The target group covers pontetial doctoral candidates in GISc.
The key stakeholder organizations in UZ: Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education, Supreme Attestation Commission, Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology and DSinGIS Consortium.
Internal stakeholders are partner universities, where the project will focus on potential supervisors, doctoral candidates, and related senior management.
External stakeholders are other HEIs/RIs in UZ, potential users of GISc: scientist from archeology to agriculture, forestry, environmental sciences, health, architecture, spatial planning, traffic studies, etc.; companies and associations in GISc&Technology, very widely all decision making institutions.
Our strategy is to ensure highest involvement not only of the internal stakeholders, but also wider target groups and stakeholders.
Since the start of the project idea the consortium is planning to detail needs and confirm expectations through needs analysis. The results of this analysis will be presented during the kick-off meeting of the project. The kick-off meeting is a crucial milestone of the project cycle where all audiences can be brought together and introduced. This initial open event will be used to deliver information about project intention to all target groups especially to potential doctoral candidates.
During the project external stakeholders will be actively communicated mainly through the tools and actions described in the project Dissemination Plan. Besides wider dissemination activities the project is planning to organize specific activities for target groups. These are study visits to EU universities and Summer School for doctoral candidates, training for management and administration, workshops for teaching and doctoral candidates and finally annual conferences for the wider audience specialized in this field.
The project targets short and long term impacts by providing intellectual enrichment and resources enhancement (see impacts overview at the end of this section). In short term doctoral candidates and university staff are the main beneficiaries. They acquire knowledge and skills, enjoy by use of modern research infrastructure and produce improved quality of research results. However, in the long term the impact of the project is expected to be on a widespread occurrence within UZ deriving sector and macro level benefits.
It is worthwhile to indicate benefits from the project at EU level. The benefits for EU partners and wider scientific society from this project will be in the form of alignment of UZ doctoral studies with Bologna principles. Outputs of this project, specifically doctoral studies in GIScience will serve as a bridge and path to maintain academic communication for educational and research collaboration, increase academic mobility and develop a professional network with stronger EU presence in the region.