GEOBIZ is cross-regional Erasmus+ Key action 2 Capacity Building in Higher Education co-financed by European Commission.

Project objectives:

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.

Expected results

Project planned activities and the expected results for target groups are:
HEI students
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.
HEI teachers
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.
Geoinformatics companies
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.
HEI’s providing geoinformatics (and related) studies
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.

Work packages and task groups

WP 1: Analysis of present business-academia ecosystem (preparation)
  • Task 1.1 – Survey of business and user needs in geoinformatics
  • Task 1.2 – Survey on business-academia cooperation practices
  • Task 1.3 – Geoinformatics curriculum analysis and comparison with EU models
WP 2: Model, courses, knowledge & preconditions development (development)
  • Task 2.1 Business-academia cooperation model design
  • Task 2.2 Developing innovative business-problem based cases
  • Task 2.3 Geoinformatics courses (practical part) design
  • Task 2.4 Geoinformatics LLL courses design
  • Task 2.5 Training of teachers
  • Task 2.6 Acquisition of equipment
WP 3: Cooperation & courses implementation (development)
  • Task 3.1 Establishment of business-academia cooperation platform in geoinformatics
  • Task 3.2 Implementation of developed courses in study programs
  • Task 3.3 Piloting developed courses at partner universities
  • Task 3.4 Piloting developed LLL courses
  • Task 3.5 Evaluation of piloted courses
  • Task 3.6 Establishment of inter-partner geoinformatics problem-based cases repository
WP 4: Quality control & evaluation (quality plan)
  • Task 4.1 Establishment of internal work quality standards & procedures
  • Task 4.2 Quality assessment and evaluation
  • Task 4.3 External independent monitoring evaluations
WP 5: Dissemination & exploitation of project results (dissemination & exploitation)
  • Task 5.1 Communication Plan and establishment of project website and social media
  • Task 5.2 Maintenance of project website, social media and newsletter
  • Task 5.3 Dissemination and Exploitation Plan
  • Task 5.4 D&E material production and activities
  • Task 5.5 Organisation of business-academia workshops
WP 6: Project management and sustainability (management)
  • Task 6.1 Project management structure establishment
  • Task 6.2 Project management, administration and monitoring
  • Task 6.3 Project financial management
  • Task 6.4 Progress and final report to EACEA and financial audit
  • Task 6.5 Project sustainability

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