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Development of Labour Market Relevant Master, PhD and Chair Programs at SEE Universities

Support to Reforms of Higher Education

Target area: Higher Education Development
Sub-target area: Curriculum Development
Target countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia
Target groups: Companies, Higher Education Institutions
Duration: November 2007 - February 2011
Partners: University of Banja Luka (BIH); University of Sarajevo (BIH); University of Bihać BiH); University of Prishtina (KOS); University of Montenegro (ME); University of Kragujevac (SRB); University of Belgrade (SRB); University of Novi Sad (SRB); University of Novi Pazar (SRB); University of Paderborn (D);  FH Technikum Wien (AT); Medical University of Vienna (AT); University of Graz (AT); FH Joanneum Graz (AT); University of Ljubljana (SLO); University of Trier (D); University of Maribor (SLO); University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences - BOKU (AT); Vienna University of Technology (AT); Danube University Krems (AT)
Budget line: Austrian Development Cooperation


Project Description

The Development of Labour Market Relevant Master, PhD and Chair Programs supports interested Higher Education institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia in the creation of tailor-made study programs, whose graduates are most needed in the local labour market. Therefore, the main goals are enhancing the employability of graduates, supporting mutual cooperation between South Eastern European (SEE) universities and the labour market and further development and modernisation of SEE Higher Education (HE) in order to facilitate the transition of HE in SEE towards European Standards (Bologna Process) and international competitiveness.

The development of the new study programs is realised in close cooperation with:

  1. Companies or institutions as partners, in order to develop a sustainable, mutually enriching environment of cooperation between the respective SEE universities and their labour market.
  2. Austrian Higher Education institutions (cooperation or twinning, i.e. “loose” or “institutionalised”partnerships).

Other key components of this project support opening of the new study programs (or certain modules) for eLearning, distance learning and LifeLongLearning and teaching staff mobility.

The project emphasizes strategic support to the development of programs focusing on (1) labour market demands resulting in practical application of knowledge, (2) cooperation with Austrian HE institutions and (3) Brain Gain effect.

In the development of the programs and their courses the grantees are supported through several measures, such as: scholarships for coordination of the project and for the development of each course; teacher training activities; literature purchase in the relevant fields; script writing and printing; study visits; and, under certain conditions, equipment purchase.

Deadlines and application procedure: The selection of successful projects has already been completed.

Selected Projects:

Degree Development Structure – DDS in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

PhD in ICT (University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Electrical Engineering)

Master in Quality Management in Health Care (University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business)

Master of Mechanical Engineering (University of Bihać, Faculty of Technical Engineering)

Master in Food Analysis (University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences)

Master Study Development – MSDP in Kosovo:

Master in Health Management (University of Prishtina, Faculty of Medicine)

Master in Mechatronics (University of Prishtina, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering)

Master in International Law (University of Prishtina, Faculty of Law)

Master in Civil and Property Law (University of Prishtina, Faculty of Law)

Labour Market Oriented Curriculum Program – LMOCP in Montenegro:

Tourism (Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management)

Advances in Marine Technologies (Faculty of Maritime Studies)

Professional skills development and reflective practice (Faculty of Applied Physiotherapy)

Experimental Biology and Biotechnology (Faculty of Science and Mathematics)

Master Studies Development Program -MSDP in Serbia:

Master in Remote Control (University of Kragujevac, Technical Faculty in Cacak)

Biochemistry (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry)

EPA - Environmental Protection in Agriculture (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture)

Regional Politics and Development (University of Novi Sad, Center for Advanced European Studies and Research – CAESAR)

Master Program in Electronics (University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences)

Master in Higher Education Management (University of Novi Pazar)

Important Documents & Links
Project documentation:

ECTS Guide

Handbook for Bachelor and Master Program Development (in B/C/S language)

  • For BiH:

DDS Application Documents [.zip]

DDS Guide for Applicants [.pdf]

  • For Montenegro:

LMOCP Application Documents [.zip]

LMOCP Guidefor Applicants [.pdf]

NEW Student Scholarship Application Forms [.zip]

  • For Kosovo:

MSDP Brochure [.pdf]

MSDP Application Documents [.zip]

MSDP Guide for Applicants [.pdf]

  • For Serbia:

MSDP guide [.doc]

MSDP application form [.doc]

MSDP application budget [.xls]

Training Seminar Materials:
  • For BiH:

DDS Seminar March 2009 [.zip]

  • For Montenegro:

LMOCP Seminar Maestral February 2009 [.zip]

LMOCP Seminar Queen of Montenegro September 2009 [.zip]

  • For Kosovo:

MSDP Seminar Prishtina September 2009 [.zip]

  • For Serbia:

Tender  [.zip]

MSDP Seminar Kopaonik March 2009 [.zip]

MSDP Seminar Kopaonik September 2009 [.zip]

Contact persons

Bugarski Dušan - Belgrade Office

Carabregu Mjellma - Prishtina Office

Handler Martina - Graz Office

Kovač Nina - Sarajevo Office

Tešić Mladenka - Podgorica Office