Current rigid and unwieldy administration in Western Balkan Universities becomes a real burden to the academic staff, instead making their administrative work as simple and productive as possible. From the given current situation it is obvious that higher education institutions from this region are faced with difficulties and the reform of the university management structure and improving the university services is essential. After the analysis of specific above-mentioned problems in Serbia, Mazedonia,Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina the project will focus on following: strengthen the significance, responsibility and the central role of the university as an integrated institution, introduce new forms of management and governance and to promote promote the professional responsibilities, increase the university autonomy, increase the efficiency of the university services, create prerequisites for the employment of new personnel, increase the efficiency of studying and its overall quality, modernize curricula and syllabi in the spirit of the Bologna declaration, and to ensure the compatibility with international educational systems, increase the inter-university and international cooperation, enhance the student and teaching mobility, improve student services equip the institution in a more modern manner. Therefore this Joint European project aims to focus exactly on the issues given above. The higher education makes an impact on all the main components of the development of society and therefore it is essential to provide the more efficient performance of the universities in their surroundings and wider. It will be of great value to learn from our partner institutions from the EU how to organize and implement more effective university structure as well as university services. Long-time cooperation with EU universities in the field of dissemination of latest knowledge and exchanging of university management experience and good practice, as well as in organization of the university services will contribute to the project objectives realization.


Duration 15/01/2009 - 31/12/2012
Funding EU
Program Lifelong Learning Programme

Department for Continuing Education Research and Educational Technologies

Center for Educational Management and Higher Education Development

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Univ.-Prof. Dkfm. Dr. habil Attila Pausits
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