ENTEP: enhancing teaching practice in higher education in Russia and China

Scientific Coordinator: Morena Cuconato

Sub-action: Modernisation of governance, management and functioning of higher education

Unibo structure involved:
Department of Education Studies “Giovanni Maria Bertin”

Unibo Team: Marta Ilardo

Project Duration in months: 36
Start Date: 15/10/2017
End Date: 14/10/2020

Budget: 997.985 euro
Unibo Budget: 59.915 euro

Coordinator: Technische Universitaet Dresden (DE)


  • Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra (PT)
  • Penza State University (RU)
  • Private Hualian University (CN)
  • Institute of World Civilizations (RU)
  • Federal state budget scientific institution institute of pedagogy, psychology and social problems (RU)
  • Federal state funded educational institution of higher education rural state economic university (RU)
  • Sanya University (CN)
  • Jiangxi Normal University (CN)
  • Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (IT)
  • University of Hildesheim (DE)


ENTEP project has the aim of improving the quality of education and teaching, enhancing teaching practices and further developing educational science in Russia and China. Partners experienced in HE teacher training formed a consortium in order to benefit from their different experiences, profiles and specific expertise and to produce relevant and high quality outcomes. The Project is focused on building cooperation and exchange of good teaching practices among European, Russian and Chinese Universities, which will eventually result in the modernization of PCIs. Effective teacher education is key to teachers’ ability to face educational change and handle various socioeconomic conditions, however, more professional training is required throughout a teacher’s career as different professional needs emerge and contextual circumstances shift. RU and CN educational authorities require that HE teachers, who lack pedagogical education, must receive training through professional development in-service programs on theory and practice of teaching, including advanced teaching methods and pedagogy. Thus, the proposed establishment of Centres for Teaching and Learning at PCIs with trained personnel and methodological support will provide a model for such high quality training on a regular basis and engage educators with the most up-to-date technologies to support teaching design and delivery. In order to be able to fit the changing learning environment, University teachers will be informed of modern pedagogy, curricula and syllabi design, contemporary teaching methodologies and psychology in the classroom, thus, being able to teach graduates who will meet needs of the labour market. Consequently, continuous professional development of university teaching staff will be focused on shared international and national ‘centres of excellence’, best practices, advanced teaching methodology and educational psychology in convergence with EU initiatives.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union