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ACTIVE ASIA is a EU-financed project within the Erasmus-Mundus program which has the goal of promoting virtual mobility for post-graduate students.

Its aim is to foment relations between the higher education institutions of the European Union and Central Asia.

It seeks to promote student mobility in the distance-format Masters Degrees on offer. The objective is to facilitate mobility by means of Information and Communication Technologies for all those students who do not have access to classroom-based tuition in other institutions, whether for professional, personal or family reasons.

Equal opportunities for all is one of the key objectives of virtual mobility.

This Project has been co-ordinated by the Vice-Chancellor’s Office of International and Institutional Relations of the UNED (Spanish Open University). The UNED’s presence abroad and the internationalisation of our university has been promoted by the Vice-Chancellor’s Office through the management of the Centres located abroad, the promotion of both virtual and classroom-based mobility, participation in a variety of programs and mobility projects, co-ordinating and taking part in international co-operation and consultancy projects, setting up and renewing international agreements, taking part in the main university networks, advising the university community about international activities and, in particular, playing an active role in the promotion of the Ibero-American Higher Education Space through the IBERUNED Program.

For further information about this project, please visit the following website:

Launch of the Virtual Mobility Student Advice Centre (CADVMO)

The CADVMO is already in operation. This office, which is based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), gives advice and support to course organisers, teaching staff and students of higher education institutions who wish to take part in or promote virtual mobility projects. The office has the following goals:

  • Increasing awareness of the academic courses on offer in Europe in the areas of study which are of particular interest to Central Asia.
  • Gathering data about post-graduate programs in both regions, with a view to improving the offer of virtual mobility between the higher education institutions of all countries involved.
  • Informing teachers and students as to what virtual mobility opportunities are available and how to take advantage of them.
  • Increasing awareness of the available tools which make it possible to offer and run virtual mobility programs.
For more information contact:
Meerim Duishenalieva, Office Manager
Tel. 00996 312 541468

Did you know…?

  • The European Union has already financed some projects which dealt with the area of virtual mobility, for example, NetACTIVE, which designs the basic instruments for promoting virtual mobility between European and Latin-American centres of higher education; eMOVE, which furthers this type of mobility between European higher education centres; and CSMV, which helps students from distance-format institutions find work through an on-line employment program.
  • Student mobility between the two regions is lower than 1% which goes to show how urgent it is to promote mobility between the higher education centres of all these countries.
  • Kazakhstan has joined the Bologna Process and took part in the latest Education Ministers’ meeting, held in Leuven in 2009.
  • Each country in this region of Central Asia has its own office of the European Program, TEMPUS.
  • In both regions the most popular area of study for distance Masters Degrees is Business and Economics.

This document has been produced with the financial support of the European Community. Project ACTIVE Asia is responsible of the content of this site and must not be considered as a position of the European Union.

June 2010


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