degree will be awarded by the respective partner institutions.
For more information, please visit the website: www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/centraleasteuropeanrussianeurasianstudies/
It is a two-year programme. The first year is spent at the University of Glasgow. In the third semester students continue their studies at one of partner universities: Corvinus University of Budapest, the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the University of Tartu, the University of Turku, the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, Almaty. During the last semester students will undertake a dissertation under the supervision of the University of Glasgow and the given exchange partner university. After successful graduation students will obtain two degrees: one from the University of Glasgow and the other from the respective partner university.
For more information, please visit the website: www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/erasmusmundus/imrcees/
IMESS is an established Erasmus Mundus two-year double degree Master's programme, taught in English and offered by a consortium of leading European universities headed by University College London (UCL). In the first year all students study at UCL and thereafter they continue studies in one of the following partner institutions: Charles University in Prague, Corvinus University of Budapest, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, University of Helsinki, and University of Tartu. After successful graduation of the MA programme students will obtain two degrees: one from the University College London and the other from one of the partner institutions.
For more information, please visit the website: www.ucl.ac.uk/www.imess.eu
This Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/ Populism" (FATIGUE) is aimed at training Early Career Researchers and supporting their research on the causes and consequences of the rise of illiberal populism and authoritarianism in post-communist Europe and Europe more generally. The partner institutions are: University College London, Charles University in Prague, Corvinus University of Budapest, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the University of Belgrade and the University of Tartu.
For a decade already, an international consortium of Baltic Sea region universities (University of Tartu, University of Latvia, University of Helsinki, Vilnius University, Riga Graduate School of Law, Uppsala University, University of Tampere, Malmö University, Aalborg University) encourages academic mobility of students and teaching staff within the European Union and Russia Studies Network in the Baltic Sea Region. The network supports study visits, students’ internships, curricula development activities with the aim to improve teaching, learning and joint curricula planning within interdisciplinary area studies (i.e. Baltic Sea Region, Russian and East European, EU-Russia studies). The consortium contributes to the harmonization of the Baltic Sea Region studies through the development of joint projects and mobility, and is meant to strengthen the ties with labour market through expanding the network to private and public organizations.
For more information, please visit the website: www.nordplusonline.org
DESCnet is a Jean Monnet Network designed with the aim to enhance the level of European Studies in the Caucasus region. The network consists of nine partner universities from Europe and the wider Caucasus region and represents a novel approach towards promoting the idea of European Studies in the Caucasus.
DESCnet activities are divided into three areas: teaching (seasonal schools for BA and MA students); research enhancement (seminars for PhD students, conventions and publications); and outreach. One of DESCnet’s main activities is the operation of The Association of European Studies for the Caucasus (AESC).
The network’s activities provide a unique opportunity not only for student mobility and exchange, but also for young teachers who engage in their subjects and provide tutoring on research related to European Studies. The project is aimed at training a new generation of advanced academics in cutting-edge teaching and research methodologies and enhancing the research capacities in the target countries in order to create opportunities for young researchers to publicly present and publish their research.
For more information, please visit the website: www.descnet.eu
The TACES consortium is formed of three EU partners and nine Tajik HEI’s mainly aimed at developing a transdisciplinary European Studies curriculum in Tajikistan, along with founding, equipping and running a European Studies
Resource Centers, complementing the existing libraries and creating a sustainable network of experts involving all partners and other stakeholders in the region.
For more information, please visit the website: http://taces.eu
Every year the consortium of three universities (Free University Berlin, University of Helsinki and University of Tartu) jointly organize an annual autumn school in one of the partner countries.
Information about previous schools is available here.
The consortium of four universities (University of Tartu, University of Vilnius, Moldova State University and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) organise the academic exchange of experienced and early stage researchers, and administrative staff within the FP7 project “EU-PREACC: Possibilities and limits, challenges and obstacles of transferring CEE EU pre-accession best practices and experience to Moldova’s and Georgia’s pre-accession process”.
Academic and administrative staff have been seconded to the partner universities to lead seminars, workshops and networking meetings, deliver lectures and do a field work on structuring the CEE states’ reform experience in the EU pre-accession process. The consortium analyses situation in Moldova and Georgia and suggests benchmarking opportunities best suitable for the two countries.
As the main activity of the project is to support academic mobility and knowledge sharing, the project results in thematic workshops, lectures, publications and EU-related curricula development in the participating universities. Collected data and research is reflected in publications (i.e. academic journals, periodicals, online publications and blogs), scientific conferences, PhD theses’ and curricula analyses (where appropriate). The project activities considerably enhanced the scientific cooperation between the researchers of the consortium as well as improved the curriculum development knowledge and experience of the participating universities.
For more information, please visit the website: https://eupreacc.wordpress.com