Description du projet :
The Cluster of Cooperation “Digital Education And Research for MENA” aims at contributing to a research and education network between Institutions of Higher Education in Switzerland and the MENA region.
Access to digital education and research is crucial for the implementation of several Sustainable Development Goals, such as SDG4 (Quality Education), SDG9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) and SDG16 (Peace, Justice and strong Institutions). New information and communication technologies allow delivering up-to-date digital methods with emerging forms of learning, teaching and technology transfer.
The goal of this cluster of cooperation is to bridge the digital gap between the Global North and South to ensure equal access to information, cutting edge tools and techniques, and therefore, to foster innovation, partnership and entrepreneurship.
The following thematic focuses are targeted:
A) Digital Education & Partnership
D) Gender & Diversity
E) Better Public Governance
Relevant contributions of the CLOC DEAR MENA for development and cooperation between Swiss and MENA institutions within the different thematic focuses include:
- Developing an institutional framework for education and research by providing methods and expertise in the MENA region,
- Providing an attractive base for the future joint acquisition of teaching and research funding,
- Offering the opportunity to learn about the latest developments, share insights, and get up to date with digital technologies in teaching and research.
Research team within HES-SO:
Partenaires académiques: Denis Gillet, EPFL; Laurent Goetschel, Swisspeace; Bettina Dennerlein, University of Zurich; Jean-Patrick Villeneuve, Università della Svizzera italiana
Durée du projet:
01.07.2019 - 31.12.2024
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