Welcome to the portal of the Higher Education Reform Experts!

The network of Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs) is a pool of experts supporting the modernisation of higher education in countries neighbouring the EU. Their activities are financed through the Erasmus+ programme and coordinated at the local level by the National Erasmus+ Offices (NEOs).

Between January 2015 – December 2020, the SPHERE Consortium will provide training and networking activities for the HEREs, in the framework of a service contract with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission.

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The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the World Bank just released a joint report on the "Internationalization of Tertiary Education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)". As...Read more
On behalf of the SPHERE Team, we are very sorry to inform about the passing of Ms. Nigar Abbaszade. She was one of the most active, invested and articulated Higher...Read more
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia issued a recommendation on March 14, 2020 for all the higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation to temporarily suspend their...Read more
The European Commission has launched a page for beneficiaries, students, volunteers and other participants in EACEA’s funding programmes in order to give more information about how coronavirus is affecting the...Read more
Due to the coronavirus crisis, universities have come under sudden pressure to shift to digitally enhanced teaching and online learning. While this is a temporary measure in an emergency situation,...Read more
The SPHERE Team is launching a study on the impacts of Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education (CBHE) projects in Partner countries, particularly the impact of structural projects. The study...Read more
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) has now joined the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF). As a member of this Forum, the ESN will be able to actively engage...Read more
In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Birzeit University was one of the first Palestinian higher education institutions to implement distance online teaching. The first priority of the university administration and...Read more