Project Consortium Members

HAN University

       HAN University (or 'Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen') is a public University of Applied Sciences with approximately 24 000 students and 2 200 staff. HAN University ranks among the largest professional universities in the Netherlands. HAN University is situated in the east of the Netherlands. HAN University offers professionally oriented programmes at Bachelor's and Master's level in Engineering and Built Environment, Business studies, Information and Communication studies, Health and Social Studies as well as Teacher training. Graduates with a degree or diploma from one of our faculties usually find easily a job in industry or government. Professional programmes in the Netherlands put great emphasis on the practical application of knowledge and skills in working situations. HAN University is and was in the past lead applicant and participant in a substantial number of externally funded projects under programs such as Socrates and Tempus. The major topics of these projects include Curriculum Development as well as Quality Assurance in countries like Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia, Sout-Africa, Ghana, Indonesia and Vietnam.
       At present HAN University is, among others, involved in developing internal and external Quality Assurance in the Higher Education system in Vietnam.

Université Pierre Mendès France (Grenoble II)

       The university of human and social sciences of Grenoble, has created in 1970. The branch of learning are the following law, economy, firm management and book-keeping, politics, urban development, town and country planning, psychology, sciences of the education, sociology, applied mathematics to social sciences, philosophy, history, history of Art, and musicology. 20 000 students follow courses at the UPMF thanks to 600 teachers-researchers.
       The vocation of the Université Pierre Mendès France is to prepare students for tomorrow's world. It offers a wide range of courses in social science and humanities, both for initial training and research.
       Université Pierre Mendès France has long standing experience of international exchange programmes with its European Union countries. is currently expanding. There are also exchange programmes in Africa, Asia and South America involving the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and in particular Russia.
       The UPMF participates in the European projects being situated within the framework of the process of Bologna: Tempus, Project TUNING Educational Structures in Europe.
        The UPMF can contribute to reaching the objectives of this project in the following way:

Marburg University

        Philipps-Marburg University is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the oldest university in the world that was founded 1527 as a Protestant institution. It has been place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries.
        Nowadays there are nearly 20. 000 students studying in Marburg – 12 percent from all over the world. Almost all scientific disciplines, with the exception of the engineering sciences, are represented at Philipps-Marburg University.
       Marburg University has many expertise on ECTS and Curriculum Development as part of the Quality Assurance System.

Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University

        Telavi State University was named after the Georgian pedagogue of 19th century – Iakob Gogebashvili. In 1999 it was again altered as Telavi State University.
        Until 1973, the institution was located inside the fortress of kakhetian kings and it settled in the university complex which had been built on the slope of Tsivi Mountain looking down the city and Caucasian Mountains. Here are campuses, sport grounds, swimming pools, library, computer centers, labs and etc. Since 1992 it has been the autonomous higher educational institution.
        Teaching process at the university goes with renewed programs and there are three degrees: Bachelor, Master and Ph Degrees. A high professional educational program works at the university.
        Scientific work is being carried out and the Collection of Scientific works is edited inn our university. Annual students' conferences are held and the best works are also published. Besides, several kinds of stipend are stated for the students as awards.
        The students also take part in sport events and competitions, participate in archeological excavation, reconstructing of historical monuments. The students' life is coordinated by the Students' Self-Government.


        SPARK is an independent institution and was founded in February 1994. It has offices in Belgrade, Mitrovica, Pristina Tuzla.
        Spark contributes to the restricting and reforms of universities in the Balkan and Caucasus region in particular. Our goal is to address specific needs of staff and students as directly as possible, and to gradually transfer project management to the local beneficiaries.
        All Spark projects start from three basic principles:

       Spark is well acquainted with the situation with regard to higher education in Georgia. In 2006, Spark has carried out an assessment mission in Georgia, where the specific needs in the field of higher education and economic development were assessed. During the assessment, SPARK staff met with the management, deans, rectors and international affairs office of TeSaU where issues of QA were discussed and the plan for the proposal at the hand was developed.

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