Capacity Building in Higher Education

 

Enhancing the digital competencies and entrepreneurship skills of academic musicians in Serbia for culturally more engaged society
DEMUSIS

598825-EPP-1-2018-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Capacity Building in Higher Education
Entrepreneurship, digital media and eLearning have until now only played a minor role in higher education in music in Serbia, despite the ongoing digitalization and recent massive development of IT sector in Serbia.

Project Enhancing the digital competencies and entrepreneurship skills of academic musicians in Serbia for culturally more engaged society – DEMUSIS aims at enhancing entrepreneurial abilities of academic musicians to use digital technologies artistically, creatively, knowledgeably, critically and responsibly (both toward self and others) in general and cultural context. The objective is to introduce forward-looking curricula that will offer a sustainable career for musicians and provide them with knowledge, skills and understanding how to work alone and manage their own careers.

DEMUSIS aims to ensure the capacity development of HEIs to educate culturally engaged professionals willing to participate in the civil society.  There are 3 main project objectives: 1) development of new master programme “Music in digital environment”, modernization of existing study programmes in areas of music entrepreneurship and digital competencies. E-learning platform, online courses and LoLa system for distant musical performance will encourage the use of digital technologies; 2) continuing professional development for music professionals, aiming at improvement and enhancement of their digital and entrepreneurial skills; 3) strengthening music education in its lessons in citizenship and cultural participation and to bridge the current gap between music higher education institutions and civil society.

The project is coordinated by the University of Arts; the consortium consolidates efforts of 6 academic and 3 non-academic partners.

Expected impact of the project will include innovative and new curricula and new career possibilities for professional musicians, development of stronger and modernized academic institutions, novel methodology approach towards education of musicians able to facilitate interaction of academia and civil society and to enhance public participation in music. The three-year project will be launched in January 2019.

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Duration: 2019-2022


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Boosting Engagement of Serbian Universities in Open Science
BE-OPEN

573950-2016
Capacity Building in Higher Education
BE-OPEN Boosting Engagement of Serbian Universities in Open Science is a structural project funded under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education action. The project is coordinated by the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. The main objective of the project is to develop conditions for the implementation of the core principles of Open Science at universities in Serbia.

Open science, open innovation, and openness to the world are set as one of the main research and innovation strategies in the European Research Area. Open science provides an effective framework for the enhancement of research transparency, dissemination, collaborations, and accountability. Serbian academic community has recognised the importance and advantages of open science principles which is manifested through the numerous initiatives undertaken by the government bodies, faculties, libraries, NGOs, and journal publishers. However, in the absence of coordination, compromise on standards, and a solid legislative support, these initiatives seem isolated and ineffective from the global point of view. The main aim of the Project is to foster, standardize, and coordinate the implementation of open science principles at Serbian universities. The Project objective is threefold: 1. to advance national and institutional guidelines, policies, and incentives related to the open science, 2. to establish digital repositories at all Serbian universities and to foster their infrastructural development and interoperability, and 3. to build institutional and individual capacities in order to ensure the sustainable implementation of open science principles and enhance the social inclusiveness and accountability of publicly-funded research. Duration: 2016-2019

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Duration: 2016-2019