Higher Education and Research
The Unit is established in 2012 and it holds the primary responsibility for fostering higher education and applied research in Europe and Partner Countries, contributing to the creation and development of innovative and knowledge society.
The Unit’s work is based on qualitative and quantitative research methods to a wide range of sectoral and transdisciplinary activities, maximising their impact at local and international levels. These activities are aimed at cross cutting priorities (such as ethics and gender issues, open data access, science education etc.) to support social and economic development of territories.
Responsible Research and Innovation for social needs
Modernisation, capacity building and internationalisation of HEIs and research institutions
Quality assurance and evaluation of processes at HEIs and research institutions
Creation of synergy between formal and non-formal education systems