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02.06.2009

Seminar “EU Experiences in Development of University Strategies” successfully held in Zenica

Zenica. WUS Austria organised the Seminar "EU Experiences in Development of University Strategies" on 28th and 29th May 2009 at the University of Zenica.

The seminar EU Experiences in Development of University Strategies was foreseen through the Tempus project “From Quality Assurance to Strategy Development”, implemented by WUS Austria in cooperation with the University of Graz, University of Girona and all 8 universities in BiH. The overall aim of the project is to contribute to a coherent and far-reaching reform of higher education in BiH in accordance with the Bologna Process and in accordance with the society and market needs. In order for this objective to be achieved, universities in BiH need to develop modern, student-oriented strategies, which will pave the path towards the university's long-term goals. Owing to the fact that “one-for-all” model does not exist, each BiH University first needs to conduct a thorough analysis, i.e. assessment of its environment, operations, structure, and results so as to be able to customize and develop a proactive strategy in line with its needs and priorities.

The main purpose of the seminar was to provide the university Strategy Development Teams with an opportunity to learn about EU partners' experiences in strategic planning of university development.  

The seminar was attended by over 40 participants. As foreseen in the project, the seminar participants were three members of the Strategy Development Teams from each BiH university. Furthermore, the seminar was also attended by representatives of the Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance, SUS BiH and the Council of Europe.

The main topics covered at the seminar were:

EXPERIENCES OF BiH UNIVERSITIES:

EXPERIENCES OF EU UNIVERSITIES:

On the second day of the seminar, 28th May 2009, a workshop was held by Mag. Roland Humer, WUS Austria, for all seminar participants on the topic "University Competitiveness - the Need for Strategy Development".

*(The Agenda  of the seminar as well as the presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the hyperlink.)

WUS Austria prepared a questionnaire to assess satisfaction of the seminar participants in terms of the seminar organisation, topics and lecturers. Based on the received feedback, 100% of participants judged the seminar as successful.