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                        National Tempus Office Bosnia and Herzegovina




     Overview of HE System and National
              Priorities in BiH



Tempus/Erasmus Mundus Information Day
Zagreb, Croatia, January 17, 2013
                                                             Bosnia and Herzegovina



                                RELEVANT MINISTRIES



§ Ministry of Civil Affairs BiH/Education Sector
     - state level
     - responsible for international cooperation and coordination between entities,
     cantons, Brcko District, and other bodies
§ Federal Ministry of Education and Science/HE Sector
     - entity level
     - coordination between 10 cantons
     - no constitutional authority for HE policies
§ Ministry of Education and Culture of Republica Srpska
     - entity level
     - full authority on education matters
§ Cantonal Ministries of Education
     - 10 cantons in FBiH
     - full authority on education matters
§ Government of Brcko District/Education Department
     - full authority on education matters
                                                              Bosnia and Herzegovina



                                  RELEVANT AGENCIES



§ Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance (HEA)
          - state level, established in 2007 as an independent public organization;
          - sets criteria and standards for accreditation of HEIs and study programs;
          - determines criteria for selection of experts involved in assessment;
          - provides recommendations on criteria and standards regarding
            establishment, termination, licensing of HEIs, restructuring of study
            programs, etc;
§ Higher Education Accreditation Agency of Republica Srpska (RS HEAA)
          - entity level, established in 2011 as a public institution
          - organization and implementation of the external quality evaluation process
          - accreditation of HEIs and applied study programs
§ Centre for Information and Recognition of Qualification in Higher Education (CIP)
          - provide information/opinion on recognition of foreign degrees and diplomas
                                                              Bosnia and Herzegovina



                               RELEVANT LEGISLATION



§ Framework Law on Higher Education in BiH
    -adopted in 2007
    -establishes main principles in HE and responsibilities of competent authorities
    -sets methods of QA in HE
    -established two new agencies (HEA and CIP)
§ Cantonal Laws on HE(9 cantons have laws on HE, 1 doesn’t)
§ Law on HE in RS
    - adopted in July 2010
§ Decision on Standards and Norms for HE in FBIH
    - adopted in June 2008
§ Strategic Document for Educational Development and Implementation Plan
for period 2008-2015
     - adopted in 2008 by Council of Ministers
                                                          Bosnia and Herzegovina



                          HE INSTITUTIONS IN BIH




§ 45 HEIs (public and private), including:
     Ø     26 universities (8 public, 18 private);
     Ø     15 colleges;
     Ø     4 religious faculties
§ 3 decentralized public HEIs (University of Sarajevo, Dzemal Bijedic
University of Mostar and University of Mostar)
§ 5 centralized public HEIs (University of Zenica, University of Tuzla,
University of Bihac, University of Banja Luka, University of East Sarajevo)
                                                         Bosnia and Herzegovina



                               LEADING HEIs IN BIH


                                    Number of        Number of students
            University           faculties Current     Academic year
                                     situation          2010/2011
University of Sarajevo                  23                30,484
University of Banja Luka                16                17,926
University of Tuzla                     13                14,212
University of East Sarajevo             17                11,972
University of Mostar                    11                 9,431
University of Bihac                     7                  4,732
Dzemal Bijedic University of
                                        8                  4,710
Mostar
University of Zenica                    8                  4,655
                                                               Bosnia and Herzegovina



                           PROGRAMMES AND QUALIFICATIONS



Under the Framework Law, HE in BiH is organized in the following 3 cycles:

    § First cycle - leading to an undergraduate Bachelor degree or equivalent
    - can be obtained after 3 or 4 years of full-time study
    - carries between 180 and 240 ECTS (exceptions are studies in medical sciences,
    which can comprise up to 360 ECTS)
    § Second cycle - leading to a Master degree or equivalent
    - lasts for 1 or 2 years
    - can be obtained after completing undergraduate studies
    - comprises between 60 and 120 ECTS
    - the first two cycles together account for 300 ECTS
    § Third cycle - leading to a doctoral degree - lasts 3 years and comprises 180 ECTS
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                           TEMPUS PROJECTS INVOLVING BiH




BiH has been involved in Tempus programme since 1996

In period 1996-2012 implemented/under implementation:
     § 143 Tempus projects (100 JP and 43 SM)
     § 111 Individual Mobility Grants allocated supporting the mobility of
     teaching staff
Total value of these projects/grants estimated at 34.5 million EUR
                                                           Bosnia and Herzegovina



                           TEMPUS PROGRAMME INVOLVING BiH



Tempus projects involving BIH in period 1996-2012:
                                                                  TOTAL
             1996-   2000-   2008   2009 2010 2011   2012       1996 -2012
             1999    2006
Joint
Projects
              18      52      6      4    3     6     11             100
(JP)

Structural
Measures
               7      23      3      3    3     2     2              43
(SM)


TOTAL         25      75      9      7    6     8     13            143
                                                                           Bosnia and Herzegovina



                                  TEMPUS PROGRAMME INVOLVING BiH


Participation of BiH public HEIs in Tempus projects in period 1996-2012:



                Institution                 No. of
                                           projects
University of Sarajevo (UNSA)                 105

University of Banja Luka (UNBL)               88

University of Tuzla (UNTZ)                    70

University of Mostar (UNMO)                   55
Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar
                                              42
(UNDBM)
University of East Sarajevo (UNES)            29

University of Bihac (UNBI)                    17

University of Zencia (UNZE)                   17
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       CROATIAN INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED IN TEMPUS
        PROJECTS JOINTLY WITH BIH INSTITUTIONS


       Number of Croatian   Number of
Year
          institutions       projects
2000           -                -
2001          13                3
2002           -                -
2003           3                1
2004           3                2
2005           3                2
2006           2                1
2007           -                -
2008          15                5
2009           4                1
2010           -                -
2011           -                -
2012           -                -
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                            LEADING INSTITUTIONS FROM CROATIA AND BIH
                          INVOLVED IN JOINT TEMPUS PROJECTS 2000-2012


HR Institutions            Involvements   BA Institutions                  Involvements
University of Zagreb            11        University of Sarajevo                   8
University of Split              5        University of Banja Luka                 6
University of Zadar             4         University of Mostar                     5
Ministry of Science,            4         University of Tuzla                      4
Education and Sports
                                          Dzemal Bijedic University                3
University of Rijeka            3         of Mostar
University of Osijek            2         Federal Ministry of                      3
                                          Education and Science
Ministry of Science and         2
Technology                                University of Bihac                      1
University of Dubrovnik         1         Ministry of Education and                1
                                          Culture of RS
                                                            Bosnia and Herzegovina



                            COOPERATION: BiH & CROATIA



Potential project proposals under 6th Call:


  •   Harmonization of qualifications frameworks - involving all 8 public
      universities from BiH, possibly some private universities + MCA, HEA, 5
      cantonal ministries of education, SUS BIH + University of Split??
  •   University e-governance as a basis for improving the quality of
      institutional governance - involving University of Mostar + University of
      Split? or other institution(s) from Croatia
  •   Accreditation at regional level - WUS Austria + other institutions from the
      WB region, including BiH and Croatia
                                                                       Bosnia and Herzegovina



                         MOBILITY WITHIN THE ERASMUS MUNDUS
                                 PROGRAMME IN BIH

Mobility under Action 1 programmes:


                      TOTAL




                                      2004
                                             2005

                                                    2006

                                                           2007

                                                                  2008

                                                                          2009

                                                                                 2010

                                                                                        2011

                                                                                                2012
                    2004-2012

EMMC Students*           50            0      0      1      7      7      10     11      7       7

EM Scholars **           2             0      0      0      1      1       0     NA     NA      NA

EMJD Fellows***          3             -      -      -      -      -       -      0      1       2



* EMMC Students – Erasmus Mundus Master Courses Students
** EM Scholars – Erasmus Mundus Scholars
***EMJD Fellows – Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Fellows
                                                             Bosnia and Herzegovina



                      BIH HEIS INVOLVED IN ERASMUS MUNDUS PROJECTS
                                      2008-2012


Action 2 – Erasmus Mundus Partnerships (former External Cooperation Window):


                                 Total




                                               2008

                                                      2009

                                                               2010

                                                                      2011

                                                                              2012
       HEIs Involved
                               2008-2012

University of Sarajevo              12          1      2        3      3       3

University of Tuzla                 6           -      1        2      1       2

University of Mostar                5           -      1        1      2       1

University of Banja Luka            3           -      -        -      2       1
                                     Bosnia and Herzegovina



       National Tempus Office Bosnia and Herzegovina




National Priorities for BiH
and Regional Priorities for WB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bosnia and Herzegovina



                                                          NATIONAL PRIORITIES BIH - JP



National                  CURRICULAR REFORM                                     GOVERNANCE REFORM                                                                                                                                                                                        HIGHER EDUCATION AND SOCIETY




                                                                                                                                              Institutional and financial autonomy and 




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Development of lifelong         learning in 
                                                                                                                                                                                          Equal and transparent access to higher 
Priorities




                                                                                                   Introduction of quality       assurance 
                                                              University management and student 




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Training courses for public services 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (ministries, regional/local authorities)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Development of           international 




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Development of partnerships with 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Training of non-university teachers
              




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Knowledge triangle: education-
        




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Qualifications frameworks
        




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             innovation-research
                                                                                                                                                             accountability  




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               society at large
        




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                        education


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               relations
                                                                           services
                 Modernization of curricula with 3 cycle 
                 structure, ECTS and degree recognition in 
                 the following subject areas




            Teacher Training and Education  Science, 
            Humanities, Social and Behavioral, 
            Mathematics and Statistics, Computing, 
Bosnia and  Engineering and  Engineering Trades, 
                                                                         X                                X                                                                                            X                                         X                                                                              X                                 X                                    X                                            X                                   X
Herzegovina Manufacturing and Processing, 
            Architecture and Building, Agriculture, 
            Forestry and Fishery, Health, Transport 
            Services, Environmental Protection
                                   
                                       
                                            
                                                
                                                    
                                                        
                                                            




Bosnia and 
Herzegovina
                                                                   National priorities
                                                              




   
              University management and student services




  X
                     Introduction of quality assurance 


                 Institutional and financial autonomy and 




   
                                accountability  
                                                                          GOVERNANCE REFORM




                  Equal and transparent access to higher 




  X
                                education




  X
                  Development of international relations



                    Training of non-university teachers
  X


              Development of partnerships with enterprises


                Knowledge triangle: education-innovation-
  X 




                               research


              Training courses for public services (ministries, 
  X




                         regional/local authorities)
                                                                                                         NATIONAL PRIORITIES BIH – SM




               Development of lifelong learning in society at 
  X




                                   large
                                                                                                                                        Bosnia and Herzegovina




                                                                          HIGHER EDUCATION AND SOCIETY




  X




                         Qualifications frameworks
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                




                        Region




        (IPA)
                                                                        Priorities




       Balkans 
       Western 
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                            Regional       




         X




rights)
and good 
vocational 




governance 
training, rural 
                                             following disciplines




education and 
and secondary 
                                                                                           CURRICULAR REFORM




                                           degree recognition in the 




teacher training), 




(including human 
development, law 
                                                                                         3 cycle structure, ECTS and 




Education/pedagog
                                                                                       Modernization of curricula with 




y (including primary 
                            University management and 




         X
                                 student services
                                   Introduction of quality       




         X
                                         assurance 

                              Institutional and financial 




         X
                            autonomy and accountability  

                          Equal and transparent access        




         X
                              to higher education
                                                                                                             GOVERNANCE REFORM




                                      Development of           

          
                                   international relations
                                 Training of non-university 
                                         teachers

                           Development of partnerships 
         X




                                 with enterprises


                         Knowledge triangle: education-
         X




                             innovation-research
                                                                                                                                            REGIONAL PRIORITIES WB - JP




                                 Training courses for public 
         X




                                     services (ministries, 
                                  regional/local authorities)
                                                                                                                                                                          Bosnia and Herzegovina




                                   Development of lifelong         
         X




                                 learning in society at large
                                                                                                             HIGHER EDUCATION AND SOCIETY




         X




                                 Qualifications frameworks
                               
                                    
                                        




           Region
                                                         Priorities




 (IPA)
                                                         Regional 




Balkans 
Western 
                                            
                                                  
               University management and 




  X
                    student services


                      Introduction of quality       




  X
                            assurance 


                 Institutional and financial 




  X
               autonomy and accountability  


             Equal and transparent access        




  X
                                                         GOVERNANCE REFORM




                 to higher education


                         Development of           




   
                      international relations


                    Training of non-university 




   
                            teachers


              Development of partnerships 
  X
                    with enterprises


            Knowledge triangle: education-
  X




                innovation-research


                    Training courses for public 
  X




                        services (ministries, 
                     regional/local authorities)
                                                                                        REGIONAL PRIORITIES WB - SM




                      Development of lifelong         
  X




                    learning in society at large
                                                         HIGHER EDUCATION AND SOCIETY
                                                                                                                      Bosnia and Herzegovina




  X




                    Qualifications frameworks
                                                    Bosnia and Herzegovina



                       National Tempus Office Bosnia and Herzegovina




           THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION !

Suad Muhibic
 
Head of Office
National Tempus Office Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
E-mail: suad.muhibic@tempusbih.com
Web: www.tempusbih.com
 

				
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