The project addresses internationalization of academic institutions in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Partnership countries through technology-enabled learning as basis for international collaborations.
International cooperation is crucial for the quality of teaching and research at universities.
This project notes that this is highly relevant also for academic institutions in Eastern Europe where significant changes have taken place since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Moreover, it stresses that students at all universities need to be involved in research projects already as undergraduates, and at the same time involved in international scientific environments. However, as a consequence of the resent restrictions on cross-border mobility, international cooperation has become more challenging no matter where you live. In the wake of the pandemic, the preconditions for international exchange have changed thanks to new digital solutions. Yet, there is currently no existing forum where students can present their research locally or internationally. This project will use a so-called technology-enabled learning concept to develop the collaboration between the universities in the partner countries, and at the same time address challenges in research ethics. The project will also develop joint-courses in corpus-based learning and research methodology and ethics.