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Afternoon programme for Coimbra Group Task Forces on 11 June.
Venue: Academy Building, Broerstraat 5

Seminars Speaker(s) and Chair Room

Global Connections – how MOOCs and Virtual Exchange can reshape teaching and learning in the 21st Century (13.30 - 16.00)

eLearning offers opportunities for international, intercultural and interdisciplinary learning which can strengthen universities “Internationalisation at home” strategies. This workshop will explore two aspects of eLearning, enabled by the increasing ubiquity of internet connectivity and communications technologies: MOOCs and Virtual Exchange/Mobility. The eLearning task force has invited experts in the field of MOOCs (Hamish MacLeod) and Virtual Exchange (Shamil Idriss) to provide an overview of the key aspects of both these approaches, comparing and contrasting the affordances of each. These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from Coimbra Group Universities and a questions and answer session. This will be an ideal opportunity to explore the implication of each approach for universities in the coming years.

About the speakers:
Shamil Idriss, CEO of Soliya and founding partner in the Exchange 2.0 Coalition will address the trends that make it inevitable that virtual exchange and mobility programs will grow rapidly in coming years and the key steps required to help ensure that this development contributes to key educational goals and priorities.
Hamish MacLeod, is a Senor Lecturer within the Institute of Education, Community and Society and Programme Selector for the MSc. His research and teaching interests are in the psychology of computer use, particularly the applications of information technology in teaching and learning an in game-informed approaches. Part of this activities within the TLA over recent years has been in support of the University’s IT Literace Programme, and he has recently worked on a number of Principal’s E-learning Fund research and development projects. He taught for many years in the University’s Department of Psychology and still retains close links with colleagues there.


Francesca Helm, University of Padova
Iain Mac Labhrainn, National University of Ireland, Galway


Hamish Macleod, University of Edinburg
Shamil Idriss, CEO of Soliya and founding member of the Exchange 2.0 Campaign

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Thinking with Brazil (13.30 - 16.00)

This workshop will address questions regarding collaboration between CG and Brazil, focusing specifically in the potentialities of this collaboration. The idea is to demonstrate the state of art of Brazilian Studies within the CG institutions. The aim of this workshop is to clearly identify the strengths, the weakness and the possibilities of development of this area of studies in the agenda of CG, in order to engage more members into a deep academic dialogue with Brazil.


Filomena Marques de Carvalho, University of Coimbra


Vinicius de Carvalho, University of Aarhus
Roberto di Vecchi, University of Bologna
Charlotte Cleghorn, University of Edinburgh

Faculty room Arts

Researcher Recruitment Policies (13.30 - 16.00)

Recruitment policies will be introduced by Riita Pyykkö and Peter van der Hijden from the perspective of a university and the European Union respectively. The policies of Coimbra Group Universities will be discussed during the workshop.


Jean-Marie Pincemin


Riita Pyykkö, Vice-rector of the University of Turku
Peter van der Hijden, formerly DG Research

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An exemplary case of participatory learning: Coimbra Group Winterschool in Khartoum, Sudan (13.30 - 15.00)

In January 2014 the ACP Task Force organized a Winter School on U rban Changes and Social Dynamics in Africa with participants from Coimbra Group universities, Sudanese and East African students and staff. In this workshop the approach and learning methodologies of this intensive programme will be discussed.


Pieter Boele van Hensbroek, University of Groningen


Pierpaolo Faggi, University of Padova (Winter School coordinator)

Faculty room Economics and Business

Tuning Educational Structures in Europe (13.30 - 15.00)


Regine van Groningen, University of Groningen


Robert Wagenaar, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, University of Groningen

A 7

The international dimension of Erasmus+ (15.15 - 16.00)

Coimbra Group universities have always been very active both in mobility programmes (LLP/Erasmus & Erasmus Mundus) as well as in projects aiming at University Management and Capacity Building (e.g. TEMPUS). They have cooperated amongst each other as CG partners, but also in larger consortia with other EU and non-EU partners. The EU funding schemes for Higher Education are now all incorporated in the Erasmus+ programme. CG members and the regional task forces are looking for opportunities to cooperate and wish to prepare for the cooperation actions with partner countries. In this workshop, a representative of the Dutch Erasmus+ National Agency will present the information currently available and give an overview of possibilities for cooperation with partner countries.


Regine van Groningen, Erasmus coordinator, University of Groningen


Madalena Pereira, NUFFIC

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