International Projects – Bath Spa University

International Projects

The International Projects team at Bath Spa University manages funded international collaborations and projects on behalf of academic colleagues at the University.

The International Collaborations and Projects team sits within the Research and Graduate School and are based at the Corsham Court campus, and is led by Professor Ian Gadd, Head of Development for European Projects. We work closely with the Research Support Office and Go Global teams.

We collaborate with academic faculty and project administrators across Europe, Africa, and Asia to support a variety of grant-funded projects, working in partnership with higher education institutions and non-governmental organisations in the development and delivery of capacity building projects, strategic partnerships, and staff mobility programmes.

Our projects

Since 2016, we have been involved with Tempus and Erasmus+ projects, both as coordinator and partner. A full list of current and past projects is given below.

Current projects (as lead coordinator)

We are the lead coordinator for a number of Erasmus+ funded projects, working with partners across Europe, Africa, and Asia to deliver capacity building projects, strategic partnerships, and staff mobility programmes.

DESTIN - Erasmus+ capacity building in Higher Education

Project number: 598964-EPP-1-2018-1-UK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, an Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.
Dates: 15 Nov 2019 - 14 Aug 2022

Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity and Professionalism.

BSU is the lead coordinator on this project, managing the €798k budget, working with 19 partners across Ukraine, Poland, Ireland, Austria and Netherlands, to deliver the four year project. 

ETIRIN - International credit mobility

Project Number: 2019-1-UK01-KA107-060337
Dates: 1 Aug 2019 - 31 Jul 2022

BSU is the lead coordinator for this Erasmus+ funded staff mobility programme between Bath Spa University and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, Iraq and Adamas University, India. Taking place over three years the project will enable 68 staff to undertake training, staff development and exchange good practice.

Project email: etirin@bathspa.ac.uk

SUCHMANA - International credit mobility

Project Number: 2020-1-UK01-KA107-078319
Dates: 1 Aug 2020 - 31 Jul 2023

International Credit Mobility.

BSU is the lead coordinator for this Erasmus+ funded staff mobility programme between Bath Spa University and Sumy State University, Ukraine, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine, University of Malawi and University of Namibia. Taking place over three years, the project will enable 72 staff to undertake training, staff development and exchange good practice.

Project email: suchmana@bathspa.ac.uk

Accelerate - Erasmus+ strategic partnership

Project Number: 2020-1-UK01-KA226-HE-094684, an Erasmus+ funded Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness project.
Dates: 1 Jun 2021 - 30 May 2023

Accessible immersive learning for art and design.

BSU is the lead coordinator for this €298k project, working with partners across Ukraine, UK, Ireland and Poland to improve the teaching of art and design at higher education in a post-pandemic Europe through the development of innovative methodologies, tools, platforms, and resources for accessible immersive learning.

Current projects (as partner)

We are partners in two other Erasmus+ projects:

INTERSTICE - Strategic partnership

Project Number: 2020-1-ES01-KA203-082989
Dates: 2 Nov 2020 until 01 Nov 2022

Encounters between artists, children and teachers. An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships European Commission project.

BSU is a partner on Interstice and is leading on one of the project outputs, a Methodological Guide. The project coordinator is Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Academic lead at BSU: Dr Penny Hay, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education; Dr. Hay is an artist, educator, Reader in Creative Teaching and Learning, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Research Fellow, Bath Spa University and Director of Research, House of Imagination.

RefTeCp - Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education

Project Number: 598437-EPP-1-2018-1-CY-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Dates: 15 Jan 2019 - 14 Jan 2022

Refugee Teaching Certification Programme for Egyptian and Refugee Teachers Enabled by Blended Learning. An Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education project.

BSU is a partner on RefTeCp. The project, coordinated by Frederick University, aims to build country-wide capacity in Egypt, by focusing on the professional development and upskilling of pre and in-service teachers and the development of expertly designed learning opportunities and materials, in order to engage refugee and migrant communities.

Completed projects (as lead coordinator)

KA107 – Sumy State University

Project Number: 2018-1-UK01-KA107-046969
Dates: 1 Aug 2018 - 31 Jul 2021

BSU was the lead coordinator for this Erasmus+ funded staff mobility programme between Bath Spa University and Sumy State University, Ukraine. Nine mobilities successfully took place over two years, 2018 - 2019, in the fields of Business and International Relations. Unfortunately the programme was cut short due to Covid 19.

KA107 – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Project Number: 2017-1-UK-1-LA107-035810
Dates: 1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2018

BSU was the lead coordinator for this Erasmus+ funded 16-month staff mobility programme between Bath Spa University and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. 30 one-week mobilities took place in a number of flows between October 2017 and July 2018, with 18 staff from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK) visiting Bath Spa University (BSU) and 12 BSU staff visiting TSNUK. The mobilities focused on 6 Key Priorities (KP) for learning, development and cooperation, approved and supported by the leaders of our universities.

We are pleased that this project was flagged as ‘Best Practice’ by Erasmus+

KA107 – Sumy State University and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Project Number: 2015-2-UK01-KA107-022771
Dates: 1 Feb 2016 - 31 Jul 2017

BSU was the lead coordinator for this Erasmus+ funded staff mobility programme between Bath Spa University, Sumy State University and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. The project took place in a number of mobility flows over an 18-month period during 2016 - 2017, with 24 mobilities taking place. The principal aim of the project was to help develop mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between staff at BSU and the Ukrainian universities in accordance with each university’s strategic plan. The project also facilitated a 4-month mobility for a PhD student from TSNUK to BSU within the field of creative computing.

Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Programme

Project Number: UKR16LD/03
Dates: 20 Sep 2016 - 31 Mar 2017

Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Programme – Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University.

BSU was the lead coordinator for this British Council funded staff Development programme on fostering university professors' readiness for providing research-based education, with a team of senior staff visiting Bath in 2016.

Completed projects (as partner)

Arts Together - Asylum, migration and integration fund

Project Number: AMIF-2016-AG-INTE-776022
Dates: 08 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2020

This Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund funded project, led by the University of the Peloponnese, developed and tested a curriculum based on artistic activities and collaborative approaches. This is being used to equip teachers for dealing with diversity, fostering mutual understanding and respect among their students and to improve the educational performance of migrant students.

NURSLIN - Erasmus+ capacity building in Higher Education

Project Number: 561742-EPP-1-2015-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
Dates: 15 Oct 2015 - 14 Apr 2019

National Qualification Frameworks: Guidelines for Development and Recognition of Qualifications.

The aim of the project was to implement quality framework ideas in Uzbekistan. During the project a Concept of General Regulations of Education Standards was elaborated and presented for formal approval to the Ministry of Education. The project was led by the University of Algarve.

GOVERN - Fostering autonomy and accountability

Project Number: 543711-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-AM-TEMPUS-SMGR
Dates: 1 Dec 2013 - 30 Nov 2017

Fostering Autonomy and Accountability: Development of State-of-the-art HE Management System for Efficient Changes in Line with Bologna Principles.

The objective of the project, led by State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia, was to enable application of the state-of-the-art management system at Armenian HEIs for promoting effective and efficient structural changes in line with Bologna agenda thus enhancing HEIs autonomy and accountability.

TNE-QA - Promoting quality and recognition of transnational education

Project Number: 544326-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-AM-TEMPUS-SMGR
Dates: 1 Dec 2013 - 30 Nov 2017

Promoting quality and recognition of transnational education in Armenia and Georgia.

The project objectives were to enhance quality, and promote regulation and recognition of transnational education provisions in Armenia and Georgia through establishing internal and external quality assurance mechanisms in line with OECD/UNESCO guidelines. The project was led by the French University in Armenia.

ALIGN - Alignment between academic programmes and qualification frameworks

Project Number: 543901-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-AM-TEMPUS-JPGR
Dates: 1 Dec 2013 - 30 Nov 2017

Achieving and checking the alignment between academic programmes and qualification frameworks.

The wider objective of the project was to enhance the intelligibility, consistency and transferability of qualifications through establishment of mechanisms for HEIs to achieve alignment of academic programmes with NQFs and for QA agencies to check such alignment. The project was a collaboration with Armenia, Ukraine and Russia, and was led by Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences.

MAHATMA - Master in Higher Education management

Project Number: 530311-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-AM-TEMPUS-JPCR
Date: 15 Oct 2012 - 14 Oct 2016

Master in Higher Education Management: Developing Leaders for Managing Educational Transformation.

MAHATMA promoted transformation of higher education management in Armenia and Georgia through the introduction of a new Master’s programme/professional development courses in higher education management. The project was coordinated by the Armenian State Pedagogical University. Alignment with and implementation of the Bologna process informed curriculum development, and Quality Assurance standards and benchmarks ensured the quality of both the process and the products.

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