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3rd CALL FOR PROPOSALS
SWISS VIRTUAL CAMPUS CONSOLIDATION PROGRAMME


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The impulse program Swiss Virtual Campus (SVC) ends in 2003. The consolidation program will start in January 2004. The consolidation program consists of four parts:

  1. Use and maintenance of existing SVC projects (not for UAS projects)
  2. Development of new courses (new projects)
  3. Centres of competence, service and production for each institution of higher education
  4. Services and coordination.

List of Documents

Basic Documents

Project Maintenance Support

New Swiss Virtual Campus Projects, Third Call

Schedule

Project Maintenance Support

  • Application by Project Leader
earliest possibility: 3 months prior to project end
  • For projects ending in 2003
November 15th, 2003, to get funding in March 2004
  • First funding possible
March 2004 (for 2 years in general)

New Swiss Virtual Campus Projects, Third Call

3rd Call for Proposals October 20th, 2003
Sketches, deadline November 28th, 2003
Invitation for Detailed Proposal February 5th, 2004
Detailed Proposal, deadline March 15th, 2004
Earliest project start July 1st, 2004 (for 2 years in general)

Competence Centres
Competence Centres will be in charge of producing and maintaining SVC projects. Their funding will be discussed directly with the institutions concerned. No formal application is needed (except for UAS), but the regular annual reporting will make sure that the criteria for competence centres are met. The SVC Local Coordinator (SVC LC) of each university will be the contact person for the SVC Steering Committee (SVC SC) and the coordination.

Selection Procedures

The SVC SC has defined the quality criteria for the selection of the projects and launches the calls for proposal.

  • It evaluates the sketches and afterwards the detailed proposals of the university projects, and proposes their financing. The SUC will finally decide on university projects.
  • It evaluates the sketches and detailed proposals of UAS projects for the attention of the OPET. UAS projects will be selected by the OPET.
  • ETH projects may participate, but the ETH part will be financed completely by ETH Zurich or EPF Lausanne, without additional federal funding (except for overall coordination needs).

The selection procedure may include a discussion with the authorities of the institutions concerned (members of rectorates, institutions, deans) before the final decision of the SVC SC.

As a general rule, applications should be in English, the language used in the SVC SC.

Contact addresses

For Universities:
Schweizerische Universitätskonferenz
Sennweg 2
3012 Bern
Christian Hohnbaum
E-mail: christian.hohnbaum@crus.ch
http://www.crus.ch
http:// swissvirtualcampus.ch
For ETH Zürich:
ETH Zentrum
NET - Network for Educational Technology
Sonneggstrasse 63, SOW G13
8092 Zürich
PD Dr. Christian Sengstag
E-mail: sengstag@net.ethz.ch
For Universities of Applied Sciences:
Bundesamt für Berufsbildung und Technologie
Effingerstrasse 27
3003 Bern
Prof. Dr. Beat Hotz-Hart or Marcel Sieber
E-mail: beat.hotz@bbt.admin.ch or
marcel.sieber@bbt.admin.ch
http://www.bbt.admin.ch
For EPF Lausanne:
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Centre de Recherche et d'Appui pour la Formation et ses Technologies CRAFT
CE 1 629
1015 Lausanne
Patrick Jermann
E-mail: Patrick.Jermann@epfl.ch

President of the Swiss Virtual Campus Steering Committee:
Prof. Dr. Peter Stucki
Universität Zürich
MulitMedia Laboratory
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich
E-mail: stucki@ifi.unizh.ch

Please send all applications as hardcopy and as word file:

As hardcopy, with signature(s), to:
Swiss Virtual Campus
Schweizerische Universitätskonferenz
Sennweg 2
3012 Bern
As word file, without signature(s), to:
svc@crus.ch

Abbreviations

ETH Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH Zürich, EPF Lausanne)
FOES Federal Office for Education and Science
OPET Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology
SUC Swiss University Conference
SVC Swiss Virtual Campus
SVC LC SVC Local Coordinator
(one per institution of higher education, contact person for all SVC issues)
SVC SC SVC Steering Committee
UAS Universities of Applied Sciences

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