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INVITATION TO RecoNow CONFERENCES 

'Recognition of qualifications and internationalisation of higher education in the Euro-Mediterranean Region'

 University of Petra – Amman, Jordan - 07 April 2016

University of Bologna – Bologna, Italy – 10 May 2016

As part of EU-funded programmes, there are now many opportunities for students and staff to develop new collaborations and study abroad opportunities with universities in other countries. These opportunities benefit both students and academics by opening up cross-border access to a variety of learning and teaching opportunities. The programmes also benefit the institutions involved by introducing a more internationalised environment and increasing contact with international networks.

To enable and support mobile and international students in taking advantage of these opportunities, universities and public authorities in charge of higher education have to have exchange processes which facilitate understanding of the reciprocal university systems, qualifications and related awards and documents. 

The EU-funded Tempus project RECONOW focuses on this challenge and on developing tools and practices to support universities, higher education ministries, national credential evaluation centres and the higher education community, with a particular focus on the Euro-Mediterranean higher education community, and how to enhance recognition and accreditation practices in this area.  This is particularly relevant as the universities in the Euro-Mediterranean Region provide great opportunities to study abroad in one of the EU or Southern Mediterranean countries.

The main outcomes of the RecoNow Project will be presented during two final conferences in Jordan and Italy in April and May, 2016, respectively. Both conferences will include a morning plenary session with international experts and several afternoon workshops.

 

Preliminary agenda: http://www.reconow.eu/en/conferences.aspx

Registration is free of charge and is open on-line at http://www.reconow.eu/en/conferences.aspx 

RecoNow Study Visit to UCC November, 2014

RecoNow Study Visit to UCC

Pictured during their Study Visit to U.C.C. are members of the RecoNow Delegation with Fiona Crozier, Director, QPU. From left to right: Sami Sader, An-Najah National University, Palestine; Yousef Al Qahwaji, University of Petra; Mohamadnabil Dabdoub, Birzeit University, Palestine; Fiona Crozier, QPU; Hadeel Boshmaf, The University of Jordan.

 

RecoNow Study Visit to U.C.C.

 

As part of the schedule of activities under the RecoNow Project, training for university staff from Jordan and Palestine took place in Bordeaux, France from the 3rd-7th November, 2014. Ciara McKernan, International Education; Aoife Ní Neill, Quality Promotion Unit and Paul O'Donovan, Academic Secretary, represented U.C.C. at this event.

Subsequent to the completion of this training, 4 x representatives from the Middle Eastern countries involved will attend a Study Visit in U.C.C. from the 10-12th November.

We look forward to welcoming the RecoNow Delegation to U.C.C..

EDUCA Delegation Welcome Reception Invitation

The Director of the Quality Promotion Unit, Ms Fiona Crozier, would like to cordially invite you to the following event:

MEDAWEL Delegation Visit to UCC

The Director of the Quality Promotion Unit, Ms Fiona Crozier, would like to cordially invite you to the following event:

The MEDAWEL Delegation from universities (*) in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine will be visiting UCC from the 5th-7th June (inclusive). The group’s visit will form part of the activity scheduled under the Tempus IV project – MEDAWEL - Consolidation of Student Affairs and Services in Institutions from the Southern Neighbouring Area, with Special Focus on Welfare and Grievance Services'.This project is aimed at strengthening academic and administrative services for students in the above partner universities. The purpose of the study visit is to gain an overview of the best practices in place in UCC in relation to these services.

 (*) the universities represented are: the Modern University of Business and Science, Lebanon; Lebanese University, Lebanon; Beni Suef University, Egypt; An-Najjah University, Palestine; Palestine Polytechnic University, Palestine; Al Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan; Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan.

FOCUS Delegation Visit to UCC

The Director of the Quality Promotion Unit, Ms Fiona Crozier, would like to cordially invite you to the following event:

 FOCUS visit to UCC

The Libyan group comprises 8 x participants, all of whom are Quality Assurance Managers in their respective universities in Libya. The FOCUS group’s visit will form part of the activity scheduled under the Tempus IV project - FOCUS ‘Fostering Quality Assurance Culture at Libyan Universities’   (http://www.focusquality.eu/). The purpose of the study visit is to gain an overview of the best Quality Assurance practices that have been implemented in UCC to date. Meeting with this group would be particularly beneficial to any current students, alumni or staff who may have links with the Libyan Universities (for example through Research etc.). The group will be welcomed to U.C.C. by Professor Paul Giller, Registrar and Senior Vice President Academic.

Quality Enhancement Unit

Aonad Feabhsaithe Cáilíochta

Room 2.18, West Wing, UCC

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