Posted on March 08, 2013

Invitation to the Open Conference 2 (Belgrade, May 13)

The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science and the Department of Educational Research and Intermedia of the University of Oslo have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the second open conference “European Integration in Higher Education and Research in the Western Balkans”, taking place at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade on 13 May 2013.

The conference is part of a 3-year project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council through its NORGLOBAL programme and is targeting the Western Balkan countries. The project seeks primarily to strengthen the basis for evidence based policy making in the area of higher education and research, by strengthening capacities for national and regional studies on higher education and research. Through close cooperation between institutions from Norway (Department of Educational Research and ARENA – Centre for European Studies from the University of Oslo and NIFU) and the region (University of Zagreb in Croatia, Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade in Serbia and Centre for Education Policy in Serbia), the project will support the development of technical and human capacity to address these issues in a comprehensive and sustainable manner.

The conference will gather researchers and policy makers from Serbia and other countries of the Western Balkans and will focus on the current state-of-the-art with respect to data and knowledge about systems of higher education and research, data and analysis needs on the side of policy makers as well as key research topics and related theoretical and methodological approaches.

The preliminary programme of the conference, as well as the registration form can be downloaded here. If you wish to participate in the conference, please send the form to Ivana Šunderić by 25 March at the latest.


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  • University of OsloUniversity of Oslo
  • University of ZagrebUniversity of Zagreb
  • Faculty of Political SciencesFaculty of Political Sciences
  • Centre For Education PolicyCentre For Education Policy
  • Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and EducationNordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education

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