University partnership continues
Teachers, project coordinators and representative of management board of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra participated in the short-term mobility at our partner University of Bergen and University of Iceland, Reykjavik, between February 27 – March 6, 2016. Mobility was part of the international project called "Improving the Quality of Higher Education through the Development of Institutional Multilateral Cooperation." The objective of this mobility was to prepare the final version of the common textbook focused on innovative methods in teaching Mathematics, which is going to be introduced by representatives of all partner universities during the final workshop in Nitra, and to discuss and agree on continuing of mutual cooperation in the field of teaching mathematics after the project period.
Presentation of our output in mapping cooperation potential based on the similarity of study programmes and research fields of all three universities outlined new directions for our future international cooperation. Short-term mobility also offered the excellent opportunity for gaining new experience, discussing a “good practice” in the field of international cooperation, events on popularization of research and exchange of professional views on internal and external communication between departments of partner universities and their public. Specialization of employees of the rectorate offices, the exact definition of their job responsibilities and competencies and well-established managing processes observed in both visited universities enabled our university participants to better understand success and effectiveness of these processes in creating a positive university reputation in the wide public.
Last part of the project is the set of final workshops planned for the period between April 10 – 13, 2016 during which the project is going to be officially concluded and the common textbook named “Staircase to Even More Interesting Mathematics Teaching” introduced. The final part of the workshop will include also two lectures given by our university graduate Branislav Bédi on the topic "Using authentic language in video games in order to develop real foreign language communication."