Project resume ERASMUS+ 561495-EPP-1-2015-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP «Implementing a Central Asian Center for Teaching, Learning and Entrepreneurship - CACTLE»
Grant holder: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.
Project Coordinator: Professor Josef Aff
European partners: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria; Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain; Universidade da Coruna, Spain.
Project partners: 17 organizations in Central Asia.
Project implementation period: 2015-2018.
Aim of the project:
This project is dedicated to implement a "Central Asian Center for Teaching, Learning and Entrepreneurship - CACTLE" with the aim to:
- promote and strengthen the relations between Central Asian higher educational institutions and enterprises, as socio-economic actors;
- foster intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial competencies by improving the teaching competencies of HEI-teachers;
- create further training opportunities for employees of enterprises and institutions;
- qualify students in entrepreneurship and business development.
The objectives of the project are:
1. Sustainable implementation of a CACTLE - Implementing a CACTLE as a virtual expert network institutionalized at the participating universities with a sustainable perspective.
2. Professionalization of HEI-teachers - Qualifying of at least 27 HEI-teachers as "Certified University Teachers - CUT", 18 HEI-teachers as "Advanced Management Trainers - AMT" on the basis of a certification program for CUT and AMT with a scope of 90 (CUT) and 60 (AMT) contact hours. Another 27 HEI-teachers will be qualified as CUT by the first alumnis during the third project year.
3. Professionalization of employees - Qualifying employees of enterprises/institutions in at least 48 CACTLE-further trainings designed and held by AMT in special fields of economics and business in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
4. Professionalization of students - Qualifying at least 90 students in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the field of "Entrepreneurship and Business Development - EBD" on the basis of a core-curriculum in a scope of 10 ECTS or equal in English or Russian.
Business idea of the CACTLE centre
THE CACTLE is a specialist for vocational education and training.
1. improves the teaching competencies of university teachers;
2. offers further trainings for enterprises – standardised or tailor-made;
3. provides education for entrepreneurs to be able to found their own enterprise.
THE CACTLE is implemented at 9 different universities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It acts as a service unit for universities, enterprises and the civil society.
Therefore, creation of the CACTLE center in Kazakhstan promotes the realization of the "Plan of the nation - 100 steps to implement the five institutional reforms," in particular, "increasing the competitiveness of personnel and increase the export potential of the education sector".
The joint project № 561495-EPP-1-2015-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP ERASMUS+ “Implementing a Central Asian Center for Teaching Learning and Entrepreneurship-CACTLE”
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The qualification scheme for HEI teachers, employees, students and entrepreneurs will be mainly designed as problem based blended learning settings which is highly relevant to the learning progress of all target groups. Videography will be used as innovative possibility to organize reflection processes.
· CACTLE will have sustainable impact on human capacity building of Central Asian countries.
· Higher demand for HEI teachers, employees and graduates with fostered intra- and entrepreneurial competencies.
· Strengthened relations between Central Asian HEI and enterprises as socio-economic actors within the knowledge triangle.
A series of seminars for employees of enterprises and institutions will be held during the 3rd project year. This will signalize chances of the endurance of THE CACTLE.