Part of the work of the CHES is cooperation on projects with international, national and regional partners. We have long-term experience in preparing, leading and managing projects. If you are looking for a partner for projects in the field of higher education, please contact us.
The national survey of male and female PhD students, the PhD STUDENTS Survey 2021, aims to reflect on the learning conditions of PhD students.
The survey is commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, which already supported similar research on PhD students in 2014. However, the current project is more ambitious. The first wave of data collection will launch a long-term systematic survey of female and male PhD students. PhD studies and the effort to improve their quality and success rate is one of the priorities of the new Strategic Plan for Higher Education for the period from 2021 issued by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
The international EUROSTUDENT survey covers the socio-economic dimension of student life in Europe. The survey, which is repeated every three to four years, covers questions such as financial security, housing, and experience of mobility abroad and satisfaction with the choice of study programme. The results of the EUROSTUDENT survey are relevant not only in terms of the individual research topics, but also because they allow for broad comparisons over time and thus the identification of trends concerning students and their backgrounds.
In the summer semester of the academic year 2021/2022 (May/June 2022), the 8th round of the international EUROSTUDENT survey will take place in the Czech Republic. More details about this round can be found here.
The project is led by the Higher education institution of Health Sciences Prague, and involves the Technical University of Liberec and the Association of Professional Tertiary Education.
The aim of the project is to create a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for medical students of general nurse and paramedic, which are highly regulated in higher education institutions. The project examines, for example, the low level of student concentration and motivation and proposes improvements. It is aimed at teachers and students of these disciplines, who will be offered personalised flexible learning pathways using modern 21st century teaching methods and technologies, within the highly regulated framework of the medical fields.
The output of the project will be a comprehensive research report including a methodology for introducing PLE in medical fields, a didactic method and textbook showing also concrete examples of good practice, 2 research articles, 4 workshops and a final conference. Further information can be found on the SPTV website (in Czech).
The aim of the Erasmus+ UASiMAP (Mapping Regional Eengagement of Universities of Applied Sciences) project is to develop a self-reflection tool for universities of applied sciences (UAS) in the field of regional engagement that will measure the local engagement of UAS and the development of their further strategies. The project maps UAS activities and aims to collect examples of good practice in this field. It will also draw on the experiences and conclusions of other similar initiatives and projects (e.g. HEInnovate, U-Multirank, TEFCE).
EURASHE is the principal investigator of the project. Partners are Augentis (Italy), Flemish Council of Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts (VLHORA), Hungarian Rectors’ Conference, Technological Higher Education Association (THEA, Ireland), The Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council, TTK University of Applied Sciences (TTK UAS, Estonia) and Centre for higher education studies, Prague (CHES, CZ).
The results achieved so far in each WP can be found on the UASiMAP website. Other two available publications are Selected Chapters of Contemporary Topics in Vocational Education (information on Czech and Slovak vocational education in Czech), and Mapping the Role of European Universities of Applied Sciences as Entrepreneurial Hubs of Regional Development.
The EUROGRADUATE project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, was set up as a pilot investigation in 2018-2020 and involved 8 member countries, including the Czech Republic. The aim was primarily to test the feasibility of a pan-European graduate survey, to identify possible obstacles and find solutions. Thus, the Czech Republic, through the CHES, participated in the planning, design and implementation of the survey. The second objective of the project in the first period was to obtain comparable data on graduates in Europe to help policy makers monitor their labour market participation, skills development and trends in social inequalities.
The survey took place between October 2018 and February 2019 and covered university graduates in the academic years 2012/2013 and 2016/2017. More information about the project, including the final reports (country reports, the report evaluating the implementation of the survey and the project summary report) can be found on the EUROGRADUATE website. The main results of the survey in the Czech Republic can be viewed directly here (in Czech).
The project will continue with the survey in the following years.