Kent recently ran a week-long capacity building programme for a group of eleven academic and professional services staff from Belarusian State University (BSU) as part of an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility project. The delegation from BSU was led by Professor Ivan Yanushevich, Vice-Rector for Educational work and Social issues. The training week focused on best practice developed by Kent in the areas of employability, support for postgraduate students, and curriculum internationalisation.
BSU is the oldest and largest university in Belarus with strong research capacity. As well as supporting the development of academic collaboration, mobility projects of this nature are key to stimulating international research cooperation and joint funding bids.
The first edition of the Erasmus+ project with BSU helped support the development a successful funding bid under the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund. Kent’s School of Politics and International Relations, along with its partners – University of Cambridge, ADA University, Belarusian State University, Tajik National University, and University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Uzbekistan – won funding to run the COMPASS project, which focuses on research integration and policy impact in the region.
Through the current Erasmus+ project, funding is also available for Kent staff to visit Belarusian State University, either for a teaching placement or to undertake training. For further information about the project, please contact Primrose Paskins: P.M.A.Paskins@kent.ac.uk
For details of current Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility staff training opportunities at Kent, please visit: