International ProjectsTEMPUSTEMPUS-UNIMIG 2011-2015

Project title 
Migration and Higher Education - Building Skills and Capacity

36 months
1,091,338.04 €

Joint Project Curricular Reform

Applicant (Coordinator)
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University – GE
Dr. Jur. Irakli Burduli
Tel.: +995 77 50 52 42; email:
EU partners Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg – Germany
Karl-Franzens University of Graz – Austria
University of Alicante – Spain
Université Libre de Bruxelles – Belgium
World University Service - Austrian Committee – Austria
International Org. for Migration, Spec. Liaison Mission Vienna – Austria

Partner countries

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU), State Educational
Institution of High Professional Education

Yerevan State University (YSU)
International Organization for Migration Mission to Armenia
State Migration Service of the Min. of Territorial Admin.

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs
International Organisation for Migration - Mission to Georgia

Ministry of Education – Azerbaijan
Khazar University
Qafqaz University
International Organisation for Migration - Mission Azerbaijan

Wider objective of the project is to transfer skills and competences in the interdisciplinary field of migration studies in the ENPI East region, specifically in AM, AZ and GE

Specific objectives

· To develop, accredit and implement a basic curriculum for a Master Program in Migration Studies with a regional dimension in line with the Bologna requirements at 6 universities in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The curriculum, developed jointly by EU partners and partner country institutions, will then be adapted to each partner country/ university’s specific needs. The joint curriculum should serve as a strong foundation for further cooperation among the partner institutions (universities and non-university partners); mutual degree recognition and potentially even joint programs are envisaged.
· To found sustainable structures with the establishment of national Migration Competence Centers (as integrated university units at the I.J. Tbilisi State Univ., GE, the Yerevan State Univ., AM, and the Khazar Univ., AZ) and a Regional Research Network that serve as an interface between universities, research and public institutions, governments and society.

The Regional Online Platform on Migration, maintained and updated by the MCCs, is another important project output. It will support the master students through
(a)  providing relevant literature and data for research purposes and
(b) the setup of an e-Learning component.
On the other hand, the platform will be widely used to disseminate the curriculum and all publications, statistical data etc. produced by the MCCs and make all materials accessible to a wider public (migration officials, journalists, researchers, public institutions, civil society).
See here The booklet of the program.
For more information, please visit