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The main goal of the UASiMAP project is to map and further support the regional engagement activities of European professional higher education institutions, in particular Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS).
UASiMAP project aims to develop a self-reflection tool which will measure UAS local engagement and development of their further strategies. The project will also promote and communicate higher education institutions’ contribution to society and regional community, based on the experience and insights of key stakeholders from across the whole European Union. The project will also collect a several good practices of successful UAS engagement on the local level.
The project will benefit from the experience and conclusion of other similar initiatives and projects (e.g. HEInnovate, U-Multirank) and may be build upon the achievements of the TEFCE project which has been focused on relevant issues since 2017. More information here.
EUROSTUDENT VII (2018 – 2020)
During the summer semester of the academic year 2018/2019, the seventh round of the international survey EUROSTUDENT is being held in the Czech Republic. The EUROSTUDENT survey is focused on the socio-economic dimension of student´s life in Europe. Main topics are, for example, issues focused on economic conditions of study (resources and expenses), housing, possible difficulties of students who have to tackle with health problems, experience with foreign mobility or satisfaction with the choice of degree programme. A total of 28 European countries, including the Czech Republic, participate in the research. The target population of the research is students of bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes and the survey was in the form of an on-line questionnaire.
The results of the EUROSTUDENT research are essential not only from the point of view of individual research topics, but also because they allow a broad (European) comparison over time and thus identify trends related to students and their socio-economic background.
Information about the first results (from the beginning of August 2019) is available here.
Absolvent 2018 (“Graduate 2018“) (2018 – 2019)
The Graduate 2018 research project focuses on HEI’s graduates, who completed their study between 2013–2017 and entered the labour market. The survey consists of two parts:
- survey of graduates: description and analysis of the quality of the completed education in relation with the transition of the HEI’s graduates to the labour market and their further employment and career path;
- survey of employers: experience with employing graduates and the quality of graduates from the employers’ point of view.
For further information about the project please see here.
EUROGRADUATE (2018 – 2020)
The EUROGRADUATE project is the European pilot survey enabling the comparison of working and living conditions of HEI’s graduates during the academic years 2012/2013 and 2016/2017. The aim of this project is to provide results, which will help policy makers to monitor the demand for HEI’s graduates on the labour market, their skills development and also trends in social inequality. For more information please see here.
DASCHE (2017 – 2020)
Developing, Assessing and Validating Social Competences in Higher Education (DASCHE) is a project within the KA2 Erasmus+ Programme. This project examines whether and how students learn social competences during their study at HEIs. Its aim is to support policy learning between countries and HEIs in curricula development, assessment and validation of social competences of the students by offering the model solution for these issues.
SNOP (2018 – 2020)
The main research aim of the project Studijní neúspěšnost s ohledem na přechod ze střední na vysokou školu (“Study failure with regard to the transition from high school to HEI”) supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic within the ETA programme is to identify causes of student failure at selected technical HEI’s faculties, especially the causes of failure in the first year or after the first year of the study.
For more information about the project please see here.
Formation of a Network of higher education quality assurance experts (2018-2019)
The project focuses on professional help for establishing a network of higher education quality assurance experts in Ukraine at the Institute of Higher Education, National Academy of Educational sciences of Ukraine. It is being financed by the Czech Development Agency.