As leader of the INU Global Training Experience project, the URV’s International Center has organised a meeting to draw up the project work plan
The International Network of Universities has awarded its Seed Money Fund for this year to the URV’s International Center. The INU Seed Money Fund seeks to help INU faculty and staff to create projects that promote network partnerships. The call for funding is open to all INU members and looks specifically for creative ideas that support internationalization and global engagement among INU members.
The International Center applied for this grant by presenting the INU Global Training Experience project, whose aim is to bring the existing training initiatives offered by INU partners and the new initiatives created under this project together under a single label that will improve the visibility of the network, the quality of the training offered, the organization of the programmes and the possibility of new collaborations among INU members.
The International Center’s project was selected for funding and so, on 8-9 May, the Rector’s Offices were chosen as the setting for a meeting between the universities involved: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy), Nelson Mandela University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa), James Madison University (Virginia, USA), Malmö University (Sweden), Kingston University (London, UK) and Viadrina European University (Frankfurt Oder, Germany). The project partners discussed how to improve the training offer for both INU partners and non-INU partners and set out the route they intended to follow to ensure the project’s success.
The 2016 recipient of the INU Seed Money Fund was the INU Nursing Leadership Collaborative, which comprises leaders in nursing education among the INU institutions, including the URV’s Department of Nursing. The project aimed to develop a curriculum for the multi-institutional short-term international education programme at Hiroshima University focused on the delivery of safe and high-quality care in global context.