Varna University of Management is hosting representatives of 7 Asian and 3 European universities in the period 27-29 June 2022.
The study visit is part of the project “Harmony”, implemented under key activity 2 “Capacity building in higher education”, ERASMUS + program. The visit is part of the project activities aimed at supporting the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of the higher education institutions in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam and to contribute to the cooperation between the European universities from Bulgaria (VUM), Lithuania, Slovenia and Spain and Asian universities. The HARMONY project’s overall objective and the main underpinning of Partner countries’ is to have an impact and trigger reform processes at Higher Education Institutions, enabling them to strategically manage internationalisation in the provision of education, research, mobility, and services.
The event was opened personally by the Rector of the Varna University of Management, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Radev, who greeted those present and shared with them about the university and its active projects.
The Harmony Project addresses the process of Internationalisation of Higher Education (IoHE) (with focus on Internationalisation at Home – IaH) in Asian countries as the one that requires immediate institutional response and actions. Enabling Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to strategically manage internationalisation in the provision of education, research, mobility and services are regarded to be the project’s overall objective and the main underpinning of Partner countries’ accountable and complementary role in EU-Asia cooperation development. The project’s key target groups are academics, researchers, students and administrators who are participating or wish to participate in international collaboration. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen PC HEIs’ internationalisation capabilities and to develop students’ global competence through the integration of intercultural dimensions into PC HEIs’ formal and informal curriculum.