Project: Fostering University Support Services and Procedures for Full Participation in the European Higher Education Area

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
FUSE 2013 653861.62 544006-2013 3 years National finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
December 01, 2013 November 30, 2016 http://www.fuse.ni.ac.rs/

Project summary

The project Fostering University Support Services and Procedures for Full Participation in the European Higher Education Area (FUSE) is aimed at developing, at all levels, the capacities of HEIs in Serbia to establish and improve support services and procedures dealing with international cooperation and mobility in line with advanced EU practices. This wider objective will be achieved through the completion of the set of specific objectives:
-Providing legal and administrative conditions and working protocols
-Establishing and improving integrated university support services for academic mobility and international cooperation
-Capacity building of teaching and non-teaching staff for full participation in EHEA

In-depth analysis of the current situation at HEIs in Serbia related to legal and administrative framework, working protocols, practices, staff and institution capacities etc. dealing with mobility support services and international cooperation, followed by the review of EU partner HEIs models and know-how transfer and exchange, will serve as the basis for establishing/developing/improving the capacities of partner institutions in Serbia in the area of setting the national action plan and guidelines, university standardized documents, various information and support mechanisms and databases, as well as various capacity and service-improving networks of stakeholders, to be implemented at faculty and university levels.

The project will also raise awareness and understanding of the target-area policies and practices at national and institutional levels and dissemination through presentation events and trainings.

The project will provide a framework at five state universities in Serbia for upgrading the mobility services and procedures at individual faculties by adopting new and improving the already existing practices, assisting the less advanced partners, and help transferring the established know-how and models to HE colleges and other HEIs in Serbia.

Objectives

-Providing legal and administrative conditions and working protocols
-Establishing and improving integrated university support services for academic mobility and international cooperation
-Capacity building of teaching and non-teaching staff for full participation in the European higher education area

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Structural Measures-Governance Reform

Partners

University of Nis, SRB Project coordinator
Biljana Misic Ilic Contact person, Evica Petrovic (Евица Петровић), Ljiljana Mihajlovic, Milica Radulovic, Vesna Stankov Jovanovic, Savka Blagojevic, Vesna Lopicic (Весна Лопичић), Vladan Pavlovic, Dragan Antic (Драган Антић), Vera Markovic, and Teufik Tokic
Tourism College of Applied Studies in Belgrade, SRB
Emilija Lipovsek Contact person, Jelena Jevic, Milenko Djuric, and Goran Jevic
State University of Novi Pazar, SRB
Cemal Dolicanin (Ćemal Dolićanin) Contact person, Edin Dolicanin (Един Долићанин), Velida Kijevcanin, Irfan Hodzic, Damir Skarep, Radmila Paunovic-Stajn (Radmila Paunović-Štajn), Zana Dolicanin, Vera Nikolic-Stojanovic, Sibela Eminovic, Dragan Bogdanovic, Miladin Kostic (Миладин Костић), and Irfan Fetahovic
University of Kragujevac, SRB
PhD Nenad Filipovic (Ненад Филиповић) Contact person, Zorica Avramovic (Зорица Аврамовић), Olivera Mijatovic, Milica Milenkovic, Tatjana Stankovic (Татјана Станковић), Milena Momcilovic, and Milica Kaplarevic
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Miroslav Veskovic (Miroslav Vesković) Contact person, Aleksandar Kavgic (Александар Кавгић), Dragan Masulovic (Драган Машуловић), Zita Bosnjak, Dragana Pasula (Dragana Pasula), Gordana Vlahovic (Gordana Vlahović), Ana Soti (Ana Šoti), Ivana Vujkov (Ivana Vujkov), Pavle Sekerus (Павле Секеруш), and Natasa Nikolic (Nataša Nikolić)
University of Belgrade, SRB
Miodrag Lazarevic (Miodrag Lazarević) Contact person, Sinisa Djurasevic, Bojan Babic, Nadezda Silaski, and Gordana Teofilovic Parapid
Student Conference of Serbian Universities - SKONUS, SRB
Milan Miladinovic Contact person
Conference of Universities of Serbia - KONUS, SRB
Nada Kovacevic Contact person, Nenad D. Pavlovic (Ненад Павловић), Zita Bosnjak, and Silva Dobric
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Marija Joksimovic (Марија Јоксимовић) Team Member and Zorana Luzanin (Зорана Лужанин) Contact person
Masaryk University, CZE
Martin Glogar Contact person
University of Bamberg, DE
Sebastian Kempgen Contact person
University of Malaga, ES
M. Angeles Rastrollo-Horrillo Contact person
Middlesex University, UK
Mike Dawney Contact person
Jagiellonian University, POL
Anna Maria Stadnicka Contact person

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 The current situation in Serbia Report August 31, 2014
1.2 The models of EU partners Other products September 30, 2014
1.3 Target areas and the ways of their improvement Report November 30, 2014
1.4 University protocols and manuals for the staff Other products May 31, 2016
1.5 Standardized documents developed Other products October 31, 2016
2.1 Current practices in academic mobility services Other products November 30, 2016
2.2 University / faculty websites updated Other products November 30, 2016
2.3 Technical equipment and support at universities Other products May 31, 2015
2.4 Database of available courses and programs Other products November 30, 2016
2.5 Appropriate institutional advertising activities Other products November 30, 2016
3.1 Understanding of EU practices gained Training February 28, 2015
3.2 Teaching, nonteaching staff and students trained Training May 31, 2016
3.3 Foreign student hosting networks Other products May 31, 2016
3.4 Mapping mobility mechanisms Other products November 30, 2016
4.1 Cooperation networks Other products November 30, 2015
4.2 Guidelines for providing language support Other products November 30, 2015
4.3 Model English-forspecific- purposes courses Other products May 31, 2016
4.4 Guidelines for organizing language support Other products May 30, 2016
5.1 Project web-site created Other products November 30, 2016
5.2 Annual joint reports on project achievements Report November 30, 2016
5.3 Project promotional materials Other products August 31, 2016
5.4 Information about the project Other products November 30, 2016
6.1 Internal work quality standards and procedures Other products May 31, 2014
6.2 Quality reports prepared by WP coordinators Report November 30, 2016
6.3 Interproject coaching organized Report May 31, 2016
6.4 Independent monitoring evaluations Other products November 30, 2016
7.1 Project results Other products November 30, 2016
7.2 Mechanisms established for keeping project outputs Other products November 30, 2016
7.3 Seminars for nonpartner institutions Report November 30, 2016
8.1 Relevant project documents adopted Other products April 30, 2014
8.2 Relevant documents adopted Other products November 30, 2016
8.3 Regular financial administration Report November 30, 2016
8.4 Financial audits done (mid-term and end) Other products November 30, 2016
8.5 Day-to-day coordination activities done Other products November 30, 2016

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Developing administrative and legal conditions for improved university support services and procedures Regulation proposal University support services, university support procedures, administrative framework, legislative procedures, institutional strategy, internationalisation
Abstract
Analysing the current situation in Serbia regarding institutional legislative and administrative framework
Analysing current practices in academic mobility services Study / Analysis Academic mobility services, mobility programmes, mobility data, exchange students, degree-seeking students
Abstract
Current practices in academic mobility services at RS institutions - Self-assessment
FUSE project brochure Promotion material Capacity building, university support services, university support procedures, international cooperation, mobility, cooperation networks