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.

Today it holds the primary responsibility of leading CESIE’s Competence Cell, established to create strong local networks of actors from the quintuple helix innovation systemic for co-creation, promotion and test of responsible research and innovation (RRI) practices for our territory. Thus, fostering applied research in Europe and Partner Countries, contributing to the creation and development of innovative, sustainable and knowledge society.

Competence Cell

The Competence Cell is a transdisciplinary sub-unit, established to create strong local networks of actors from the quintuple helix innovation system for reflection on glocal challenges, co-creation, promotion and test of RRI practices for local territory.

Main Activities

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

Discover our Higher Education and Research Initiatives

FeSTEM – Female Empowerment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Higher Education

FeSTEM – Female Empowerment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Higher Education

HANDS – Traditional craft Heritage trAining, desigN and marketing in jorDan and Syria

HANDS – Traditional craft Heritage trAining, desigN and marketing in jorDan and Syria

INTERBA – INTERnationalization at Home: Embedding Approaches and Structures to Foster Internationalization at Western BAlkans

INTERBA – INTERnationalization at Home: Embedding Approaches and Structures to Foster Internationalization at Western BAlkans

Smart Rehabilitation 3.0 – Innovating professional skills in the sector of existing building stock

Smart Rehabilitation 3.0 – Innovating professional skills in the sector of existing building stock

UNI-ECO: practical & collaborative tools for sustainability innovation in the university

UNI-ECO: practical & collaborative tools for sustainability innovation in the university

HEI4Diversity – Building Capacities to Prevent and Respond to any Form of Violence against the LGBTQI+ community in Higher Education Institutions in Europe

HEI4Diversity – Building Capacities to Prevent and Respond to any Form of Violence against the LGBTQI+ community in Higher Education Institutions in Europe

TeaEdu4CT – Future Teachers Education: Computational Thinking and STEAM

TeaEdu4CT – Future Teachers Education: Computational Thinking and STEAM

RAISD – Reshaping Attention and Inclusion Strategies for Distinctively vulnerable people among the forcibly displaced

RAISD – Reshaping Attention and Inclusion Strategies for Distinctively vulnerable people among the forcibly displaced

MiCREATE – Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe

MiCREATE – Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe

CIM – Promoting Creativity and Innovation Management in an innovative blended learning and validation programme at the interface between higher education (HE) and business

CIM – Promoting Creativity and Innovation Management in an innovative blended learning and validation programme at the interface between higher education (HE) and business

LIVERUR – Living Lab research concept in Rural Areas

LIVERUR – Living Lab research concept in Rural Areas

SSaMs – Training Sports Students as Mentors to Improve the Educational Attainment of Boys and Young Men

SSaMs – Training Sports Students as Mentors to Improve the Educational Attainment of Boys and Young Men

BBChina – Master Programme on Bio-Based Circular Economy: From Fields to Bioenergy, Biofuel and Bioproducts in China

BBChina – Master Programme on Bio-Based Circular Economy: From Fields to Bioenergy, Biofuel and Bioproducts in China

sAGESSE – Amélioration de la Gouvernance dans le système de l’EnSeignement Supérieur en Tunisie

sAGESSE – Amélioration de la Gouvernance dans le système de l’EnSeignement Supérieur en Tunisie

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

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

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

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

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

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