As Tempus IV is designed to support the modernisation of higher education systems in the Partner Countries, its themes are structured around the main policy areas governing the current trends of higher education worldwide.
The themes for cooperation are structured in the following three building blocks:

Curricular Reform

  • Modernisation of curricula in academic disciplines identified as priorities by the Partner Countries, using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the three cycle system and the recognition of degrees

Governance Reform

  • University management and services for students
  • Introduction of quality assurance
  • Institutional and financial autonomy and accountability
  • Equal and transparent access to higher education
  • Development of international relations

Higher Education and Society

  • Training of non-university teachers
  • Development of partnerships with enterprises
  • Knowledge triangle education-research-innovation
  • Training courses for public services (ministries, regional/local authorities)
  • Development of lifelong learning in society at large
  • Qualifications frameworks