Project: Building Capacity for Structural Reform in Higher Education of Western Balkan Countries

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
STREW 2010 729120.04 SM 511355-2010 3 years Regional finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2010 October 14, 2013 December 31, 2013 http://www.strew.uns.ac.rs/

Project summary

To strengthen capacity for higher education structural reform in Western Balkan countries and facilitate a coherent convergence of the Region towards EHEA, as a prerequisite for genuine implementation of Bologna agenda.
Specific Project Objectives:

  • To enhance Regional cooperation in higher education issues and address questions concerning coherent convergence of the Region towards EHEA, (to be largely achieved in the first two Project year).
  • To strengthen capacity for change in public administration of Partner Country’s higher education institutions, on the issues related to the EU modernisation agenda (to be largely achieved in the second and third Project year).
  • To develop joint regional roadmap for structural reform and benchmark it with the best European practice (to be developed gradually throughout the Project life).

Workpackages:

(DEV) 1. Surveying specific higher education structural reform issues of Western Balkan countries and its benchmarking with the best European practice.
(DEV) 2. Strengthening capacity for change of Partner Country’s university staff in order to facilitate internal reform and genuine implementation of Bologna agenda.
(DEV) 3. Capacity building of the staff in the institutions that govern higher education in Partner Countries, on the issues related to the EU modernisation agenda.
(DEV) 4. Development of a joint regional roadmap for acceleration of higher education structural reform and modes of its implementation in the context of coherent convergence of the Region towards EHEA.
(QPLN) 5. Quality control
(EXP)    6. Sustainabilit
(DISS)  7. Dissemination
(MNGT)8. Management of the project

Objectives

  • To enhance Regional cooperation in higher education issues and address questions concerning coherent convergence of the Region towards EHEA, (to be largely achieved in the first two Project year).
  • To strengthen capacity for change in public administration of Partner Country’s higher education institutions, on the issues related to the EU modernisation agenda (to be largely achieved in the second and third Project year).
  • To develop joint regional roadmap for structural reform and benchmark it with the best European practice (to be developed gradually throughout the Project life).
  • To promote the reform and modernisation of higher education in the partner countries.
  • To build up the capacity of higher education institutions in the partner countries and the EU, in particular for international cooperation and for a permanent modernisation process, and to assist them in opening themselves up to society at large.
  • To foster the reciprocal development of human resources.
  • To enhance networking among higher education institutions and research institutes both in the partner and EU countries.
  • Training courses for public services.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Structural Measures- Higher Education and Society

Subject areas

  • Teacher training and education science
  • University Management

Partners

University of Belgrade, SRB
Nevenka Zarkic-Joksimovic Contact person, Miodrag Popovic, Slavica Kapetanovic, Ljiljana Delevic (Ljiljana Delević), Ljiljana Damjanov, Marija Sola, Natasa Simic, and Marko Milanovic
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Ladislav Novak Contact person, Tatjana Zubic, Vesna Krstic, Tijana Fejes, Branislava Dosenovic, Gordana Kazic (Gordana Kažić), Vesna Masulovic (Весна Машуловић), Sladjana Djukanovic, Boris Antic, Nikola Janjicijevic, Dragomir Nikolic, Pavle Sekerus (Павле Секеруш), Maja Kondic, Veljko Malbasa, Miroslav Veskovic (Miroslav Vesković), and Tatjana Tosic
National Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Srdjan Stankovic
Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance, SRB
Nebojsa Janicijevic
Centre for Education Policy , SRB
Vanja Ivosevic
Ministry of Education and Science of Albania, ALB
Ministry of Education and Sports of Montenegro, MNE
Ministry od Education and Sciences, Macedonia , MK
Dublin Institute of Technology, IRL
Higher Education Authority of Ireland , IRL
Stockholm University, Institute of International Education, SE
Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, SE
Agency for Development of Higher Education and QA, Banja Luka , BIH
Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres, ALB
University of Tirana, ALB
Goce Delcev University, MK
University of Sarajevo, BIH
Middlesex University, UK
University of Banja Luka, BIH
University of Mostar, BIH
St. Kliment Ohridski University of Bitola , MK
University of Montenegro, MNE
Ministry of Education and Culture of Republika Srpska, BIH

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop Samsung ATIV BOOK NP 730U3E-K01HS IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Printer HP LASER JET P3015 DN IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Rectorate
Projector IN FOCUS IN 126ST/DLT Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 Rectorate
Laptop Acer aspire ONE D270-26 CKK IT equipment - notebook computer 2 Rectorate
Laptop HP ProBook 4740S IT equipment - notebook computer 4 Rectorate
Computer G640WIN8 SL IT equipment - desktop computer 2 Rectorate
Laptop Toshiba Satellite C55-A-176 IT equipment - notebook computer 4 Faculty of Organizational Sciences
Printer HP LaserJet M451NW (CE956A) IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Organizational Sciences
Laptop HP Probook 4740s (C5E03EA) IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Faculty of Organizational Sciences
Laptop HP Probook 4740s (C5E03EA) IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Faculty of Philology
Photocopying machine Canon IR 1133A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 Faculty of Organizational Sciences
Printer HP LaserJet Pro 1606dn IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 4 Faculty of Organizational Sciences
Projector LG PB80G Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Faculty of Organizational Sciences
TV Samsung LED LCD UE50 F6400 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Faculty of Organizational Sciences
Scanner Canon Lide 210 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 Faculty of Organizational Sciences
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop Asusus X501A-XX145 IT equipment - notebook computer 18 S003 ITC FTN
Earphones IT equipment – other 18 S003 ITC FTN
Mouse IT equipment – other 18 S003 ITC FTN
Server server SR02_1011 IT equipment – server 1 SK03
Computer PC05_0612 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 SK01
Monitor MO23_0612 IT equipment – other 2 SK01
Laptop LT02_0612 IT equipment - notebook computer 3 2xSK03, SK02
Printer Lexmark E460dn IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 SK01, SK02
Laptop Lenovo thinkPad E531 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 F 301
Laptop Asus K95VB-YZ027D IT equipment - notebook computer 1 F 302
Laptop HP ProBook 470+16GB IT equipment - notebook computer 1 F 303
Computer IT equipment - desktop computer 3 F 304
Computer IT equipment - desktop computer 1 F 305
Laptop DEL U2412M IT equipment - notebook computer 1 F 306
Laptop DEL U2312HM IT equipment - notebook computer 2 F 307
External HDD External HDD IT equipment – other 2 F 308
External DVD Externad DVD IT equipment – other 1 F 309
Printer Samsung SL-M2070FW+toner IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 F 310
Printer HP OfficeJet 100 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 F 311

Activities

WP.1
1.1 Draft questionnaire for self-evaluation reporting (Deliverable: Questionnaire for self evaluation reporting)
1.2 Compile relevant information and draft set of Self-evaluation Reports on national higher education systems, policies, structural reforms and legal frameworks in Western Balkan (Deliverable: Set of National Self-evaluation Reports).
1.3 Survey on specific higher education reform issues of Western Balkan countries and its benchmarking with the best European practice (Deliverable: Expert’s Report)
1.4 Conference on Higher Education Structural Reform: Awareness Raising and Benchmarking with the Best Practice, October 2011 (Deliverable: Conference … )
WP.2
2.1 Setting-up university offices at rectories of Partner Country universities for internal reform and fostering Bologna issues and making them fully operational (Deliverable: university offices for internal reform).
2.2 Workshop in Novi Sad: Strengthening capacity for internal reform within PC universities as a prerequisite for genuine implementation of Bologna agenda. (Deliverable: Workshop)
2.3 Setting-up network of the university offices for internal reform along with a regional board for governing the network. (Deliverable: Network of university offices)
WP.3
3.1 Seminars for higher education administrators and policy makers on strategic issues in higher education structural reform (Deliverable: Seminars)
3.2 Training of higher education administrators and policy-makers from Western Balkans on the issues related to of EU modernisation agenda (Deliverable: Training manuals and guidelines)
3.3 Setting-up Regional Expert Network on Higher Education in Western Balkans under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (Deliverable: Regional Expert Network)
WP.4
4.1 Developing joint regional roadmap for acceleration of higher education structural reform (Deliverable: Joint Regional Roadmap)
4.2 Developing modes of implementation of joint regional roadmap in the context of coherent convergence of the Region towards EHEA (Deliverable: Modes of implementation of joint regional policy)
4.3 Conference on Higher Education Structural Reform: Roadmap for Acceleration of Higher Education Structural Reform in WB Region, Skopje, October 2013 (Deliverable: Conference)
WP.5
5.1 Internal quality control and monitoring plan (Deliverable: Quality control and monitoring plan)
5.2 Feedback reports and evaluation surveys from training and seminars, and lead partners on the quality of the implementation of work packages (Deliverable: Set of feedback report)
5.3 Annual Steering Committee reporting on the quality of the implementation of Project activities and financial management including Closing Impact Report (Deliverable: Steering Committee Reports).
WP.6
6.1 Adopt and launch Project sustainability plan (Deliverable: Project Sustainability plan)
6.2 Provide organisational and legal framework for continuous functioning of the Regional Expert Network beyond the project life (Deliverable: Regional Cooperation Council as umbrella organisation for Experts Network )
6.3 Provide legal and organisational prerequisites for ensuring that university Offices for internal reform will effectively continue to provide services after the project life time (Deliverable: Amending university Statutes to include university offices for internal reform)
WP.7
7.1 Adopt and launch Dissemination plan and identify target groups for dissemination (Deliverable: Dissemination plan)
7.2 Publish and distribute articles, news and newsletter on Project report, courses and events: (Deliverable: Articles, news, newsletter and reports)
7.3 Design and maintenance of web site (Deliverable: Web site)
7.4 Printing and publishing and dissemination of National Self-Evaluation Reports, Expert’s Report, Impact Report, Conference Conclusions and recommendations, Training manuals and guidelines, Seminar manuals and guidelines (Deliverable: Reports, conference conclusions, seminar and training manuals and guidelines)
WP.8
8.1 Setting up management structure and rules of conduct (Deliverable: Management rules of conduct)
8.2 Setting up activity plan, mobility plan and plan of events, for each Project year (Deliverables: Activity plan)
8.3 Local and overall coordination of the Project activities (Deliverables: Coordination Reports)
8.4 Local and overall management of the Grant and implementation of project management activities (Deliverables: Management Reports).
8.5 Management and coordination meetings (Deliverable: Minutes of meetings).
8.6 Equipment purchase for university reform offices.

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.2 Set of National Self-Evaluation Reports Report May 31, 2012
2.1 Internal University Reform Plan Other products September 30, 2013
2.2 Regional Platform for Benchmarking and Cooperation Other products May 18, 2013
3.2 Setting-up Regional Expert Network Other products December 10, 2012
4.2 Modes of the implementation of the Regional Roadmap Other products October 10, 2013

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Set of National Self-evaluation Reports Study / Analysis Questionnaires, regional stakeholders, higher education structural reform, quality assurance and improvement, external evaluation, accreditation, development of higher education
Internal university reform plan Regulation proposal Professionalization of governance, social dimension of HE, democratization, quality, mobility and cross-border co-operation, research, innovation and the knowledge economy, funding
Regional Platform for Cooperation and Benchmarking in Higher Education in the Western Balkans Regulation proposal Regional policy, collaborative solutions in higher education, strong partnerships in higher education, structural reform, Open Method of Coordination
Description
http://www.regionalplatform.uns.ac.rs/
Training of higher education administrators Teaching / Training materials Training materials, European trends in higher education, policy options, smart decision making, collecting and analyzing evidence
Abstract
The objectives of the training courses are to strengthen capacity of university administrators to efficiently and effectively complete their tasks, and thus to contribute to the professionalization of university management practices. In more specific terms, the course is focused on the role of university administration in the domain of data collection and analysis, knowledge management, reporting, and planning.
Regional Expert Network Regulation proposal Exchange of knowledge, information and ideas, higher education reforms, network, pool of experts
Abstract
The purpose of establishing such a network is to create a forum for exchange of knowledge, information and ideas on higher education in the Western Balkans, as well as to facilitate mutual learning in the region and create possibilities for cooperation.
Regional roadmap Regulation proposal Regional Higher Education Policy, European Higher Education Area, Open Method of Coordination, regional policy in higher education