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									Tempus JEP project „Capacity Building for Research in Croatia“
Site Visit to the University of Leuven, Belgium
February 26 – March 01, 2008

Table of Contents:
    1.   Tempus project JEP_40086_2005: “Capacity Building for Research in Croatia”;
    2.   Mission of the Site Visit;
    3.   Croatian delegation;
    4.   About Leuven;
    5.   Program for Wednesday, February 27, 2008;
    6.   Program for Thursday, February 28, 2008;
    7.   Program for Friday, February 29, 2008;

1. About the “Capacity Building for Research in Croatia” project
         The Tempus project "Capacity Building for Research in Croatia" (CBRC; JEP_40086_2005)
aims to contribute to the access of Croatian scientists to worldwide scientific activities in a twofold
way: (1) training of academics through educational modules aimed at the enhancement of capacities
of researchers and (2) a supportive administrative network at the level of the int egrated universities.
This should be done through the creation of Research Offices (RO) at six Croatian Universities (in
Split, Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek, Dubrovnik and Zadar) and the appointment of five civil servants as FP
National Focal Points at the Ministry of Science, Education and S ports (MSES, within the Department
for European Integration) and one member of staff within The National Foundation for Science, Higher
Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia (NFS).
         The consortium that applies for this TEMP US project has a long history of cooperation. The
partnership involves Coimbra Group universities that are all highly research-intensive and members
of Coimbra Group Task Force on Eastern Neighbouring Countries which meets three times a year in
order to discuss strategies for researc h activities and int ernational cooperation of the Group wit h
South East Europe. Those part ner universities are:
                 -    The University of Bristol (Cont ractor);
                 -    The University of Groningen;
                 -    The University of Leuven;
                 -    The University of Tartu;
                 -    The University of Jena;
                 -    The University of Granada.

Tempus JEP project „Capacity Building for Research in Croatia“
Site Visit to the University of Leuven, Belgium
February 26 – March 01, 2008

2. Mission of the Site Visit

         Site Visits are planned in all six partner universities abroad. They fall under activity 2.3 of this
Tempus project and are described as follows: "The site visits will provide staff from all participating
Croatian universities to visit their EU partners, where they will have an opportunity to see how
Research Offices are organized and how research capacity of universities can be taken advant age of.
In addition they will gain invaluable insight into the process involved in being successful in research.
The visits will be of a 3-day duration (+ 2 travel days). There will be opportunities to discuss project
research issues with members of staff who have responsibilit y for large EU research projects. During
the visits there will be also a focus on the practical organization of Research Office, and the us e of
new technologies supporting the management of information."
         Due to an error in writing grant for this Tempus pr oject, only five site visits were budgeted. In
order not to miss an opportunity to visit all EU part ners, the first site visit will cover two institutions: the
University of Groningen and the Bristol University. Per specific request of the Research Office staff in
Groningen and Bristol, the first site visit will last five days, with three days of travelling and one
meeting day at the each university.

The Site Visit is planned to be used to get the Croatian delegation acquainted with the following:
   -   administrative structure of the Research Offices (ROs) in Bristol and Groningen;
   -   human resources in those offices and their daily duties;
   -   funding of the ROs;
   -   projects of the ROs;
   -   quality control and monitoring of the ROs;
   -   training of RO employees;
   -   applying for and managing EU projects;
   -   dissemination of information about ROs – how do they advertise their services to academic

3. Croatian delegation

1.  Professor Željko Dujić, MD, PhD – Project Coordinat or, University of Split;
2.  Professor Melita Kovač ević, PhD – Vice-Rector for science and technology, University of Zagreb;
3.  Professor Vladimir Skračić, PhD – Vice-Rector for science and development, University of Zadar;
4.  Professor Mile Dželalija, PhD – Research Committee member, University of Split;
5.  Professor Zdravko Lenac, PhD – Vice-Rector for science, research and development at the
         University of Rijeka;
6. Professor Adrijan Barić, PhD – Vice-dean for science and Research Committee Member,
         University of Zagreb;
7. Professor Ines Drenjanč ević Perić, MD, PhD – Vice-dean for science and Research Committee
         Member; University Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek;
8. Professor Branko Glamuzina, PhD – Research Committee member, University of Dubrovnik;
9. Josipa BaĎari – Program coordinator, National foundation for science, higher education and
         technological development of the Republic of Croatia;
10. Livia Puljak, MD – Project administrator, University of Split.

Tempus JEP project „Capacity Building for Research in Croatia“
Site Visit to the University of Leuven, Belgium
February 26 – March 01, 2008

                        Prof. Dr. Željko Dujić is a professor of physiology at the
                        University of Split Medical School. From 2002 to 2006 he has
                        been a Vice-Rector for science and int ernational affairs at the
                        University of Split. Currently he is a member of the board of the
                        National Science Foundation of Croatia.
                        Prof Dujić was the primary investigator of four national scientific
                        projects since 1991., technological project since 2002,
                        collaborative scientific project since 2003. (composed of 6
                        projects) and research programme since 2007. He has
                        published more than 60 research articles and won significant
                        Croatian scientific awards. Professor Dujić is a coordinator of
                        the Tempus project "Capacity Building for Research in Croatia".

                        Cont act: zdujić

                        Prof. Dr. Melita Kovačević is a vice-rector for Science and
                        Technology at the University of Zagreb. She is a Full Professor
                        at the University of Zagreb, Fac ulty of Education and
                        Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Speec h and Language
                        Pathology. She is a head of the Laboratory for Psycholinguistic
                        Research and also a head of Int erdisciplinary postgraduat e
                        doctoral study Language and Cognitive Neuroscience.

                        She was educated in Croatia (bachelor and doctoral degree)
                        and the United States (master degree). Her basic background
                        is psychology. Her second bachelor degree was in phonetics.
                        She had a numerous shorter or longer visits at different
                        European and American universities as a researcher, senior
                        scholar or invited lecturer.

                        Presently, Melita Kovačević teaches courses in Developmental
                        Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics at the Department of
                        Speech and Language Pathology. She also teac hes in the
                        undergraduate program in psychology, course in Cognitive
                        Psychology and Psychology of Speech and Communication. In
                        postgraduate programs, in accordance with her research area,
                        she covers courses in the area of psycholinguistics,
                        neuroscience of language and bilingual development. Her main
                        research interests are: psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and
                        cognitive processes.
                        She has participated in numerous Croatian and European
                        scientific and professional project as a head of the project, or as
                        a project collaborator.

                        Cont act:
                        Prof. Dr. Zdravko Lenac is the Vice-Rector for science,
                        research and the development at the University of Rijeka.
                        He is a professor of theoretical physics at the Faculty of
                        Philosophy in Rijeka. Member of “Universitas”, public
                        association for the promotion of higher education. Participated
                        in the course for University management at Atlanta University,
                        USA. Professor Lenac is responsible for managing several EU
                        projects implemented at the University of Rijeka.

                        Cont act:

Tempus JEP project „Capacity Building for Research in Croatia“
Site Visit to the University of Leuven, Belgium
February 26 – March 01, 2008

                        Prof. Dr. Vladimir Skračić is a Vice-rector for science and
                        development at the University of Zadar, associate professor
                        and Vice-head at the Department of Frenc h Language and
                        Literature. Croatian language instructor in Clermont-Ferrand in
                        Franc e (1972 – 1976), translator for French and Italian (1976 –
                        1979), foreign-language instructor, teaching assistant, assistant
                        professor and associate professor (1979 – 2008) at the
                        University of Zadar. The themes of his Master and Doctoral
                        thesis are from the field of toponomastics. The preoccupation of
                        his scientific researc h is the toponimy of the Adriatic islands. He
                        was a res earch assistant on several scientific projects, and
                        from 2007 he is the lead researcher on the project Onomastica
                        Adriatica. He is the edit or of the homonymous library, and in
                        this framework two monographs were published (about the
                        islands Pašman and Ugljan). Before that he published two
                        monographs as the only author (about Kornati Islands and the
                        islands of Zadar). He is the editor-in-chief of the international
                        periodical of Romance philology and onomastics, Hieronymus.
                        He speaks French and Italian fluently, and English passively.

                        Cont act:
                        Prof. Dr. Mile Dželalija is a professor of physics at the
                        University of Split. Besides his specific research in physics and
                        teaching activities at the University of Split, last years he has
                        experienced also in higher education reform in Croatia.
                        He is a member or a leading person of different national
                        committees in higher education and research sectors: a
                        member of Croatian Bologna follow up group; the leading
                        person for the Croatian Qualifications Framework Development;
                        the president of the Management Board of the Croatian Agency
                        for Science and Higher Education, a president of the Steering
                        Committee for a temporary Croatian research fund – “Unity
                        through Knowledge Fund”.
                        He has coordinated one JEP (Stimulating Croatia's
                        Entrepreneurial Activities and Techn ology Trans fer in Education
                        – CREA TE ) and two SCM (Croatian and BiH Educational
                        Institutions Training – CREDIT; Training for EU-liaison officers
                        in Croatian Universities: pursuing Bologna and E U integration
                        aims – TRIUMP H) Tempus projects.

                        Cont act:
                        Prof. Dr. Ines Drenjančević Perić is a Vice-Dean for science
                        and assistant professor in physiology and immunology at the
                        University of J.J. Strossmayer Medical School in Osijek,

                        She is a principal investigator of the research project "The role
                        of oxygen in vascular reactivity in health and disease" and the
                        main coordinator for School of Medicine University J. J.
                        Strossmayer for RE COOP-HS T
                        Cons ortium activities led by Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los
                        Angeles, USA. She is also a grant coordinator for TEMPUS
                        project "Standardization in teaching of medicine (S TEAME D)"

                        Cont act: ines.drenjancevic.peric

Tempus JEP project „Capacity Building for Research in Croatia“
Site Visit to the University of Leuven, Belgium
February 26 – March 01, 2008

                        Prof. Dr. Adrijan Barić is a Vice Dean for Scienc e and a
                        professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical
                        Engineering and Computing. He rec eived his B.Sc. and MSc
                        degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1982 and 1985,
                        respectively, from the University of Zagreb, and the PhD degree
                        in 1995 from the Dublin City University, Ireland. His research
                        interests include physics and modeling of semiconductor
                        devic es, DC and RF measurements of on-chip passive and
                        active devices, interconnect analysis and parasitics extraction,
                        and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). In recent years he
                        has been involved in several research projects with Croatian
                        and international partners, including FP 6 STREP project
                        „ROB USPIC“. He is a Chairman of the Working group for
                        establishment of the International Project Office at the
                        University of Zagreb.

                        Cont act: adrijan. baric
                        Prof. Dr. Branko Glamuzina is a professor at Department of
                        Aquaculture at University of Dubrovniku teaching different
                        courses such as Fish culture, Reproduction of marine
                        organisms and S pawning and Hatchery. He is Head of
                        Department from 2003 to today. He was primary investigator of
                        six national scientific and technological projects, dealing with
                        aquaculture development and published around 100 scientific
                        papers, 45 of them cited in CC and SCI indexes.

                        Cont act:
                        Josipa Bađari, born 1980 in Čakovec, is a programme
                        coordinator at the National Foundation for Science, Higher
                        Education and Technological Development of the Republic of
                        Croatia. She graduat ed at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of
                        Philosophy in 2004. In 2005 she worked as a high school
                        teacher of English in Opatija, Eugen Kumičić Grammar School.
                        Since 2006 she has been working at the National Foundation
                        for Science where she coordinates national programmes
                        regarding the brain gain, higher education reform and Croatian
                        language and also national grants for young scientists. She is a
                        doctoral student of Croatian literature for children and young
                        adults at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy.

                        Cont act:
                        Dr. Livia Puljak is a physician scientist at the Department of
                        Histology and Embryology at the University of Split Medic al
                        School. Her research int erests include neuropathic pain and
                        medical education. She has been a Research Officer at the
                        University of Split Research Office since April 2007. She is an
                        administrator for the Tempus project "Capacity Building for
                        Research in Croatia".

                        Cont act:

Tempus JEP project „Capacity Building for Research in Croatia“
Site Visit to the University of Leuven, Belgium
February 26 – March 01, 2008

4. About Leuven
        Leuven is situated on the import ant axis Oostende-Brussel-Leuven-Liège-K öln.
The town Leuven covers an area of 14,371 acres and consists of the following boroughts: Heverlee,
Leuven, Kessel-Lo, Wilsele and part of the former municipalities: Wijgmaal, Korbeek -Lo and
Haas rode. Since 1 January 2001 Leuven has 88.564 inhabitants.

                                            Leuven, university town
                                            The University of Leuven was founded in 1425. Throughout
                                            the centuries people have always occupied centre stage
                                            at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
                                            The University's academic fame has attracted scholars and
                                            scientists as Justus Lipsius, Gerard Mercator and Andreas
                                            Vesalius who have all made valuable contribution to
                                            the European intellectual life.
                                            The University of Leuven can look back on a glorious past,
                                            but it also moves wit h the times. The Universit's educational
                                            concept is modern, with research activities foc used on the
                                            needs and as pirations of contemporary people and society.
                                                      The University of Leuven is famous not just within
                                            the borders of Belgium, but far beyond as well. Being a very
                                            lively city of and for students, Leuven aspires to maintain that
reputation. In contrast to most university cities, Leuven does not have a closed campus. The
University buildings are spread troughout the city and were originally built for completely different
          K.U. Leuven offers an extensive range of programmes in English, almost exclusively at the
master's and doctoral levels. K.U.Leuven carries out research in all academic disciplines. Doing a PhD
at K.U.Leuven means research in an internationally competitive environment. A member of many high-
profile int ernational net works and associations such as Leru and Coimbra, K.U.Leuven affirms the
important role of int ernational cooperation in its strategy and tradition. K.U.Leuven has a long tradition
of welcoming international students, researchers, and guest professors from all around the world.

Leuven, city of beer
       When brewing became a nationwide industry in the 19th century, Leuven became world
famous for its beers, and today is still proud to be known as the beer capital of B elgium.

Tempus JEP project „Capacity Building for Research in Croatia“
Site Visit to the University of Leuven, Belgium
February 26 – March 01, 2008

5. Program for Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday 27 February 2008: vi si t to Le ssius University College Antwerp

09.00    Welcome to K.U.Leuven                                     Prof. Dr. Mart Buek ers
                                                                   Vice-President for
                                                                   Internationalisation Policy
09.30    The University of Leuven and the Association K.U.Leuven   Ms. An Huts
                                                                   International Policy Unit
10.00    Departure for Antwerp

11.00    Programme at Lessius Hogeschool, member of the             Coordination by Dr. Wim
         Association K.U.Leuven : Research Policy and its           Coudenys, International
         Implementation                                             Office & Research Office
         venue: Jozef De Bomstraat 11, 2018 Antwerpen
11.00    Welcome address                                            Prof. dr. Flora Carrijn
         Lessius University College vs. K.U.Leuven: Applied         Vice-Chancellor
         Research vs Fundamental Res earc h?
12.15    Lunch
13.30    Research Policy at Lessius University College              Dr. Astrid Geudens [& Dr.
                                                                    Wim Coudenys], Research
15.00    Research in Practice: visit of research unit, Campus De    to be specified
         Nayer (Sint-Kat elijne-Waver)
17.00    Departure for Leuven

Leuven representative
Ms An Huts, International Policy Unit

Lessius representatives
    Professor Flora Carrijn, Vice-Chancellor
    Dr Wim Coudenys, International Relations Officer
    Dr Astrid Geudens, Research Coordinator
    Professor Paul Pauwels, Director of Academic Development (to be confirmed )
    Dr Dirk Rochtus, Lecturer in Int ernational Relations (to be confirmed)
    Representatives from research units (to be confirmed)

Invited by Lessius
Representative from the Croatian Embassy (to be confirmed)

Tempus JEP project „Capacity Building for Research in Croatia“
Site Visit to the University of Leuven, Belgium
February 26 – March 01, 2008

6. Program for Thursday, February 28, 2008
Venue: International Office K.U.Leuven, Atrecht College, Naamsestraat 63, 3000 Leuven
09.00    Welcome to K.U..Leuven and its Research Offices              Prof. Paul De Boeck
                                                                      Research Coordinator
09.05    Members of the delegation present themselves                 Delegation
09.30    Overview of policy structures at University of Leuven: Quality   Dr. Gerard Cielen
         Assurance for Research wit h a foc us on Researc h Policy
         Structure (with reference to present ations by other
10.15    Research Policy at the University of Leuven                      Dr. Gerard Cielen
         Research Policy Plan – Role of the different „players‟
11.00    Coffee break
11.15    Policy instruments : Research Fund, Research Council,            Dr. Marian
         Research Coordination Office                                     Schoenmaekers

12.00    Policy instruments: Industrial Researc h Fund – Research         Dr. Bruno Hoste
         Coordination Office

12.30    Lunch
14.30    Policy Instruments: Bibliometric Studies - Lirias                Dr. Herlinde Leemans
15.15    Policy Instruments:                                              Dr. Klara Gijsbers
         Doctoral degrees – Res earc h Coordination Office
16.00    Coffee break
16.15    Policy Instruments:                                              Dr. Stijn Delaure
         European Union Programmes, Internationalisation, Research
         Coordination Office
17.00    Open discussion about interaction RCO-Croatian institutions      Team of Research Office
                                                                          & Prof. Paul De Boeck
17.45    Conclusions                                                      Prof. Paul de Boeck
19.00    Dinner at Faculty Club, hosted by Research Coordinator Prof.
         dr. Paul De Boeck

Tempus JEP project „Capacity Building for Research in Croatia“
Site Visit to the University of Leuven, Belgium
February 26 – March 01, 2008

7. Program for Friday 29 Feburary 2008
Friday 29 Feburary 2008
Venue: Leuven Research and Development, Minderbroedersstraat 8, 3000 Leuven

09.30   Welcome to Leuven Research and Development                        Dr. Paul Van Dun,
                                                                          General Manager
                                                                          Leuven Researc h and
10.00   Creation of spin offs at K.U.Leuven                               Dr. Rudi Cuy vers
11.00   Agreements for Research Collaboration                             Dr. Bruno Lambrecht
11.30   Knowledge Prot ection and Knowledge Valorisation                  Dr. Ivo Roelants
        Decision points on Continuation or Termination.
12.30   Lunch break
2.15    Trans fer to Campus Gasthuisberg (University Hospital and Group
        of Biomedical Sciences) Room Vesalius 4
2.30    Doctoral School of Biomedical Sciences :                          Prof. Jan Eggermont,
        Research Policy and Organisation                                  director Doctoral
                                                                          School Biomedical
                                                                          Prof. Peter Mary nen,
                                                                          research director
                                                                          Biom edical Sciences
                                                                          & members of the
                                                                          Research Committee
4       Return to city centre


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