TOOLKIT - Designing and Managing International Relations, Educational Projects and Mobility Schemes in Asian Universities


Unibo structure involved: International Relations Division - DIRI
Scientific manager: Giovanna Filippini
Unibo Team: Antonio Fiori, Franca M. Mura


Action type: Capacity Building in higher education
Project Reference: 598861-EPP-1-2018-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Start Date: 15/11/2018
End Date: 14/11/2021

Total: 996.618,00 €
UNIBO: 185.750,00 €              

Coordinator: Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (IT)

  • National University Of Laos (La)
  • Souphanouvong University (La)
  • Universitry Of Peradeniya (Lk)
  • University Of Yangon (Mm)
  • Yezin Agricultural University (Mm)
  • Yangon University Of Economics (Mm)
  • Vilniaus Universitetas (Lt)
  • Uppsala Universitet (Se)
  • University Of Kelaniya (Lk)

Concerning its main activities and methodology, the project will be primarily focused at grasping the needs and priorities of Asian HEIs when it comes to internationalization strategies and tools, so to tailor the subsequent actions and knowledge-sharing programs. After having consolidated a clear outlook of the practices and tools currently adopted in this sector by the universities of Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia, the TOOLKIT consortium will start providing training activities in the EU partner universities for Asian IROs on writing/updating the IR strategic plans, educational project-writing and management and management of mobility schemes. The newly acquired skills and expertise in such fields will be then disseminated by local IROs on a national and regional level, through the organization of specific workshops and cascade trainings in their home universities to train additional HEIs from the three countries involved. In the meantime, TOOLKIT Asian partners will also foster the engagement of the entire academic community in IR activities concerning students and teaching staff through events organized by the IROs. Furthermore, to lay the foundations for tangible and long-lasting outcomes, the project is also targeted at other additional stakeholders, such as academic leaders and local policymakers, in order to raise their awareness and commitment to sound, innovative internationalization agendas. Finally, TOOLKIT endeavours in terms of dissemination, exploitation, and sustainability will revolve around the setting-up of two MOOCs, a HelpLine for project management, and a Policy Paper, that will raise the attention of international policymakers on the needs of Asian HEIs.

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