Launched in 2021, the Virtual Mobility Project Grants equip ACU member universities with the funding to deliver virtual exchange activities in partnership with another university to support student mobility, knowledge exchange and innovation. You can learn about this year's grantees projects below.
Universiti of Malaya, Malaysia and South Eastern University, Sri Lanka will deliver a collaborative student project on ‘Intercultural Microsoft Innovative Training’ to help students develop their digital skills. The project will involve 16 students from the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya who will develop and deliver training to support 350 students from the South Eastern University, Sri Lanka. The activity will contribute to students’ intercultural skills and global knowledge, as well as other personal development, academic, employability outcomes.
Kitt University, India and Kampala International University, Uganda will deliver a virtual event looking at the importance of ethics and integrity during COVID-19. The event is designed to help students explore ethical dilemmas, ethical decision-making, and universal human values. This project is an attempt to explore how young adults are engaging with technology during this global communication crisis and to make them understand the importance of media integrity and ethics as a viewer and user.
The University of Derby, United Kingdom and the University of Education Winneba, Ghana will co-host a virtual event on ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ to support learning of the SDGs. This virtual mobility project will draw on UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development framework to develop an online inter-cultural exchange between students from Ghana and the UK that focuses on the theme of a sustainable future. The workshop will emphasise SDG 17, partnership for the goals, which seeks to strengthen implementation of the SDGs and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Newcastle University, United Kingdom and the University of Nicosia, Cyprus will deliver a virtual summer school on ‘Sharing Good Practice in Multilingual and Intercultural Virtual Learning Spaces’. The event will bring together 40 post-graduate Education and Intercultural Communication students from diverse backgrounds to develop their intercultural communication and multilingual skills for employability and global engagement. In addition to helping students improve their project management, leadership, and digital skills, the event will support cooperation among the two universities to promote intercultural exchange. One of the outputs of this project will be a series of case studies based on the experiences of participants and their experiences as teachers and/or teacher trainers that will be applicable to other contexts as examples of good practice.
University of Western University (UWO), Canada and the University of Rwanda (UR) will deliver a three-week online summer school to bring together students at Huron College at UWO, with undergraduate students at UR. The summer school will specifically have three areas of focus: