Institusjon: Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet (NMBU)

Prosjekttype: FoU prosjekt

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2018

Prosjekt webside: www.waterh.net

Prosjektleder/veileder navn: Harsha Ratnaweera: harsha@nmbu.no

Formål / Sammendrag:

Water Harmony – Integration of Education, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Water Harmony-II) project aims to develop and expand the Water Harmony initiative started during the previous phase (2011-2014), based on lessons learned, to new areas with more partners.

It intends to establish a scientific and pedagogic consortium including 10 partner universities from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine  and Norway to harmonize water related higher education to increase the relevance and quality..

The project aims to develop and expand the Water Harmony initiative (2011-2014) to new areas with more partners and achieve next objectives:

Strengthening of institutional partnerships will be achieved through networking, interactions, workshops, inter-partner supervision, research etc.

Improvement of graduate programs achieved through sharing of best practices among partners as well as dialogues and job fairs/”career days” with future employers, and the iterative process of improvement though student and staff evaluations of the project results.

Increased internationalization will be achieved through the large number of student-staff mobilities across countries, and joint research, lectures and publications.

Dissemination will be achieved through a more active and quality-oriented publishing culture, as well as the involvement of associate partners from the public and private sector and associated universities.

The Water Harmony Programme is administered by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) on the basis of an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.