Erasmus+ project:

“Modernization of Doctoral Education in Science and Improvement of Teaching Metodologies” (MODEST)

Grant Agreement Number 2018 – 2939/001 – 001
Project No.:598549-EPP-1-2018-1-LV-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Wider Objective

MODEST project aims at modernization of doctoral education in Science in Partner Countries. Wider project objective is "To enhance cooperation capacities of Higher educational institutions of Partner Countries in the field of Doctoral Studies within European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and European Research Area (ERA)"

Specific Project Objectives

  • Improve quality and employability of doctoral graduates of PC HEI's by modernizing doctoral  education towards interdisiplinarity, internationalisation, enhancing mobility, using new teaching methodologies in line with Salzburg Principles, BFGU recommendations
  • Facilitate successful adherence with Bologna reforms and its instruments by organization of special training sessions for academic and administrative staff of HEI's in PCs
  • Improve up-skills of research and educational staff  by retraining them on new teaching methods and create modern learning and research environment based on student centred approach, competence based program development
  • Improve structure and internal capacities of services of doctoral education and reseach by setting up Doctoral Training Centers in PC HEI’s; ensure their sustainability and cooperation with EU partners by establishing a professional network using modern ICT tools.

Project coordinator: University of Latvia