Project Name
Web-based Information Service for Higher Education Studets

Abbreviation
wishes

Project Description

WISHES stands for Web-based Information Service for Higher Education Students  (WISHES). As a European Project run by nine European institutions WISHES centrally promotes European work and study offers for students worldwide by means of a user-driven web-based information portal.
Based on the expressed needs of over 4.000 students, this WISHES web-portal centralizes information and creates profiles of European higher education institutions (HEIs) and employment bodies, tailored to Bologna and Lisbon parameters.


Impact
WISHES offers its benefits to three main target groups: Students – students of universities and colleges worldwide interested in studying or working abroad. Additionally, WISHES also targets pupils searching for higher education abroad. Close cooperation with student associations are currently set up (such as with the Erasmus Student Network or the European Medical Students Association). Higher education institutions – Universities, Colleges, Academic Associations , Educational Networks, European Network, and other higher education institutions based in the Bologna signatory countries are eligible to present themselves and their offers in WISHES. Concretely WISHES targets persons responsible for international affairs such as vice rectors for international relations and international officers. Enterprisers – employment bodies, members of professional associations, and companies based in the Bologna signatory states looking for ways to reach international students and recent graduates worldwide.

Coordinator
University of Paderborn (DE)

Partners

University of Paderborn (DE)
Haute École de la Province de Liège (BE)
CATT Innovation-Management GmbH(AT)
European Office of Cyprus (CY)
Ondokuz Mayıs University (TR)
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB) (BE)
University of Granada (ES)
Tomas Bata University in Zlín (CZ)
Saint Petersburg State University of Service and Economics(RUS)


Programme
Erasmus Mundus

Duration
36 months

Budget
570,580 euro

Website
www.eu-wishes.eu

WISHES stands for Web-based Information Service for Higher Education Students  (WISHES). As a European Project run by nine European institutions WISHES centrally promotes European work and study offers for students worldwide by means of a user-driven web-based information portal.
Based on the expressed needs of over 4.000 students, this WISHES web-portal centralizes information and creates profiles of European higher education institutions (HEIs) and employment bodies, tailored to Bologna and Lisbon parameters.

Backed up with a powerful and diverse supporting network consisting of more than 100 HEIs, European associations and networks, as well as with the support of various national agencies, Rector's Conferences and the European Commission, WISHES offers its services to three main target groups: Students worldwide, higher education institutions and enterprises.

WISHES target groups

WISHES offers its benefits to three main target groups:

  • Students – students of universities and colleges worldwide interested in studying or working abroad. Additionally, WISHES also targets pupils searching for higher education abroad. Close cooperation with student associations are currently set up (such as with the Erasmus Student Network or the European Medical Students Association).
  • Higher education institutions – Universities, Colleges, Academic Associations , Educational Networks, European Network, and other higher education institutions based in the Bologna signatory countries are eligible to present themselves and their offers in WISHES. Concretely WISHES targets persons responsible for international affairs such as vice rectors for international relations and international officers.
  • Enterprisers – employment bodies, members of professional associations, and companies based in the Bologna signatory states looking for ways to reach international students and recent graduates worldwide.

Basic elements

Meeting the needs of today's international students, the WISHES Mobility Portal consists of three components:
  • Information Portal: The information portal presents European study offers. Here in addition to relevant information about the various courses of study available, information about country, city, housing, cost of living, and similar will be presented.
  • Work placement database: The second component of the platform, the international work placement database, presents employment bodies and their offers by means of individual web-based business cards to students worldwide.
  • Online Community: In the "online community", the third component of the WISHES Mobility Portal, students comment, discuss and evaluate the various studies and work offers and practical issues of how to organize a stay abroad. This virtual marketplace is structured according to the various countries respectively university towns in Europe and thus enables a virtual matching of former and future international students - between and within the various students' generations.