In 1996 twenty two new Joint European Projects with Bulgaria were selected by the Tempus Office in Sofia.
TEMPUS is the European Union´s major instrument for the development and restructuring of higher education in Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States and Mongolia.
This programme forms part of the overall PHARE and TACIS programmes of the European Union.
TEMPUS was adopted by the Council of Ministers of the European Union on 7 May 1990 and extended on 29 April 1993 for a second 4-year phase commencing with the academic year 1994/1995 (TEMPUS II).
Within TEMPUS II, TEMPUS PHARE and TEMPUS TACIS should be seen as two parallel but separate schemes in administrative and budgetary termes.
A TEMPUS II bis is envisaged, which would then run for two additional academic years 1998-1999/1999-2000.
The main objectives of the TEMPUS scheme are: to promote the quality and support the development and renewal of higher education in the PHARE and TACIS Partner States; to encourage their growing interaction and as balanced a cooperation as possible with partners in the European Union, through joint activities and relevant mobility.
TEMPUS, PHARE and TACIS will only support activities focusing on priority areas which are jointly identified each year by the national authorities of the Partner States and the European Commission.
University College London (University of London) is the Contractor for this project. The responsible contact person is Professor J.E. Jayne. The total of this contract is 395,850 ECU over three years beginning 1 September 1996. The main objective of the project is to restructure the existing curricula in Bulgarian universities to meet the requirements of the new Bulgarian national law regarding higher education. The emphasis will be placed upon the development of standard curricula for the Bachelor level degree for mathematics, informatics, applied mathematics, and mathematics and informatics for secondary school teachers for all of the Bulgarian universities. Since the Masters level education is expected to be concentrated mainly at Sofia University, such a standardization will allow students of other universities to satisfy the requirements of Sofia University for Post-Bachelor education. For the same reason the new curricula should be compatible with that of the corresponding EU universities.
In summary the objectives of the project are:
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