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Episode #26 – International Art Education and the life as an artist in academia

Ingo Vetter presents in this interview his work as a visual artist and his engagement of internationalization of artistic higher education. He describes the nature of his work and how it connects to societal development. Bureaucratisation and new public management are also addressed as elements that affect his academic role, as well as other elements he deals with…

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Episode #25 – Armenia: international education, research and innovation (Part 2)

The Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) is one of the most prominent organizations committed in building an ecosystem of innovation to lead scientists, technologists, and innovators in Armenia and beyond to success on the global stage. With a focus on entrepreneurial endeavors, FAST empowers innovators to bring cutting-edge, commercially viable, and globally competitive…

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Episode #24 – Armenia: international education, research and innovation (Part 1)

Armenia is an old and fascinating country but yet still largely unknown to most. Efforts are currently being made at many levels and by many actors to boost the international relevance of Armenian education, research and innovation and related institutions and organizations. The Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) is one of the most…

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Episope #23 – Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association

The EU-funded Erasmus Mundus joint programme was launched in 2004 and facilitated over time the creation of 535 Joint Master Programmes across Europe with the participation of 610 different HEIs from 33 Programme countries and 24,500 students worldwide. This made EMJMD one of the most successful and well-known EU funding programmes in the field of…

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Episode #22 – Internationalization of higher education in Mexico

Currently there are over 4.5 million students enrolled in higher education in Mexico, 2.5 million more than in 2000. This makes Mexico one of the largest higher education systems in Latin America and one of the fastest growing in the world.   The internationalization of Higher Education is a key priority for the Mexican government. The…

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Episode #21 – Albania

Welcome to the first episode of Interlace PODCAST Season 2! In this episode we continue with the country specials but from a different perspective, which is in the spirit of this new season: broaden the picture and address new fields and new countries from different angles and in a more interactive, more analytical and less…

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Episode #20 – Eastern European Universities Association

The Eastern European University Association (EEUA) was founded in 2010 by Russian and Ukrainian State Universities as non-profit organization. The main goal of the association  is to develop international education at Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian universities. Every year EEUA attends the main international conferences on education, global meetings, workshops and fairs around the World to promote its associated…

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Episode #19 – SUCTI

The Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation (SUCTI) project aims to empower administrative university staff by providing them with knowledge and skills related to their university’s internationalisation process. Administrative staff represent the backbone of universities, and if they are convinced of the importance and added value of internationalisation they can become genuine agents of change. In this way, they…

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Episode #18 – SwedenEdu

SwedenEdu is a Swedish educational consultancy firm founded in 2016 to support Turkish students in reaching their education and life goals in Sweden. SwedenEdu is a good example of the key role that alumni play in promoting the education systems they come from and how they can be agents of change for many of their peers. SwedenEdu has a collaboration with a…

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Episode #17 – European Association of ERASMUS Coordinators (Part 2)

The European Association of ERASMUS Coordinators (EAEC), is a membership network, which currently has more than 140 members. The Erasmus Congress and Exhibition (ERACON) is the main event organized by the network and in 2020 it will take place online on November 19 and 20. In this extensive interview, the President and founder of the Association, Prof. Gregoris Makrides, tells us…

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Episode #16 – European Association of ERASMUS Coordinators (Part 1)

The European Association of ERASMUS Coordinators (EAEC), is a membership network, which currently has more than 140 members. It was founded in 2004 in Lodz, Poland, with an official kick off during the ERACON 2005 (ERASMUS Coordinators Conference and GO-Exchange Education Fair 2005) in Cyprus.  The network represents the reference point for all the academics and practitioners…

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Episode #15 – EURASIA

Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education are transnational cooperation projects, based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions from Programme and eligible Partner Countries. European studies is a field of study offered by many academic colleges and universities that focuses on current developments in European integration that often include a combination of political…

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Episode #14 – Rural Inclusive Outdoor Theatre Education

This episode of Interlace PODCAST is the first one addressing the adult education field. We do this by introducing the RIOTE2 project – Rural Inclusive Outdoor Theatre Education: Street theatre education methodology and network cooperation model in rural environment. The project is of high relevance for the scope of this podcast since it addresses our two main…

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Episode #13 – KNOWEU

In a previous episode, we have interviewed Lika Glonti, director of the National Erasmus Office in Tbilisi who provided a general overview on the Georgian higher education institutions and their involvement in the Erasmus+ programme. The KNOWEU project; Enhancing Knowledge on Georgia’s EU Integration among Ethnic Minorities, is the topic of today’s programme. The project is co-funded by…

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Episode #12 – Artistic entrepreneurship

International collaboration in Art education differs in many ways and for many reasons from other fields of studies and is too often neglected or marginalized from the big picture. What are the specificities of international university collaboration in this field, why was it affected more than others by the Covid-19 pandemic effects and what are…

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Episode #11 – Visual Impairment Social Inclusion ON

Today’s episode brings us to a new territory and will show us how the EU funding tools can be used in a creative way to cover very specific topics and address highly relevant social challenges in an inclusive manner.  The “Visual Impairment Social Inclusion ON” project was an Erasmus+ Success story, a good practice on the School…

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Episode #10 – Entrepreneurial Learning in Art Schools 2.0

Strategic Partnerships are transnational projects designed to develop and share innovative practices and promote cooperation, peer learning, and exchanges of experiences in the fields of education, training, and youth. The EL-ART project (Entrepreneurial Learning in Art Education), focus of this episode, aims to help art schools give their students the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed before they enter…

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Episode #9 – Student Recruitment Tours

International student recruitment is very high on the agenda of universities and it represents one of the most powerful tools for their internationalization strategies. Many private actors are present on the market as facilitators of this process. Often criticized but often needed to access specific markets or niches. But a number of these actors have decided…

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Episode #8 – National Erasmus+ Office in Georgia

The European Programmes in the field of education are managed and monitored in non-EU countries by specific National Erasmus+ Office (NEO). What is the mandate and what are the activities of these units and who are the people responsible for this crucial and challenging task for the development of internationalization of higher education in their country with…

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Episode #7 – European Universities Initiative

The European Universities Initiative is one of the latest initiatives of the European Commission in the field of higher education. What is the rationale of this initiative and why should it be consider one of the most important ones in the recent years for European universities? The first selected alliances started their activities in November 2019 and…

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