Project: Towards Sustainable and Equitable Financing of Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
FINHED 2012 919209.81 530550-2012 3 years Multy-country finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2012 October 14, 2015 April 14, 2016 http://www.finhed.org/

Project summary

The project aims to contribute to ensuring a more efficient, effective and equitable financing of higher education in the Western Balkans through (a) gathering and analysing fundamental and essential evidence on system-level and institutional financing and equity in higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia; (b) introduction and implementation of the EUROSTUDENT survey in the three countries of the Western Balkans; (c) strengthening local expertise in developing policies on financing and equity in higher education; (d) development of a policy framework for an efficient, effective and equitable higher education systems in the three countries; (e) development of university financing models based on sensible diversification of income streams and strengthen universities' capacities to implement these models; and (d) the establishment of Regional Resource Point with the
purpose to sustain results and disseminate them across the region.
Conceptualised in the manner above, the project would be the first to simultaneously strengthen local capacity for adequately addressing the core issues of higher education financing and equity in three countries of the Western Balkans. Moreover, by introducing and implementing one of the most relevant indicators of social dimension across Europe recognised by the Bologna Process - the EUROSTUDENT survey, the project would enable gathering unique evidence on the social dimension of higher education in these countries and at the same time enable their comparison with the rest of Europe. This synced with an enhanced financing model sensitive to the issues of equity and transparency, on one hand, and the universities embracing a more entrepreneurial and dynamic approach to their funding policies, would undoubtedly contribute to more developed, fair, efficient and consequently effective higher education systems - the sine qua non of the knowledge-based economy.

Objectives

- Gather and analyse evidence on system-level and institutional financing arrangements and equity in higher education in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro;
- Introduce and implement the EUROSTUDENT survey in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro;
- Strengthen local expertise in developing policies on financing and equity in higher education;
- Develop policy framework for securing more efficient, effective and equitable higher education systems in the three countries;
- Develop university financing strategies for sensible diversification of income streams and train university leaders to implement these models;
- Establish Regional Resource Point with the purpose to sustain results and disseminate them across the region.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Structural Measures-Governance Reform

Subject areas

  • Economic development. Economic growth

Partners

University of Belgrade, SRB Project coordinator
Nevenka Zarkic-Joksimovic Contact person, Sladjana Benkovic (Слађана Бенковић), Vera Dondur, Miodrag Popovic, Branko Medojevic (Branko Medojević), Branko Kovacevic, Sima Avramovic (Sima Avramović), Branko Vasiljevic (Branko Vasiljević), Aleksandra Jovanovic (Aleksandra Jovanović), Milan Martic (Milan Martić), Mirjana Drakulic (Mirjana Drakulić), Milos Milosavljevic (Miloš Milosavljević), Vladimir Bumbasirevic (Владимир Бумбаширевић), and Ljiljana Delevic (Ljiljana Delević)
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Miroslav Veskovic (Miroslav Vesković) Contact person, Radovan Pejanovic (Radovan Pejanović), Dragana Vujovic (Dragana Vujović), Ana Soti (Ana Šoti), Gordana Kazic (Gordana Kažić), and Zorana Luzanin (Зорана Лужанин)
Singidunum University, SRB
Mihajlo Babin (Михајло Бабин) Contact person, Ana Trbovic, Verka Jovanovic, Milos Eric, Jelena Miljkovic, Ana Vjetrov, Dragana Djurdjevic, Mira Zigic, and Jasminka Sipetic (Jasminka Šipetić)
Student Conference of Serbian Universities - SKONUS, SRB
Misa Zivic (Miša Živić) Contact person
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Milovan Suvakov PhD (Милован Шуваков) Contact person
Centre for Education Policy , SRB
Jelena Brankovic (Jelena Branković) Contact person
Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska, BIH
Vlado Davidovic (Vlado Davidović) Contact person
University of Ljubljana, SVN
Pavel Zgaga Contact person
University of Jyvaskyla, FIN
Maarit Virolainen Contact person
University of Ghent, BEL
Luc Francois Contact person
University of Bath, UK
Suncica Vujic (Sunčica Vujić) Contact person
Student Union of the Republic of Srpska, BIH
Gordan Balaban Contact person
Federal Ministry of Education and Science B&H, BIH
Aldin Medjedovic (Aldin Međedović) Contact person
Ministry of Education and Sports of Montenegro, MNE
Biljana Misovic (Biljana Mišović) Contact person
University of Mostar, BIH
Drazena Gaspar (Dražena Gašpar) Contact person
University of Banja Luka, BIH
Petar Maric (Petar Marić) Contact person
University of Montenegro, MNE
Zdravko Uskokovic Contact person

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Switch Allied AT-9000/28 IT equipment – other 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Switch Allied AT-8000S/24 PORT MANAGED IT equipment – other 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Switch Allied AT-8000S/24 PORT MANAGED IT equipment – other 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Switch Allied AT-8000S/24 PORT MANAGED IT equipment – other 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Switch Allied AT-8000S/24 PORT MANAGED IT equipment – other 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Switch Allied AT-8000S/24 PORT MANAGED IT equipment – other 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Server Neteye P800R-16TB mrezni video recorder IT equipment – server 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Computer Lenovo E73-LT43/WIN 8.2/OFFICE IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Computer Lenovo E73-LT43/WIN 8.2/OFFICE IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Computer Lenovo E73-LT43/WIN 8.2/OFFICE IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Rectorate, University of Belgrade
Singidunum University
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop Dell Insp.5547 I7 16GB Touch IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Classroom, S15, S16, S17
Projector Epson EB X-20 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 3 Classroom, S15, S16, S17
Computer Dell Optiplex 3020 MT I3 4 GB IT equipment - desktop computer 3 El. Laboratory E118
Tablet Asus Transf. TF 103C 1'' dock IT equipment - tablet computer 2 Office IT department
Projector Epson EB X-18 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Classroom
Computer HP Pro 3500 4GB 500GB IT equipment - desktop computer 16 IT Classroom
Printer HP Laserjet M127fn MFP CZ181A IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Administration
Hard disc WD 1TB Black WD1003FZEX IT equipment – other 1
Presenter Logitech R800 Wireless presen. IT equipment – other 1 Classroom
Keyboard and mouse Genius KM 110x USB YU t+m IT equipment – other 5 IT Classroom
Screen Asus VS197DE 18.5"black IT equipment – other 9 IT Classroom

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 Evidence on system financing of higher education Other products September 01, 2013
1.2 Evidence on internal financing of higher education Other products September 15, 2013
1.3 Evidence on equity-EUROSTUDENT Other products September 30, 2013
1.4 Country reports on equity and financing Report January 15, 2014
1.5 Need analysis and feasibility study Report March 15, 2014
2.1 Learning from related policy initiatives Learning resources June 15, 2013
2.2 Knowledge transfer I: study visits & seminars Training November 15, 2014
3.1 EFEN set-up Methodology January 15, 2013
3.2 Knowledge transfer II: workshops Training December 15, 2014
3.3 EFEN meetings Events: Conferences and Seminars June 15, 2015
3.4 Higher Education Regional Resource Point Learning resources June 15, 2013
4.1 Drafting policy framework Report November 01, 2014
4.2 Policy and normative recommendations Report December 15, 2014
4.3 Stakeholder consultation Report September 15, 2014
5.1 Drafting university financing strategies Report May 15, 2015
5.2 Internal stakeholder consultation Report March 31, 2015
6.1 Quality Plan Methodology April 15, 2013
6.2 Internal monitoring and evaluation Report June 01, 2015
6.3 Evaluation by external expert Report June 15, 2014
7.1 Project newsletter Other products October 01, 2015
7.2 Distributing country reports Other products June 20, 2015
7.3 Conferences in BA,ME,RS Events: Conferences and Seminars May 31, 2015
8.1 Embedding HERRP into ERI SEE Other products September 01, 2014
9.1 Project management structures and procedures Methodology January 15, 2013
9.2 Coordination meetings Other products October 14, 2015
9.3 Efficient project activities implementation Other products October 14, 2015
9.4 Reporting on project implementation Report October 14, 2015

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
FINHED project Newsletters Promotion material Sustainable financing, equitable financing, EUROSTUDENT, održivo finansiranje, jednakopravno finansiranje, EUROSTUDENT
Comparative Report on the Institutional Funding in Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia Study / Analysis Institutional funding practices, financial planning, revenue distribution, tuition fees, administrative costs, cooperation with companies, spin-off companies FINHED consortium
Abstract
The aim of the report is to provide a descriptive and analytical overview of the institutional funding practices at selected universities in Western Balkans.
Report on the System Funding of Higher Education in Serbia Study / Analysis Higher education system, governance, funding sources, government investment, allocation mechanism FINHED consortium
Abstract
This report aims to provide a descriptive and analytical overview of the current financial situation of higher education (hereinafter abbreviated as “HE”) system in Serbia and its chief purpose is to assist national policy makers and institutional leaders in making informed choices in the direction of improving existing funding policies and practices.
Report on the System Funding of Higher Education in Montenegro Study / Analysis Higher education system, governance, funding sources, government investment, allocation mechanism FINHED consortium
Abstract
This report aims to provide a descriptive and analytical overview of the current financial situation of higher education (hereinafter abbreviated as “HE”) system in Montenegro and its chief purpose is to assist national policy makers and institutional leaders in making informed choices in the direction of improving existing funding policies and practices.
Report on the System Funding of Higher Education in Republic of Srpska Entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina Study / Analysis Higher education system, governance, funding sources, government investment, allocation mechanism FINHED consortium
Abstract
This report aims to provide a descriptive and analytical overview of the current financial situation of higher education (hereinafter abbreviated as “HE”) system in the Republic of Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its chief purpose is to assist policy makers and institutional leaders in making informed choices in the direction of improving existing funding policies and practices.