TEMPUS is the European Union’s programme which supports the modernisation of higher education in the EU's surrounding area. Tempus promotes institutional cooperation that involves the European Union and Partner Countries and focuses on the reform and modernisation of higher education systems in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region.

It also aims to promote voluntary convergence of the higher education systems in the Partner Countries with EU developments in the field of higher education. With regards to the Western Balkans, Tempus contributes to preparing the candidate and potential candidate countries for a participation in the integrated Life Long Learning Programme.

In addition to promoting cooperation between institutions, Tempus also promotes a people-to-people approach.Tempus provides support to consortia of institutions composed mainly of universities or university associations. Non-academic partners can also be part of a consortium.

The Tempus programme is implemented in close coordination with the Erasmus Mundus programme which provides scholarships to third country students allowing them to participate in top-level Master courses and Doctorate programmes outside the EU.

Projects:

TEMPUS CRUNT

The Tempus project runs from October 2011 to October 2014. Its aim is to help create a digital interuniversity network in Moldova. It convened seven European universities (from Belgium, Spain, France, Italy and Romania) known for their expertise in creating online learning and nine Moldovan universities which provide most of the country's higher education. Moldovan universities will share their expertise to develop an interuniversity online learning platform across the country.

Moodle CMS for Tempus CRUNT Project: http://moodle21sandbox.vle.ase.md

Source code of the MOODLE Project used in this project can be viewed/downloaded from here.

Concept & maintaining :   Constantin Sclifos  
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