Project: International joint Master degree in Plant Medicine

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
IPM 2009 1163266.0 JP 158875 - 2009 3 years Regional finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
January 15, 2010 January 14, 2013 October 14, 2013 http://serlab.di.uniba.it/tempus/

Project summary

The proposal follows the overall objectives to contribute to institution building in Higher Education (HE) at a Regional level, to sustain University networking partnerships, to enhance mutual understanding between the academic world of the Western Balkan (WB) countries and members of the EU, i.e. Bulgaria, Greece and Italy. The project proposal is aligned with the European Commission priorities on the central role of HE system in developing a European cultural dimension. It is based on the modernisation and harmonisation of HE systems according to the Lisbon Strategy and Bologna process. A Project Management Committee will manage the decision-making processes of the partners, guarantee the correct implementation of each activity, transfer the Best Practices regarding procedures and managements from the EU countries to the other Partner Countries, and strengthen the Best Practices within the consortium members. To make possible the realization of the project activities, Working Groups (WG) with specific tasks and Local Committees at partner level will be constituted. Attention will be constantly given to the needs of all potential stakeholders and beneficiaries (students, academical boards, enterprises, rural communities, etc.) of ths project, making possible all active forms of their involvement in sterring committees al local level, conferencings, workshops, other forms of dissemination, agreements, etc. according to the guidelines which will be edited.

The first specific objective of the project is to design and develop the International joint Master Degree in Plant Medicine (IPM) within the curricula of the Faculties of Agriculture at the Universities of the Consortium members. The Working Groups will be involved in Planning, development and organization of the IPM Course (Didactic WG), teaching content harmonisation (Scientific WG), permanent training of teachers (Training WG), quality evaluation of the project and the IPM Course (Evaluating WG). In the realization of project, planning and development of the joint Master Degree Course, the consortium will have full respect of the diversity of cultures, languages, national education systems, University autonomy and strategy, experiences of all involved countries. During the life of the project the consortium members will create a strong partnership in order to build an educational network between EU and WB Universities aimed at the international recognition of the degree, at meeting the needs of the territory in terms of competence and employment for public and entrepreneurial system in the market labour of phytosanitary scope, at allowing admittance to further educational programmes even in foreign countries.

The second specific objective is the improvement and modernisation of communication technologies (virtual communication tools) for teaching and project progress. An Internet- Learning W.G. will be involved in developing of innovative communication methodologies. The traditional teaching contexts will be assisted and enhanced by synchronous (Second Life platform) and asynchronous teaching moments. In addition, the synchronous system will largely assist Working Groups and Project Management activities reducing costs of the project and making faster communications, debates and decisions.

Finally, all possible actions regarding quality monitoring and control, and dissemination will be applied. At the end of the project, the Agriculture Faculties participating to the consortium will offer regularly the IPM Master Degree Course among their curricula, with adequate and harmonised didactic and teaching organization, qualified teaching human (permanently trained) and communication.

Objectives

Curriculum restructuring, development and implementation, according to the "Bologna process" requirements, in the West Balkan countries with the interested cooperation of agricultural faculties of the Mediterranean area, in order a) to create a joint Master Degree in Plant Medicine, as a regional network, and b) to apply improvement and modernisation of teaching by using new web technologies.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Curriculum Reform

Subject areas

  • Other

Partners

University of Bari Aldo Moro , ITA Project coordinator
University of Belgrade, SRB
Olivera Petrovic-Obradovic Contact person, Radmila Petanovic, Milan Radivojevic, Nebojsa Ralevic, Ognjen Macej, and Darko Kozarski
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Aleksandra Ignjatovic-Cupina Contact person, Branko Cupina (Branko Ćupina), Dusan Petric (Dušan Petrić), Ferenc Bagi, Bojan Srdjevic, Marija Zgomba, and Sanja Lazic
J.J. Strossmayer University, HRV
Agricultural University of Plovdiv, BGR
University of Korce (Fan S. Noli), ALB
South East European University in Tetovo, MK
University of Prishtina,
Agricultural University of Tirana, ALB
University of Zagreb, HRV
Agricultural University of Athens, GRC
University of Osijek, HRV

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 8 Faculty of Agriculture
Laptop bag IT equipment – other 6 Faculty of Agriculture
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 4 Faculty of Agriculture
Cartridge Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 5 Faculty of Agriculture
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 4 Faculty of Agriculture
Scanner IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 3 Faculty of Agriculture
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Desktop computer IT equipment - desktop computer 3 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Monitor IT equipment – other 2 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Tablet IT equipment - tablet computer 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Notebook computer IT equipment - notebook computer 5 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Scanner IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Copy machine IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Cartridge Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 2 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Camera Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
SD memory card and adapter IT equipment – other 2 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Lens Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Web camera IT equipment – other 2 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Speakers IT equipment – other 2 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Projector screen Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Cartridge Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 2 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Mouse IT equipment – other 6 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection

Activities

1.1 Constitution of the Didactic Working Group
1.2 Guidelines for planning the IPM Course
1.3 Curriculum syllabus planning

2.1 Constitution of the Scientific Working Group
2.2 Guidelines for teaching harmonised contents
2.3 Production and exchange of harmonised didactic materials

3.1 Constitution of the Training Working Group
3.2 Guidelines for permanent training of teachers
3.3 Content training courses

4.1 Constitution of the I-Learning Working Group
4.2 Innovative communication methodologies for Project Management Committee and Working Groups
4.3 Innovative communication methodologies for teaching
4.4 Equipment acquisition

5.1 Guidelines application and IPM approval
5.2 Beginning of the first academic year

6.1 Public and official presentation of the project
6.2 Diffusion of the project steps
6.3 Promoting campaign of IPM Course
6.4 Diffusion of the project results

7.1 Institutional recognition of the Master Degree Course
7.2 Creation of a regional University network

8.1 Monitoring of the general process
8.2 Permanent monitoring of the Master Degree Course

9.1 Project Management Committee and Coordination meetings
9.2 Routine project management

Deliverables

Title Type To
Master programme in Plant Medicine New study programme - MA level
Description
Serbian partner institutions modernized their existing 1-year master study programme (changes up to 30%)
Harmonisation of study programmes in Plant Medicine among univesities in project network Other products
Description
Academic Content Standards were produced as an output of scientific working groups; the master diploma, ensuing after the 5 years of studies, will be recognized in the network of 12 universities that are members of the consortium so that students can continue their PhD studies at each of the institutions.

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Tempus Forum Guide Manual / Handbook / Guide Tempus, forum, guide
Abstract
The Forum in TEMPUS project is the means by which the attendees acknowledged, discuss about the various topics, so that a virtual community can arise. The FORUM has the following structure: 1. Name of the working group a. Name of the discussion (topic) i. Contents of the discussion (Post) For each working group, a group where it is possible to find all the topics the group is discussing about, is created. Entering the discussions (topic) it is possible to see what was told so far, carrying out a new participation with the button (Post Reply) or asking to receive an email for every new participation subscribing to the discussion with the button (Subscribe). Hereby there are the steps to follow to use the forum functionalities. 1.1.1 Access to a discussion - To access to a discussion already present and read its contents it is necessary to follow the steps reported hereby: 1. Open the web browser normally used to work, insert in the address bar the following address (http://serlab.di.uniba.it/tempus/) and
Guide to Portal Project Tempus Manual / Handbook / Guide Guide, Portal, Project, Tempus
Abstract
1. SURFING TEMPUS In this section it will be described how to access to the portal TEMPUS and how to surf the different sections. To access to the portal TEMPUS go to the link: http://serlab.di.uniba.it/tempus/ 1.1 PORTAL ORGANISATION The portal is made of six sections, some of them are public, others require a username and a password for the access. Home - The home is the welcome web page where, for the moment, it is possible to see the logo of the project and a brief description of the logo itself will be inserted, as soon as possible. Project partner - In this section there are the names of all the partners of the project. Here there is a list of the partners. From here it is possible to print the list, clicking on the icon, and send an email, clicking on its icon. Document management - The documental system allows users to share documents with their own work group. In particular, every user has the possibility to upload and download a document.
OpenMeetings tutorial for new users Manual / Handbook / Guide OpenMeetings, manual, tutorial, new users
IPM Master Degree Curriculum plant medicine, phytomedicine, fitomedicina, zastita bilja, fitofarmacija, fitopatologija, farmacija, zoologija, herbologija PLANT PATHOLOGY, ENTOMOLOGY, ZOOLOGY, WEED, GENETICS, PEST MANAGEMENT, PHYTOSANITARY LAWS
Analiza akreditovanih studijskih programa osnovnih i diplomskih-master studija iz fitomedicine Curriculum plant medicine, phytomedicine, fitomedicina, zastita bilja, fitofarmacija, fitopatologija, farmacija, zoologija, herbologija PLANT PATHOLOGY, ENTOMOLOGY, ZOOLOGY, WEED, GENETICS, PEST MANAGEMENT, PHYTOSANITARY LAWS