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SIPUS - Strengthening of Internationalization Policies at Universities in Serbia

Target area: Higher Education Development
Sub-target area: Internationalization
Target countries: Serbia
Target groups: Companies, Higher Education Institutions
Duration: 1/12/2013 - 30/11/2016
  • Univerzitet u Novom Sadu/University of Novi Sad
  • Univerzitet u Beogradu/University of Belgrade
  • Univerzitet u Nišu/University of Niš
  • Univerzitet u Kragujevcu/University of Kragujevac
  • Državni univerzitet u Novom Pazaru/State University Novi Pazar
  • Univerzitet Singidunum/Singidunum University
  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz/University of Graz
  • Universitetit Gent/University of Ghent
  • Universidad de Alicante/University of Alicante
  • Pécsi Tudományegyetem/University of Pécs
  • Ministarstvo prosvete, nauke i tehnološkog razvoja RS
  • National Council for Higher Education of Republic of Serbia
  • National Council of Science and Technological Development RS
  • BalkanIDEA Novi Sad
  • Naftna industrija Srbije/Petroleum Industry of Serbia


Budget line: TEMPUS VI


Project Description

The Project addresses the process of internationalization 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 internationalization 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.
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 Internationalization 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 internationalization and academic mobility along with coherent institutional measures capable of steering internationalization, 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 internationalization, so as to raise public awareness of competences valued in the domestic and global labour markets.

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Contact persons

Rottensteiner Maria - Graz Office