ERASMUS MUNDUS – ACTION 3
2012 - 3974 / 001 - 001
REALITY
Research Cooperation of
European and Latin America Universities
in Innovation Technologies
CHALLENGES FOR EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES
IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION
“Today more than ever the world is only one. The
interrelation of trends is so close that the mining
crisis in Central Asia, the floods in South America or
the war in Sub-Saharan Africa may influence our
daily life. It may be because of a virus like Aids or a
pandemic caused by prions; water pollution or the
danger of nuclear proliferation; uncontrolled
emigration or drug-trafficking, the fate of every man
and woman – of any race, culture or religion – is
inextricably linked to all inhabitants of the globe.”
Federico Mayor Zaragoza
UNESCO General Director (1987-1999)
STRATEGIES
• INTERRELATION
OF EDUCATION & RESEARCH
WITH SOCIETAL PRACTICE
• INTERNATIONALISATION
REFLECTING THE REALITY
OF THE GLOBALISED WORLD
RATIONALE
AND
GENERAL OBJECTIVE
Δ EDUCATION - RESEARCH - INNOVATION = „Knowledge triangle“
Δ DIALOGUE - KNOWLEDGE - COOPERATION = Relations EU-LAC
WE WANT TO ACHIEVE ...
 sustainable relationship between participating universities
from EU-LAC (4 EU countries + 1LA country – Mexico)
 based on “knowledge triangle”
 supporting dialogue, knowledgem cooperation
between stakeholders/universities from both regions
MODEL
OF STUDENTS´ PERIOD ABROAD
- Applied-research projects
- Interdisciplinarity
(technology + economics/marketing/management)
- International teams
- Support to international cooperation between
stakeholders from both regions
- Area studies courses – „discovering the partner region“
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES AND
RELATED ACTIVITIES
1. TO RAISE AWARENES ON THE EU HIGHER EDUCATION
 Promotional kit
 Road show
2. EXPLOIT POTENTIAL SYNERGIES BETWEEN HIGHER EDUCATION
RESEARCH AND BETWEEN UNIVERSITY – BUSINESS SPHERES
 Students´ creative workshops = testing a model of students’
periods abroad
 Workshops with businesses
3. TO SECURE THE ACCESIBILITY TO EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH
PROCESSES BETWEEN EU-LAC UNIVERSITIES AND EXCHANGE OF
STUDENTS AND EXPERTS BETWEEN PARTNERS FROM BOTH
REGIONS
 Model cooperation agreement
 Portal for sustainable cooperation
ACTIVITY 1
PRESENTATION AND PROMOTION KIT
CONTENT:
 EU Higher Education Sector
 Programmes for
internationalisation
 Participating universities and
related countries
 Messages of EU-LAC dialogue
 Knowledge triangle
FORMS:
 Booklets
 Videos
 Roll-ups
 Fliers
 Posters
ACTIVITY 2
ROAD SHOW TO MEXICO
 EXHIBITION
(MEXICO CITY + PUEBLA)
 INTERACTIVE
PRESENTATION EVENTS
(Uni Austria, UniCzech
Republic, UniSlovakia, Uni
Spain)
 PROJECT PRESENTATION
to the decission – taking
bodies of TEC MONTERREY
ACTIVITY 3
STUDENTS´ CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
12 STUDENTS FROM TEC
MONTERREY:

Applied research period
combining technology +
economic aspects (together
with local students)

Visits to Prague, Bratislava,
Vienna

Area study courses
RESULTS OF THE
STUDENTS´RESEARCH
PROJECTS WILL BE
PRESENTED AT THE FINAL
EVENT IN BRATISLAVA
ACTIVITY 4
WORKSHOPS WITH BUSINESSES
DISCUSSING
FEASIBILITY ISSUES AND
POSSIBILITIES OF FURTHER
COOPERATION
Workshop 1: MEXICO CITY
Workshop 2: BRATISLAVA
(including the presentation
of students´projects)
ACTIVITY 5
PORTAL
A TOOL
for futher communication and
cooperation during and after
the project´s life
Using experience
from previous cooperation:
HITEC + TRIANGLE projects
ACTIVITY 6
MODEL AGREEMENT ON SUSTAINABLE COOPERATION
 Multilateral agreement on
cooperation based on
knowledge triangle –
after the project life
 To be signed at the Final
event in Bratislava
PUBLICATION ON PROJECT´S
RESULTS
FINAL
 Presentation of students´
research projects
 Interactive presentations
to a wide audience
 Using synergies from
previous international
cooperation
EVENT
PROJECT CONSORTIUM
Coordinating institution:
University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Partner institutions:
EU:
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic
University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
University of Granada, Spain
Mexico:
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
WHY LATIN AMERICA?
-
Challenges of EU-LAC SUMMITS
- Opportunities for cooperation and innovation transfer:
health-care, education, environment, ICT, HITEC, infrastructure
-
Educational reasons
KICK-OFF MEETING