GEOBIZ is cross-regional Erasmus+ Key action 2 Capacity Building in Higher Education co-financed by European Commission.
The main aim of the GEOBIZ project is strengthening the capacity of academic institutions to better respond to the needs of the emerging geoinformatics industry in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova and Montenegro with emphasis on the following aspects
Establishing new and innovative forms of business-academia cooperation to support interaction in teaching/learning processes in geoinformatics.
Establishment of business-academia platform supporting excellence in geoinformatics.
Developing innovative teacher training programs and practical teaching/learning methodologies and content in technology-based courses in geoinformatics leaned on business-driven needs and experience.
Implementing state-of-the art techniques in geoinformatics teaching process.
Project planned activities and the expected results for target groups are:
New modern technologically advanced and on real business-driven problem-based cases designed geoinformatics courses will be designed, implemented and introduced in curriculum of partner universities enabling the students to gain advanced geoinformatics knowledge and skills required by business sector from new graduate entering industry.
Through participation in the project more than 50 teachers will undercome advanced geoinformatics training and supplemental education in specific geoinformatics topics, trained in practical case, theory and methodology. Further, purchased equipment will allow teachers to implement designed courses, and continuously work on their upgrade in cooperation with business sector.
Will profit from business-academia cooperation in several ways. Improve cooperation with academic sector, get another source of information, get access to student population and be in position to choose best students for their businesses, influence curriculum modernisation process in accordance to their needs and get partner in scientific and professional projects.
Geoinformatics and related professionals
Will get in first line who is building geoinformatics ecosystem in their country. Further, new sources and tools of communication and platform for cooperation with possibility to choose level of involvement.
On institutional level HEI’s involved in project will strengthen their internal capacities and gain higher attraction of the scholars for inscription in geoinformatics and related study programmes what is relevant issue for many HEI’s in Europe.
Governmental authorities, public administration and agencies
As a final and in Partner countries most important user of geoinformatics services and products this group of stakeholders in profiting with all components and results of the project.