Structural Development Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Contract partner: WUS AUSTRIA - World University Service-Österreichisches Komitee Country: Bosnien und Herzegowina Funding amount: € 143.520,00 Project start: 15.05.2006 End: 30.04.2008

Short Description:

Overall goal

With the formal joining of the Bologna Process, all member countries pledged to implement a range of fundamental structural reforms at the higher education level. In the Berlin and Bergen Communiqué, the European Ministers of Education clearly expressed that 'the quality of higher education has proven to be at the heart of the setting up of a European Higher Education (HE) Area.'

The existing legal framework on the state level and lack of the financial means in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are the reasons why BiH does not have a quality assurance (QA) system in the Higher Education Area. Due to the fact that QA system can be established within the university institutions, WUS Austria initiated the project Structural Development of Quality Assurance in HE. The aim of the project is to ensure the transfer of the know-how and expertise from EU experts to the BiH Universities and to provide the BiH universities with the guidelines for QA systems. Additionally, the project will assure wider impact of already exiting initiatives.

project number 8099-00/2006
source of funding OEZA
sector Hochschulausbildung
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.