Project Details


PBLMD contributed to the improvement of quality of higher education programmes and teaching and learning methodologies in Moldova while enhancing their relevance for the labour market and disadvantaged groups in the society. PBLMD is a national capacity building project that focuses on curricular reform and modernization of higher education in Moldova in accordance with Bologna principles.

The project arose from the need to address the problem of students’ diminishing competiveness and decreasing employability rate in Moldova, as well as the need for implementation of initiatives for the disadvantaged students. The project was also informed by the findings of the structural Tempus-funded “Enhancing University Autonomy in Moldova” (EUniAM) project, such as:
• Need for research-based teaching
• Need for new teaching methodologies
• Need for enhanced quality of teaching
• Need for international exposure of the universities
• Need to cooperate with the industry.

PBLMD addressed these needs by introducing new, innovative (for the context of Moldovan universities) teaching and learning methodology - Problem Based Learning - re-designing six study programmes on the basis of these methods:
• BSc in Business Administration (BSc-BA, AESM)
• BSc in Information Technology (BSc-IT, TUM)
• BSc in Law (BSc-Law, MSU)
• BSc in Public Administration (BSc-EPPA, USARB)
• BSc in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration (BSc-EBA, USC)
• BA in Medicine (BA-MED, SUMPh)

The PBLMD project is funded with the support of the European Union under Erasmus+ programme for a period between October 15, 2015 and October 14, 2018. Aalborg University is the principal applicant and coordinator of the PBLMD project. The total budget of the project is €1,544,760, of which €657,275 is student and staff mobility.
Effective start/end date15/10/201514/10/2019

Collaborative partners

  • University of Gloucestershire (Project partner)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Project partner)
  • University of Siegen (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Moldova (Project partner)
  • State University of Moldova (Project partner)
  • State University of Balti "Alecu Russo" (Project partner)
  • State University of Cahul "Bogdan Petriceicu Haşdău" (Project partner)
  • State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu (Project partner)
  • Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (Project partner)


  • ERASMUS+: DKK190,875.00


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  • Advanced Structural Internationalization of Universities is Unethical

    Turcan, R., Juho, A. & Reilly, J., 28 Oct 2021, In: Organization. 28, 6, p. 1059-1067 9 p.

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    2 Citations (Scopus)
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  • Benchmarking Methodology

    Turcan, R. & Reilly, J., 10 Feb 2020, PBLMD: ERASMUS+.

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    40 Downloads (Pure)
  • In My End is My Beginning

    Reilly, J. E. & Turcan, R. V., Nov 2020, Populism in Higher Education Curriculum Development - Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response. Turcan, R. V. & Reilly, J. E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 423-441

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