Project Methodology

Analytical analysis of higher education and society co-operation

In a self-assessment process the partner country universities review and analyse the current situation of links between higher education and society, while the EU universities collect good practice examples at their home institutions.

Development of tailor-made strategy papers

At each partner country university a strategy for the Interface Centre is developed on the basis of the assessment results and implemented in close co-operation with EU partners and representatives of the economy, public authorities as well as students, alumni, Diaspora networks and other relevant stakeholders.

Establishment of Interface Centres

One of the core activities is the setting up of the Interface Centres and the definition of their services and instruments (LLL programmes, career services and alumni activities). This is done by activity planning, financial forecasting, knowledge transfer through participation in study visits at EU partner universities, and regular reporting to the project consortium.

Pilot projects

At each partner country university three pilot projects are implemented, each dealing with one of the three main topics – LLL, career counselling and alumni support. The pilot projects aim to establish and strengthen the collaboration with external project partners and networks of academic institutions, economy and society.

Dissemination of project results

Dissemination is achieved through printed and electronic promotion material, websites, events, open days, networking activities and conferences to ensure awareness raising and optimal acceptance and usage of the project results by the academic and professional community, by students and alumni, and by the society at large.