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MAIN: Mastering innovation in Serbia through development and implementation of interdisciplinary post-graduate curricula in innovation management

Target area: Higher Education Development
Sub-target area: Curriculum Development
Target countries: Serbia
Target groups: Higher Education Institutions
Duration: 01/12/2013 - 30/11/2016
Partners:

- University of Novi Sad
- University of Nis
- University of Kragujevac
- Singidunum University
- Technical College of Applied Sciences in Zrenjanin
- Business incubator Novi Sad
- Business innovation centre LLC Kragujevac
- Innovation Fund Belgrade
- Creative Educational Center Novi Sad
- The Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia
- Freie Universität Berlin
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (URENIO Research Unit) University of Maribor
- South East European Research Centre Thessaloniki

Budget line: TEMPUS IV

 

Project Description

The general objective of the project is to foster Serbian innovative capacity by modernizing Serbian HE system and providing sustainable source of high-quality human resources. The project will achieve this by developing and realizing interdisciplinary postgraduate curricula in the field of innovation management based on best practice from existing EU study programs and according to the Bologna requirements at Serbian HE.
The specific objectives are:
1.To develop and implement interdisciplinary PhD program in innovation management as a joint degree of 4 Serbian universities,
2.To develop and implement interdisciplinary master program in innovation management as a joint degree of 4 Serbian universities,
3.To develop and implement certified innovation management courses for industry professionals to enable career development and increase employability.
These objectives should be achieved through synergetic partnership of 3 Serbian public and 1 private university, 1 college of applied sciences, 6 organizations representing key Serbian stakeholders, 4 well known EU universities and 2 non-academic EU partners with extensive experience in dealing with innovation and curriculum development. The principal outcomes will include defined structures, research and teaching contents of curricula for joint degree PhD and master programs in innovation management, their accreditation and realization, developed and implemented set of LLL courses for professionals, updated teachers’ and trainers’ skills, introduced interdisciplinary and practical oriented teaching approach, established laboratory and virtual learning environment, published new books, realized teachers and students mobilities, and established Serbian Innovation Management Council. These results will provide infrastructural resources necessary to secure project sustainability beyond its lifetime. Results and best practice will be actively diffused and exploited at national, regional and European level.


Important Documents & Links

project website: http://www.main.uns.ac.rs/

Contact persons

Handke Michaela - Graz Office