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Prium General 030308

  1. 1. Information on PRIUM: Promoting a model of Integrated University in the fYR of Macedonia March 3rd, 2008 SS. Cyril & Methodius University of Macedonia
  2. 2. Presentation’s outline <ul><li>Project Context. </li></ul><ul><li>Project Background. </li></ul><ul><li>PRIUM Partners. </li></ul><ul><li>PRIUM Teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Project’s Activities and Work Packages. </li></ul><ul><li>What has been achieved so far. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PRIUM Context <ul><li>TEMPUS JEP (Joint European Project) on University Management </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 15.11.2007 to 14.11.2009 (to be confirmed by the EC) </li></ul><ul><li>Budget: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total costs: 209.045 EUR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EC grant: 198.245 EUR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TEMPUS III projects’ staff costs can’t be higher than 30% of total costs (56.890 EUR in PRIUM). Strong Committment from participating institutions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6 project partners </li></ul>
  4. 4. PRIUM Background <ul><li>Institutional Evaluation Programme by European University Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Legal environment for an integrated university model. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated University doesn’t mean establishment of an autocratic central body: re-define university-faculty relation . </li></ul><ul><li>Need to align with the rest of the European Higher Education Area ( Bologna Process ), as mentioned on European Training Foundation and National Tempus Office reports </li></ul>
  5. 5. PRIUM Partners <ul><li>Balance between academic and administrative partners: </li></ul><ul><li>UNICA – European Network of Universities from the Capitals in Europe ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>SS. Cyril & Methodius University of Skopje ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>University S. Kliment Ohridkski of Bitola ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Vienna ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Vrije Universiteit Brussel ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels Education Services ( ) </li></ul>
  6. 6. PRIUM Teams <ul><li>Promotion of an Integrated University model in 2 public state Universities by tackling 3 main aspects: </li></ul><ul><li>University Governance and Financing Reform </li></ul><ul><li>Strenghtening of Strategic Management Capacities </li></ul><ul><li>Strenghtening of Central University services </li></ul><ul><li>Each aspect is dealt by a specific team lead by academic experts from the 4 universities involved. </li></ul>
  7. 7. PRIUM Activities and Work-Packages (I) <ul><li>Work- Package 1 : STATE OF THE ARTS in 2 FYRoM Universities in the 3 aspects. Tentative completion date June 2008: </li></ul><ul><li>Desk Research. </li></ul><ul><li>Site Visits to Brussels and Vienna Universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Report on the State of the Arts. </li></ul>
  8. 8. PRIUM Activities and Work-Packages (II) <ul><li>Work- Package 2 : Exchange of BEST PRACTICE SEMINAR at UKIM . Tentative completion date September 2008: </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of other UNICA universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Each team will propose two example of best practice, case studies and speakers who will be invited to take part in the seminar. </li></ul><ul><li>Reports will be produced </li></ul>
  9. 9. PRIUM Activities and Work-Packages (III) <ul><li>Work- Package 3 : DRAFTING A NEW MODEL STRUCTURE . Tentative completion date April 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>Three team experts will meet in Skopje after the Exchange of Best Practice Seminar. </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation phase: interviews with policy makers, regional authorities, student organisations, associations of professors and university staff, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Report on a proposed new model structure to be written by the three teams’ experts. </li></ul>
  10. 10. PRIUM Activities and Work-Packages (IV) <ul><li>Work- Package 4 : EVALUATION of the draft New Model Structure report by decision making bodies in both FYRoM universities . Tentative completion date September 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of the proposed model at Bitola University. Representatives from both universities and project partners will be present. </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up an evaluation team with representatives from both state universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of comments into the report on a proposed model structure (delivered under Work-Package 3) </li></ul>
  11. 11. PRIUM Activities and Work-Packages (V) <ul><li>Work- Package 5 : INFORMATION SESSIONS at UKIM. Tentative completion date October 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>Target groups: all university staff in both state universities dealing with the three aspects (Governance and Finance, Strategic Management Capacities, Central University Services). </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To raise awareness and further support for the new model proposed. </li></ul><ul><li>The sessions (3) will last for one day and will focus on each aspect/target groups. They will adopt a training, hands-on approach format. </li></ul>
  12. 12. PRIUM Activities and Work-Packages (VI) <ul><li>Work- Package 6 : Proposal for an Integrated University Model in FYRoM . Tentative completion date November 14, 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>Publication which contains recommendations for the benefit of the FYRoM Higher Education System. </li></ul><ul><li>Model developed together with the experts from both state universities in FYRoM and after a long consultation and awareness raising campaign. </li></ul><ul><li>The final aim is to provide the background information and findings to develop a new Higher Education Policy in FYRoM with appropriate laws and structures </li></ul>
  13. 13. PRIUM Activities and Work-Packages (VII) <ul><li>MANAGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Kick off meeting with all partners. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Brussels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date: On the ocassion of the site visit. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second Steering Committee Meeting. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Skopje </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date: After the Exchange of Best Practice Seminar. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Third Steering Committee Meeting. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Brussels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date: Between Work-Package 4 and Work-Package 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Final Steering Committee Meeting + Publicity/Dissemination Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Brussels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date: End of project. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. PRIUM: What we have achieved so far (I) <ul><li>Autumn 2007: Contract with European Commission (EC) received and signed. </li></ul><ul><li>Need for a Bank Guarantee from UNICA: slow negotiation process, money blocked at UNICA’s account. </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for an extension of contract period to the EC (14.11.2009 instead of 31.08.2009). </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with representatives from Brussels Education Services and Free University Brussels: information on project activities and preparation of site visit to Brussels . </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts with representatives from the University of Vienna: preparation of site visit to Vienna . </li></ul>
  15. 15. PRIUM: What we have achieved so far (II) <ul><li>First report to the EC on February 8, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation of contracts to be signed between UNICA and the different project partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Registration to the Tempus Seminar organized by the EC for Tempus projects’ consortia in Brussels on March 10-11, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Desk Research : Some preparatory documents for the site visits and State of the Arts report have been collected. </li></ul><ul><li>Information on UNICA and partners websites . Contacts to create the PRIUM website have taken place. </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation of the Information / Kick off meeting in Skopje . </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Thanks for your attention! </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward to working together </li></ul>