About ICS

The Institute of Communication Studies is a leading research organization in the field of journalism and media studies, public relations and corporate communications. Our mission is to contribute towards strengthening of Macedonian democracy by working with media, civil society and public institutions, educating a critical public that will ask for greater transparency and accountability through engagement in the policy creation process.


Internationalisation at Home through Online Micro Masters and Virtual Mobility – Turkey, Macedonia, Slovenia, Lithuania


The project aims to improve the quality of education through pursuing internationalized teaching and learning in a virtual environment and to enhance individual’s potentials to effectively enter an inter-connected, cross-cultural market and to take part in the public life.

Expected Outcomes

The project will develop and implement two international online Micro Masters, which will be provided by a virtual campus of four HEI.

Implementing partners

  • University of Istanbul (lead)
  • DOBA Business School (partner)
  • ICS (partner)
  • Vytautas Magnus University (partner)

Duration: 1.09.2018 – 31.08.2021

Donor: European Union

Project description

The project will develop and implement two international online Micro Masters, which will be provided by a virtual campus of four HEIs – Istanbul University (Turkey), Institute of Communication Studies (Macedonia), DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies (Slovenia), and the Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). The 6-month specializations will provide deep learning in the specific career fields of (1) Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and Innovation Strategy, and (2) Future Communication Technics. The Micro Masters will provide 120 students with knowledge and competences relevant for the international labor market, and will help them gain a competitive advantage for professional success and personal development. Virtual mobility and collaborative online learning will enrich the international experience and intercultural understanding of students from different European countries. Game-based learning will be used as an innovative teaching method capable of offering students key skills and information regarding different subject matters, while incorporating collaborative learning and learning by doing. The Micro Master credentials can be recognized with a formal degree within the study programmes of the four partners HEIs. The project will enable internationalisation at home (IaH) of the curriculum and learning process that is now becoming mainstreamed at the national and institutional level in most European countries and received a central place in the European policies for internationalisation of higher education.