Project partners



Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Paris 1 is responsible for the overall coordination, in particular the financial and administrative management of the project. They are also responsible for maintaining and monitoring project plans, organizing consortium and steering committee meetings and documenting and following up important actions and decisions.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)

Links will be created between the BLOOM hub and KU Leuven’s digital infrastructure. KU Leuven will test the BLOOM hub to see how the hub can support the development of new activities within the UNA Europa alliance.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) leads the Policy Cluster, consisting of 6 Ministries of Higher Education and the Erasmus Student Network. DAAD’s main responsibility is the coordination of the OpenU Policy Dialogue, which includes the organisation of six high-level authorities’ meetings - one in each of the Ministries’ countries - and the provision of public webinars on current developments in the field of digital higher education on the European level. The formulation of policy recommendations for national and European policy levels supports the project’s aim of evidence-based policy making.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

As partner in the Policy Cluster, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) contributes to the Policy Dialogue by offering their national perspective and expertise in the field of digitalisation in higher education. They provide links to relevant national initiatives and German higher education institutions. Together with the other partners in the Policy Cluster, BMBF’s main responsibility is to monitor the development of the BLOOM hub and to formulate recommendations on its implementation.

Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)

Freie Universität Berlin will contribute by creating links between the OpenU BLOOM hub and the HEI specific digital infrastructure, as well as facilitating the implementation of a middleware instance towards the roll out in the UNA Europa network. Furthermore, Freie Universität Berlin will apply the online hub as well as its functionalities and methodologies in the development of close-knit cooperation activities within the UNA Europa network and enable the analysis of their impact.

Universität Potsdam 

The University of Potsdam has the role of the evaluator of the field trials and will therefore lead the evaluation work package for the implementation of the hub and the activities conducted in the experimentation cluster. The researchers will design and carry out the evaluation protocol and will derive input for the policy recommendations from this. Furthermore, the University of Potsdam will contribute to the implementation work package.

Ministry of science, innovation and universities

The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation will contribute to the discussion, and define what may be expected from openU, the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders. In addition, the ministry will serve as a link between other national projects in the field of digital higher education, as well as to Spaninsh HEIs. The ministry will also support disseminating the results of the project to a wide and diverse range of stakeholders and interested parties.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

The UCM will mainly contribute by creating the links between OpenU and their HEI specific digital infrastructure. They will also experiment with the hub and test how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 6 universities. 

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

UPM will mainly contribute to testing how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 4 universities, following a research based approach and focusing on inter-university activities in line with the Priority Actions for the Open-U project.

Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l'Innovation (MESRI)

MESRI will contribute to the discussion, and defining what may be expected from OpenU, the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders. In addition, the ministry will serve as a link between other national projects in the field of digital higher education, as well as to French HEIs. 

Université de Rennes 1 (UR1)

UR1 will mainly contribute to testing how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 4 universities, following a research based approach and focusing on inter-university activities in line with the Priority Actions for the Open-U project.

University of Bologna

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, as a HEI partner, will contribute to OpenU by creating the links between the BLOOM platform and its own digital infrastructure. Moreover, it will participate in the experimentation of the hub by sharing developments and activities to enhance the collaboration within the UNA Europa network. Among the foreseen actions, our university is willing to explore the possibility to develop a living lab for students.

 

UniTrento

UniTrento will mainly contribute to testing how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 4 universities, following a research based approach and focusing on inter-university activities in line with the Priority Actions for the Open-U project.

European University Foundation (EUF)

The EUF is responsible for the coordination of the implementation cluster of the consortium: planning and executing the development of the BLOOM hub. A digital infrastructure linking local software of universities in order to provide exchange and inter-connectivity of the digital infrastructures allowing spaces for cooperation, learning and supporting mobility.

The Ministry of Education and Science (Latvia)

The Ministry's main role will be in the Policy Cluster where it will be contributing to the discussion, and defining what may be expected from openU, the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders.

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

The EADTU will be responsible for updating the methodologies and guidelines regarding innovative learning activities to set the basis for the experimentation activities. They are also in charge of coordinating the dissemination activities as they will operate the overall dissemination strategy, proposal annual communication plans and implement the activities. 

DGES / MCTES

The DGES/MCTES main role will be contributing to the discussion, defining what may be expected from OpenU, and the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders. In addition, they will act as a link between other national projects in the field of digital higher education, as well as to Portuguese HEI.

To achieve these goals, DGES/MCTES will take part in reviewing the experimentation and evaluation plan, following the activities developed in this context, and assessing results throughout the implementation of the project, providing feedback and recommendations.

DGES/MCTES will also assist in disseminating the results of the project to a very wide and diverse range of stakeholders and other interested parties, at national and European levels, promoting policy discussion that will feed this initiative. Likewise, DGES/MCTES will be addressing the sustainability of the project, ensuring ongoing implementation and widening participation, for a greater impact.

Aalto University

Aalto University will mainly contribute to testing how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 4 universities, following a research based approach and focusing on inter-university activities in line with the Priority Actions for the Open-U project.

Erasmus Student Network AISBL (ESN)

ESN, as pan-European student organisation, will participate mainly in the policy dialogue cluster and contribute insights, expectations and feedback from the student perspective, especially from students interested and experienced in studying abroad in Europe. 

Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

The Ministry's main role will be in the Policy Cluster where it will be contributing to the discussion, and defining what may be expected from openU, the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders.

Jagiellonian University of Kraków

Creating the links between OpenU and their HEI specific digital infrastructure and to the experimentation of the hub and test how the hub will contribute to the development of activities and build a good practice repository.

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