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TEMPUS PROJECT   JEP CD 19087 � 2004



This project is designed according to Bologna principles. The main objectives are:

- Wider Objectives: To contribute to the reorganization of Economics and Management education in Serbia in accordance with ongoing social-economic reform and the current European trends  and

- Specific Objectives: To restructure and update the existing undergraduate study programs of Economics and Management in three state Serbian universities.


Basic idea of the proposed project is to establish good foundation for all the processes at the University and particularly for teaching process, by redesigning the existing Curricula for undergraduate studies and designing new Curricula. Restructuring of Curricula will begin with creating common elements of courses and new teaching methods. After that, the sub phase selection and introduction of new teaching methods will be presented. At the end,� a very sensitive activity of harmonization of Curricula in three Serbian State Economic Faculties will be promoted. Redesign will begin with subjects and courses with the biggest gap respecting similar subject and courses in EU universities. After that, next activity will be upgrading the content of the subjects and fine adjustments between subject contents. Outcome from this phase is particular study programs revised. Next group of activities should enable creation of procedure for common quality assurance through activities of its formal approval, implementation in teaching process, monitoring, internal conformity assessment and external assessment from accreditation body. Accordingly, certain activities have been suggested leading to certification and accreditation of the Faculty of Economics.

Concept of this project is deep involvement and mobility of all Consortium Members in project activities, great transparency, openness for further improvement and reachable objectives. Using great motivation, mutual familiarity, knowledge and respect of all Consortium Members applied project will avoid all weaknesses of team work because Consortium Members are ready to give full contribution in project implementation with all theirs expert knowledge and skills.

According to the Project implementation, it is to be expected that Faculties of Economics in Serbia will actively take part in implementation of the economic strategy in Serbia, building adequate knowledge infrastructure, communication and information channels and quicker knowledge transfer from EU countries into Serbia.

Beginning with wider objectives and specific objectives of the project, identified needs of the parties interested and in accordance with requirements and policy of Higher Education in Serbia, the applied project �Reorganization of Economics Study in Serbia� is expected to attain the following outcomes:

    1.       Basic principles and model of Economics and Management studies agreed

    2.      Particular study programs revised

    3.       Common quality assurance procedure developed

    4.       ECTS system implemented

    5.       Students involvement in decision making and teaching process established

    6.       Facilities modernized

    7.       Dissemination and Sustainability

    8.       Quality Control and Monitoring

    9.       Management of the project

Integration of Faculties of Economics from Serbia into European Higher Education Area is necessary and will be introduced by applying of up-to-date information and communication technologies in both teaching process and follow-up services at the University. This project will enhance the openness of the University by infrastructure building in three new computer classrooms (Kragujevac, Belgrade, Nis) connected with other PCs using communication network and Internet technologies.

Students� involvement, especially in decision making and teaching processes, is necessary for quality improvement of all processes. For implementation of this project phase the following is required: (1) analyzing and review of students� involvement in decision making and teaching process and (2) implementation of relevant mechanisms for improvement of students� role. Milestones for this project phase are: establishing of Students Parliament on each of three faculties in partner country and preventive and corrective actions for improvement of students role.

Project activities started at September 2005 with deep involvement of all representatives from partner Universities and broader deployment with engagement of all members of project teams (Central team, inter faculties team for different main aspects in the project � Curricula, ECTS, QA and students mobility, faculty teams). Up to now, comparative analysis of Curricula, defined basic principles for reorganization Economics and Management studies and adjusted the mobility plan for teaching staff and students have been finished.





Faculty of Economics, Djure Pucara Starog 3, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia

tel. +38134303502, fax. +38134303516


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Serbia TEMPUS office

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European Commission, Directorate for Education and Culture


The Socrates programme - ECTS


European Network of Information Centres - ENIC
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Academic Information Network South-East Europe - AINSEE


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PhD Alessio Lokar

Department of Economic Sciences,

University of Udine,




PhD Zora Arsovski


University of Kragujevac,

Faculty of Economics


NEWS :::

FINAL CONFERENCE of the TEMPUS JEP CD 19087-2004 Project was held at the University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Economics, Serbia, on August 22, 2008.


IV STEERING COMMITTEE of the TEMPUS JEP CD 19087-2004 Project was held at the University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Economics, Serbia, on August 22, 2008.


In period 09. - 13.08.2008. in a visit to the Faculty of Economics, University of Kragujevac was Prof. Osman Ahmed  Bashir


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