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UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management

The UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management (CUDU) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) supports and participates in various national and international projects. He currently collaborates in the following projects:

List of the current projects


Project aTM (598111-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP): Promoting Modern Talent Management Practices in Asian Higher Education institutions

The overall aim of the aTM projects it to improve the activities and processes that involve the systematic attraction, identification, development, engagement, retention and deployment of those employees which are of particular value to Asian HEI in order to create strategic sustainable success.

Coordinador: Prof. Eva Gallardo-Gallardo (UPC)



Project WP@ELAB (598929-EPP-1-2018-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP): World Pendulum Alliance

The main goal of the project is to improve the quality of higher education, in the fields of mathematics, sciences and ICT, by promoting the uptake and use of Remote Experiments in the context of education. In order to achieve this objective the project will be deploying the first global network of remote experiments: the World Pendulum, which will act as a simple and attractive stepping stone for using Remote Experiments by teachers and students.

Coordinador: Prof. Eva Gallardo-Gallardo (IST, Lisbon, Portugal)



Project WELCOME (573655-EPP-1-2016-1ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP): Towards Incoming International University Communities

WELCOME project will carry out a study on the level of Internationalisation of Kazakhstani and Chinese universities, incoming university stakeholders’ indicators, and marketing actions; create a portal of Kazakhstani & Chinese Universities for Internationalisation;  establish Service-Oriented International Relations Offices;  train the International Relations managers and staff; develop and implement Strategic & Marketing plan for internationalisation on the institutional level.

Coordinator: Prof. Vicenc Fernandez (UPC)



Project ROAD (574243-EPP-1-2016-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP): Regional Objectives of Administrative Development

ROAD project will enhance local development strategy of Kyrgyz and Turkmen civil servants through improving their competencies by creating a face to face and virtual training and counselling campus and some recommendations for sustainable development.

Coordinator: Marta Pile (IST, Lisbon, Portugal)



Project BOOST (573975-EPP-1-2016-1-AM-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP): Boosting Armenian Universities 

BOOST Project has as a overall aim to foster and promote further internationalization of Armenian Higher Education through development of national and institutional policy framework and tools.

Coordinator: Ms. Kristina Tsaturyan (ASPU, Armenia)



List of the completed projects


Project SUCTI (2016-1-ES01-KA203-025646): Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation

SUCTI project aims at empowering administrative staff by providing them with knowledge and skills related to their university’s internationalisation process. Administrative staff represent the backbone of universities, and if they are convinced of the importance and added value of internationalisation they can become genuine change agents. In this way, they can make a key contribution to the overall objective of the project which is to transform the internal mindset of universities and enable them to become truly internationalised institutions.

Coordinator: Marina Casals (URV, Tarragona, Spain)



Project MIND (561539-EPP-1-2015-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP): Management, Innovation, Development

The general aims of this project, which working area is the Central Asian Republics, are strengthen the stability of Central Asian universities and to improve the attractiveness of the educational programs, and keeping improving and developing education process in Central Asian countries by sharing best practices with teachers and students.

Coordinator: Sara Rebollo (ULPFG, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)