Project partners



Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Paris 1 is responsible for the overall coordination, in particular the financial and administrative management of the project. They are responsible for maintaining and monitoring project plans, organizing consortium and steering committee meetings, and documenting and following up on important actions and decisions.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)

Links will be created between the BLOOM hub and KU Leuven’s digital infrastructure. KU Leuven will test the BLOOM hub to see how the hub can support the development of new activities within the UNA Europa alliance.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) leads the Policy Cluster, consisting of 6 Ministries of Higher Education and the Erasmus Student Network. DAAD’s main responsibility is the coordination of the OpenU Policy Dialogue, which includes the organisation of six high-level authorities’ meetings - one in each of the Ministries’ countries - and the provision of public webinars on current developments in the field of digital higher education on the European level. The formulation of policy recommendations for national and European policy levels supports the project’s aim of evidence-based policy making.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

As partner in the Policy Cluster, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) contributes to the Policy Dialogue by offering their national perspective and expertise in the field of digitalisation in higher education. They provide links to relevant national initiatives and German higher education institutions. Together with the other partners in the Policy Cluster, BMBF’s main responsibility is to monitor the development of the BLOOM hub and to formulate recommendations on its implementation.

Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)

Freie Universität Berlin is responsible for the coordination of the implementation cluster of the consortium. It executes the development of the hub by is also involved in applying the online hub as well as its functionalities and methodologies in the development of close-knit cooperation activities and enable the analysis of their impact. 

Universität Potsdam 

The University of Potsdam has the role of the evaluator of the field trials and will therefore lead the evaluation work package for the implementation of the hub and the activities conducted in the experimentation cluster. The researchers will design and carry out the evaluation protocol and will derive input for the policy recommendations from this.

Ministry of science, innovation and universities

The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation will contribute to the discussion, and define what may be expected from openU, the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders. In addition, the ministry will serve as a link between other national projects in the field of digital higher education, as well as to Spaninsh HEIs. The ministry will also support disseminating the results of the project to a wide and diverse range of stakeholders and interested parties.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

The UCM will mainly contribute by creating the links between OpenU and their HEI specific digital infrastructure. They will also experiment with the hub and test how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 6 universities. 

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

UPM will mainly contribute to testing how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 4 universities, following a research based approach and focusing on inter-university activities in line with the Priority Actions for the Open-U project.

Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l'Innovation (MESRI)

MESRI will contribute to the discussion, and defining what may be expected from OpenU, the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders. In addition, the ministry will serve as a link between other national projects in the field of digital higher education, as well as to French HEIs. 

Université de Rennes 1 (UR1)

Together with the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Université de Rennes 1 is the co-leader of the experimentation cluster of the consortium. UR1 coordinates the cluster and tests how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 4 universities, following a research-based approach and focusing on interuniversity activities in the line with the Priority Actions of the OpenU project. 

University of Bologna

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, as a HEI partner, will contribute to OpenU by creating the links between the BLOOM platform and its own digital infrastructure. Moreover, it will participate in the experimentation of the hub by sharing developments and activities to enhance the collaboration within the UNA Europa network. Among the foreseen actions, our university is willing to explore the possibility to develop a living lab for students.

 

UniTrento

UniTrento will mainly contribute to testing how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 4 universities, following a research based approach and focusing on inter-university activities in line with the Priority Actions for the Open-U project.

European University Foundation (EUF)

The EUF contributes to the implementation work package, linking the BLOOM hub to services and local software in order to provide exchange and interconnectivity of the digital infrastructures allowing spaces for cooperation, learning, and supporting mobility. 

The Ministry of Education and Science (Latvia)

The Ministry's main role will be in the Policy Cluster where it will be contributing to the discussion, and defining what may be expected from openU, the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders.

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

The EADTU is in charge of coordinating the dissemination cluster of the consortium as they will operate the overall dissemination strategy and execute communication activities. They will also be responsible for developing and updating the methodologies and guidelines regarding innovative learning activities to set the basis for the experimentation activities. 

DGES / MCTES

The DGES/MCTES main role will be contributing to the discussion, defining what may be expected from OpenU, and the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders. In addition, they will act as a link between other national projects in the field of digital higher education, as well as the Portuguese HEI.

Aalto University

Aalto University will mainly contribute to testing how the hub will contribute to the development of activities within a reinforced network of 4 universities, following a research based approach and focusing on inter-university activities in line with the Priority Actions for the Open-U project.

Erasmus Student Network AISBL (ESN)

ESN, as pan-European student organisation, will participate mainly in the policy dialogue cluster and contribute insights, expectations and feedback from the student perspective, especially from students interested and experienced in studying abroad in Europe. 

Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

The Ministry's main role will be in the Policy Cluster where it will be contributing to the discussion, and defining what may be expected from openU, the outputs relating to national and European policies and stakeholders.

Jagiellonian University of Kraków

Creating the links between OpenU and their HEI-specific digital infrastructure and to the experimentation of the hub and test how the hub will contribute to the development of activities and build a good practice repository. Jagellonian University of Krakow thus also actively contributes to the implementation work package by setting up the portal of the BLOOM hub.

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