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Project "AMED - Advancing higher education in Maldives through E- learning Development", approved by Erasmus+ programme - KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practice, Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education, started with its activities in January 2019.

This project has a goal to enable support of the modernization, approach and internationalization of high education placed in Maldives through academic teacher competences and skills promotion, considering new innovative education programs in E- learning.

Faculty of Organization and Informatics is coordinating this EU project, led by assoc. prof. Igor Balaban, PhD. Besides Maldives National University, project partners are also The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNET). Total project budget is 720,592.00 €.

Project will be completed by July 2022.

720,592.00 €


The project aims to support the modernization, accessibility and internationalization of higher education in Maldives, by improving the level of competencies and skills of university teachers by developing new and innovative education programme in the field of e-learning.

The specific objectives are:

  • Co-creation and piloting of a new study programme for professional development focusing on the use of ICT in education.
  • Establishing institutional framework for e-learning at the Maldives National University by training of staff, improving IT infrastructure and (re)organization of departments to provide support to e-learning;
  • Promotion of new forms of teaching and learning in Maldives, notably strategic use of open and flexible learning, lifelong learning, virtual mobility, open educational resources and better exploitation of the ICT potential by raising awareness, supporting leadership, engaging early adopters and developing a community of practice