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23.02.2011

Master Studies Development Program Training Seminar: February 7-10, 2011, Kopaonik, Serbia

Belgrade. WUS Austria Belgrade Office organized a seminar on linking Serbian HE institutions with local labour market (seminar venue: Hotel “Andjela” conference center, Kopaonik, Serbia). The aim of the seminar was to cover topics related to linking HE and economy as well as instruments for establishment of that link, thus facilitating the implementation of supported MSDP projects (for some basic facts related to MSDP program click here).

 

The seminar brought together the lecturers from supported projects along with the university representatives, EU and local experts, and representatives of the labour market partner companies (for the list of participants click here).

 

There were two plenary sessions on the first day (for the agenda of the seminar click here). During these sessions the participants had an opportunity to hear about the experiences from EU and the country (for the experts’ presentations click here, for additional materials click here) and to obtain additional information through open discussions.

 

Afterwards, the participants were engaged in discussions through their respective working groups. The group work was focused on more direct and practical approach by dealing with various relevant issues like goals and structure of a study program, determining the labour market relevance through contact with employers, required competences, learning outcomes, etc. Working groups were set up according to the subjects of their courses:

- Working group one: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kragujevac; Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade; Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Nis; State University of Novi Pazar; Technical Faculty, Cacak, University of Kragujevac.

- Working group two: Faculty of Organisational Sciences, Belgrade; Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.

 

On the final day of the event, representatives of each working group have presented the outcomes of their session to the participants of the seminar (for the outcomes of the working groups click here). The work on these topics provided useful information for the implementation of Master modules supported through MSDP. 

 

Members of the organizing committee would like to express their gratitude to all participants for their efforts, great presentations and fruitful and vivid discussions (for the outcome of participants’ evaluations click here).