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LiepU starts implement ESF project in LiepU specialization areas
27/11/2018

At the beginning of November 2018 the agreement has been concluded between Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA) and Liepaja University on realization of the European Social Fund project.


Project title: European Social Fund project No. 8.2.2.0/18/I/003 “The perfection of academic staff of Liepaja University in the areas of strategic specialization – speech therapy, preschool education and primary education”.

 

The objective of the project is to improve the knowledge and skills of the academic staff of Liepaja University, to promote the involvement of doctoral students and foreign academic staff in academic work and scientific research in the areas of strategic specialization – speech therapy, preschool education and primary education in order to ensure the quality of the content in these areas, renewal of academic staff and expansion of the partnership networks.

 

During the implementation of the project the activities for improvement of competencies of academic staff of the study direction “Education, Pedagogy and Sport” are planned in the following areas:

1) professional internships of academic staff in educational institutions;

2) perfection of professional English language skills;

3) organization of specialized training for development of academic staff’s leadership potential, strengthening its ability to cooperate with the industry.

 

Significant place in the project is for the involvement of doctoral students and foreign academic staff members in academic work and scientific research in the areas of strategic specialization of the study direction “Education, Pedagogy and Sport”.

 

The implementation of the project contributes to the professional development of the academic staff of Liepaja University promoting its engagement in the development of qualitatively new study programs, developing better linking with the actual practice of educational institutions, strengthening the ability to work more effectively in an international environment and in the areas of strategic specialization.

 

The project activities related to involvement of doctoral students ensure the engagement of young scientists in Liepaja University. It contributes to the positive change in the age structure of academic staff (succession and renewal), promotes balance in the ratio of elected and guest faculty members, and reduces the shortage of skilled and professional academic staff members in the future.

 

The project activities related to the involvement of foreign academic staff are expanding the academic and research collaboration network. Foreign lecturers, ensuring development of comprehensive study courses and lecturing, can offer new theoretical perspectives and teaching methods, helping to understand global contexts and developments, as well as contributing to the strengthening of sustainable partnerships.

 

Project implementation period: October 2018 till September 2022.