• General information:

Funded by the Erasmus + Programme through the KA2 – Capacity Building for Higher Education action, MARCO POLO will have a duration of 3 years and will be implemented between 2016 and 2019. The project aims at exploring and increasing the potentials for international cooperation actions in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in 3 non-European countries (Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia). Project action foresees the strengthening of strategic, infrastructural and human capacities in the 6 participating Southeast Asian Universities as a model for the development and modernisation of the institutional management of international cooperation in these countries.

  • Objectives

Increase International Cooperation.
Capacity Building for officers from southeast Asian HEIs.
Promotion of International Networking.
Promotion of the internationalization in Learning, Teaching and Research.

The main purpose of this project is to build the capacities of staff from the abovementioned HEIs, thus supporting international cooperation, international networking and the exploitation of their potentials in Teaching, Learning and Research (T/L/R).
Specific objectives will be reached through the execution of thoroughly planned actions at an institutional, national and multiregional scale, including: the implementation of a set of strategic and managerial training and infrastructural measures within the institutions involved, the development of comparative analysis and the design of National as well as Regional Recommendations.

  • Expected results:

Implementation of strategic and managerial training and updating of International Relations Offices’ infrastructures.
Comparative analysis, National and Regional Recommendations.
2 Best Practices Guidebooks seeking the enhancement of international cooperation policies and management in HEIs.
MARCO POLO network for international cooperation.
Strategic Plans for International Cooperation in the participating Southeast Asian Universities.
MARCO POLO Cooperation Framework for international mobility and cooperation.
Mobility actions targeting students and professors.