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NEWS

22.06.2009

CALL FOR PROPOSALS OF SPECIFIC QA MEASURES IS OPEN!

It is our great pleasure to inform all interested public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) that WUS Austria has launched an open call for project proposals. BiH universities are invited to propose specific measures aimed at further development of quality assurance (QA) structures and policies.  This action will be implemented within WUS Austria's project „Strategic and Structural Development of Quality Assurance in Bosnian and Herzegovinian Higher Education 2008-2010“, financed by Austrian Development Cooperation and Liechtenstein Government in the total amount of 445,000.00 EUR.

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND AND DESCRIPTION

In the last three years, WUS Austria has been actively supporting QA development at BiH universities through a number of projects. Today, the universities display heterogeneous levels of development, needs and priorities. Therefore, WUS Austria launched the project „Strategic and Structural Development of Quality Assurance in Bosnian and Herzegovinian Higher Education 2008-2010“, which aims at further development of QA in BiH higher education (HE) through the implementation of three components:

  1. Contribution to objectives and activities of TEMPUS project “From Quality Assurance to Strategy Development”
  2. Implementation of specific QA measures at BiH Universities
  3. Strengthening of the BiH Agency for Development of HE and QA

 

SPECIFIC QA MEASURES – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Within the 2nd project component, on the basis of an open call for proposals, BiH universities are invited to apply for grants in the following maximum amounts:

   Number of universities per application

               Maximum amount granted

      1

45,000.00 EUR

      2

70, 000.00 EUR

      3

90, 000.00 EUR

      4

100, 000.00 EUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum co-financing: 35% of total project value

Project timeframe: September 2009 – November 2010

Furthermore, WUS Austria published a document “Analysis of QA Trends in Higher Education in the EU, South-East Europe, and Bosnia and Herzegovina”, according to which the applying universities can adapt their proposals.

The application documentation consists of:

1. Application Form: All applicants are required to complete the application form.

2. Guide for Applicants: All applicants should read the Instructions thoroughly, since it contains advice on completing the application form.

3. Analysis of QA Trends in Higher Education in the EU, South-East Europe, and Bosnia and Herzegovina: All applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully read the document since it contains a comprehensive insight into current trends in quality assurance across Europe. Furthermore, the relevance of proposed measures will be evaluated with regard  to the priorities elaborated in the document.

Application deadline: September 20, 2009

The completed application form needs to be submitted to WUS Austria Sarajevo Office BOTH in electronic form and in hardcopy:

1. hardcopy (mail) to:

    WUS Austria Sarajevo Office

   Branilaca Sarajeva 51/1, 71 000 Sarajevo

2. electronic form (e-mail) to:

    selma.emirhafizovic@wus-austria.org