Structural Development Quality Assurance in Higher Education (Phase II)

Contract partner: WUS AUSTRIA - World University Service-Österreichisches KomiteeCountry: Bosnien und Herzegowina Funding amount: € 445.000,00Project start: 15.11.2008End: 30.04.2011

Short Description:

Overall goal

This project (also applied for financing at Liechtenstein Government) focuses on strengthening the development of quality assurance (QA) in Bosnian and Herzegovinian (BiH) Higher Education (HE). The project represents a follow up action to previously established QA structures at BiH universities (see project 8099-00/2006) and supporting of BiH QA Agency, which has recently been set up.

After almost three years of active and direct support to QA development, the BiH universities today display heterogeneous levels of development, needs and priorities. WUS Austria therefore recognizes the need to shift its focus from "one-for-all" to specific QA measures aligned with particular university needs and priorities. In the same period, the external circumstances also changed. BiH received its new Framework Law on HE, where institutionalization of QA is foreseen with the set up of a state Agency for QA. Therefore in the upcoming period, capacity building and strengthening of QA Agency is one of the priorities as well as in BiH HE and this project proposal.

Hence the project consists of the following three components:

1. Contribution to objectives and activities of TEMPUS project "From QA to Strategy Development"

2. Implementation of specific QA measures at BiH Universities

3. Strengthening the QA Agency in BiH

project number8099-00/2008
source of fundingOEZA
sector Hochschulausbildung
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