The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), Sofia, and the New Europe College (NEC), Bucharest, promote outstanding individual research and groundbreaking knowledge in the social sciences and humanities by awarding in-residence Fellowships to excellent researchers. With their joint initiative “How To Teach Europe?” they introduced a special module to further the transfer of knowledge from first-rate research into teaching. Selected scholars and university professors from Southeastern Europe were motivated to develop their research topics further, having in view academic outreach and lending the state-of-the-art theories and methodologies in their disciplines a pan-European dimension.
The goal of the three-year program (2017–2019) was to improve the quality of higher education in the social sciences and humanities and to endorse its public relevance. A tangible output is the conceptualization of a series of new courses and the development of innovative curricula for the universities of the participating scholars and beyond.