15 October 2021

UniLab Study Visit on student and career support services
The second Study Visit of the UniLab project took place online on 22-23 September, organised by ​IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. The activity was aimed to explore ways to improve work-based learning and work placements opportunities for students and alumni in Russia, Belarus and Azerbaijan.

The Study Visit was addressed primarily to participants from the Partner Countries' universities from Russia, Belarus and Azerbaijan and was aimed to provide them with knowledge and insights into how career services and student support could be better organised to serve the needs of students, universities and companies.

These were some of the topics on the agenda: 
Nicolas Aron, Career Centre Business & Career Services IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, presented the Career Services of IMC Krems and the activities for students and companies. 
Prof.  Michael Bartz, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems presented some of the outcomes of his research and provided insights on how students may have to adapt to a changing world of work.
Dr. Klaus Peter Niedl, Global HR Director at Novomatic shared the perspective of a company in recruiting new talents in the IT sector.

On the second day of the online Study Visit, Deepak Dhungana from IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems presented the work done by his team on the development of the UniLab Students’ Portal and went through the different functionalities of the first prototype. After his presentation, the participants were invited to test the prototype portal and give feedback on their experience. 

Based on the partners' feedback, the team of IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems will continue to work further on the development of the portal, which will be interconnected to the UniLab project website