Objective

    The objectives of this project can be synthesized as follows:

    • enhancing internationalisation and modernisation of Tunisian participating HEIs offering a curriculum in History and Archaeology by fostering innovative teaching and learning approaches;
    • improving the alignment of attending students to labour market requirements;
    • sharing best practices and specific knowledge;
    • enhancing cooperation between Tunisian and EU HEIs, as well as at national scale among Tunisian HEIs and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. project Associated Partners);
    • addressing gender inequality issues in education and participation in the labour market;
    • raising awareness among project stakeholders about Tunisian cultural heritage.

    These objectives will be achieved in close collaboration with Tunisian public authorities, encouraging the development of new contents, the use of ICT tools, experience abroad for Tunisian students and staff, involving students, academic and administrative staff people, civil servants representing Tunisian authorities.

    Despite a Master’s Programme in History and Archaeology already exist in Tunisian HEIs, the project’s aim goes beyond such traditional Master’s Programmes, since it will be innovative not only from a methodological point of view, but also thanks to the original Teaching Units developed by both Tunisian and European professors. This cooperation among HEIs fosters not only the transfer of know-how but also the sharing of best practices among partners to be extended to relevant stakeholders of the project.

    The Master’s Programme will target graduates holding a Bachelor’s degree in human sciences, languages, history of art and archaeology, history, museology, cultural mediation, geography, anthropology, computer science or ethnology, communication as well as teachers, researchers and IT staff. Students that will successfully complete this Master’s Programme will gain competencies and skills in two main areas: they will be trained as Archaeologists as well as, to a certain degree, as Managers. This approach will enable graduates to pursue a career in the management of museums, archaeological sites, heritage sites and other institutions or organisations involved in the management of cultural and historical heritage.

    Furthermore, special attention will be paid to criteria related to gender equality in access to scholarship. The participation of female students will be strongly encouraged through dissemination activities consisting, for example, in info days aiming at tackling the potential problem of gender gap in participation to the labour market.

    The Master’s Programme will be taught in English and French in order to reach the largest target audience possible and will be delivered under the form of blended Teaching Units combining in presence lectures and laboratories, providing strong ICT and linguistic skills in areas relevant to the project. Traineeships and projects at archaeological sites as well as online lectures will be implemented.

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