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Title: Space European Network For Business Studies and Languages Website: http://www.space-eu.info


1
  • Space European Network For Business Studies and
    Languages Website http//www.space-eu.info
  • Digital platform eSPACE http//space.hogent.be/

2
Main Objectives
  • To promote and develop a spirit and a commitment
    for quality in teaching and research in HE.
  • To develop links with the business community.
  • To increase the professional skills of students
    of HEIs in areas such as
  • Business and Administration
  • Social and behavioral science
  • Humanities
  • Personal services

3
Specific objectives
  • Formulating common standards and organizing
    common examinations
  • Awarding common European diplomas
  • Organizing work placement
  • Promoting student and staff mobility
  • Stimulating networking
  • Developing online courses and forums
  • Supporting joint submission of projects
  • Encouraging research along the lines of the
    Bologna agreement

4
SPACE Structure
  • SPACE has three management bodies
  • The Board
  • The Council country representation Board - 1
    vote per country
  • The Annual General Meeting (AGM) representing all
    members - one vote per member institution

5
SPACE Committees
Eurolanguages
Eurobusiness
Hospitality Tourism Management
Marketing- Communication
ICTC (Information Communication Technology
Consultancy
Mobility
ERA (European Research Area)
Entrepre-neurship
Online Development
6
Eurobusiness Eurolanguages Hospitality and
Tourism Management (HTM)
  • Organisation of the specific diploma
  • course contents
  • subjects
  • exams
  • examination board

7
Mobility
  • supporting mobility projects between members
    (students and staff)
  • examples of best practice
  • information on new Socrates funded programmes
  • supporting internships (special internships for
    HTM students through our partner in the USA)
  • Investigating possibilities for double degrees

8
ICTC (Information and Communication Technology
Consultancy)
  • Management of the SPACE electronic platform
    eSPACE (based on Camillo)
  • Organisation of hand-on sessions
  • ICT coordination between the committees

9
Online Development
  • Development of new courses and projects
  • Training programmes for members on how to use the
    e-learning courses
  • European Studies (Introduction, Undergraduate and
    Postgraduate Course)
  • Intercultural Communication Studies
    (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Course)
  • Introduction to Economics
  • International Strategic Management
  • Language course for hospitality (under
    development in the eTALIA project)
  • Entrepreneurship courses (under development in
    the EURent project)

10
ERA (European Research Area)
  • Developing a sense for applied research in line
    with the Bologna agreement
  • Developing research projects
  • Managing the review process for the SPACE
    Conference
  • Publishing the SPACE yearly applied research
    Journal

11
Entrepreneurship
  • Integrating entrepreneurship into higher
    education and training programs     Developing
    trainers? competences in entrepreneurship
    education and training     To support exchange
    of knowledge and best practice among members
        To identify and present frontrunners among
    the members     To encourage the members to
    write and present papers at SPACE
    conferences     To establish links and
    cooperation with SPACE partners and support
    organizations

12
Marketing Communication
  • Scope All possible subjects, issues and points
    of view related to MC.
  • Goals
  • Creation of a platform for teachers
  • To share and update their knowledge about MC
  • e.g. through courses, presentations,
    case-studies, new aspects/innovations, links

13
SPACE Exams
  • SPACE organises the following European exams
  • Eurobusiness
  • Eurolanguages
  • Eurotourism
  • How to use the EBD?

14
The EBD Handbook
  • Everything at your fingertips
  • Schedule 2012
  • Form List of Participants
  • Form Final Report Form
  • Examiners Checklist
  • Advice for Students and Lecturers
  • Course and Diploma Document 2011-2012

15
Exam Structure
  • 1. Day at the Office
  • 2. Business Dialogue
  • 3. Elective subjects

16
Day at the Office
  • Valuable competences
  • Ability to work independently
  • Critical analysis
  • Ability to use many disciplines at the same time
  • International approach

17
The Business Dialogue
  • Based on the written exam
  • Businesslike dialogue
  • Presentation skills
  • English skills
  • International skills
  • General business skills

18
Take Electives/optionals
  • Report - min 15 pages
  • Academic quality
  • Analytical approach
  • Realistic business problem solved
  • Supplement your ELD or ETD
  • Oral exam - one per elective

19
Core Subjects
  • Business English
  • International Marketing
  • Business Economics
  • International Economics
  • Organisation and Planning

20
Electives
  • Business German or French or Spanish
  • Strategic Management
  • EU Studies/ ICC Studies
  • Customer Relations Management
  • Hospitality Service Management
  • International Business Law
  • Marketing Communication
  • Logistics Transport
  • Human Research Management
  • and more

21
Online Courses
  • If name and e-mail are registered students have
    access to Dokeos for
  • European Studies
  • Intercultural Communication
  • The list of assignments is available both for
    students and teachers
  • The tasks may be performed individually (4 page
    synopsis) or in a group (3 students -12 page
    synopsis)

22
Exam Procedure
  • Registration is important!
  • The candidates receive the case study 48 hours in
    advance. The case is drafted in English.
  • Students can search on the internet, look for
    information in dictionaries, read company
    reports, articles on the economy, etc.

23
Why take a European SPACE diploma?
  • Excellent proof of international competences and
    interdisciplinary skills
  • Backed by 80 European institutions active in
    internationalisation
  • Flexible learning process
  • Valuable on its own - or as extra diploma
  • International career opportunities
  • Added value when applying for a job.

24
Validation
  • The 3 SPACE European Diplomas are not the work
    of a single government - but internationally
    established and recognised by more than 90 SPACE
    institutions in 28 countries

25
Level Evaluation Committee (LEC)
  • The LEC Board
  • Compares the exam levels very carefully
  • Ensures the uniform level of marking
  • Does not check the optional subjects
  • Can advise to lower or upgrade the marks if
    necessary
  • The local examiner is responsible to the LEC

26
TWO BEST STUDENTS
  • The 2 best European students in the 3 areas get
    an award
  • 200 euros for the best student
  • 100 euros for the second best student
  • As well as a special SPACE certificate

27
International Meetings
  • SPACE organises 2 annual meetings
  • The Annual Plenary Meeting and Conference (in
    Spring) official matters to be voted
    submission of papers - peer-reviewed research
    forum
  • The Autumn Meeting emphasis on committee working
    for assessment and development of new ideas
  • NETWORKING LEARNING BY SHARING!!!

28
Next Venues
  • 23rd SPACE Autumn Meeting hosted by HU Business
    School Utrecht in the Netherlands 3 - 6 October
    2012
  • 24th AGM Conference in Karlsruhe 2013 , Germany
    hosted by Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State
    University Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe 24 - 27 April
    2013

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24th SPACE Conference 2013
  •  Theme "EU Citizens - Educational Challenges
    and Opportunities"
  • Tracks
  • Citizens' Access to entrepreneurial and
    innovative Education and Research
  • Mobility of Citizens, Students, Professors,
    Administrators and Researchers (recognition of
    professional qualifications, Quality Assurance,
    best practices)
  • Intercultural Challenges and Cultural Benefits to
    European Society

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For more details and further information
www.space-eu.info rekr_at_tietgen.dk
  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
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