Project duration 15.07.2013- 14.07.2017

EMINENCE II offered  157  scholarships for students (undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral) and for staff (academic and administrative) awarded to EU and Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries’ nationals.

The partnership offered  high quality higher education, accessible for project beneficiaries through  effective organisation of mobilities  and cooperation mechanisms.  The best candidates were selected to study, carry out research and teaching,  conducting actions strengthening cooperation among partners. Administrative staff from EaP partner universities  was trained at targeted intensive courses, tailored to the needs of administration of their home universities.  On return they replicated trainings  they attended and shared practical solutions with their home universities’ authorities and their colleagues in order to improve internal management and  governance and to  strengthen the capacity for international cooperation. Academic staff, PhD and postdoc beneficiaries  reported benefits  from advances in professionalism (of themselves  and their institutions), increased international cooperation, joint publications and other scientific achievements,  promotion at work or getting a better job, obtaining  challenging professional tasks  and/or  new/wider  responsibilities and functions, including playing  the role of  “transmitters and multipliers” of the educational/scientific  benefits they have gained in Europe.  Bachelor and Master  students’  mobility was  recognised academically and perceived as beneficial by students and their supervisors.  Students got the unique chance to  become acquainted with international educational and scientific society, to know other universities’ systems and different academic cultures, to benefit from high quality and up-to-date research, modern approaches to the teaching-learning processes, to experience  quality assurance culture, to get access to literature resources and  well equipped  laboratories which were  not available at  their home countries. All EMINENCE II  beneficiaries  got opportunity to increase their capacities to continue or advance their education, research work and professional activities at home countries, thus contributing to the development of their home institutions. TG3 beneficiaries granted by the project  were empowered through their studies and living in the EU and felt themselves  encouraged  to make changes in their  lives and face challenges of their vulnerable environments.

Through participation in the project all partner universities noted significant  development in the sphere of internationalisation (number of mobilities, contacts, joint agreements and academic events), as well as introduction of new methods and approaches to teaching-learning process, innovations and know-how to  governance   and administration at their institutions.