Lapland UAS receives funding for two Erasmus+ partnership projects
The partnership projects support the internationalisation and high quality of European higher education.
The Finnish National Agency for Education has made its selections in the funding calls for Erasmus+ partnership projects, which ended in May 2021.
Higher education institutes submitted 34 applications, and funding will be provided for 13 projects, two of which come from Lapland UAS. The Erasmus+ programme is inclusive, green and digital, values that are also fostered in the confirmed partnership projects. Lapland UAS received Erasmus+ funding for its projects Creating and Implementing Education for Sustainable High-End Tourism throughout Europe (SUHET) and Sustainable Entrepreneurship for Climate Action (SECA).
The SUHET project develops luxury travel, among other things, based on MOOC coaching. Its project partners are the University of Maribor in Slovenia, the European Centre for Quality in Bulgaria, Erasmus Brussels University in Belgium, and La Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain.
The SECA project creates guidance material for companies in the form of a digital work as a stepping stone towards more sustainable activities and to create ideas for ecological business models. Its project partners are Turiba University in Latvia and Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
The Responsibility in Business and Services expertice group at Lapland UAS is responsible for the planning and implementation of both projects.
The other selected projects cover themes ranging from veterinary medicine to art and ethical food production, and from the use of AI in teaching and learning to the development of digital pedagogy.
The applicants included 21 different higher education institutes and one other organisation. A total of EUR 3.9 million of funding was granted. The total amount of funding applied for was roughly EUR 10.8 million. The projects are coordinated by nine different higher education institutes, but other organisations such as associations, companies, research institutions, and foundations are also participating in them. The two-to-three-year projects will start between November 2021 and February 2022.
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