Study Visits to Lithuania and Spain: Innovating International Collaborations

Study Visits to Lithuania and Spain: Innovating International Collaborations

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Update on the ERASMUS+ Funded HARMONY Project

Professor Din M. Sumon Rahman, the Director of the Center for Critical and Qualitative Studies, and Arifa Ghani Rahman, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English and Humanities Bachelor of Arts in English, represented ULAB in a study visit to Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. They were later joined by Professor Imran Rahman, the Vice-Chancellor, who led the ULAB delegation on the study visit to the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

The study visits took place from September 5 to September 15, 2022.

These study visits represent an important milestone in ULAB’s participation in the HARMONY project, with the signing of MoUs with the University of Zaragoza, Spain, and Quang Binh University, Vietnam, paving the way for international collaboration in research and project development.

During the study visit to Spain, Professor Din M. Sumon Rahman presented ULAB’s progress in internationalization and the implementation of the "FRIENDS Teahouses" concept. One of the key deliverables discussed during the study visit was the upcoming workshops on International Credit Mobility (ICM) management. The implementation of ICM with partner universities would present an immense opportunity for both domestic and international students, allowing them to seamlessly continue their studies abroad, bringing about a multicultural and diverse dimension to their educational experience.

Furthermore, ULAB students will rejoice in learning that one of the key deliverables discussed was the development of the International Relations Office (IRO) and its hierarchical status in the ULAB ecosystem. The implementation of an IRO will allow for partnerships with various international universities, paving the way for students to complete semesters abroad and connect with an international student base.

The HARMONY project sees ULAB partnering with ten other Asian and European universities to promote educational and academic excellence through study visits, student exchanges, joint research, lectures, and training sessions.