SHEFCE project partners visiting UNIRI

13.07.2022. / news / SHEFCE

A peer-learning visit to our University was held from July 11 – 13, 2022 as part of the SHEFCE project. During the three-day program the University of Rijeka hosted guests from the following institutions: Technological University Dublin, University for Continuing Education Krems, Ghent University, Free University of Brussels, University of Girona, Catalan Association of Public Universities and the project coordinator Institute for the Development of Education.

We had the opportunity to hear the reflections of partner representatives and suggestions for improving our action plan within the community engagement of the University of Rijeka (Report).

The following examples of good practices were presented during the visit:

  • Gender, Sexuality, Identities – from Oppression to Equality (Brigita Miloš, Ana Ajduković, Tina Kovačić)
  • YUFE Minor in Urban Ecology (Sarah Czerny)
  • Teacher Training Community Programs (Maja Opašić)
  • Youth in contemporary society (Bojana Ćulum Ilić)
  • Student community projects (Lana Par, Emily Sabolek, Marija Špoljarić)
  • SyllAssist (Mihaela Matešić, Ana Meštrović)
  • University Speech and Language Therapy Center (Maja Kelić)
  • Center for Applied Psychology (Zoran Sušanj)
  • Children’s and teachers’ well-being in educational context (Sanja Tatalović Vorkapić)
  • School and community (Nebojša Zelić)
  • My place under the sun (Sandra Grozdanov & Zoran Grozdanov)
  • STEP RI (Boris Golob)
  • Collaboration between expert bases and the Faculty of Economics (Marko Tomljanović & Vanja Rubeša)
  • Community engagement in the YUFE Alliance (Aleksandar Šušnjar)
  • Community engagement perspective in UNIRI gender mainstreaming (Daria Glavan Šćulac)
  • Rijeka 2020 and the local community (Morana Matković)
  • Student Cultural Center (Jana Ažić)

The UNIRI SHEFCE team consisting of Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, rector of the University of Rijeka; Bojana Ćulum Ilić, Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka; Daria Glavan Šćulac, University of Rijeka; Sandra Nuždić, University of Rijeka; Lucija Kero, Department of Education, City of Rijeka and Ivana Klarin, University of Rijeka would sincerely like to thank everyone who contributed to the successful presentation of examples of good practice of the cooperation between our University and the community.

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