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Project Overview

The Avempace+ project aims at fulfilling the overall and specific programme objectives. In accordance with the overall Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Strand 1 objectives, Avempace+ aims to promote European higher education, to help improve and enhance the career prospects of students and to promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives in order to contribute to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education.

TU Berlin was granted the Avempace+ project in June 2014 through the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Strand 1 programme. This action aims at fostering structured cooperation between European and third-country higher education institutions through the promotion of mobility at all level of studies for students. The Avempace+ project offers scholarships for undergraduate and masters, doctoral candidates, researchers, academic and administrative staff through funding from the European Commission.

The project aims at enhancing the academic cooperation between European and Syrian universities by bringing together students, staff as well as young and senior researchers involved in the same disciplines or forming multidisciplinary teams to cover research domains identified by the Syrian universities as "priorities". The organisation of the mobility activities supported by the project will be a step toward the creation of more co-diplomas and co-thesis with stronger exchanges between PhD students from both EU and the Syrian side, especially around the disciplines and themes which are of interest for Syrian and European universities.

Another very important objective of this project concerns the sharing of best practices between the participants' staff, in the field of "university governance" and in the implementation of the Bologna process. This project has planned some mobility activities for training the academic and administrative staff toward better "University governance". The project will be therefore organized and managed to have structuring effects within Higher Education institutions and to build sustainable synergies. This action will have long term impact upon the harmonization of Higher Education systems in Syria and the EU, thus decreasing the gap existing between the institutions of both sides and contributing to the recognition of the degrees delivered in Syrian HE institutions at the international level. The Avempace+ project can be viewed as a step towards the creation of a "Euro-Mediterranean higher Education area" aiming, along the lines of the Barcelona Declaration, at bringing stronger multiple cooperation between European Universities and Syria.

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