1.7m Euro funding awarded to Department of Biomedical Sciences to develop innovative teaching technologies in Europe
Biomedical Sciences 25 October 2013
The University of Westminster team will lead an international consortium of academics at HEIs from France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine on two projects to develop innovative teaching and learning technologies for life sciences and medicine in ex-Soviet Europe. The first project involves developing virtual laboratories as training platforms, the second will concentrate on curriculum and training in haematology.
Building on the success of being awarded the Times Higher Education award for International Collaboration of the Year in 2012, the team will be funded for three years starting from December 2013. "We are delighted with this award," said Dr Porakishvili, "as it will also provide us with the opportunity to contribute significantly to the University’s ‘Learning Futures’ initiative, particularly in the themes of internationalisation and blended learning."
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