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Prof. Dr. Rossica Betcheva

Brief Biography:


Prof. Dr. Rossica Ilcheva Betcheva of the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM) , Sofia, Bulgaria is the Erasmus University Coordinator and the Dean of International Academic Mobility and Education. Her work is connected with the active participation of UCTM in EU educational programs – Tempus, Socrates, Lifelong Learning, Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus+.

Together with the coordination of UCTM international student and staff exchange, she has been the Bulgarian local coordinator for several Erasmus Thematic Network in the field of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Continuous and Adult Education. Prof. Betcheva has been coordinating the participation of UCTM in 12 Erasmus Mundus Action 2 consortia for mobility from and to Universities in Asia, Africa and Western Balkans.

In 2016 Prof. Betcheva was awarded by the European Association of Erasmus Coordinators for her considerable contribution to the Erasmus program for the last 10 years.


Title of the Lecture:

Cooperation in International Educational Programmes as a Way to Joint Higher Education Degrees



We are living in the time of a global economy, global communications and global job options. Job providers are interested more and more in the competences of their young employees. Foreign investors trust the quality of their own educational systems and very often the employment decision can be taken based not only on the competences declared but on the University quality label and the University location. One of the most important achievements of the European Union in the field of higher education is the creation of the European Higher Educational Area as a result of the so called Bologna Process.

This presentation aims at showing how the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, developed and implemented some Joint Degree courses through an active academic mobility under EU Educational Programmes. UCTM Sofia has been participating in EU HE programmes and the connected with them academic mobility since 1994. Activities performed under these programmes contributed to the international transparency of the education quality and the level of competencies of awarded study degrees. The most important results of this transparency are:

-Development and implementation of EU Master Degree course in Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development (certified with a joint Diploma signed by several EU Universities).

- Chemical Engineering curriculum with awarding of Double Diploma with the Technical University of Hamburg and with the University of Magdeburg.



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