Project 1: 'An Easy Way to Get International Accreditation'
Accreditation is essential for evaluating academic programmes according to criteria, which are based on sector-focused, national and/or international standards. Furthermore, international accreditation boosts confidence in the University’s educational services, in terms of both its partner institutions and prospective students and graduates. The project’s working group studied options for the accreditation of HSE’s academic programmes, as well as aimed at preparing recommendations for the programmes with respect to both preparing for and successfully passing the international accreditation process.
Project 2: 'HSE and International Partners'
This project’s objective is to integrate registration, storage,reporting of academic activities and statistics related to HSE’s international partnership agreements into HSE’s information systems., It would provide both external and internal users easy access to relevant information about the conditions of the international agreements, e.g. number of incoming and outgoing students, agreements available to the students of specific programmes and faculties, etc.. The project team identified key users and counterparts, analysed the existing needs and problems in meeting them, and prepared detailed technical requirements for upgrading HSE’s information systems, accumulating data on agreements, and their implementation, as well as procedures for providing of data to various types of users.
Project 3: 'ABC of student exchange as a promotion tool'
Academic programme becomes more attractive if it also offers opportunity to do a semester abroad.
The aim of project is to develop practical guidelines for administration of full degree programmes how to enhance their programme portfolio by offering international academic exchange during the studies. But to make an exchange programme feasible academic directors should mind a lot of practical academic things that are on the surface still often neglected when preparing an agreement. The guidelines will help to organise academically smooth exchange programme.
Project 4: 'Decentrailsed Administrative Support to Faculty'
Our project focuses on organizing various business processes for providing administrative support to teaching staff (e.g., for business trips, summer schools, etc.) which were earlier taken care of “from above” (i.e. on central administrative level). After efforts to decentralize processes at HSE, these functions were entirely or partially moved to the faculty-level without any instructions. All HSE faculties have set up new processes at their own discretion (provided that resources were available). In this respect, this project is focused on collecting and describing the most effective practices for organizing such processes and holding seminars where administrators from different faculties can exchange the know-how.