October 10, 2014 Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives held the Final conference on the results of the international project on structural measures of the TEMPUS program «Internationalization in Central Asia and the Eastern Neighbouring Area » (ICAEN).
The conference was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, representatives of higher education institutions from Spain, Scotland, Georgia, Tajikistan, Belarus, faculty and staff of BTEU. The representatives of partner universities presented their reports on the results of the ICAEN project implementation.
The consortium members have agreed to continue the academic and scientific cooperation in the framework of the new projects of the ERASMUS + program.
May 26-30, 2014 Rector of the University Professor, Doctor of Economics Lebedzeva S. N. and first Vice-rector PhD in Economics Misnikova L.V. made a visit to Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh). During the visit they had a meeting with Institutional Exchanges Coordinator of Heriot-Watt University and Director of External Programmes in the School of Management and Languages. They discussed all suggestions, they as well learned the information explained by the Director of External Programmes concerning the network of Approved Learning Partners (ALP) that Heriot-Watt operates for their own external programmes. Rector Lebedzeva S.N. took part in a conference of course leaders in the frames of the network of Approved Learning Partners. Rector and first Vice-rector of BTEU had an opportunity to meet some of people who work with Heriot-Watt University in other countries, to get the idea of how Heriot-Watt University builds their relationships. In the course of the talks, it was concluded that the model of international cooperation in the UK is quite different in many respects to that used by Universities in other European countries.
May 14-18, 2014 a delegation visit from BTEU to Tajik State University of Commerce took place. The visit was headed by Rector of the University, Professor, Doctor of Economics Lebedzeva S. N. The delegation included PhD in Economics, Associate Professor Tsimashenka M.V., Head of Department of World and National
Ecomomics and Valynets T.P, Head of International Relations Department. They participated in the II International Research and Practical conference "Tendencies
of development of economy and higher education in the conditions of globalization", as well as in a working meeting of partner HEIs of the consortium of “Internationalization
in Central Asia and Eastern Neighbouring Area” (ICAEN). During the stay the Rector of the University Lebedzeva S. N visited Union "Tajikmatlubot" by the invitation of
the Chairman of the Board of the Republican Union of Consumer Societies of Tajikistan Valiyev S. H.
March 31, 2014 a quarterly Coordination Videoconference was held in the frames of the TEMPUS project “Internationalization in Central Asia and Eastern Neighbouring Area” (ICAEN). The videoconference took place under the chairmanship of the project coordinator of the University of Seville (Spain) – Miguel Angel Adame Martinez with the participation of partner HEIs representatives.
During the videoconference the partners discussed the upcoming activities according to the working plan of the third year of project implementation.
March 11-13, 2014 a working meeting of the administrators of Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives and representatives of the educational program "Tourism Management" of Haute Ecole Charlemagne (Liege, Belgium) took place.
During the meeting the curricula and educational plans of the named program and the specialty "Economics and Management at the Enterprise" in the specialization "Economics and Management at Service Enterprise" were studied, as well as the possible variants for issuing double diplomas for Belarusian students were discussed. A preliminary agreement on creating ofa joint consortium within the frames of Erasmus+ programme was reached. The possibility of the meeting was provided in frames of implementation of the project "Internationalization in Central Asia and Eastern Neighbouring Area" - ICAEN of TEMPUS IV programme by partner HEIs.
February 20, 2014 A delegation of represenatatives of the University of Seville (Spain) visited Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives in the frames of the TEMPUS Project "Internationalization in Central Asia and Eastern Neighbouring Area" - ICAEN. During the visit the documents necessary for organization and conducting the English courses for teachers and staff of the University were agreed.
December 13, 2013 At the University of Seville (Spain) Agreement of cooperation was signed between partner-universities of the consortium of ICAEN project "Internationalization in Central Asia and the Eastern Neighbouring Area" of TEMPUS IV Programme. Agreement was signed by the rectors of the University of Seville, Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives, Tbilisi State University, Gori Pedagogical University, Tajik State University of Commerce and vice-rectors of Haute Ecole Charlemagne (Belgium), Belarusian State Economics University, Tajik Technical University. Signing of Agreement involves the creation of an academic network of universities under which they will share their skills and experience on internationalization and on other activities of universities. Members of the consortium will continue informing each other about international and national events and opportunities of participating in educational and research projects.
In particular members of the meeting were proposed to work out two new areas of joint work:
1. Economic profile that is associated with the training of specialists in the field of economics and management in universities of different countries.
2. Chemical and biological profile that is associated with the development of transplantation.
November 28, 2013 Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives held an international seminar on "Raising Standards in Teaching/Learning through internationalization" in the frames of the TEMPUS Project "Internationalization in Central Asia and Eastern Neighbouring Area" - ICAEN.
The seminar was attended by professor of law of the University of Seville (Spain), project coordinator Miguel Angel Adame Martinez, translator of the International Relations Department of the University of Seville Rafael Wagner Parets, vice Rector for International Relations of the Tajik State University of Commerce Zarrina Kadyrova, dean of World Economics and Law Department of TSUC Farhod Sharopov as well as by academic and administrative staff of BTEU. During the seminar all the participants had the opportunity to not only see the presentations of the collegues from Spain on the approach to internationalization on case of TEMPUS ICAEN, implementation of language plan at the University of Seville, but as well to take part in cooperation by asking questions and getting satisfactoty answers. Besides, the participants themselves were looking for the answers to the questions: Internationalization of higher education - what is it?; Internationalization of research - what is it?
Reportage of the First City Channel on the held Seminar you can watch following the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuWKanwTF_w&feature=youtu.be
July 01, 2013 Round Table "Internationalization: results obtained and development prospects" took place in BTEU.RT was arranged in the frames of the TEMPUS Project "Internationalization in Central Asia and Eastern Neighbouring Area" - ICAEN. Vice-rectors coordinating international activities, Heads of IRDs, and Deans for work with international students from 5 Gomel Universities took part in the event. The main aim of the RT was to create awareness among higher education employees about obtained results of the Project and to give consideration to internationalization in region.
February 25, 2013 the Seminar on "Policy and strategy of internationalization in the Universities" took place in Tajik Technical University (Dushanbe). The seminar was held in the framework of the Tempus project "Internationalization in Central Asia and the Eastern Neighbouring Area."
Two representatives from each university participated in the seminar.
BTEU was represented by Misnikova L., Vice-Rector on Educational and Methodical Work and Deshchenya S., Head of the Strategic Planning and Analysis.
Deshchenya S. introduced the university experience on the development of strategic plans and assessment of their implementation. Misnikova L. focused on the strategic plan of the international activities of the University.
Besides common approaches to the creation of internationalization network among the universities of Tajikistan, Georgia and Belarus were discussed at the Seminar.
October 25, 2012 the 3rd Videoconference was held within the Project on Internationalization in Central Asia and Eastern Neighbouring Area (ICAEN) within TEMPUS IV programme with the participation of the beneficiary institutionsions. It was chaired by the coordinating institution - the University of Seville (Spain). From Belarusian side a virtual meeting was attended by two universities - Belarusian State Economic University and Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives. The participants discussed the results of the implementation of the activities of the 1st year of the project work plan of the 2nds year. Agreed upon timing and place of the Steering Committee Session.
August 12-28, 2012 the visit of the representative of the Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives to Edinburgh (Scotland) and Liege (Belgium) for the improvement of preofessional skills and the passage of courses of intensive studying of English language in the framework of project realization «Internationalization in Central Asia and Eastern Neighboring Area» within TEMPUS program took place. During the visit practical skills of possession of English language for the purpose of active participation in the international activity of university and expansion of network contacts in the framework of research work with foreign universities were improved; the algorithm of adjustment of the international relations of Harriott Watt University with new partners, approaches to planning of projects of the international cooperation were studied.
July 09-13, 2012 the visit of the representatives of the university in Tbilisi (Georgia) in the framework of the project "Internationalization in Central Asia and Eastern Neighboring Area" under Tempus program took place.
The methodologists of International Relations Department took part in the seminar "The treaties on international cooperation and development of network contacts," which was held on the basis of TbilisiState University. During the work the questions of teaching and student's mobility, and also the problems connected with the organization of the academic mobility between the partner universities were considered. The structure and the features of the organization of work of International Relations Department of TSU, and also conducting of contractual work in the framework of the international cooperation were studied.
May 3, 2012 the 2nd Videoconference was held within the Project on Internationalization in Central Asia and the Eastern Neighboring Area (ICAEN) within TEMPUS IV Program with the participation of the beneficiary institutions. It was chaired by the coordinating institution – the University of Seville (Spain). From the Belarusian side, a virtual meeting was attended by two universities –and Belarusian StateEconomic University, Belarusian Trade and Economic University of Consumer Cooperatives. The participants discussed the planned activities and agreed upon the timing, subjects and practical issues of workshops and trainings to be held during the second half-year of 2012:
-Organization and Management of International Relations Offices (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) – June 10-13, 2012
-International Cooperation Agreements and Network (Tbilisi, Georgia) – July 1-4, 2012
-Practical Language Training of IR staff (Edinburgh, Scotland) – August 13-28, 2012
-Funding opportunities of Cooperation Programmes. Preparation of Strategic Plan of Internationalisation (Minsk, Belarus) – September 27-28, 2012.
The outcomes of the Videoconference and photos are presented on the project website http://tempusicaen.ning.com
January 15-21, 2012 Vice-rector for Academic and Methodical Work Lyudmila Misnikova and Head of International Relations Department Tatsiana Valynets visited the University of Seville (Spain) andInHolland University (Netherlands) within the TEMPUS project on Internationalization in Central Asia and Eastern Neighborhood Area (ICAEN). They studied with the activity of IRD, Library, Department for Orientation of International Students, Technical Department of Secretariat of the Philological Faculty, Research Department, etc.
They took part in the following trainings:
- Management of international contacts and cooperation agreements;
- Management of international projects;
- Funding of international projects;
- Role of libraries in internationalization.
They also studied the experience of implementing strategic international contacts at the University of InHolland (Netherlands).The experience of foreign universities shows that internationalization of universities is carried out in the following areas:
- Drawing up a strategic plan of internationalization.
- Mobility of teachers and students.
- Export of educational services.
- Participation of the university in international programs and projects.- Providing an internationalization component in the educational programs of universities.
October 15, 2011 the Project on Internationalization in Central Asia and the Eastern Neighboring Area (ICAEN) within TEMPUS IV Program was launched.
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