EUROPE: EU funding for European Neighbourhood, Russia

The European Commission last week announced new funding to boost higher education projects and improve teaching across the European Neighbourhood and Russia, writes Eugene Eteris for the Baltic Course. It will allocate EUR47 million (US$67 million) under the Tempus programme.

The new funding will improve teaching, learning methods and teaching material, as well as boost quality assurance and management of higher education institutions in the partner countries.

The decision, reached in Brussels on 5 July, will also enable enhanced networking and joint projects and partnerships to be set up between higher education institutions in the EU and the neighbourhood countries. The money allocated under Tempus will support some 60 multilateral partnerships aiming at modernising curricula, teaching methods and management of colleges, schools and universities in the region.
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