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QinR - Quality in Research

Target area: Linking Higher Education & Society
Sub-target area: Structural Instruments for Research and Development
Target countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia
Target groups: Higher Education Institutions
Duration: 15/10/2011 -14/10/2014


University of Sarajevo (applicant/coordinator)

University of Mostar

University of Novi Sad

State University of Novi Pazar

Polytechnic University of Tirana

University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”

University of Montenegro

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

University Paris 8 Vincennes - St. Denis

Vaasan Yliopisto

Federal Ministry of Education and Science

Ministry of Education and Sport

Budget line: Tempus IV


Project Description

The general goal of the project “Researching Quality and Quality in Research – QiR” is to promote the conversion of Western-Balkan Countries research standards with those of the EU member states, i.e. to meet the goals formulated in the Lisbon Convention and to fulfil the aims of the Bologna Process. This is done by various measures, most notably:

  • The introduction of quality assurance in scientific research in the target region
  • The development of international relations and fostering networking activities among the scientific community
  • The support of the research work of young scientific researcher at the PCUs in order to strengthen their capacities and skills

The definition, development and implementation of quality standards in research are in line with European and international regulations. High quality research activities therefore not only help to increase the universities’ reputation but also largely contribute to the competitiveness of the national innovation system of their countries. The project especially aims at fostering the research activities of Young Scientific Researcher of the SEE Region, which is a direct investment in the development of the academic staff (Human Resource Development).

Important Documents & Links

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Contact persons


Juriga Clemens - Graz Office