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Higher Education Institutions Institutional Cooperation Instrument (HEI ICI)

General InformationTypes Of Cooperation ActivitiesTarget GroupsFinancing
Country Code: P298
Name of Programme: Higher Education Institutions Institutional Cooperation Instrument (HEI ICI)
Organisation responsible for the programme: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland CIMO (Centre for International Mobility) acts as advisor and administrative coordination unit for the programme
Type of organisation: National Agency
Country: Finland
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Starting Date 2009
Ending date 2012
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable) Representation of the Ministry of Education at the advisory committee.

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
The goal of this programme is to promote the capacity development in the areas of administration, methodology and pedagogy of Higher Education Institutions in developing countries.
Interventions which can be supported within this programme may include capacity development efforts of partner institutions in the following types of areas:
- reform of administrative structures
- reform of information systems and libraries
- development of curricula and improvement of teaching quality as well as pedagogical methods
- promotion of internationalisation and peer learning of teaching staff
- development of service production of developing country HEIs

Priority actions
The HEI ICI can be used to finance a variety of ODA‐eligible capacity development activities in the higher education institutions. The main requirements for HEI ICI projects are that they are clearly based on needs identified by the developing country partner HEI(s), with evidence of strong ownership and cooperation, and that the cooperation is results‐oriented with well‐defined, measurable objectives.
The programme is based on the Development Policy of Finland. The main goal of development policy is to eradicate poverty and to promote sustainable development in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals which were set in 2000.
Management and coordination
The main responsibility for managing the HEI ICI is at the Department of Development Policy in the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
CIMO acts as an administrative coordination unit for the programme

Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
Not available
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