Modernity and Disability: Ensuring Quality Education for Disabled Students (MUSE)


FUNDER

Erasmus Plus

VALUE

€924,315

COLLABORATORS

Universidad Viña Del Mar, Universidad De Magallanes, Technologico De Monterrey, Universidad De Colima, Universidad Nacional De Rosario, Universidad Nacional Del Litoral, Universidad De Alicante, Università Di Bologna, 4-Elements.

PROJECT TEAM

Jacqueline Cawston, Gemma Tombs, Sarah Merry, Kate Green, Oliver Wood, Debra James.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

In this framework, the European Commission has approved the project “Ensuring Quality Education for Students with Disabilities – MUSE” co-financed by the European Commission through the ERASMUS + programme

The overall objective of the MUSE project is to improve access, ensure learning conditions and develop employment opportunities for HEIs’ Disabled Students in Latin American countries via modern inclusion practices and networking. The three Latin American countries involved in Chile, Mexico and Argentina, with the support of institutions in the EU (UK, Spain, Italy and Greece).

The project is being led by Viña del Mar University in Chile and has 10 partner universities in total.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

MUSE will help improve the inequality situation faced by disabled students by accomplishing the objectives though concrete tangible outputs:

  1. Increase inter-institutional cooperation and sharing of good practices via the needs analysis and transfer of know-how.
  2. Enhancement of managerial and administrative staff capacities in dealing with and implementing inclusive education practices.
  3. Creation of institutional support structures and assistive technology to enable access to HE and foster the consolidation of a social integration culture within universities.
  4. Development of a LA network for the Inclusion of Students with disabilities in Higher Education.
  5. Increase external relations cooperation to improve access and employment of students with disabilities.
  6. Increase public awareness and understanding on inclusive education within higher education institutions.