PROJECT RESULTS and DELIVERABLES
To structure implementation process, project achievements were divided into 9 work packages. Each of the work packages has own objectives and set of specific deliverables produced.
WP 1. Common methodology and pedagogy for the doctoral programme
This work package will address the need for a common approach towards a joint doctoral programme. The individual character of a doctoral study has allowed universities and even separate professors to maintain an own vision on their doctoral programme content and pedagogical approaches. This allows for specific research to be carried out, but will render problems when organizing a joint doctoral programme as it is important to ensure equality among entering students regardless of their study place
1.1. Mission statement of the Doctoral Programme
1.2. Student benefit profile
1.3. Agreement on pedagogical methodology
WP 2. Admission, Assessment and Certification Process
This work package is the backbone of the administration of the future doctoral programme. In this work package the difference is made between mere educational cooperation and a true joint programme where all partner institutions accept the credit gained by students in any of the participating universities. The outcomes of this work package will set legal bases for cooperation as well as homogenizing requirements of the programme.
2.1. Student Admission Criteria
2.2. Student Assessment Criteria
2.3. ECTS transfer process
2.4. ECTS agreements and diploma supplements
2.5. Doctoral programme proposal for recognition
WP 3. Curricula Components
This work package will address the creation of the study programme structure and the content for each individual course for the doctorate programme. RuChin doctoral programme will consist of two main study components and additional component for student with limited or non-legal background):
1) Law studies , 90ECTS
- Common core studies in Chinese and Russian economic law, 30 ECTS
- Specialization studies in Chinese and Russian economic law, 30 ECTS
- Dissertation planning, presentation and research specific seminars, 30
2) Research and dissertation, 90 ECTS (or is otherwise determined by the hosting university)
3) Bridge Studies module (an additional component for non-law students acts as a bridge section for Economic and/or International Business students who have the desire to specialize in Chinese and Russian Economic Law).
Deliverable which are produced within this work package are:
3.1. Developing the Study Programme Structure
3.2. Developed Bridge Studies Component (for non-Law students)
3.3. Law Studies Component
3.4. Developed Research & Dissertation Component
3.5. Study guide for entire Programme
WP 4. Research cooperation between the academic partnership and companies/organizations. The purpose is to develop cooperation between the partner universities and companies/organizations in order to have students conduct their research for the needs and wants of the actual markets. The idea behind this is to have students research a topic that is useful to the real market as well as give them practical experience. As this doctorate degree is a joint degree among four countries within Europe students are provided with not only the opportunity to study in other countries but conduct their research for companies in other countries. Alongside these benefits, students will be provided with the opportunity to be involved with a company/organization that will enhance their network and/or possibly provide them with employment upon graduation.
4.1. Research placement agreements
4.2. Company cooperation agreements
4.3. Practical guidelines for tutoring professors
WP 5. Mobility within the doctoral programme. The mobility strategy consists of the provisions for mobility for students and staff during the implementation of the doctoral programme. A doctoral programme is less concrete than a master and will require more individual solutions. Therefore it is necessary to create a mobility strategy rather than a strict mobility plan that is obligatory. Partnership will also search of all possible sources of funding that could fund this mobility, to allow students and staff to find sponsoring where needed.
5.1. Internal Mobility Strategy
5.2. Student and staff mobility guide
5.3. Funding guide for mobility
5.4. Studying abroad assistance system
WP 6. Management of the project. The aim is to assure effective and efficient implementation of the project according to the set objectives, work plan, and budget and programme requirements. The University of Lapland with the project manager holds the final responsibility over the work completed in the project including the responsibility to follow-up the work in other work packages, coordination of progress, continuous monitoring and reporting.
WP 7. Quality assurance and evaluation. The objective of the WP is to monitor and guarantee the quality of project activities and its results. The work in this WP is closely related to the implementation of other WPs particularly 1-5 to assure academic quality of the designed programme according to the quality standards of the involved universities, stakeholders and the sector itself.
WP 8. Dissemination. The goal of this WP is to extend the project/doctoral programme information to the public. More specifically implemented actions intend:
- To ensure that RuChin operates on a competitive basis
- to increase the numbers/quality of partners: This second aspect of promotion will be focused on in WP 9
Each individual partner utilizes their channels for educational promotion. As there are four European partners, each in a different country, the project/doctoral programme will have a diverse marketing channels enhance the diversity of prospective students. These promotional actions will be organized within an advertisement plan which will be carried out upon completion of the project just before and as the programme is being implemented. Deliverables:
8.4. Advertisement plan
WP 9. Exploitation of project results. The objective is to mainstream and duplicate project results in order to sustain the project and its results in future.
Transfer of the lessons learned and experience gained will take place at European and transnational level. Possibilities to establish new partnerships in Europe, Russia and China will be explored during the second project year. Partnership with China and Russia will further lead to consideration of a joint Europe – Russia - China doctorate degree. This WP is focused on collecting; distributing and bringing into use the outcomes of WP 1-5 and 8.
9.1. Plan for the exploitation of project results
9.2. Implementation plan for the start-up of the doctorate programme
9.3. Strategy for extending project activities
9.4. Feasibility study for establishment of a joint Europe – Russia - China doctorate degree