MIGRATION, MISSION, ECONOMY
Herrnhut/Ochranov and its ethics in cross-cultural communication
Doba trvání projektu: 12. 08. 2019 - 31. 01. 2020
The project is another example of cross-border cooperation in the field of intercultural communication between the International University Institute (IHI) in Zittau / TU Dresden and the Faculty of Economics at the Technical University of Liberec and builds on previous joint projects on "International Management in Practice" (the winter semester 2017/18, workshop in Chrastava, the Czech Republic) and "Cultural and Economic Views of Interventions into Nature with a High Impact on Ecosystems" (winter semester 2018/19, workshop in IBZ St. Marienthal, Ostritz, Germany). This project turns to the issue of migration, with a focus on history, ethos, economic and missionary activities of the Moravian (Herrnhutian) Brethren in Herrnhut. After all, the Herrnhuters
(i.e. the Moravian Church, formally named the Unitas Fratrum) were based on religious communities created by the teachings of Czech reformer John Huss (Jan Hus) and John Amos Comenius (Jan Amos Komenský), the famous Moravian Protestant bishop, philosopher, educator and theologian. The Herrnhuters were forced to emigrate several times because of their conviction. They subsequently established communities around the world that linked missionary activity and the economy through a specific economic form. The Heernhut community served as an inspiration for participants to identify and explore others groups
of immigrants and to tell their narratives.
The culmination of the project documented here was, as in previous years, a joint workshop for students of both partner universities, this time in Herrnhut. In addition to information about the place (for example, a visit to the Ethnographic Museum explaining Herrnhut / Ochranov's worldwide missionary and economic activity and the church hall), the main part of the workshop consisted of working sessions in the small mixed German-Czech teams in order to finalize the projects, which were ultimately presented to the whole group
of participants on the last day of the workshop. The principal task had been to research a particular group of immigrants and to tell their story. The preparatory phase was considerably extended compared to previous years. Following the initial meeting in Liberec, the first seminar stage ensued during which the working groups began researching and developing their projects. The initial presentations of the projects in progress were coordinated through a joint videoconference, which was followed by the second seminar stage.
The results of the work in small groups were brilliantly thought-out, creative and sophisticated. A wide range of formats included documentary films, lectures and TV talk shows, with topics like Brexit or German-Czech postwar history all highlighting the importance of today's migration issues and their causes. Inspiration often came from the participants´ personal or family stories, which were expansively elaborated. This website aims to convey impressions from these active days and weeks spent creating and implementing the projects.
CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC VIEW OF INTERVENTIONS INTO NATURE WITH HIGH IMPACT ON ECOSYSTEMS - Case Study of an Open Cast Coal Mine in the German-Polish Border RegionPolish Border Region
Doba trvání projektu: 1. 10. 2018 - 29. 3. 2019
It builds on the implemented project International Management in Practice and it is a pilot activity for a future jointly accredited study programme of both involved universities, called INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT.
In addition to introductory presentations given by experts on the subject, the focus of the project is the joint work of mixed Czech-German teams. Furthermore, cross-border contacts will be enhanced through intercultural activities and subsequent entertainment. During a two-day seminar, the students of both ecologically oriented IHI disciplines and Economics at TU in Liberec should be addressed and interconnected by the topic of Intercultural Communication.
In order to prepare the seminar and document the results of the working groups, a joint educational online platform TU Dresden / IHI Zittau and TU Liberec will be established to provide future students and teachers of both universities with a transnational electronic learning platform and to facilitate the implementation of future joint projects.
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE
Doba trvání projektu: 1. 12. 2017 - 30. 4. 2018
The implementation of the project mediates - beyond the scope of higher education - mutual acquaintance of students of both partner institutions at a professional level. The three-day workshop with the topic INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE will be held as a practical part of a seminar that is taught at TU Dresden / IHI Zittau in the winter semester. The benefit of the project is the interconnection of a theoretical specific seminar with practical implementation in an international environment - with the participation of students from a neighbouring country. Through this platform, both project partners´students will be given space to be able to establish themselves scientifically.
Zusammenarbeit der Hochschulen in der ERN für die nachhaltige Entwicklung des tschechisch-polnischen Grenzgebietes
Doba trvání projektu: 1. 10. 2016 - 31. 7. 2017
Das Ziel des Projektes ist die Sensibilisierung der Studierenden beider Institutionen vor allem für regionale Fragen auf dem Gebiet des Unternehmens in der Grenzregion. Im Rahmen dieses gemeinsamen Workshops und von Exkursionen in landwirtschaftliche Firmen bzw. auf private Farmen und in kleine Firmen lernen die Studierenden das ökonomische und kulturelle Milieu des Fördergebietes kennen. Im Rahmen dieses Treffens wird die Bedeutung und der Vertrieb von regionalen Produkten sowie die Bedeutung des Familienunternehmens und der Gründung von kleinen Familienfarmen betont.
Support of students' presentations of original research
Doba trvání projektu: 4/2014 - 10/2014
This project improves the quality of academic education by enabling students of bachelor, master and PhD programs at Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic, to gain additional competencies useful in presentations of results of original research.
Students will have the opportunity to present the results of their research at the international graduate and postgraduate students conference in Jelenia Góra, Poland, where students of other colleges and universities united by the Academic Coordination Centre will also attend.
CATALOGUE - Design and Technology – Innovation for Euroregion Neisse-Nisa
Doba trvání projektu: 4/2014 – 7/2014
In the catalogue, there will be the Faculty of Textile Engineering of the Technical University of Liberec students´work included on the Czech side, while on the German side work of HS Zittau / Görlitz technical fields students´ work, particularly those from the Faculty of Architecture.
The catalogue is planned to be a part of two photo-openings, which will take place during 2014, held once in each country of the project partners.
The catalogue will be issued on the occasion of the jubilee conference held in Liberec in May 2014 - "Design and Technology - Innovation for Euroregion Neisse-Nisa".
Design and Technology - Innovation for the Euroregion Neisse-Nisa
Doba trvání projektu: 3/2014 – 2/2015
The presented project plan builds on the traditionally excellent cooperation between two universities in the Czech-Saxon border region – the Technical University of Liberec and the Hochschule Zittau / Görlitz.
In the frame of the project a joint international conference will be carried out. During the closing part of the conference participants´ meeting the best projects / bachelor graduates´ works (three from each university) will be further presented and awarded prizes. The presence of practitioners (companies managers and employers) and the participation of representatives of chambers of commerce at the conference will be of added value to participants´discussions, allowing to link theory with practice and transfer of information and know how.
The conference will come to a head with the opening / exhibition of common outputs.
This exhibition will be open to the public for 10 days.
ACC and technology transfer in the Euroregion Nisa-Nysa-Neiße
The project is planned to intensify scientific cooperation of institutions working in the Academic Coordination Centre in ERN and companies that will help in the long term projects and raising funds for joint research. Company profiles that implement the scientific cooperation in Poland and the Czech Republic are: production, industry and services, retail, healthcare, education. The Czech side has also conducted intensive cooperation with enterprises of textile and clothing industry. Conference proceedings will be sent to customers both on the Czech and Polish side.
The project´s activities will support the idea of bringing people closer together and understanding each other, follow up and deepen the existing cooperation between two Euroregional partners – The Technical University of Liberec and Karkonoska Państwowa Szkoła Wyższa w Jeleniej Górze.
Transnational Career Service
a transnational project TU v Chemnitz, TU v Liberci a UJEP v Ústí nad Labem
Under the heading "Careers without Borders" the Technical University of Chemnitz started
a transnational project for professional development of students in the Czech-Saxony border region. Partners participating in the project are the University of Jan Evangelista in Ustí nad Labem and the Technical University in Liberec through the Academic Coordination Centre.
The new ESF project "Transnational Career Service - boosting jobs for students and professionals" will expand the existing activities of the current "Career Service" in Chemnitz at the supranational level. Within two years, structures and offers should be jointly developed to enable students to join the workforce in the neighbouring countries.
In the project, students will be informed about local job opportunities through workshops
and excursions into companies, thus gaining deep insight into the culture and working environment in the neighbouring country. An important step is to create permanent advisory and information services at partner universities. Furthermore, Czech-German Career Days in Chemnitz, Liberec and Ustí nad Labem are being planned.
The Region´s Identity – Czech-German Workshop
Doba trvání projektu: 01. 04. 2011 - 31. 12. 2011
Within the frame of the project a university students´workshop will be held in Görlitz, Germany ((27. - 29. 10. 2011). Staying together, visiting cultural institutions, Saxon municipal exhibition Via regia and participating in joint workshop will enable students to identify with the region´s identity and to get to know its specifics in real surroundings.
The workshop will be designed in correspondence with the particular field of studies, based on the reality of structural changes of regional economies during the last two decades, and further analysing and describing the nature of this unique process and trying to predict possible future development of the region.
The project´s activities will support the idea of bringing people closer together and understanding each other, follow up and deepen the existing cooperation between two Euroregional partners – The Technical University of Liberec and Hochschule Zittau/ Görlitz.
Exchange of students and staff as well as common publications of KPSW JG and TUL
In the period May 2011 – April 2012 Technical University of Liberec (TUL) and Karkonosze State Higher School in Jelenia Góra together carry out a project Exchange of students and staff and joint publications of KPSW JG and TUL
One of the goals of the present European Policy is internationalization and harmonization of education in Europe. In respect to the above the main goal of the presented project is deepening and intensification of the existing international co-operation between universities in the Nisa-Nysa-Neiße Euroregion (ERN). Deepening of this co-operation mainly regards the co-operation in the framework of the Academic Co-ordination Centre in ERN.
In the framework of the project an exchange of students will be organized, in which about 30 students of pedagogy will take part. During the course of the project there are also meetings planned between the scientists and academic teachers from both universities. They will be taking place both in Jelenia Góra and in Liberec. In 2009 a similar exchange was carried out in the framework of the project Informative Website of Higher Education Institutions from Nisa-Nysa-Neisse Euroregion (ERN).
A further activity within the project are joint publications. One of them is ACC ACC JOURNAL: a scientific publication of higher education institutions in the Nisa-Nysa-Neisse Euroregion (ERN). Moreover, the project will make it possible to prepare and print materials, in the form of a booklet and leaflets, containing information about both universities. These materials will be used to promote the project and the participating institutions.
The project is co-financed by the European Union funds in the framework of the European Regional Development Fund and the national budget funding through Nisa-Nysa-Neiße Euroregion (ERN).
“Town´s Identity“ – Euroregional Meeting of University Students in ERN
Doba trvání projektu: 01. 03. – 30. 09. 2011
The aim of the project is organising a one-day international meeting in Liberec. The target group are mainly students of study branches that relate to economics, cultural management and international trade, but also students of social and scientific subjects.
Students will attend together a special lecture focused on Euroregional issues and prospects of border areas. Another part of the programme is a sightseeing tour of Liberec city centre guided by a renowned historian, and an excursion connected with the profile of the particular fields of study.
German students of HS Zittau/Görlitz "Kultur und Management" will take part, the Czech side will be represented by students of the Faculty of Economics of TUL studying "International Trade".
The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Czech and Polish Part of the Euroregion Nisa
The aim of this project is to enable, via lectures, Czech and Polish students of the Technical University of Liberecand the Wroclaw University of Economics (EU) to gain up-to-date information on job offers on Czech and Polish jobmarkets. The lectures will focus on problems which arose with the onset of the financial and economic crisis. Thelectures will be given by experts from the Technical University of Liberec, and representatives of the Labour Officein Liberec. Students that wish to share their experience with these job markets can also take part and appear. Notonly will the lectures concentrate on the general impact of the crisis on job markets in the world and the CzechRepublic, but they will also concentrate on particular exposures of the crisis on the job market in the EuroregionNisa.
University Studies Network in the Euroregion Nisa
Doba trvání projektu: 1. 10. 2009 - 31. 8. 2010
Universities participate actively in the development of the Euroregion Nisa. The current activities of the ACC aim mainly at the creation of the European Higher education area (EHEA) within the Bologna process. Apart from the joint development of study disciples mainly within the University Nisa, another significant issue is the demand for University graduates and their influence on the labour market of the Euroregion Nisa (ERN).
The project consists of three stages.
- A study into the situation of the graduates from the PhD studies at the ERN labour market – this project part is an extension of the questionnaire research and an analysis in this field, which was already dealt with in the Polish and Czech parts of the ERN.
- Designing a web presentation on study opportunities at universities in the ERN – it assists universities in attracting more students, and also to students who need information on study chances at university institutions in all parts of the ERN.
- Organising a conference called "University Studies Network in the Euroregion Nisa" – this part crowns the whole project and is a tool for an evaluation of the reached results and for identification of future priorities in the cooperation of University institutions in the ERN.
The Lead Partner of the project is the Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz; project partner is the Technical University in Liberec (ACC).
The International Educational Platform for Machine Engineering in the Euroregion Nisa
Doba trvání projektu: 1. 10. 2009 - 30. 6. 2010.
In the Czech and German parts of the Euroregion Nisa (ERN) two important schools providing machine engineering education for more than 3,000 students have existed many years. Both of these educational institutions provide classes of the same or rather similar disciplines guaranteed by significant specialists from both countries. In many cases these are experts of European or international importance.
Within the project an international educational platform for machine engineering in the Euroregion Nisa will be created with a focus on building a structure of equivalent specialisations, defining their guarantors and establishing the educational modules. It should be done in such a way that as many students as possible in both parts of the Euroregion Nisa can be educated. During the project length, partner institutions will select educational focuses which are topical and significant for machine engineering.
The teaching scheme will utilise a highly efficient modular form to minimise the time demands on both students and lecturers. Lecturers will be recruited among the senior teachers from partner universities and among the top specialists in the practical field. The working languages are expected to become Czech, German, or English. Individual educational modules will utilise support tools in the forms of textbooks and data presentations. Graduates from these modules will obtain a certificate of the partner institutions.
The aim of the project is to prepare students for their future profession and their successful self-fulfilment in a demanding specialisation such as machine engineering is.The lead partner is the Technical University of Liberec (ACC), project partner is the Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz.
Ecological Usage of Energy Sources in the Euroregion Nisa. Biomass in Practice.
Doba trvání projektu: 1. 1. - 30. 6. 2010
This project focuses on educational activities, directed mainly at University students from both Czech and German parts of the Euroregion Nisa. Yet, it may also be useful for anybody interested in this topic on both sides of the border.
It comprises two intensive (three-day) seminars where Czech and German experts will present the most topical information on renewable energy sources to the target group of audience. The sub-topics included will be: biomass, planting fast-growing tree species, usage of solar energy, and implementation of wind mill parks, environment protection, and also discussion of economic issues directly linked to utilization of energy sources.
Lead partner is the Technical University of Liberec (ACC), project partner is Internationales Hochschulinstitut Zittau (IHI).
Information Portal of HEIs in the Euroregion Nisa
Doba trvání projektu: 1. 5. 2009 - 30. 4. 2010
Project Information Portal of HEIs in the Euroregion Nisa consists of activities developing the current excellent cooperation among all institutions in the ERN; it will lead towards an even more precise and effective exchange of information on various events. The up-to-date and flexible portal will enable an immediate exchange of information on events held at individual institutions (seminars, conferences, competitions, disclosures of research results to the general public, information on projects, etc.) This will not only enable developing a higher level of current cooperation, but it will lead to establishing new contacts.
Project partners are the ACC and the Karkonosze College in Jelenia Gora.
Target group consists of teachers, researchers, students and PhD. students in the Euroregion Nisa.
Objective is to create a tool for exchange of up-to-date information among partner institutions in the ERN to increase the level of knowledge of individua partners about the others.
As a part of the project of Gründerakademie der Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (in the role of the lead partner) and the ACC (in the role of the project partner), a competition on graphics has been announced. Its focus is: neue freiheit.grenzenlos/(new freedom without borders).
Conditions and deadlines
The whole project is financed from the Fund of micro-projects under the ERDF 2007-2013 Target 3 (Czech Republic - Saxony) in the Euroregion Nisa and its time frame is July-December 2009.
The project´s part is also the workshop taking place at Jizerka on 23-28 September, 2009
Target group: students and graduates (up to 5 years after graduation) from German, Czech and Polish HEIs specialising in arts, architecture, design, photograph and artistic education.
Graduates from PhD studies and their situation at the Euroregion labour market
Doba trvání projektu: 1/2009 - 12/2009
The aim of the project is to find out what conditions and motivation factors are available for graduates and potential PhD students in the ERN. The project aims at formulation of answers to questions about motivation of University students for their further education. Through the usage of a questionnaire survey, the project authors will find out what expectations PhD. programme students have for their application of their education in practice and where they see their future. Questions focusing on the employers aim at finding if and what they are willing to offer to such graduates in comparison to graduates from other University study programmes. Various types of companies in the Czech and Polish parts of the ERN will be addressed in order to build a databank of information suitable for further processing. To achieve a high level of validity, a really representative sample of respondents must be approached.