Ecosystem for European Education Mobility as a Service: Model with Portal Demo (eMEDIATOR)

Период: 01.11.2021
- 31.10.2023
Программа: eMEDIATOR



Dr. sc. ing.
Борис Мишнев
Факультет инжeнерных наук

Academic degree and current position in TSI: professor, leading researcher of the Engineering Faculty, Director of Bachelor in Computer Science programme.

Previous experience: Rector and more than 10 years a Vice-rector for Education Affairs for Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TSI), Software Engineering team lead and Quality Manager at SWH Technology (later Exigen Latvia).

Membership: LZP expert, AIC expert; Reviewer (member of the committee) in several international conferences (IADIS ML 2009-2019, ICALT 2009, ICEE/ICIT-2014 etc.); Member of the Editorial Board of the International Women’s On-line Distance Learning Journal (WOJDE, ISSN:2147-0367); TSI Representative for Europe Informatics (Informatics Latvia); TSI Member of the Senate; MIP-2006-2018 Chairman and member of the Organizing Committee (TSI, Riga, Latvia); Member of the Latvian Operations Research Society; Member of the Latvian Association of University Professors.

Academic experience:

  • university lecturer with 40 years of experience (all types of teaching, including distance learning)
  • expert in the development and evaluation of university programs.
  • good knowledge of education and software development quality control processes (currently conducting quality audits at international level)
  • scientist in the software development industry
  • experienced university education process administrator
  • academic internship and lecturing abroad (University of Manchester, UK -1994, Ottawa University, Canada – 1995, University of Hagen, Germany – 1999, University of Florence, Italy – 2008, University of Murcia – 2014, European Humanitarian University, Lithuania – 2018, Vilnius Tech University, Lithuania – 2021).

Author of more than 50 scientific and academic publications, 3 textbooks.

Teaching at post- and graduate level: Information and Software Systems Quality Models, Scientific Seminar (MSc in Computers Science, MIS, TSI); Object-Oriented Programming, Software Engineering, Transport Modelling, Introduction into Computer Science (Bachelor in Computers Science, TSI); etc.

Participation in projects (2013-2020):

  • ERAF Project «Strengthening the academic staff of the Transport and Telecommunication Institute in the areas of strategic specialization» Nr.″ Nr., Supervisor (2018-2020).
  • INTERREG CB 2010-2020 Project “Harmonised and Modernised Multidisciplinary Railway Education” (EDU-RAIL), Leading Researcher (2015 — 2018).
  • ERASMUS+ project iSECRET «Implementation of Software Engineering Competence Remote Evaluation for Master Program Graduates», ID — 2015-1-LV01-KA203-013439, 2015-2017, Project Manager (2015-2017).
  • FP7: Enhancing  transfering of Intelligent Transportation System innovations to the market (TTRANS), 2012-2015, Leading Researcher (2013).

Research Interests: Object-Oriented Programming, Software Engineering, Process Maturity, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Forensic, Quality Management Systems, Online Pedagogy and E-learning.

Supervised Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Theses (number): Promoted 1 Doctoral, more than 30 Master theses and more than 50 Bachelor theses and was official reviewers of 3 PhD theses.

Awards: (2017) Nomination for King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa UNESCO Award for the use of ICT in Education by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.(2019); acknowledgments by Ministry of Education and Science (2005);acknowledgments by Latvian Education Fund.

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The project is implemented by a consortium of 5 European universities: Transport and Telecommunication Institute (LATVIA) – project leader, University of Ioannina (GREECE), University of Murcia (SPAIN), Aalen University (GERMANY), University of Lodz (POLAND).

Short description of the project:

The aim of the project is creation an ecosystem model with demo portal used principals of service-based, competency based, student-cantered education and business-academia partnerships for offering courses and various types of employment within one single European education and employment market. As a result of the project, the following should be achieved:

  • Meeting individual educational needs of students, lecturers and employees of businesses for the development of specific competences on the base of education mobility services during study in university and long life learning;
  • Promoting career development of lecturers which have their own values independently of academic institutions, mission and vision which might not be aligned with the values and career aspirations of lecturers. These lecturers might be demanded by some other institutions, and this project will help institutions and lecturers find each other. This exchange will facilitate talent development and talent exchange, which ultimately boosts European development;
  • Enabling lecturers to develop their professional competences in another European context when their local context does not allow for it at the moment, the local market is not interested in this particular set of knowledge of competences or is already saturated with professionals with such competences, which results in the local market inability to offer the context of the development of such competences at an academic institution or in a company. Ignoring such needs might not be advisable because universities continue to offer training that develops this particular set of competences or offered such training in the past, and therefore, should bear some degree of ethical responsibility for the implementation of such competences by graduates;
  • Developing the knowledge of competences that are required on the European market, not only on their local market. This knowledge is valuable because lecturers and academic institutions are supposed to train students not only for the current local context, but for the international, European, context of today and tomorrow;
  • Offering opportunities for industry to find specialists for their unique competence-based demand on the entire European common education market, without being restricted to generalized supply of knowledge constrained by their local market and local perception of development. Ultimately, this will boost macro-level economic development of the common European market;
  • Offering opportunities for individuals (students and lecturers) and corporate structures (higher education institutions and enterprises) to obtain and offer services from other European countries on the continuous or sporadic full-time or part-time basis while residing in one specific location in the European Union. This is the merge of education and business, studies and work into a single agile “eduwork” space created by online activities;
  • Providing academic institutions with an opportunity to recruit specialists with specific competences that they cannot find on the local market;
  • Creating an economic environment for implementing academic competences;
  • Implementing a competence-based model of higher education into a digital reality offering educational and employment opportunities;
  • Boosting educational competitiveness of small economies, such as Latvian, via open-access to various educational and business European markets via lecturer and academic institutions employment in other European countries, perhaps, mostly in the online part-time and project-based mode often on the continuous basis

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Total budget of the project: 294145,00 EUR

ERASMUS + STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PROJECT Under the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport No – 2021-1-LV01-KA220-HED-000027571

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