Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Faculty of Philosophy (Coordinator)

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Faculty of Philosophy fzf.ukim.edu.mk

The Faculty of Philosophy was founded in the distant 1920, after WWI, in difficult times and a period of economic crisis brought about by war and pandemic. Classes in the 1920 commenced with only 35 students in History, Philosophy, Pedagogy, Linguistics and Literature, with a teaching staff made up of the then academic and cultural elite. According to the Faculty archive data, in the period from 1920 to 1941, there were 1,800 students at the Faculty of Philosophy, from 1946 to 1974 that number was 4,000. From 1974 to 1991, the Faculty of Philosophy had seen 14,523 students, and from 1991 to 2020 – 21,209 students. Today, the Faculty of Philosophy is a modern, interdisciplinary faculty consisting of 12 institutes of humanities and social sciences, with 105 teachers and about 3,000 students enrolled on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate – PhD studies. As of the academic year 2019/20, there are of 19 accredited study programs of first cycle studies with 240 ECTS credits, 34 accredited study programs of second cycle studies with 60 or 120 ECTS credits and 6 accredited study programs of third cycle studies with 180 ECTS credits. These study programs offer BA, MA and PhD degrees in the following disciplines: philosophy, history, pedagogy, sociology, classical studies, history of art and archeology, psychology, social work and social policy, special education and rehabilitation, security defence and peace, gender studies, and family studies. The global influences in society, as well as the advances in IT, resulted in the Faculty being firmly set in various international research databases, research consortiums, as well as in international University exchange programs. As a unit within the “Ss Cyril and Methodius” University of Skopje, the Faculty of Philosophy is a member of the academic networks UNICA, ERA, CEEPUS, EUA, IAU, UNI-ADRION, and has also participated in Erasmus Mundus: Basileus, JoinEUSEE, Eraweb and Euroweb. Up to the end of the academic year 2019/20, the Faculty of Philosophy had a total of 101 active Erasmus agreements with various Universities in Europe. The mobility of the teaching staff and the students through the international mobility programs is of exceptional significance for the internationalization of the educational and academic activity of the Faculty.

Frederick University

Frederick University https://www.frederick.ac.cy/ Frederick University is one of the five private Universities in Cyprus. It is an energetic and vibrant university, enjoying respect and recognition both nationally and internationally. The research activities that are being carried out by its faculty, place the University among the most successful organizations in Cyprus with respect to the level of financial support received for projects from external sources through competitive national and European programs, including LLP, LIFE, FP7, H2020, ERASMUS+ and from Regional Funds. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics has the highest contribution to the research and development activities of the Frederick University both at the national and European level.FU participates in this project with the Mobile Devices Laboratory, an integral part of the deparment. MDL focuses its scientific research on Web and Mobile Computing, Big Data Management and Multi-Objective Optimisation methods that exploit Cloud technologies for engineering Smart Systems. The emphasis is on Ubiquitous Computing, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Mobile and Natural Interaction Devices, including system on chip, sensors and actuators, for the development of smart and cloud-enabled systems. MDL also applies ICT technologies for the design and development of web platforms, software tools and mobile applications for solving education and societal challenges. In specific, MDL develops smart and personalised ICT-based environments for e-learning, educational training and addressing societal challenges for sustainable development.

University de La Laguna (ULL)

University de La Laguna (ULL) is the oldest institution of higher education learning in the Canary Islands, and it is possible to trace its history back more than 200 years. Its founding decree, signed by King Charles IV of Spain, is dated the 11th March 1792. Since that date, it has undergone changes and been known by different names until finally being given its current name in 1913. Two hundred years after it was founded, the Universidad de La Laguna continues to be a beacon for society in the Canary Islands that, using the Atlantic as a bridge, has stretched out its hand to the rest of the world. Currently, this public institution is home to more than 25,000 individuals who are either students, academic or research staff, or administrative staff and service personnel.

The university’s course catalogue includes: 45 undergraduate degrees; 21 official graduate courses in the process of being phased out and 30 official master’s degrees; 52 doctoral programs; and 25 master’s degrees unique to this university. In addition, 17,813 students are currently enrolled in degrees, and 2918 in courses in the process of being phased out.

The ULL is now undergoing internal restructuring to revamp its offerings. It has placed particular emphasis on the use of new information and communication technologies and telematics programs throughout the institution. All the activities being run under this initiative have been centralized under the control of the Virtual Teaching Unit (Unidad de Docencia Virtual). The geographical position of Canary Islands in the Atlantic region places them between three continents, which means that, from a strategic point of view, the universities located on the islands are well placed to become important hubs of reference and flagships of knowledge and learning in the Atlantic.

The Faculty of Education of the University of La Laguna, created as a Higher Centre by Territorial Decree 16/1995, of 10 February, and called Faculty since the Decree of the Canary Islands Government 273/2003, of 4 November, is the body responsible for the administrative management, planning, organisation and control of university education leading to the academic degrees of Graduate in Early Childhood Education Teacher, Primary Education Teacher, Pedagogy and Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. In addition to official qualifications and diplomas established by law or by the Faculty itself within the scope of its competences.

Uchilnica Daskalovski

Ucilnica Daskalovski - Ucilnica Daskalovski is private center for early intervention, early stimulation and Reeducation of psychomotor development of children and youths. Founded in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, Ucilnica Daslaovski has been working for more than 12 years in the field of reeducation and rehabilitation of children with developmental difficulties, as well as stimulation of early development and family centered services. Currently, the team of nine professionals (special educators, speech therapists and psychologist) provides services to approximately 100 children from 0–3 years of age, children of preschool and school age. Ucilnica Daskalovski presents the underlying values and principles of family- centered practice, as well as providing strategies for family-centered casework practice across child welfare service systems that focus on strengths, engage families and involve them in decision-making for improving families competences and children conditions.In the past decade Ucilnica Daskalovski provided services to over 400 families and children with developmental challenges including developmental delays, ASD, intellectual disabilities, rare conditions and diseases (Tuberous Sclerosis, Craniosynostosis, Alternating hemiplegia, Down syndrome, Asperger syndrome, Crouzon syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome and other)
Ucilnica Daskalovski has also participated in few projects focused on improving lives of children with individual needs and their families.