The Project addresses the process of internationalisation of higher Education (IoHE) in Moldova as the one that requires immediate national and institutional response and joint action. Enabling national Higher Education (HE) bodies and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to strategically manage internationalisation in the provision of education, research, mobility and services are regarded to be the project’s overall objective and the main underpinning of Moldovan’s accountable and complementary role in EHEA and ERA.
The project’s key target groups are Moldovan academics, researchers, students and administrators who are participating or wish to participate in international collaboration. The qualitative leap in the process of internationalisation they will benefit from stems from the project’s main outcomes:
- Consolidation of national legislative that has been lacking to date by developing of National Strategy of Internationalisation of Higher Education; Accreditation Standards for Joint and Double degrees, and National Strategy of Academic Mobility and Recognition of Degrees (in line with the Moldovan Development Strategy »Moldova2020« and New Educational Code).
- Developing and implementing of internationalisation strategies at university level along with coherent institutional measures capable of steering comprehensive internationalisation, improving institutional capacities for the growing participation in international projects and strengthening the process of internal integration of Moldovan universities.
UNU-MERIT / Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSOG) – is one of EU partners within the ELEVATE project. The institutional coordinator is Dr. Natalia TIMUȘ.
UNU-MERIT / MGSOG is the Work Package leader for the Development and Advancement of National Legislation for Internationalisation of Higher Education in Moldova (DEV1).
A group of 20 representatives of higher education organisations in Modolva paid a three-day study visit to UNU-MERIT’s School of Governance on 4-6 July 2017, in the framework of the Erasmus+ ELEVATE programme, funded by the European Union.
The ELEVATE programme aims to support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in Moldova. The study visit included presentations by
– Lutz Krebs, Academic Programme Director, UNU-MERIT
– Aisling Tiernan, Policy Advisor Internationalisation, Maastricht University
– Madalena Pereira, Erasmus + representative, NUFFIC
– Jo Ritzen, former Dutch Minister of Education, former rector Maastricht University, UNU-MERIT
– Sebastijan Frumen, senior advisor for postgraduate studies, University of Maribor, Slovenia
– Ioan Dutca, expert, Buckinghamshire New University, United Kingdom