HUTECH became a member of CATALYST Project funded by Erasmus+
                                       

Hutech has joined an international project funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union from 3.2016 till 3.2019 and performed in collaboration with 5 other Vietnamese universities, 2 Laos universities and 5 European universities and organizations. The project’s aim is to develop, implement and promote the communicative approaches in university vocational teaching methodology focusing on improving educational yield and sustainability.

Working closely with the Vietnamese and foreign partners Hutech will participate in working groups, implement project initatives at the institution, and ensure the dissemination of project results to the community of Vietnamese universities and the society at large.  
Project aim:
To develop and implement a comprehensive pedagogical core curricula using a tuning modular design for university vocational teaching in universities in Vietnam and Laos.
Project objectives:
In order to achieve the project aim, the specific project objectives are to:
  • implement English for specific purposes training as a quality assurance mechanism to ensure effective programme country participation and to use this package for future training needs at Partner Country institutions.
  • implement pedagogical training for programme country participants to ensure the programme countries produce a proper core curricula developed to local needs curricula.
  • conduct quality assurance training for all participants at the start off meeting to ensure full implementation of project goals and to ensure understanding of the quality plan and the contingency plan.
  • ensure the setting up of  the online platform after needs analysis in Month 2 of project for uploading all academic and administrative documentation.
  • create clear understanding of management structures for smooth operation of academic and administrative activities.
  • develop a programme with clear focus on persons with disabilities.
  • ensure sustainability through official accreditation process for core curricula including inter-university module recognition agreements and action group for the creation of a strategic plan for post-project dissemination and sustainability.
  • develop and implement a clear strategy to maximize dissemination effects of two national programme country project status conference awareness days.

Project partners:
Partners from Vietnam:
Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HUTECH)
Ho Chi Minh University of Technical Education (HCMUTE)
Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)
University of Languages and International Studies – Vietnam National University (ULIS – VNU)
Hung Yen University of Technology and Education (UTEHY)
Vinh University of Technology Education (VUTED)
Partners from Laos:
National University of Laos (NUoL)
University of Health Sciences (UHS)
European partners:
University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB), Romania
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany
Paul Francis East representing The Pyramid Group (TPG), Germany
Edge Hill University (EHU), United Kingdom
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), Ireland
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