Great News!! My colleague Eva Gallardo-Gallardo and I have just received the notification as the European Commission has decided to support our aTM project proposal: Promoting Modern Talent Management Practices in Asian Higher Education Institutions.

The aim of the project is to improve the activities and processes that involve the systematic attraction, identification, development, engagement, retention and deployment of those employees which are of particular value to Asian HEI in order to create strategic sustainable success.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • To analyze TM challenges and issues at Asian HEI.
  • To carry out a study on the current TM strategies and practices in Asian HEI.
  • To design training programs and resources about TM for Asian HEI.
  • To prepare an online platform for the development of blended courses on TM.
  • To train employees responsible for HR/TM in Asian HEI using a blended approach.
  • To build a toolkit for analyzing, designing and implementing specific issues on TM for Asian HEI.
  • To create a guideline for the implementation of TM practices in each partner country institution.
  • To build an online observatory of TM strategies and practices in Asian HEI.

In this project, there are 4 European Universities: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Barcelona Tech (UPC, Spain), Universidad de Lisboa/Instituto Superior (IST, Portugal), Université de Perpignan (UPVD, France), and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Sweden). The Asian Universities which participate in the project are: Beijing Jiaotong University (China), Beihang University (China), Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (China), Tongji University (China), Hebei University (China), University of Malaya (Malaysia), and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia ((Malaysia).

We are all very happy and looking forward to starting this exciting project on talent management at universities in China and Malaysia. We will keep you posted on how the project is progressing.