Assessing and Improving Research Performance 
at South East Asian Universities


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REPESEA Summer School 2019 at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Visit of UiTM Malaysia representatives

at the Matej Bel University

Between 9th July - 2nd August 2019 the REPESEA Summer School 2019 at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malacca campus, Malaysia took place.  The trainers - prof. Anetta Caplanova, prof. Arkadiusz Kowalski, Dr. Lubomir Darmo, Dr. Jan Hunady, Dr. Ivan Sedliacik shared their experiences and knowledge on the transferable research skills with the participants – trainers from partner country institutions. The trainers provided many examples and case studies and used practical hands-on exercises to develop the skills of the participants. The was a perfect opportunity for participants to train their research skills and network. The Summer School brought a very fruitful week with fresh and innovative inputs for the discussion and future work. At the end of the Summer School week successful participants received Certificates to document their successful completion of this life-long training event. 

On 4 July 2019, delegation from the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia visiting Matej Bel University (UMB) in Banská Bystrica. The visit received by Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Lifelong Learning doc. Mgr. Katarína Chovancová, PhD., was prepared and implemented within the REPESEA project (Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education), which is coordinated by Professor Orviská for the UMB. The outcome of the meeting is also a proposal to conclude a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, covering a wide range of possible academic cooperation.

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Signature of the MoU between University of Economics in Bratislava and Universiti Teknologi MARA

REPESEA Training at UEBA - Soft Skills for Academic and Research Assessment Managers in the 21st Century

On July 4, 2019, signature of the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between University of Economics in Bratislava and Universiti Teknologi MARA to enhance the sustainability of the cooperation between REPESEA partner institutions. The commitment of the partner institutions to the cooperation creates good potential for MoU creating the framework for more fruitful and deeper collaboration between these institutions in such areas as the student and staff exchange, joint PhD supervision, joint research and more.

REPESEA training in transferable skills for partner country institution academics took place at the University of Economics in Bratislava between 1st and 5th July 2019. The UEBA trainer, Dr. Peter Rusinak applied hands on approach including many practical exercises focused at the needs of the participants. The training provided perfect opportunity for training in such areas as Time Management, Problem Solving, Decision Making and Communication Skills. Within the Social Program the participants took part in several events, such as a walking tour of Bratislava Old Town, official dinner and a boat trip to Devin Castle. 

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Capacity Building in Higher Education Programme (CBHE)

Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in Partner countries. These projects build on the success of the Alfa, Edu-link and Tempus programmes.

The projects aim to encourage cooperation between the EU and Partner Countries and support eligible Partner Countries in addressing challenges in the management and governance of their higher education institutions. This includes improving the quality of higher education, developing new and innovative education programmes, modernising higher education systems through reform policies as well as fostering cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives.

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REPESEA project develops research and cooperation network of Asian and European partners universities. The research capacities will be developed at partner higher education institution in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand through the creation and implementation of the System of the Assessment of Quality and Impact of Research and the development and the introduction of self-contained transferable research skill training modules.


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