THE LARGEST PRIVATE UNIVERSITY IN ESTONIA.
1300 students, more than 6400 alumni. Undergraduate and master's programs. Studies in English, Russian and Estonian. Internationally accredited.
Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, founded in 1992, aspires to inspire and ancourage a more entrepreneurial-minded society. We aim to provide our students with knowledge and skills to change their lives and why not the world.
EDU-SMEs aims to develop a better match between the competencies of graduates and the needs of companies in the Central-Baltic region.
New knowledge and pedagogical approaches are integrated in existing curricula and students will gain new competencies especially in the field of internationalization of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). The project also supports individual SMEs in their internationalization through cross-border activities that link SMEs with faculty and students in their target markets. The project activities include joint development and delivery of an e-learning course on internationalization of SMEs.
As a result of the project, the partners’ curricula in business management and entrepreneurships are aligned and cross-border cooperation with SMEs is expected to increase. The project outputs are presented on https://edusme.eu/.
Duration: 01.09.2015 - 28.02.2017
Total budget: €256 692
ERDF: €209 058
Project homepage: www.edusmes.eu
Arcada University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Lead partner
Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences (Estonia)
TTK University of Applied Sciences (Estonia)
Valmiera Business and Innovation Incubator (Latvia)
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (Latvia)
SEB Bank: EE271010052028014003, SWIFT EEUHEE2X
Swedbank: EE122200221018476201, SWIFT HABAEE2X
LHV Bank: EE257700771002340712, BIC/SWIFT: LHVBEE22
The overall aim of NOBANET is to create and widely disseminate new knowledge on successful internationalization of Nordic and Baltic SMEs. This aim is achieved through close cooperation between HEIs and SMEs in all Nordic and Baltic countries. Faculty, students and companies work closely together and across national borders, within educational courses and through real-life assignments in companies.
The assignments take place in Nordic-Baltic teams where businesses and students work together over national borders. Where physical mobility is not possible, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) supported environments are used.
Real-life cross-border assignments also provide incentives to try out new and innovative teaching methods.
For the students, the project will lead to a more output-driven learning experience. NOBANET also secures that SMEs needs are taken into consideration in a structured way in education.
The NOBANET project will increase cooperation between HEIs and SMEs. This will benefit faculty, students and companies.
The partner Higher Education Institutions are working on creating learning materials on SMEs internationalisation processes. These learning materials shall be integrated in the partner institutions curricula for relevant study areas. It is also available to all interested SMEs.
The full set of developed materials will include:
Handbook on the Nordic-Baltic business environment
Reports and assignements on SMEs in the region
Best Practice examples on internationalization of SMEs
Models for successful cooperation between HEIs and SMEs
Work on the Handbook on the Nordic-Baltic business environment is ongoing. The Handbook aims to significantly update Hansa Nova hanbook Managing a multicultural workforce - Key issues in the Baltic Sea Region with new findings in the area.
You can find more information about Hansa Nova project here.
For more, see the NOBANET homepage.
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