The project has the very ambitious goal to reach or at least contribute to gender equality in the Egyptian higher education sector, focusing in the staff level. A partnership between 5 Universities there was established, to exchange best practices as a first step. In the long run the project also might have an impact on the gender equality in society.
Student tutoring (Practical example from Antwerp University)
Through the project partnerships between University or University colleges and schools were established. Students take reasonability to prepare pupils for the access and working methods within academia. Both sides benefit of this partnership, as students learn to teach and take responsibility and pupils are provided on a very practical level the insight of academia but also in an emotional level might lose the fear of it.
Improving the democratic character of higher education “Democratisering van het hoger onderwijs”
The project targets the underrepresented groups in society in large which are for several different reasons not able to participate in academia. It aims to facilitate the access for pupils of these groups. The project relies mainly in financial grounds.
TX Generation is a community based project aiming at developing public opinion on higher education and increasing interest in it, presenting it as a key for better future. Programme ensures adequate information for future students as well as for parents, and coaches them on possibilities, administrative procedures, future perspectives, motivation.
Studiesucces Voor Iedereen Programma (Academic Success for All Program)
The project is based on the theory “pedagogy of excellence”. It aims to provide all Students with the adequate academic and social environment to successfully enroll in Higher Education. Besides this unique feature being implemented, a network with all local stakeholders was established to guarantee the success of the initiative.
ArbeiterKind.de Germany’s Largest Community for First Generation University Students
ArbeiterKind.de gives first generation students a strength-focused positive identity in relation to higher education through 70 local groups run by centrally supported volunteers. This involves one to one and group peer learning and counselling.
Mental health counselling for students in Riga Stradinš University
Intervention in Riga Stradiņš University aimed to ensure the mental health of students by offering counselling in local Psychosomatic Clinic. One of the initiative’s objectives was to challenge the negative perception within student body and society about mental health issues and offered help to prevent it.
Couple Learning Programme (former)/Culture Exchange Programme (current) – inter-universities’ student councils’ project
Project Culture Exchange Programme is untraditional peer language learning and international students’ integration programme led by three universities’ student councils. The main goal is to raise awareness and understanding within the student body about different cultures and student backgrounds while preventing discrimination and to help international students to learn Latvian language in fun, untraditional way.
BHER Borderless Higher Education for Refugees
A partnership between Canadian and Kenyan Universities and NGOS supports refugees in Dadaab, Kenya into gender equitable teacher training diplomas. The programme has ‘stacked’ discrete elements which result in internationally recognised qualifications which can contribute to a full degree.
ECHO Junior Academy (Children’s University)
The Junior Academy aims to include children in higher education and give them a realistic but guided approach to Higher Education. The theoretical setting is based on the concept of the pedagogy of excellence. The target group are 5th and 6th grade pupils who might encounter difficulties entering academia.