PROGRES TOWARDS BOLOGNA PROCES prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Vice-Rector “Ss.Cyril and Methodius” University, Skopje.
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PROGRES TOWARDS BOLOGNA PROCES prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Vice-Rector “Ss.Cyril and Methodius” University, Skopje
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Stage of Implementation of First and Second Cycle The ECTS has been implemented across all UKIM members at the first and second cycles. The Faculties and departments directed their efforts towards up-grading and modernizing curricular programs and syllabuses that introduce modular courses, which entail replacing the existing, fixed courses with obligatory, elective or optional ones. There is evidence of a wider scope of professional profiling, greater flexibility of programs of study and concerted efforts directed at reaching compatibility with European programs in similar fields.
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Stage of Implementation of Third Cycle The implementation of doctoral studies is currently in its initial phase. Three study programmes of doctoral studies have been accredited up to date. UKIM is one of the participants in the Regional centre for joint doctoral studies in engineering. Up to now, three generations of students have attended the doctoral studies and the first one has completed them. The doctoral studies are planed to last for 3 years, or 180 credits. This means that conditions are provided for the building-up of a new system of doctoral studies, from the present situation of individual studies co- ordinated by a mentor.
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Relationship between Research and Business Community Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje has participated in establishing the European Information & Innovation Centre in Macedonia (EIICM) in 2007, part of the Enterprise Europe Network and gateway to competitiveness and innovation. The Enterprise Europe Network is made up of close to 600 partner organisations in more than 40 countries, promoting competitiveness and innovation at the local level in Europe and beyond. The coordinator of the project consortium is the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje vice-rector for science. EIICM services are specifically designed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) but are also available to all businesses, research centres and universities in Macedonia.
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Admission and Access between First and Second Cycle informatics in production processes study program in industrial design study program in applied thermal engineering study program in hydraulics and automatics study program in constructions design study program in engineering in chemistry and processing study program in metallurgy study program in synthetic and polymer materials study program in nonorganic engineering professional studies in informatics study program in internet and mobile technologies study program in administration of computer networks professional nurse technicians in radiology logopedy professional dental nurses 90% of study programs have no direct access to second cycle Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy Medicine Faculty of Electrical Engineering
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Cooperation with Employers The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University has established Business Start-up Centre in 2006 as a result of project financed by the Austrian Development Agency. The name of the project is “Skopje University Business Start-Up Centre: Through Networking to Successful Companies, (Phase I – Establishment of the Centre)”. Several Faculties are connection between Macedonian Companies and undergraduate students for rising financial resources for Scholarships
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Quality Assurance-1 Within the scope of the processes of change being implemented within the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje as part of the European program for institutional evaluation, particular attention has been paid to activities related to assessment, consolidation and increasing of the quality in higher education. Two self-evaluation reports have been provided in period of 5 years. The European association included the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University within the program for external evaluation in 2003. Following two successive visits to the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje(2002 and 2008) the expert team, appointed by the association, produced the External Evaluation Report and submitted it for the needs of the University.
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Quality Assurance - 2 The self-evaluation proceedings spanned in the period between 2002-2006. The entire process was given special significance and focused on the following major goals: – Identifying the changes made since the last evaluation, which was carried out in 2002. – Screening the current state, conditions, problems and the necessity for modifications. – Establishing guidelines for effectuating and implementing the UKIM reforms with a clear aim at harmonizing them with the European higher education market.
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Quality Assurance-3 Students involvement in self evaluation reports Surveys have become routine practice by UKIM members and they are carried out at the end of the winter and/or summer semester involving students as respondents who follow various programs of study.
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Level of Student Participation In accordance with the legal regulations, students, as the major participants in the teaching and learning educational process, take part in all forms of university management through the Students' Union at the faculties and the University. They are members of the managing bodies of the faculties (the dean's management and the teaching and scientific board), in the bodies of the University (the University Senate and the Rector’s Board) and in all UKIM commissions. The students have one representative in each faculty commission on self- evaluation and three representatives in the University evaluation commission. Pursuing the efforts for strengthening the students’ place and role in 2001 for the first time at UKIM the institution student’s attorney has been established and also Book of rules for the work of the student’s attorney has been passed.
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Joint Degrees
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Mobility - 1 EU programs and scholarships: – ERASMUS MUNDUS – Balkan window – ERASMUS MUNDUS External window- BASILEUS – TEMPUS mobility within JEPS – DAAD – British Council – NUFFIC
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Mobility - 2 Academic networks: – UNICA - Network of the Universities from capitals of Europe – CEEPUS - Central European Exchange Programme – CEI - Central European Initiative – IAU - International Association of Universities – AUF - Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie – UNI-ADRION - Virtual University of the Adriatic-Ioanian Basin – INTERREG III (MIREES - Bologna University) – CIRCEOS - Interuniversity Centre for CEE countries – NET/USEE - Network of SEE Universities
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Mobility - 3 Bilateral agreements: mobility of staff and postgraduates for research and lectures as part of bilateral linkeages USA programs: – Fulbright program, – Ron Brown Fellowships – Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships Student networks – ELSA, AIESEC, AEGEE
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska Promotion of EHEA in the World The Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, as member of UKIM, has more than 25 years international study programme in Earthquake Engineering in the second cycle attract and include students from over 40 countries worldwide.
12/11/2008 PRIUM Vice-Rector prof. E. Dumova-Jovanoska