I-BOX – new Erasmus+ project from our faculty


Researchers from the University of Maribor Faculty of Health Sciences (UM FHS) have acquired a new three-year Erasmus+ project as part of the key actions KA203: Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, called "Digital Toolbox For Innovation In Nursing Education - I-BOX", coordinated by Prof. Esther Cabreras, School of Health Sciences TecnoCampus from Spain. The projects’ duration is from 01.09.2019 to 31.08.2022.

The consortium also consists of other partners, i.e. The Tyrolean Private University UMIT from Austria, University of Turku from Finland and University of Sechenov, Moscow from Russia.



New programs and ways of learning are needed to ensure that nursing education is offered and delivered in the most cost-effective and time-efficient manner possible. These aspects need to be integrated into programs by providing educational technologies such as e-learning, distance learning, virtual reality and simulation. As part of the project, researchers will work to integrate new pedagogical approaches into nursing study programs by providing next-generation educational technologies.

Aim of the project is to develop free access audio-visual materials where students, teachers and health professionals will be able to initiate various discussions at the international level. We hope the tool will help answer the questions and provide new perspectives on understanding the questions, offer best practice recommendations, and help those involved to gain and upgrade their expertise in a practical way.

The initial meeting between representatives of all universities participating in the project was held on r 5. and 6. November, 2019 in TecnoCampus, where future activities have been determined.

At UM FHS we are proud of the acquired project and congratulate the project team which is led by Assoc Prof Gregor Štiglic, PhD.



*The “DIGITAL TOOLBOX FOR INNOVATION IN NURSING EDUCATION (I-BOX)” BOX project is co-funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme. The content of this press release is exclusively the responsibility of Tecnocampus Foundation Mataró-Maresme and neither the European Commission nor the Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education (SEPIE) are responsible for the use that may be made of the information circulated here.
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