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About us

Agora Institute for Knowledge Management is a private company with its core expertise in designing and implementing international multilateral projects in the fields of innovation and education. Our competences cover the whole project lifecycle, from proposal drafting and project acquisition to implementation, dissemination, exploitation and quality assessment.

Agora Institute provides professional expertise on various areas, namely intellectual property and knowledge management, internationalisation, collaborative research, quality assessment, and organisational development to help education institutions and other social and economic actors achieve greater excellence, navigate change, and drive more powerful partnerships at the national, regional and international levels.

We are inspired by multicultural values, integrating interdisciplinary and holistic approaches into our services. Our interventions are carefully shaped to the target context, pursuing a real change at the individual, organisational and community levels, and endorsing the fundamental principles of human rights and inclusive development that are embedded into the 2030 Development Agenda and the EU policies for sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Projects

Strategic IP Management for Effective R&I in Asian Higher Education-SPIRE

Countries:

Indonesia – Thailand – Malaysia – Philippines – Czech Republic – Italy – Spain – Finland

IP Capacities for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the MEDiterranean Region – IPMED

Countries:

Tunisia – Jordan – Greece – Italy – Spain

Boosting Environmental Protection and Energy Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Region – PROEMED

Countries:

Tunisia – Morocco – Algeria – Poland – Spain – Italy – France

Strategic Human Resources Management for Southeast Asian Universities – HR4ASIA

Countries:

Vietnam – Laos – Thailand – Cambodia – Lithuania – Spain – Portugal – Italy

Quality Assurance and EUR-ACE Accreditation of Engineering Programmes in Mediterranean Area – MEDACCR

Countries:

Algeria – Jordan – Tunisia – Portugal – Italy – Spain – France

Heightening University – Business Partnerships for Smart and Sustainable Growth in Asia – HUB4GROWTH

Countries:

Vietnam – Cambodia – Mongolia – Nepal – Greece – Lithuania – United Kingdom – Spain

The MEDiterranean Public HEALTH Alliance – MED-HEALTH

Countries:

Palestine – jordan – Tunisia – United Kingdom – Spain – Belgium

Strengthening Quality Assurance in Cambodian Higher Education – SICA

Countries: 
Cambodia – Sweden – Romania – Spain – Lithuania

 

Vocational training center for undergraduate university students and teachers in Jordan (VTC)

Countries: 
Jordan – Germany – Spain – Portugal – Slovakia

 


University Business Engagement – A SMART Path for Development in Indonesia

Countries:
Indonesia – Spain – Finland – Italy

Improving Internationalisation practices in South Asian Higher Education

Countries:
India – Nepal – Afganistan – Spain – Romania – Italy

News

SICA Training on Strategic planning in Cambodia

SICA Training on Strategic planning in Cambodia

Agora institute has organized a successful training workshop on quality assurance strategic planning on 14-15 November at Battambang University Cambodia within the frame of the Erasmus plus funded project SICA. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce the participants to strategic planning processes and to coach Cambodian universities working groups during the development of  their strategic plans. The training workshop has been attended by up to 25 trainees from 6 Cambodian universities’ and the national quality agency.

Fifth Steering Committee  Meeting of HR4ASIA project in Alicante

Fifth Steering Committee Meeting of HR4ASIA project in Alicante

The Meeting of the Steering Committee of HR4ASIA  project was hosted by Agora Institute in Alicante-Spain on 26 & 27 March  2019 with the participation of all the project representatives from South East Asia. During the meeting, the results of six month’s work of the HR working Groups were presented, as well as the prospects for further development of the project.

Project Beneficiaries also provided their feedback on the work of the Project and defined priorities for the work in 2019.

PSC members unanimously accepted the Report on the activities implemented in the 2018, and the Plan of Actions. The next meeting of the Steering Committee of the HR4ASIA will be held in In Vietnam in  October 2019.

HR4ASIA Conference on Human Resources Management in Bangkok

HR4ASIA Conference on Human Resources Management in Bangkok

Agora Institute has joined the  regional conference on ‘Human Resources Management in Higher Education’ held  in Bangkok, Thailand on 26 October 2018. This ASEAN  conference was a unique juncture for HR professionals and people managers in Asian and Europe  to debate on HR function in HE as well as a  platform to  exchange  ideas and good practices on HRM. More than one hundred participants from the Asean has joined this event.  The main  topic addressed  was:  HR strategies and policies, Recruitment and retention and Workforce planning in Universities.

 

Rise Project Training on Performance Management in Alicante

Rise Project Training on Performance Management in Alicante

Agora Institute organised a workshop on “Performance Management in HEIs: Performance Appraisals & Reward Schemes”  as part of the ERASMUS capacity building project RISE in Alicante  on 13-14 September 2018.
The workshop was delivered by Agora Institute experts . The purpose of the present training workshop was to tackle a wide range of aspects in connection with both strategic and practical needs of performance management (and particularly, performance appraisals and reward schemes) in HEIs. In particular, RISE training event contributed:
• To develop a general understanding of the performance management at the university context and to explore its key aspects.
• To share and Compare  different models  of performance Management in EU Higher education;
• To Support Rise trainees in developing a performance framework in their institutions.
The training workshop has been attended by up to 34 representatives of the RISE project from Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Slovakia.
SICA Kick off Meeting in Cambodia

SICA Kick off Meeting in Cambodia

Agora Institute participated in the SICA Kick Off Meeting held on 7  & 8 of  June 2018 in Phnom Penh (Cambodia). Delegates from 6 Cambodian universities and 3 European universities from Romania, Lithuania and Sweden met to celebrate the Kick Off Meeting of the this new Cambodian national wide initiative. SICA project is part of the  Capacity Building Higher Education initiative, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and coordinated by the Royal University of Phnom Penh .

The new action  proposes a sound scheme of activities and capacity building  actions to contribute to Cambodian Higher Education Vision 2030 through the improvement of internal Quality Assurance in Cambodian universities and the promotion of quality assurance culture in Cambodian Higher education system.

HR4ASIA Steering Committee Meeting in Vilnius-Lithuania

HR4ASIA Steering Committee Meeting in Vilnius-Lithuania

Agora Institute participated at HR4ASIA Steering Committee On 7-9 May 2018 Vilnius,Lithuania. This meeting was implemented as a part of the Erasmus+ Capacity building  project “Strategic Human Resources Management for Southeast Asian Universities (HR4ASIA)” aimed at providing relevant know-how in preparation for modernizing different aspects of human resources management at Southeast Asian Universities.

The Steering committe  meeting was organized in order to discuss further implementation and upcoming activities in the second half of the project . Moreover, the members assessed the quality of the implemented activities and project outputs during the first project midterm. The meeting was attended by representatives form Vietnam , Cambodia, Laos, Thailand , Portugal, Spain, Lithuania and Italy.

 

SPIRE Training  on IP Management in Indonesia

SPIRE Training on IP Management in Indonesia

The first Capacity Building Session of the SPIRE project was held on 26-29 November 2017 in Surabaya, Indonesia, prepared and conducted by Agora Institute. The training was structured upon three practical and interactive Workshops which pursued the following specific objectives:
 
To introduce participants into the IP Management practice at HEIs at the European level, as a way to raise awareness and increase innovation capacities at the ASEAN HEIs;
To start working on the IP Policies (creation/upgrade) of the ASEAN HEIs, including exchange of experiences EU/Asia;
To get familiar with the IP Management practice of international R&I consortia to be ready for collaborative research and innovation opportunities.
 
These training days constituted an excellent opportunity for an in-depth exchange of practices and experience Europe/Asia and also amongst all the participating trainees from Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
SPIRE  Kick Off Meeting in  Kuala Lumpur

SPIRE Kick Off Meeting in Kuala Lumpur

Agora Institute participated at the Strategic IP Management for Effective R&I in Asian Higher Education(SPIRE project) kick off meeting held from May 10th to May 13th, 2017 at , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In addition to Agora representative, total of 24 participants from 11 universities attended the meeting where they planned and discussed the SPIRE Project objectives and workplan.
This new ASEAN initiative is part of the Capacity Building Higher Education initiative, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and coordinated by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
SPIRE project overall objective is contributing to the effectiveness of R&I management at the PC HEIs by enhancing IP capacities in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

Boosting Environmental Protection and Energy Efficient Buildings in the Mediterranean Region

Boosting Environmental Protection and Energy Efficient Buildings in the Mediterranean Region

Proemed project was launched in Genova-Italy on 12-16 December 2016.  The project was promoted by the European commission CBHE programme in order to design, establish and develop a new Master programme on “Environmental Protection and Energy Efficient Buildings”, otherwise called Sustainable Buildings, in Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian Universities.
The kick-off meeting was very useful since representatives of all project partners from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco , Italy , France , Poland and Spain discussed the activities of the first project year such as the upcoming capacity building trainings as well as the financial and project management in detail in order to find a common ground of cooperation. The meeting facilitated a lively  debate about the challenges facing the Magreb region on energy efficiency. 
HUBGROWTH Project launch in Hanoi-Vietnam

HUBGROWTH Project launch in Hanoi-Vietnam

Agora Institute participated at the kick-off meeting of the Hub4Growth project held in Hanoi  on September 19-21 The meeting gathered all project representatives from Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal ,Mongolia, UK and Lithuania and was focused on the exchange of information and experiences about university-enterprise cooperation at the partner Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The meeting facilitated a lively  debate about how to deal with this relevant issue for the advancement of HEIs in Asia in the upcoming years as well as the implementation of the project action plan for the next three years.

The Mediterranean Public Health Alliance was launched in Amman

The Mediterranean Public Health Alliance was launched in Amman

Agora Institute participated in the launch ceremony of the MED-HEALTH initiative held on 25 &26 February 2016 in Amman (Jordan). Representatives of 13 Universities and NGOs from Palestine, Tunisia, Jordan, Spain and UK joined this important event to formalise the alliance and to plan the implementation of this innovative regional initiative. The overall objective of MED-HEALTH is building up South Mediterranean HEIs’ competences in the field of Public Health to improve public health performance, employment & development perspectives in the region.The action is part of the Capacity Building Higher Education initiative, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Contact

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