Friday, 10 December 2010

EVA - the virtual campus of visual culture studies

Prof. Doru Pop, coordinator of the project, leading the curriculum workshop

Last weekend the EVA-project was kicked off in Cluj, the capital of Transylvania in Romania. Our aim is to build the campus of visual culture studies as a pilot of European Virtual Academy over the next two years. We will have courses, library, labs and forums in the digital world, taking advantage of social media tools and Open Source software.

We will involve the best experts of learning - the students - to create the campus. Professors, lecturers and artists are already preparing the first nine pilot courses to start next autumn. The general language of the campus will be English, but courses will also be translated or subtitled to Romanian, Italian, German, Hungarian and Finnish.

EVA will allow the students of the media and art programmes of partner universities to do exchange studies in a truly international environment without traveling.

We are Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania (coordinator), University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy, Hochschule Mittweida - University of Applied Sciences, Mittweida, Germany, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transilvania, Cluj, Romania and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, TAMK.

Later we will also invite other universities to join us.

The project is funded by the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme.

The web site of European Virtual Campus will be launched in April.

Cai Melakoski
Head, TAMK international Degree Programme in Media
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