CLASS project results
On February 19-20, 2018 at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, a kick-off meeting for the project 585845-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP - "Development of an interdisciplinary master's program in computational linguistics in Central Asian universities" was held. The consortium of the project consists of 12 universities from six countries (EU: University of Santiago de Compostela University of La Coruna, Spain; University of Porto, Portugal; Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland; Uzbekistan: UrSU, SSIFL, A.Navoyi USUULL, NUU; Kazakhstan: A.Baitursynov KSU, L.Gumilev ENU, Al-Farabi KazNU).
The partner universities from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan emphasized the relevance of the project for both countries. European partners were active, showed a keen interest in Central Asian universities and demonstrated a desire to cooperate. The Steering Committee of the project was defined, it includes one representative from each partner university. The partners of the project were welcomed by Almudena Hospido, Vice-rector for Internationalization and María José López Couso, Dean of the Faculty of Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela. The meeting allowed the partners to get acquainted personally, to present universities, to coordinate current and prospective joint activities for the project and to envisage partnership opportunities that are beyond the scope of the project.
During the meeting, the coordinator and partners presented and discussed the following issues of the project implementation: Project management, incl. financial management of the project; Quality assurance strategy in two aspects: the quality of the project and the quality of the development of the interdisciplinary master program; Strategy for Dissemination of the project results and Strategy for Sustainability of project results.
The Action plan, approved by all participants of the meeting (3 representatives from each university), defines the nearest project activities, activates the project implementation and stimulates regular interaction between partners. To store and exchange materials for the project, Dropbox folder is used; and since May 2018 - the website of the project will be applied.