Regional Networking as a Tool for Joint Research, Education and Capacity Building Activities  in Basic and Engineering Sci...
Introduction and Justification <ul><li>Initiative for the SEENET-MTP NETWORK: University of Nis </li></ul><ul><li>First st...
Cankaya University Ankara, Turkey Astron. Observ. Belgrade, Serbia Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia Fac. Physics Uni...
Partner Institutions <ul><li>Department of Physics & Astronomy ,  The Johns Hopkins University ,  Baltimor , USA </li></ul...
The Main Objectives and Aims <ul><li>Co-operation among faculties of science, research institutions and individual scienti...
<ul><li>Main supporters of the Network :   </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO-ROSTE (BRESCE), Venice, Italy  </li></ul><ul><li>IBSP ...
www.seenet-mtp.info
President of the Representative Committee and the Network <ul><li>Prof Dr Radu Constantinescu, Craiova, Romania </li></ul>
Executive Committee Boyka Aneva INRNE Sofia, Bulgaria Goran Djordjevic Faculty of Sciences, University of Nis Nis, Serbia ...
<ul><li>Marijan Milekovic </li></ul><ul><li>University of Zagreb </li></ul><ul><li>Zagreb, Croatia </li></ul>Argyris Nicol...
<ul><li>Ilja Dorsner </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Science, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina </li></ul>
Representative Committee (RC) <ul><li>Each of 16(17) Network nodes - represented by one person </li></ul><ul><li>Included ...
Scientific-Advisory Committee (SAC) <ul><li>Consists of (currently 17) outstanding and leading international researchers b...
Main Results and Activities <ul><li>Mobilty program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About 100 exchanges in the region (2005-2009), ...
Network Meetings 2003-2009 <ul><li>BW2003  - Mathematical, Theoretical and Phenomenological Challenges Beyond the Standard...
Publications related to the Network events
``Mediana`` -  Roman Emperor Constantine  Residence, Naissus - Nis,
Expected Results and Outcomes <ul><li>Self-sustained Balkan/South-East European Research and Education Network in Physics ...
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D01L04 G Djordjevic - Regional Networking as a Tool for Joint Research, Education and Capacity Building Activities in Basic and Engineering Sciences

  1. 1. Regional Networking as a Tool for Joint Research, Education and Capacity Building Activities in Basic and Engineering Sciences - a SEENET-MTP Experience and Perspective - Goran Djordjevic, University of Nis, SERBIA in cooperation with Radu Constantinescu, University of Craiova, ROMANIA EBES, Nis, Serbia, 18-21 February, 2010
  2. 2. Introduction and Justification <ul><li>Initiative for the SEENET-MTP NETWORK: University of Nis </li></ul><ul><li>First step: UNESCO-ROSTE - sponsored BALKAN WORKSHOP BW2003 &quot; Mathematical, Theoretical and Phenomenological Challenges Beyond the Standard Model: Perspectives of Balkans Collaboration &quot; (Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia, August 29 - September 3, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Structure Development 2004 - 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16(17) institutions from 8 countries in the region joined the Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11 partner institutions all over the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>about 200 individual members </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Cankaya University Ankara, Turkey Astron. Observ. Belgrade, Serbia Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia Fac. Physics Univ. Belgrade, Serbia N.I.P.N.E. Bucharest, Romania Univ.Craiova Romania Bogazici University Istanbul, Turkey Dept. Physics Univ. Kragujevac Serbia Dept.Physics Univ. Nis, Serbia Inst. for Nucl. Research and Nuclear Energy Sofia, Bulgaria Sect. of Nucl.& Part. Physics Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki Greece Dept. Math. Phys.&Comp. Sc. , School of Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece West Univ. Timisoara, Romania Dept. Theor. Physics Univ. Zagreb,Croatia Network nodes
  4. 4. Partner Institutions <ul><li>Department of Physics & Astronomy , The Johns Hopkins University , Baltimor , USA </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Banja Luka , Bosnia and Herzegovina </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Physics , Buffalo Unversity , Buffalo, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Applied Physics, Chisinau , Republic of Moldova </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics Department, Lusofona University, Lisbon, Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Theoretical Physics (F-1), Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana , Slovenia </li></ul><ul><li>Lab 170, ITEP, Moscow , Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Sring Theory Group, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Munich , Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Algebraic Structures in Field Theory Group, CBPF, Rio de Janeiro , Brasil </li></ul><ul><li>Theoretical Physics Department, Faculty of Physics, Sofia University &quot;St. Kliment Ohridski&quot;, Sofia , Bulgaria </li></ul><ul><li>Particle Physics Group, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna , Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, University of Warwick, Warwick , UK </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Main Objectives and Aims <ul><li>Co-operation among faculties of science, research institutions and individual scientists in South-East Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Joint scientific and research activities in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Support capacity building in science and technology by initiating new approaches to teaching physics and sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Promote exchange of students and encourage communication between gifted pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Support establishment of local and regional centres of excellence in physics and mathematics. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Main supporters of the Network : </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO-ROSTE (BRESCE), Venice, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>IBSP program UNESCO Paris, France </li></ul><ul><li>Other supporters : </li></ul><ul><li>ICTP - The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>CEI – Central European Initaitive </li></ul><ul><li>ESF – European Science Foundation through Quantum Geometry and Quantum Gravity Network </li></ul><ul><li>EPS - European Physical Society </li></ul><ul><li>IAMP - International Association of Mathematical Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Max Planck Institute for Physics, and Ludwig-Maximillians-University, Munih, Germany </li></ul>
  7. 7. www.seenet-mtp.info
  8. 8. President of the Representative Committee and the Network <ul><li>Prof Dr Radu Constantinescu, Craiova, Romania </li></ul>
  9. 9. Executive Committee Boyka Aneva INRNE Sofia, Bulgaria Goran Djordjevic Faculty of Sciences, University of Nis Nis, Serbia Executive Director Tonguc Rador TBC Department of Physics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  10. 10. <ul><li>Marijan Milekovic </li></ul><ul><li>University of Zagreb </li></ul><ul><li>Zagreb, Croatia </li></ul>Argyris Nicolaidis Section of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, Greece Mihai Visinescu Department of Theoretical Physics, National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering Bucharest, Romania
  11. 11. <ul><li>Ilja Dorsner </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Science, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina </li></ul>
  12. 12. Representative Committee (RC) <ul><li>Each of 16(17) Network nodes - represented by one person </li></ul><ul><li>Included in preparation and implementation of the Network activities </li></ul><ul><li>Relation between all Committees is precised by the Terms of references accepted in November 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Last meeting – SSSCP2009, Nis, Serbia, April 3 rd , 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>One institution from Moldova should be accepted to join the Network soon. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Scientific-Advisory Committee (SAC) <ul><li>Consists of (currently 17) outstanding and leading international researchers both from the SEE region and elsewhere in the world </li></ul><ul><li>The main responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>consideration of research project proposals submitted by the nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to recommend promising research topics of high international interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support of the activities and participation in the events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supporting bilateral and multilateral co-operation between the SAC members’ home institutions and the SEENET-MTP </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Main Results and Activities <ul><li>Mobilty program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About 100 exchanges in the region (2005-2009), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in average 20 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duration of visits: 5-7 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 student fellowships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network meetings: 14 meetings in 5 years, about 700 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Publication-Network Proceedings and Abstract books: about 15 issues, 3 International Monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Research: Numerous joint papers with acknowledgements to UNESCO for support, partially or even fully based on collaboration during exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>SEENET-MTP web portal became one of the most popular source of information concerning MTP in our region: </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of science in particular physics (main activities in Serbia): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40 lectures and 2 books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special class for high school students with special interests in sciences, Nis, Serbia, www.pmf.ni.ac.yu/f_odeljenje </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Network Meetings 2003-2009 <ul><li>BW2003 - Mathematical, Theoretical and Phenomenological Challenges Beyond the Standard Model (Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia) </li></ul><ul><li>BW2005 - II Southeastern European Workshop: Challenges Beyond the Standard Model (Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia) </li></ul><ul><li>QM2005 - Quantum Models on Noncommutative and Deformed Spaces (Nis, Serbia) </li></ul><ul><li>QFTHS2006 - 5 th International School & Workshop – Quantum Field Theory & Hamiltonian Systems (Calimanesti, Romania) </li></ul><ul><li>STMP2006 - Selected Topic in Modern Physics (Nis, Serbia) </li></ul><ul><li>MMP2006 - International School on Modern Trends in Mathematical Physics (Sofia, Bulgaria) </li></ul><ul><li>SQ2007 - New methods in string theory and quantization (Nis. Serbia) </li></ul><ul><li>SQIQC07 - School Of Quantum Information And Quantum Computation (Kragujevac, Serbia) </li></ul><ul><li>BW2007 - III Southeastern European Workshop: Challenges Beyond the Standard Model (Kladovo, Serbia) </li></ul><ul><li>MMP2008 - II International School on Modern Trends in Mathematical Physics (Varna, Bulgaria) </li></ul><ul><li>NTST2008 – New Trends in Science and Technology (Ankara, Turkey) </li></ul><ul><li>SSSCP2009 - Spring School on Strings, Cosmology and Particles (Belgrade-Nis, Serbia) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Publications related to the Network events
  17. 17. ``Mediana`` - Roman Emperor Constantine Residence, Naissus - Nis,
  18. 18. Expected Results and Outcomes <ul><li>Self-sustained Balkan/South-East European Research and Education Network in Physics and Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce and extend the already established mobility for researchers, graduate and undergraduate students </li></ul><ul><li>Joint successful projects in European framework, as FP7 </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforced interests for science in high schools by promoting activities as “Science and Society”. </li></ul><ul><li>South East European Countries in Mathematics and Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Map of the top research fields and top research organizations following the publication records from 2000-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility Program in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>School & Workshop in Calimanesti, Romania, May 2010 and final meeting on Database for this phase of the project </li></ul>SSSCP2009-2013, From Science to the Cultural Networking…?
  19. 19. Thank you!

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