Project: Restructuring of doctoral studies in Serbia

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
RODOS 2013 787517.36 544093-2013 3 years National finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
December 01, 2013 November 30, 2016 June 30, 2017 http://rodos.edu.rs/

Project summary

The proposal addresses one of the most acute problems in Serbian HE: harmonization of doctoral studies with the needs of academia, industry and society at large, as well as with the current EU practice. The wider objective of this project as a structural measure is to restructure doctoral studies in Serbia in line with the Bologna Process and Salzburg Principles, emphasizing quality of research and integrative processes which involve universities, research institutes and industry, and result in the establishment of Doctoral Schools. The specific objectives are: a) to reconsider in detail the existing national policies/standards for doctoral studies in RS and to develop new ones, better adapted to the current experiences and needs, including a new bylaw on public funding of doctoral studies based on doctoral research projects b) to restructure doctoral studies in RS in order achieve a synergy between scientific research Institutes and Universities and compatibility with the needs of industry c) to develop the concept of joint doctoral studies at intra university and inter university levels in the form of Doctoral Schools, and to implement four models in the selected fields (Material Sciences, Cyberphysical Systems, Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences) . The Project will generate as outputs/outcomes improved QA standards for doctoral studies, new bylaws for public funding of doctoral studies and research policy for doctoral studies and a roadmap for cooperation with industry and civil sector. A new bylaw for the establishment of Doctoral Schools, which integrates HEI's and contributes to the improvement of the position of students as young researchers, will be adopted, together with the corresponding accreditation standards, including joint doctoral degrees. Four Doctoral Schools in the above mentioned fields will be established in order to check the newly defined structure; the study programs will be accredited and the first group of students enrolled.

Objectives

As a structural measure, the whole project is aimed at restructuring doctoral studies in Serbia in line with the Bologna Process and Salzburg Principles, with the emphasis on the quality of research and integrative processes involving universities, institutes and industry, and resulting in the establishment of Doctoral Schools.

The specific objectives are: a) to reconsider the existing national policies/standards for doctoral studies in Serbia and to develop new ones, better adapted to the current experiences and needs, together with a new bylaw on financing doctoral studies based on doctoral research projects; b) to restructure doctoral studies in order achieve a synergy between scientific research Institutes and Universities and compatibility with the needs of industry; c) to develop the concept of joint doctoral studies at intra-university and inter-university levels through Doctoral Schools, and to implement several models of Doctoral Schools in selected fields.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Structural Measures-Governance Reform

Partners

Conference of Universities of Serbia - KONUS, SRB Project coordinator
Srdjan Stankovic Contact person
University of Belgrade, SRB
Petar Seferovic Contact person
Singidunum University, SRB
Milan Milosavljevic (Милан Милосављевић) Contact person, Endre Pap, Milovan Stanisic (Milovan Stanišić), Mladen Veinovic (Младен Веиновић), Verka Jovanovic, Marina Marjanovic-Jakovljevic (Марина Марјановић-Јаковљевић), Nemanja Stanisic (Nemanja Stanišić), and Svetlana Stanisic Stojic (Svetlana Stanišić-Stojić)
State University of Novi Pazar, SRB
Miladin Kostic (Миладин Костић) Contact person, Zarko Barbaric, Zana Dolicanin, Vera Nikolic-Stojanovic, Cemal Dolicanin (Ćemal Dolićanin), Bratislav Miric, Predrag Jovanovic (Predrag Jovanović), and Jasmin Delimedjac
University of Nis, SRB
Dragan Antic (Драган Антић) Contact person, Stojan Cenic, Ljiljana Zivkovic, Suzana Kostic, Milovan Bratic, Goran Maksimovic, Slobodan Antic, Milorad Mitkovic (Милорад Митковић), Zoran Marjanovic, Dragoljub Zivanovic, Nikola Bojovic, Teufik Tokic (Теуфик Токић), Jovan Stepanovic, Dragan Djordjevic, Miroslav Lazic, Goran Djordjevic, Nenad D. Pavlovic (Ненад Павловић), Sasa Knezevic, Zoran Nikolic (Зоран Николић), Vesna Lopicic (Весна Лопичић), Dobrica Zivkovic, Petar Mitkovic (Петар Митковић), Zoran Arandjelovic, Dragan Jankovic, Vlastimir Nikolic (Властимир Николић), Stevan Ilic, and Evica Petrovic (Евица Петровић)
University of Kragujevac, SRB
Nebojsa Arsenijevic (Небојша Арсенијевић) Contact person, Zivadin Bugarcic, Biljana Petrovic, and Olivera Mijatovic
University of Arts in Belgrade, SRB
Olga Stankovic Contact person, Ljiljana Mrkic-Popovic, Dimitrije Golemovic, Marina Markovic, Jasmina Milovanovic, and Julija Matejic
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Miroslav Veskovic (Miroslav Vesković) Previous project coordinator and Sasa Orlovic Contact person
John Naisbitt University, SRB
Oskar Kovac Contact person
Serbian Academy of Science and Art, SRB
Djordje Sijacki Contact person
Serbian Chamber of Commerce, SRB
Irena Dukanac Contact person
Electric Power Industry of Serbia - EPS, SRB
Aca Markovic Contact person
Association of PhD students and young researchers of Serbia, SRB
Slobodan Radicev Contact person
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Nikola Tanic (Никола Танић) Team Member and Milovan Suvakov PhD (Милован Шуваков) Contact person
National Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Slobodan Grubacic Contact person
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AUT
Barbara Hinterstoisser Contact person
Technical University of Crete, GRC
Vassilis Moustakis Contact person
Instituto Superior Técnico, PRT
Victor Barosso Contact person
University of Ghent, BEL
Luc Francois Previous project coordinator and Paul Van Der Meeren Contact person

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1. University staff trained on QA standards Events: Conferences and Seminars December 15, 2014
1.2. QA standards for doctoral studies evaluated Report October 01, 2014
1.3. Modified QA standards formulated and adopted Report June 01, 2015
1.4. Models for funding doctoral studies evaluated Report January 01, 2015
1.5. Bylaws on funding doctoral studies adopted Other products June 01, 2015
2.1. Research policy of doctoral studies reconsidered Report September 01, 2015
2.2. Bylaws on research policy modified and adopted Report April 01, 2016
2.3. Role of industry and civil sector analyzed Report September 01, 2015
2.4. Roadmap for doctoral studies defined and adopted Report April 01, 2016
3.1. EU experience in Doctoral Schools analyzed Report January 01, 2015
3.2. Conference on Doctoral Schools organized Events: Conferences and Seminars February 01, 2015
3.3. Bylaws for founding Doctoral Schools adopted Report October 01, 2015
3.4. Staff trained on doctoral school organization Methodology January 01, 2016
3.5. Accreditation standards for joint degrees adopted Methodology April 01, 2016
4.1. Selected models for Doctoral Schools established Methodology June 01, 2015
4.2. Doctoral School Offices opened and equipped Methodology June 01, 2016
4.3. Selected study programs formulated Methodology March 01, 2016
4.4. Rules and regulations for students formulated Methodology June 01, 2016
4.5. Selected study programs accredited and implemented Methodology December 01, 2016
5.1. Report on self evaluation Report December 01, 2016
5.2. Report of the Committee for QC and Monitoring Report July 01, 2016
5.3. Report of external experts on QC Report December 01, 2016
5.4. Peer review of the study programs Report July 01, 2016
6.1. Project promoted by Web site Other products December 01, 2016
6.2. Dissemination conference with industry and society Events: Conferences and Seminars December 01, 2016
6.3. Dissemination documents Other products December 01, 2016
6.4. Dissemination conference with doctoral students Events: Conferences and Seminars October 01, 2016
7.1. Conclusions and further sustainability plans Events: Conferences and Seminars July 01, 2016
7.2. Network of Universities in Serbia Other products December 01, 2016
7.3. Promotion of Doctoral Schools Events: Conferences and Seminars September 01, 2016
8.1. Daily management of the project Other products December 01, 2016
8.2. Instructions for financial management Learning resources January 15, 2014
8.3. Report on the activity of the PMB Report December 01, 2016
8.4. Report from SC coordination meetings Report July 01, 2016
8.5 External financial audit report Report April 15, 2016

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Doktorske studije u Srbiji Book PhD studies, PhD studies quaility, doktorske studije, kvalitet doktorskih studija Tekst priredili: Vera Dondur, Sršan Stanković, Radmila Marinković-Nedučin, Ružica Maksimović, Slobodan Radičev, Aleksandar Jović
Abstract
Doktorske studije su prioritet i nauke i obrazovanja, jer utiču na povećanje opšteg nivoa znanja, omogućavaju ubrzani tehnološki razvoj i razvoj društva u celini.
Nauka u Srbiji 2010-2013 Book Science, research, innovations, technological development, nauka, istraživanja, inovacije, tehnološki razvoj
Abstract
Kratak pregled stanja u istraživačkom sistemu Republike Srbije dat u ovoj publikaciji oslikava sa jedne strane vitalnost sistema, koji i pored veoma skromnih ulaganja postiže zapažene rezultate, a sa druge strane pokazuje i da nauka u Srbiji nije u pravoj meri postala glavni oslonac društvenog i ekonomskog razvoja.
EU Experiences in the Domain of Doctoral Schools Study / Analysis European experiences, doctoral schools, joint doctorates, professional career development
Predlog Pravilnika o finansiranju doktorskih studija Regulation proposal Financing of the PhD studies, candidate selection, finansiranje doktorskih studija, selekcija kandidata
Predlog izmena standarda za akreditaciju studijskih programa doktorskih studija Regulation proposal PhD studies, accreditation, standards, doktorske studije, akredotacija, standardi
Upitnik za predstavnike industrijskog sektora Questionnaire PhD studies, industry, internships, doktorske studije, industrijski sektor, praksa