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CIUTI-Forum 2013

Facing the World’s New Challenges. The Role of T & I in Providing Integrated Efficient and Sustainable Solutions

Martin Forstner, Nikolai K. Garbovskiy and Hannelore Lee-Jahnke

The proceedings of the CIUTI FORUM 2013 outline in five chapters the different perspectives of sustainable language policies, role of translators and interpreters and the challenges they face on the globalized market. Such as new global partnerships between Universities and Organizations and transcultural negociations with a special case study of US-Latinos.
A special section of this book is dedicated to training and research issues, which have to handle the difficult task of preparing students for the globalized and changing market on the one hand, and showing research directions permitting new approaches to highly sustainable training methods and curriculum development. On the other hand, the delicate question is raised whether multilingualism in language training is a drawback for translation didacts.
This book contains contributions in English, French and German.
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The Changing Landscape of Partnership Relations: Creating new Global Partnerships with Universities and Organisations in Uzbekistan: Alex Krouglov


International partnership relations have gone through numerous changes in the new era of internationalisation and globalisation of the Higher Education (HE). The paper deals with the emergence of transformational partnership which is a new type of partnership relations where partner institutions are involved in developing and introducing changes in the system of HE at university and national levels. The EU Tempus project Enhancement for Quality Assurance System through Professional Development of Academic Leaders (QAPD) in Uzbekistan has been analysed as an example of transformational international partnership which aims at changing the quality assurance (QA) and quality enhancement (QE) system in the HE at national level and also involves the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education of Uzbekistan, the British Council, EU partner institutions and other organisations. The paper also examines achievements and challenges of the project and traces how partner organisations have been able to test and reassess their approaches to quality assurance and professional development of academic leaders. Concrete examples of curriculum development projects in a number of subject areas are provided in this research which illustrates how these projects can contribute to the development, piloting and implementation of new enhanced QA approaches in the HE. ← 127 | 128 →

Internationalisation and the establishment of new forms of partnership relations have become the main feature of the global Higher Education in the 21st century. International partnerships and collaborative initiatives are seen to hold increasing potential for professional development of academics, quality assurance and provision of new programmes as...

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