Founded in 1495, the UNIABDN is one of the UK’s most internationally distinguished universities. It has a student population of around 14,500 and a large international community of students.
The university has offered a range of full-time, part-time, and distance learning programmes for many years. It has also fashioned articulation agreements with local colleges so that students studying there can transfer smoothly to the UNIABDN.
The University has approximately 14,500 students from undergraduate to doctoral level, including many international students drawn from 120 different countries. In addition, the university’s Centre for Lifelong Learning acts as an extension college, offering higher education courses to the local community even for those without the usual qualifications for admission to degree-level study. A full range of disciplines are offered and in 2012 the university offered over 650 undergraduate degree programmes.
The university is divided into three colleges, which are further separated into a number of academic schools and other institutions: College of Arts and Social Sciences with six schools (Business, Divinity, History and Philosophy, Education, Language and Literature, Law, Social Science), College of Life Sciences and Medicine with five schools (Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry, Psychology, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health) and College of Physical Sciences with tree subject areas (Engineering, Geoscience, Natural and Computing Sciences). Some of these courses lead to the award of a degree or another formal sub-degree qualification. In addition, numerous administrative departments support the university’s activities.
The University’s research is undertaken from a number of world-class research institutes, complemented by research centres. They produce world-leading output in a range of disciplines in Arts and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine and Physical Sciences.
One of the tasks the Open University of the Netherlands has received from the Dutch government is to contribute to the innovation of Dutch higher education through research in the field of educational sciences. In her 30 year existence the university has become the expert in this field. Innovative education asks for domain specific expertise ánd expertise in the field of educational, information and communication technologies. Therefore next tot the domain specific research, research into educational sciences and educational technologies has a special place within the Open University.
The Welten Institute is the Research Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology of the Open University of the Netherlands. Its research focuses on ‘Learning and teaching in technology enhanced
Within this programme there are areas of interest:
- Fostering Effective, Efficient and Enjoyable Learning (FEEEL):
- Technology enhanced learning environments for teaching and learning (TEL)
- Teaching and teacher professionalization (TTP)
The University of Szeged with its approximately 30,000 students is by size the second largest university of Hungary. The university’s mission is to offer high quality education at all educational levels including higher vocational, Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral programs. The university’s internationally acknowledged, competitive research activities are essential parts of its educational mission. The University has been awarded several prizes for its outstanding international activities and project work, among which the European Quality Label for ERASMUS Mobility of 2006 and the International Cooperation Quality Award of 2011 are the most precious.
Several institutes of the Gyula Juhász Faculty of Education, one of the University’s 12 faculties, intend to participate in the project. The faculty offers the fullest possible spectrum of education and training in Hungary. The specialities of the Faculty of Education include higher vocational training, short-cycle training programmes and various programmes and courses offered to non-traditional students and adult or mature learners. Regular, postgraduate and distance learning programmes as well as in-service training modules are also available. All these programmes are coordinated by the institution’s Centre for Vocational Training, In-service Education and Distance Learning as well as its Institute for Andragogy and Adult Education. The teaching of foreign languages and internationalization, as well as the teaching of programmes and modules in foreign languages to international students are among our institutional priorities. These programmes in FL are coordinated by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures as well as the faculty’s Foreign Relations Committee.
ACADEAMIA Ltd. is a privately owned company, operating on a non-profit basis, with more than 20 years of experiences in the fields of Education, Employment programmes and Management consulting. In 2001 Academia was accredited with ISO 9001:2000 standard as the first Slovenian institution from the field of Education. Firstly, we were specialized in business and personnel consulting as well as education. In the field of tertiary education we are running programmes for Business Commerce, Business Accounting, Media production, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Security Engineering.
In this academic year more than 500 adult students participate in our tertiary education programmes.
Currently Vocational College of Academia is in a progress of international accreditation that will allow students receiving double diploma programmes.
Educational practises that Vocational college Academia is practising are one of the best in the region and they include lecture recordings, practical field work, student projects such as College TV, laboratory work and traineeships in study-related companies in the region.
Academia has been accredited by Ministry of Education in Slovenia for its study programmes. As a result we have successfully implemented part-time SCHE study programmes in Maribor, Slovenia.
In December 2009 Academia had an institutional quality evaluation conducted by Ministry of Education. The evaluation commission has named Academia the leading vocational college in Slovenia in implementing and maintaining quality standards in SCHE.
In addition, Academia has together with national Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of developed a study programme Security Engineering based on NQF. Short cycle study programme has been accredited by Ministry of Education and is now being run across the country by public and private vocational colleges.