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Eurofaculty – Pskov

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Country Code: P144
Name of Programme: Eurofaculty – Pskov
Organisation responsible for the programme: INTERNATIONAL - Council of the Baltic Sea States Denmark: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Type of organisation: Ministry
Country: Denmark
Web Link: http://www.cbss.org/Education-Culture/eurofaculty-pskov
Starting Date 2007
Ending date
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable) It is a project undertaken by the Council of the Baltic Sea States in co-operation with two Russian universities in Pskov.

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
The Eurofaculty project in Pskov is a co-operation between the Council of the Baltic Sea States and two Russian universities in Pskov.
The purpose of the project is to support the modernisation of the Russian universities. The objectives are: Curriculum development, new teaching and learning methods, new and improved data-collection (library and internet), English and German language training, establishment of a quality assurance system, improved methods of assessment. The project is funded by the member states of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, including Denmark.

 
Priority actions
The aim of the project is to upgrade university education in Business Economics/Business Administration at two institutions of higher education, the Pskov State Polytechnic Institute and the Pskov Volny Institute. This will be done by, for example, curriculum development and through new teaching and examination methods.
The project will draw on previous positive experiences of similar EuroFaculty projects at universities in Tartu (Estonia), Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania) during the years 1993–2005, and in the Russian Region of Kaliningrad during 2000–2007.

 
Management and coordination
Sweden is a Lead Country for the Pskov project with a representative from its Ministry for Foreign Affairs heading the International Expert Group for the EuroFaculty project in Pskov. The Lead Country coordinates the EuroFaculty project together with the International Expert Group and ensures that the project is properly implemented. The implementation of the project will be done by a consortium of universities. Interested universities are invited to send a letter of interest.
The EuroFaculty Pskov project is financed to date by voluntary contributions from the CBSS Member States Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden, and external partners the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

 
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
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