Erasmus+ Capacity Building – Irish organisations to share nearly €8m

Gerry O'Sullivan

Posted: 14 August, 2018

Eight higher education institutions are part of successful bids under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building Action in the results announced by the EC under the 2018 Selection.

A total of €7,841,301 has been awarded to projects involving UCD, UCC, UL, DCU, TCD, DIT, LIT, IADT, Universal Systems Ltd.,  and Warnborough College Ltd.

Commenting on the announcement Gerry O’Sullivan, Head of International Education at the HEA said “the latest awards continue the consistent performance of Irish HEIs under this action. Projects like those supported play a considerable part in advancing the higher education systems in emerging economies.  Participation will also expand international awareness of the excellence of Ireland’s higher education system in the countries that are partners in the projects”.  

874 eligible applications were received and the 11 projects with Irish partners were part of a total of 147 applications approved for EU funding.

Capacity-building Projects are transnational co-operation projects based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions (HEIs) from Programme and eligible Partner Countries. They can also involve non-academic partners to strengthen the links with society and business and to reinforce the systemic impact of the projects.

See video below of sample project in Jordan.

The next call deadline will be in February 2019.

The National Agency at the HEA is holding an Info Day in early November in Dublin to promote opportunities under this initiative.  Further details in due course.

Higher Education Institution/OrganisationProject TitleLead Co-ordinatorCountryFunding Allocated (€)
University College DublinENhancing female entrePRENeurship in InDIA (ENPRENDIA)Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology India981,676
Universal Learning Systems Ltd.Teaching English as Foreign Language in Palestinian HEIs: An e-Learning Initiative that Bridges Educational and Socio-Political GapsAl-Quds Open UniversityPalestine929,151
University of LimerickIntegrated Approach to STEM Teacher TrainingLinkopings UniversitetSweden926,229
University College CorkTowards the Enhancement and Harmonisation of HEis Quality Assurance in Haiti in response to National and International developmentsUniversidad de AlicanteSpain868,231
Limerick Institute of TechnologyDeveloping services for Individuals with DisabilitiesUniversitatea Transilvania Din BrasovRomania991,106
Warnborough College LimitedProfessional Development of Vocation Education Teachers with European PracticesJyvaskylan Ammattikorkeakoulu Finland983,138
Trinity College DublinStrengthening of National Research Capacity on Policy, Conflict Resolution, and ReconciliationArab American University Private Stock CompanyPalestine515,701
Dublin Institute of TechnologyBuilding the future of Latin America: engaging women into STEMUniversidad de SalamancaSpain862,268
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and TechnologyJournalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity and ProfessionalismBath Spa UniversityUnited Kingdom802,970
Dublin City UniversityEmpowering Vietnamese VET Teachers for Transformation towards Education 4.0Hameen Ammattikorkeakoulu OyFinland909,982
University College DublinMSc course in Food Processing and InnovationUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaMalaysia999,055

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