Higher Education and Research

The Higher Education and Research Department, established in 2012, holds the primary responsibility for supporting higher education and applied research in Europe and Partner Countries, contributing to the creation and development of innovation and knowledge society.

International Staff at the Department apply qualitative and quantitative research methods to a wide range of sectoral and transdisciplinary activities, maximising their impact at local and international level. These activities are aimed at cross cutting priorities (such as ethics and gender issues, open data access etc.) to support social and economic development.

Main Activities:

  • Modernisation and internationalisation of HEIs;
  • Responsible Research and Innovation for social needs;
  • Capacity building, Quality assurance and evaluation;
  • Creation of synergy between formal and non-formal education systems.

Discover our Higher Education and Research Initiatives

Kyrgyzstan – Strengthening the education attainment assessment  to affect decisions about instructional needs, curriculum and funding

Kyrgyzstan – Strengthening the education attainment assessment to affect decisions about instructional needs, curriculum and funding

LMPI – Bachelor’s and Professional Master’s Degree for development, administration, management, protection of computer systems and networks in enterprises in Moldova, Kazakhstan, Vietnam

LMPI – Bachelor’s and Professional Master’s Degree for development, administration, management, protection of computer systems and networks in enterprises in Moldova, Kazakhstan, Vietnam

WELCOME – Welcome to Universities and Higher education

WELCOME – Welcome to Universities and Higher education

FoTRRIS – Fostering a Transition towards Responsible Research and Innovation Systems

FoTRRIS – Fostering a Transition towards Responsible Research and Innovation Systems

STEP BY STEP – Step by step commitments for energy saving

STEP BY STEP – Step by step commitments for energy saving

SCIENT – A European University-Business Alliance aiming to foster young SCIEntists’ ENTrepreneurial spirit

SCIENT – A European University-Business Alliance aiming to foster young SCIEntists’ ENTrepreneurial spirit

European implementation of CAPPYC – Cannabis Abuse Prevention Program for Young Consumers and evaluation of their results using a scale measuring attitudes towards drug use

European implementation of CAPPYC – Cannabis Abuse Prevention Program for Young Consumers and evaluation of their results using a scale measuring attitudes towards drug use

TATRAC – Tissu Associatif et Transfert de Connaissances

TATRAC – Tissu Associatif et Transfert de Connaissances

ENCHASE – Enhancing Albanian System of Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Application of the Process and Outcome-based Methodology

ENCHASE – Enhancing Albanian System of Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Application of the Process and Outcome-based Methodology

GOVERN – Fostering autonomy and accountability: Development of State-of-the-Art HE Management System for efficient changes in line with Bologna principles

GOVERN – Fostering autonomy and accountability: Development of State-of-the-Art HE Management System for efficient changes in line with Bologna principles

PICASA – Promoting Internationalization of HEIs in Eastern Neighborhood Countries through Cultural and Structural Adaptations

PICASA – Promoting Internationalization of HEIs in Eastern Neighborhood Countries through Cultural and Structural Adaptations

SEHSI – Regional sustainable development on the basis of eco-human synergetic interaction (multidisciplinary training course for MSc, PhD and LLL students in engineering)

SEHSI – Regional sustainable development on the basis of eco-human synergetic interaction (multidisciplinary training course for MSc, PhD and LLL students in engineering)

IN2SAI – INcreasing young women participating in Science Studies and in the Aeronautic Industry

IN2SAI – INcreasing young women participating in Science Studies and in the Aeronautic Industry

AREAS+ – Academic Relations between Europe and ASia

AREAS+ – Academic Relations between Europe and ASia

REPLACE 2 – Researching Female Genital Mutilation Intervention Programmes Linked to African Communities in the EU

REPLACE 2 – Researching Female Genital Mutilation Intervention Programmes Linked to African Communities in the EU

STIR – Safeguarding Teenage Intimate Relationships

STIR – Safeguarding Teenage Intimate Relationships

SPACIT – Education for Spatial Citizenship

SPACIT – Education for Spatial Citizenship

ARARAT – Armenian Coordination Agency – ‘UNIVERSITY – EMPLOYER’

ARARAT – Armenian Coordination Agency – ‘UNIVERSITY – EMPLOYER’

MAHATMA – Master in Higher Education Management Developing Leaders For Managing Educational Transformation

MAHATMA – Master in Higher Education Management Developing Leaders For Managing Educational Transformation

VSAV – Virtual Stages Against Violence

VSAV – Virtual Stages Against Violence

WBLQUAL – An Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the EU

WBLQUAL – An Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the EU