Project: Strengthening of Internationalisation Policies at Universities in Serbia

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
SIPUS 2013 712362.87 544538-2013 3 years National finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
December 01, 2013 November 30, 2016 http://www.gointernational.uns.ac.rs/

Project summary

The Project addresses the process of internationalisation of Serbian HE as the one that requires immediate national and institutional response and joint action. Enabling national HE bodies and HEIs to strategically manage internationalisation in the provision of education, research, mobility and services are regarded to be the Project’s overall objective and the main underpinning of Serbia’s accountable and complementary role in EHEA and ERA.

The Project's key target groups are Serbian academics, researchers, students and administrators who are participating or wish to participate in international collaboration. The qualitative leap in the process of internationalisation they will benefit from stems from the Project's main outcomes:

1) Creating and implementing national legislative that has been lacking to date: Accreditation Standards for Joint and Double degrees, National Strategy of Internationalisation of Higher Education and Research and National Strategy of Academic Mobility and Recognition of Degrees (in line with the Serbian Strategy of Educational Development by 2020).
2) Creating and implementing individual university strategies on internationalisation and academic mobility along with coherent institutional measures capable of steering internationalisation, improving institutional capacities for the growing participation in international projects and strengthening the process of internal integration of Serbian universities.

Through partnering with a large international company in Serbia, the Project addresses the link between employability and internationalisation, so as to raise public awareness of competences valued in the domestic and global labour markets. The Project will transfer tailor-made know-how, best practices and expertise from the EU partners to app. 150 members of the Serbian HE community (authorities, academics, students and staff) during the study visits and trainings and a much wider array of HE stakeholders during workshops and forums.

Objectives

1. Developing and advancing national legislative which will underpin the process of internationalisation of Serbian higher education and research.
2. Building the university integrative function through institutional policies for the internationalisation of education, research, mobility and services.
3. Enhancing institutional capacities for effective participation in large-scale international collaborations.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Structural Measures-Governance Reform

Partners

University of Novi Sad, SRB Project coordinator
Miroslav Veskovic (Miroslav Vesković) Previous team member, Pavle Sekerus (Павле Секеруш) Contact person, Ana Soti (Ana Šoti), Ivana Vujkov (Ivana Vujkov), and Helena Hirsenberger
Singidunum University, SRB
Lazar Drazeta (Lazar Dražeta) Contact person, Milan Milosavljevic (Милан Милосављевић), Verka Jovanovic, Svetlana Stanisic Stojic (Svetlana Stanišić-Stojić), Vojislav Marjanovic, Marko Sarac (Марко Шарац), Marina Savkovic, Marina Marjanovic-Jakovljevic (Марина Марјановић-Јаковљевић), and Stefan Perisic
State University of Novi Pazar, SRB
Cemal Dolicanin (Ćemal Dolićanin) Contact person, Miladin Kostic (Миладин Костић), Zarko Barbaric, Edin Dolicanin (Един Долићанин), Radmila Marinkovic Neducin, Bratislav Miric, Jasmin Delimedjac, and Milos Filipovic (Miloš Filpović)
University of Kragujevac, SRB
Milovan Matovic (Милован Матовић) Contact person, PhD Nenad Filipovic (Ненад Филиповић), Olivera Mijatovic, and Radoslav Eric
University of Nis, SRB
Dragan Antic (Драган Антић) Contact person, Dragisa Savic (Драгиша Савић), Jovan Stepanovic, Dusan Trajkovic, Ivan Mancev (Иван Манчев), Dragan Djordjevic, Slobodan Antic, Borislav Kamenov, Ivan Nikolic, Vlastimir Nikolic (Властимир Николић), Dragoljub Zivkovic (Драгољуб Живковић), Miroslav Lazic, Ivan Milentijevic, Ljiljana Zivkovic, Milovan Bratic, Ivan Milentijevic, Nenad D. Pavlovic (Ненад Павловић), Sasa Knezevic, Zoran Nikolic (Зоран Николић), Vesna Lopicic (Весна Лопичић), Dobrica Zivkovic, Teufik Tokic (Теуфик Токић), Dragan Nejic, Dragan Tasic, Dragan Denic, Nenad Zivkovic (Ненад Живковић), Dragana Beric, and Evica Petrovic (Евица Петровић)
University of Belgrade, SRB
Dalibor Soldatic Contact person, Biljana Abolmasov, Snezana Djurdjic, Dusan Popovic, Milja Bralovic, and Tamara Rokvic
Petroleum Industry of Serbia - NIS, SRB
Snezana Lakicevic (Snežana Lakićević) Contact person
BalkanIDEA Novi Sad, SRB
Natalija Zunar Contact person
National Council of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Stevan Pilipovic Contact person
National Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Teodor Atanackovic Contact person
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Snezana Ruzic (Snezana Ruzic) Team Member and Zorana Luzanin (Зорана Лужанин) Contact person
University of Pecs, HUN
Gabor Czeh Contact person
University of Alicante, ES
Alexandra Mayr (Alexandra Mayr) Contact person
University of Ghent, BEL
Luc Francois Contact person
University of Graz, AUT
Kanita Kovacevic Contact person
World University Service Austria, AUT
Veronika Nitsche Contact person

Equipment

University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Scanner Epson WorkForce DS- 51 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Office, University Novi Sad
Laptop Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12Q IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office, University Novi Sad
Laptop Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12Q IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office, University Novi Sad
Laptop Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12Q IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office, University Novi Sad
Laptop Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12Q IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office, University Novi Sad
Voice recorder Olympus VN- 8700PC Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Office, University Novi Sad
Voice recorder Olympus VN- 8700PC Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Office, University Novi Sad
Server NetApp FAS2240-4 IT equipment – server 1 Server Room, University Novi Sad
WLAN kontroler Cisco Systems AIR IT equipment – other 2 Server Room, University Novi Sad
Singidunum University
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Notebook Dell inspirion 5547 IT equipment - notebook computer 2 classroom, Danijelova 32
Notebook LENOVO IDEAPAD FLEX2-15 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 classroom, Danijelova 32
Projector Sony VPl-EW276 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 classroom, Danijelova 32
Server IBM System X3650 M4 IT equipment – server 1 server room, Danijelova 32
Conferencing set Polycom HDX 6000720 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – Video-conferencing set 1 classroom, Danijelova 32
Projector Sony VPL-EW276 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 classroom, Danijelova 32
Video conferencing equipment Polycom HDX 6000 HD Audio, Video and Communication equipment – Video-conferencing set 1 Laboratory, Univerzitet Singidunum
Server IBM System x3650 M4 IT equipment – server 1 Server Room, Univerzitet Singidunum
Projector Sony VPL-FH31 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Classroom, Univerzitet Singidunum
Projector Sony VPL-EW276 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Classroom, Univerzitet Singidunum
Laptop Dell Inspiron 5547 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office, Univerzitet Singidunum
Laptop Dell Inspiron 5547 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office, Univerzitet Singidunum
Laptop Lenovo IdeaPad Flex2-15 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office, Univerzitet Singidunum
State University of Novi Pazar
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server IBM System X3650 M4, XEON 6C IT equipment – server 1 ROOM 20A
Laptop HP Elitebook IT equipment - notebook computer 1 ROOM 20A
Computer all in one HP PROONE 400 G1 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 ROOM 20A
Computer all in one HP PROONE 400 G1 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 ROOM 20A
Computer all in one HP PROONE 400 G1 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 ROOM 20A
Computer all in one HP PROONE 400 G1 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 ROOM 20A
Computer all in one HP PROONE 400 G1 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 ROOM 20A
Computer all in one HP PROONE 400 G1 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 ROOM 20A
Interactive table HITACHI FX-89we1 IT equipment – smart board 1 ROOM 505
Projector HITACHI CP-AW2503 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 R00M 505
Ideapad LENOVO YOGA 2PRO IT equipment - notebook computer 1 ROOM 20A
Laptop DELL INSPIRION 15R IT equipment - notebook computer 1 ROOM 20A
Laptop DELL INSPIRION 15R IT equipment - notebook computer 1 ROOM 20A
University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Projector OPTOMA W305ST Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Rectorate, Senate room
Notebook Notebook Dell 5547 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate - Vice-rector for international relations office
Notebook Notebook Dell 5547 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate - Computer center
Laptop DELL7537 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate - Computer center
Server Server IBM System X3650 M4, IT equipment – server 1 A FIN, UNIC
TV TV LED LCD 47 LB 650 V Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Rectorate - Computer center
Flipchart Tabla flipchart Franken PRO Equipment for teacher education faculties 1 Rectorate - Computer center
Case Franken Mini Training Case Equipment for teacher education faculties 1 Rectorate - Computer center
iBoard iBoard IB96WRio (96”), IT equipment – smart board 1 A FIN, computer center
Software Web platform for following international projects Software 1 A FIN, International projects office
Hard disk HP 300GB 10 K SAS HDD IT equipment – other 3 Rectorate - Computer center
University of Nis
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server IBM 7915C3G-JC4 SYSTEM X3650 IT equipment – server 1 JUNIS, System office
Computer Lenovo Thinkcentre M93Z IT equipment - desktop computer 8 Biljana Stevanović - University of Nis Secretariat, officer for information and protocol Dragoslav Đokić - University of Nis Secretariat, Secretary General office
Computer Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 3PRO 13 Silver IT equipment - notebook computer 6
University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server HP PROLIANT DL380P GEN8 II IT equipment – server 1 Rectorate
Server HP PROLIANT DL380P GEN8 IT equipment – server 1 Faculty of Mining and Geology
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate
Lap top HP PROBOOK 450 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Rectorate

Deliverables

Title Type To
A1 Reports on existing national legislatives Report May 31, 2014
A2 Know-how on internationalisation legislatives Training May 31, 2014
A3 Accreditation standards for joint/ double degrees Other products March 31, 2015
A4 National strategy on mobility and recognition Other products June 30, 2015
A5 National strategy on internationalisation of HE&R Other products June 30, 2015
A6 Information on national funding schemes Other products May 31, 2016
A7 National benchmarks for incoming mobility Methodology May 31, 2016
B1 Models of internationalisation transfered Report May 31, 2015
B2 University strategies on internationalisation Methodology June 30, 2016
B3 University strategies for increasing the quality Methodology June 30, 2016
C1 Training of staff from Serbian universities Training April 30, 2015
C2 Conditions for the recruitment of foreign PhDs Report May 31, 2016
C3 Action plan for participation in ERA Training February 28, 2015
C4 Research Project Management and Talent Development Methodology October 31, 2016
Q1 Quality reports on project actions Report November 30, 2016
Q2 Evaluation reports on project achievements Report September 30, 2016
Q3 Peer review of procedures developed at HEIs Report July 31, 2016
Q4 Fine tuning of university procedures & regulations Report September 30, 2016
D1 Campaign for raising awareness on internationalisa Events: Conferences and Seminars October 31, 2016
D2 Campaign for promotion of Serbian HE and research Events: Conferences and Seminars October 31, 2016
D3 Project website Other products November 30, 2016
D4 Promotional materials Other products October 31, 2016
E1 Internationalisatio n policies and strategies Other products November 30, 2016
E2 Facilitate international collaborations Other products November 30, 2016
E3 Advanced support system for academic mobility Other products November 30, 2016
M1 Report on project management Report November 30, 2016
M2 Consortium meetings Other products October 31, 2016
M3 Reports on partners’ activities Report November 30, 2016
M4 Financial report Report November 30, 2016

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Self-analysis and self-assessment of the state of affairs in Serbian higher education and research from the point of view of internationalisation Quality Assurance in Higher Education Higher education, internationalisation, joint study programs, mobility, university cooperation,
Abstract
The analysis and assessment of the state of affairs in Serbian higher education and research from the point of view of internationalisation aims to provide fresh perspectives on the challenges faced by the Serbian universities and HE authorities.
Recommendations of the National Council for Science and Technological Development for the process of internationalisation on the level of RS Regulation proposal Internationalization, mobility, international partnerships, internacionalizacija, mobilnost, međunarodna partnerstva
Abstract
The aim of this short report is to suggest how universities can become part of a wider national effort to advance mobility. A critical component of a successful internationalization strategy should be full institutional and departmental engagement with all aspects of mobility.
SIPUS leaflet Promotion material Internationalisation, education, research, mobility, European Higher Education Area, EHEA, European Research Area
Abstract
The Project addresses the process of internationalisation of Serbian higer education as the one that requires immediate national and institutional response and joint action. Enabling national higher education bodies and heigher education institutions to strategically manage internationalisation in the provision of education, research, mobility and services are regarded to be the Project’s overall objective and the main underpinning of Serbia’s accountable and complementary role in European Higher Education Area and European Research Area.