U-Map LLL project

The U-Map LLL project has three main objectives:


to have a substantial number of institutions participating in U-Map;


to disseminate the project to a wider audience


to explore the institutional setting for the future U-Map.

To reach the first objective two approaches will be used:


The national approach, focusing on prefilling and the development of procedures and protocols to facilitate a ‘batch-wise’ filling of the U-Map database


The institutional approach, focusing on the recruitment of individual institutions in countries that do not participate in the national approach.

Within the national approach, we shall select two countries or regions that have databases available that allow to pre-fill part of the questionnaires. Discussions will be started with representatives of national ministries and associations of higher education institutions that have expressed their interest in becoming involved in the U-Map project after the CEIHE III project ended.

In the participating countries/regions workshops will be organized to discuss general and technical aspects of the classification and data collection with higher education institutions. The results of the national cases will be presented in national dissemination seminars.

In the institutional approach, PR activities play an important role in the recruitment of participating higher education institutions. These PR activities are focused on individual higher education institutions. The channels of communication used are the internet and presentations at (inter)national conferences. The main access point on the internet will be the U-Map website. The website will be updated to facilitate the provision of up-to-date and specific information that is needed to inform institutions and to persuade them to participate. New channels of internet based communication (like social networks) are considered. The U-Map classification will be presented at a number of (inter)national higher education conferences. The call for participation of individual higher education institutions will be part of those presentations.

Making the U-Map classification and its results visible to the higher education community (and beyond) is seen as an important element in the recruitment of institutions. That is why a number of papers and articles will be submitted for publication in popular and well read journals/magazines.

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