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					National Council for Higher Education


    Serbian National
Qualifications Framework
  for Higher Education

            Presented by Antonije Đorđević



                 April 23, 2010
                  http://nsvo.etf.rs
               Legal background
 Law on Higher Education (2005)
 Standards and procedures for quality assurance
  of higher education institutions and programs
 European Higher Education Area documents


 Ministry for Education
 National Council for Higher Education
       Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
      Higher education in Serbia
 Present      situation:
     Two mainstreams:
       • academic studies
       • applied studies
     Three levels:
       • First level: basic academic and applied
       • Second level: masters and specialization
       • Third level: doctorate

  no short cycle
             NQF in Serbia
 National qualifications framework is not
  governed by the Law on Higher Education
 National Council for Higher Education has
  been working on the draft since July 2008
 NQF Draft accepted at the meeting held
  on November 14, 2008
 Workgroup appointed by Ministry of
  Education
             NQF in Serbia
 Upgraded  at several meetings of the
  workgroup, supported by Council of
  Europe, with the participation of
  stakeholders and foreign experts
 Accepted by the National Council for
  Higher Education on April 23, 2010
 Expecting changes of the Law on Higher
  Education: NQF to be officially accepted
  by the Ministry for Education
                         Principles
 Independently define NQF for higher education
  levels
 Take into account
       legislation in Serbia
       Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher
        Education Area (EHEA)
   Include
       all present levels of higher education
       descriptors of learning outcomes
         • Dublin descriptors are already included into standards
       ECTS
       prerequisites and access to subsequent levels
           Introductory text
 Bodies  responsible for adopting SNQF
  (Serbian National Qualification
  Framework)
 Basic legislative
 Basic goals
 What does SNQF define?
 SNQF and quality control
 Compatibility with EHEA and EQF
                  Abbreviations
   Higher education (V)
       Academic (A)
       Applied (S)
   Level (degree)
       1
       2
       3
   Sublevel
       a
       b
                  Structure
 Academic
     VA-1a – basic, three years (180 ECTS)
     VA-1b – basic, four years (240 ECTS)
     VA-2a – master/diploma (60 or 120 ECTS)
     VA-2b – specialization (60)
     VA-3 – doctoral
 Applied
     VS-1 – basic, three years (180 ECTS)
     VS-2 – specialization (60)
                  Items
      (applied/academic/scientific)
 Title
 Prerequisite
 Minimal ECTS credits
 Access to subsequent level
 Descriptors of learning outcomes
 Compatibility with Bologna cycles (EHEA)
 Compatibility with European Qualification
  Framework (EQF)
                                                                     Sample (in Serbian)
Степен


         Назив студија основне струковне студије

                                                   нaучни назив
                                                   академски/
                                                   Стручни/


                                                                      Предспрема
                                                                                              ЕСПБ
                                                                                              Најмање


                                                                                                        Проходност ка ВС-2
                                                                                                                             Диплому стиче студент који              Еквивалентан
                                                                                                                             задовољава дескрипторе исхода           циклус по
                                                                                                                             учења:                                  Болоњској
                                                                                                                                                                     декларацији


                                                                                                                             Показао основно знање у области
ВС-1




                                                           стручни


                                                                      Завршена средња школа


                                                                                                 180
                                                                                                                                                                     1
                                                                                                                             студирања које се заснива на
                                                                                                                             претходном образовању и које
                                                                                                                             оспособљава за коришћење стручне
                                                                                                                             литературе;
                                                                                                                             у стању да примени знање и
                                                                                                                             разумевање у професији;
                                                                                                                             има способност да прикупља и
                                                                                                                             тумачи потребне податке;
                                                                                                                             у стању да пренесе знања на друге;
                                                                                                                             у стању да о свом раду и резултатима
                                                                                                                             рада обавештава стручну и ширу
                                                                                                                             јавност;
                                                                                                                             поседује способности да настави
                                                                                                                             студије;
                                                                                                                             поседује способности за тимски рад.
                                                     Sample (in English)
Level


        Studies

                                Scientific title
                                academic/
                                Applied/


                                                      Prerequisite
                                                                              ECTS credits
                                                                              Minimum
                                                                                             level
                                                                                             Subsequent
                                                                                                          Learning outcome descriptors:                Equivalent
                                                                                                                                                       Bologna cycle
VS-1


        Basic applied studies



                                           applied


                                                      Compelted high school


                                                                                    180


                                                                                                  VS-2
                                                                                                          •have demonstrated knowledge and             1
                                                                                                          understanding in a field of study ...
                                                                                                          •can apply their knowledge and
                                                                                                          understanding in a manner...
                                                                                                          have the ability to gather and interpret
                                                                                                          relevant data...
                                                                                                          •can communicate information, ideas,
                                                                                                          problems...
                                                                                                          have developed those learning skills
                                                                                                          that are necessary for them to continue...
                                                                                                          have skills for team work.
            NQF summary (existing law)
               EHEA                                              Српски национални оквир квалификација
EQF Level   Framework
             (Bologna)                                                                                         Струковне
                                                       Академске студије                                                                ЕСПБ
                                                                                                                студије
                                                                                                                                               480
                          Докторске
   8         3rd cycle                                                                                                           180
                            ВА-3            Специјалистичке
                                                ВА-2б
                                                                                                                                               300
                                      Дипломске
   7         2nd cycle                                                                                                          120-60
                                        ВА-2а                                            Медицина        Специјалистичке
                                                                   Интегрисане            ВА-2а               ВС-2
                                                                                                                                          180-240
                                                                      ВА-2а
                         Основне 3г              Основне 4г                                                     Основне
   6         1st cycle                             ВА-1б                                                                       180-240
                           ВА-1а                                                                                 ВС-1
                                                                                                                                               0


               EHEA                                               Serbian national qualifications framework
EQF Level   Framework
             (Bologna)
                                                        Academic studies                                  Applied studies              ECTS
                                                                                                                                              480
                           Dоctoral
   8         3rd cycle                                                                                                          180
                            VА-3             Specialization
                                                VА-2b
                                                                                                                                              300
                                        Master
   7         2nd cycle                                                                                                         120-60
                                        VА-2а                                            Medicine             Specialization
                                                                    Integrated            VА-2а                  VS-2
                                                                                                                                          180-240
                                                                      VА-2а
                         Bachelor 3yr            Bachelor 4yr                                                   Bachelor
   6         1st cycle                             VА-1b                                                                       180-240
                           VA-1а                                                                                 VS-1
                                                                                                                                               0
           NQF summary (existing law)
           EHEA                                     Serbian national qualifications framework
EQF
        Framework
Level
         (Bologna)
                                        Academic studies                                        Applied studies          ECTS
                                                                                                                                480


 8       3rd cycle                                                         Dоctoral                                180
                                                                            VА-3
                                                                                                                                300
                                                   Specialist
                                                    VА-2b


 7       2nd cycle                                                                                                120-60
                                                                  Master
                                                                  VА-2а                           Specialist
                                                                                                    VS-2
                     Medicine
                      VА-2а     Integrated                                                                                  180-240
                                  VА-2а
                                                   Bachelor 4yr             Bachelor 3yr           Bachelor
 6       1st cycle                                                                                                180-240
                                                     VА-1b                    VA-1а                 VS-1
                                                                                                                                 0



                                             Candidates (high school graduates)
             Previous classifications


Степени
                                                                           EHEA Framework
стручне             Факултет/универзитет                 Виша школа
                                                                              (Bologna)
спреме


  VIII      Докторат наука

                                Специјализација у                             3rd cycle
 VII-2    Магистратура наука        медицини
                                 Специјализација

 VII-1                                                                        2nd cycle
               II степен
                                 Редовне студије
 VI-2
                                   (диплома)
               I степен                                         3 године      1st cycle
 VI-1                                               2 године
        NQF summary (expected changes)
           EHEA                  Serbian national qualifications framework (reflecting proposed changes of the Law)
EQF
        Framework
Level
         (Bologna)
                                        Academic studies                                        Applied studies              ECTS
                                                                                                                                    480


 8       3rd cycle                                                                                                     180
                                                                             Ph.D.

                                                   Specialist                                                                       300




                                                                                                            Master
                                                                                                            (appl.)
 7       2nd cycle                                                                                                    120-60
                                                                  Master                      Specialist
                                                                                               (appl.)

                     Medicine                                                                                                   180-240
                                Integrated
 6                                studies          Bachelor
         1st cycle                                   with                                                  Bachelor   180-240
                                                                                  Bachelor
                                                    honour                                                  (appl.)             120-150
                                                                   Short                      Short
 5
                                                                   cycle                      cycle
                                                                                                                                    0



                                             Candidates (high school graduates)
                         To be done
 Self-certification procedure
 Include life-long learning outcomes
 Proceed to frameworks for
       fields
         •   natural sciences and mathematics
         •   social studies and humanities
         •   medical science
         •   engineering and chemical engineering
         •   arts
       areas
         • ...

				
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