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Eurofaculty History

History

 

EuroFaculty Concept

Under the EuroFaculty concept two missions have been successfully completed. EuroFaculty Kaliningrad 2000-2007 The CBSS EuroFaculty programme in Kaliningrad was launched in the year 2000 with the aim of supporting the development of curricula and modern teaching methods at the Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (before 2005: Kaliningrad State University), in the faculties of Economics and Law. The programme provided a series of lectures by visiting professors, language training of staff and students, and general re-training for local academic staff, as well as initiatives to increase student mobility. Additionally, EuroFaculty has worked to enhance the university\’s capacity in terms of strategic planning and management. The EuroFaculty programme in Kaliningrad was financed by contributions from Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden. Denmark was the Lead Country for the project and its Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation has chaired an International Expert Group consisting of donors\’ representatives, while implementation of the project has been delegated to two consortia of universities, with competence in the field of either economics or law. Roskilde University (DK) has headed the economics consortium, while Georg-August University of Göttingen (DE) has headed the law consortium. Examples of the results of EuroFaculty in Kaliningrad:

  • The curricula of Economics and Law studies are completely renewed,
  • A new Bachelor/Master programme is in place at the Faculty of Economics,
  • New teaching methodology has allowed more active participation of students,
  • Improved library & IT facilities have been introduced,
  • Approx. 100 teachers from Kaliningradvisited foreign partner universities,
  • Approx. 35 foreign lecturers taught at the university in Kaliningrad,
  • Approx. 120 students of economics and law have studied at foreign partner universities,
  • The University has developed a strategic plan for its further development,
  • EuroFaculty has become a good example of Russian implementation of the Bolognaprocess to create a European Higher Education Area.

EuroFaculty in the Baltic States 1993-2005

The aim of the EuroFaculty programme in the Baltic States established in 1993 was to assist in transforming curricula and the training of local academic staff in the subjects of Economics, Public Administration/Political Science and Law in the University of Tartu in Estonia, University of Latvia in Riga and the University of Vilnius in Lithuania.

EuroFaculty offered lectures by visiting professors from donor countries, which facilitated the re-training of local academic personnel.

After a successful 12 year period of operation, the EuroFaculty in the Baltic States was terminated in July 2005.