Our main goal is to strengthen the ongoing collaboration for academic, research and development collaborations between Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) and Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp (AP) to create opportunities for staff development, joint academic programs and R&D initiatives. HIT is one of the leading technological academic institutes in Israel, known for its innovative teaching technologies and extensive community involvement. The collaboration between the two institutes will promote the creation of a unique, hybrid methodology shared by them both (in Israel and Europe) in teaching and preparing students for real life technological challenges as well as for joint R&D projects. This hybrid methodology will support the internationalization strategy of both institutes. This project seeks to assist in creating a framework to enable our mutual ambitions.
In general, this mobility project for both institutes’ Journalism Department can lead to a broader and more intensified collaboration and can serve as an example for the other departments which both institutes share and which can easily copy a similar way of working and cooperating. The impact on the students and staff of GIPA will be the immediate learning outcomes they acquire, and for students and staff of AP it is the intercultural awareness and diversity cooperation that makes sense. To measure this, we will make sure that in the following radio project specific emphasis is put on communication, journalism and media differences between the ‘free’ west and the inheritance of the ‘old’ east. The journalistic and research products resulting from this edition should show this newly gained awareness.