Title: Improving research potential in Higher Education as assistance for further development of the Western Balkans region, – Re @ WBC
The main objective of the project was the contribute in increasing the research potential for researchers in Western Balkan universities in line with the national and European Union strategies. The methodology for achieving this objective was implemented through procedures and practices for the management of research staff in partner universities to improve standards in line with European standards.
An ongoing process of training and informing new research staff aimed at encouraging professional growth and creating opportunities for them. The fulfillment of the above objective was achieved through a set of university legal acts in accordance with the management of the potential of research staff and scientific research as well as an increase of the professional level of research staff through various trainings.
The work was focused on three groups:
The improvement of research policies and practices by harmonizing them with European standards and strategies for the research staff.
The increase of career development and creation of opportunities for researchers through the improvement of transferable skills.
The ecouragement of regional cooperation to harmonize the potentials of research staff and to further raise awareness of research principles.
A series of activities were undertaken for the achievement of the above goals starting from the preparation or improvement of a series of bylaws and relevant documents related to scientific research as well as through various trainings. The trainings were conducted for administrative staff, research staff and new lecturers. Following the training visits to partner universities in Europe, the Consortium prepared an action plan to improve and expand the potential role of research staff. The project has provided the necessary equipment and software to more effectively support research staff. The motto of the project was “an excellent university for the research staff and excellent research staff for the university”.
Lead partner: Nish University
Center for the Promotion of Science, Serbia
Coventry University, United Kingdom
University of Belgrade
University of Kragujevac
University of Liege
University of Montenegro
University of Novi Sad
University of Sarajevo
University of East Sarajevo
University of Tirana
University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”
Polytechnic University of Turin
Project website: http://rewbc.ni.ac.rs