Embedding Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education

Target area Higher Education Development

Sub-target area: Quality Assurance

Target countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

Target groups: Companies, Higher Education Institutions, Higher Education Institutions,

Duration: 15/10/2011 – 14/10/2014


  • University of Heidelberg, Medical Faculty (Contractor)
  • University of Palermo
  • University Dunarea de Jos of Galati
  • Ministry of Education and Culture of Republic of Srpska
  • Agency for Higher Education Development and Quality Assurance in BiH and all 8 public

Universities in BiH:

  • University of Bihać
  • University “Džemal Bijedić” in Mostar
  • University of East Sarajevo
  • University of Mostar
  • University of Sarajevo
  • University of Tuzla
  • University of Zenica

Budget line: Tempus IV

Project Description

In an attempt to bridge the gap between the current state of affairs in BiH higher education and research and European good practice, the project EQADE is primarily targeted at installing more effective QA structures in designing and offering doctoral programs at all public universities in BiH. The project specifically focuses on quality management and administration of doctoral education at the level of universities and development of consistent quality standards in doctoral education on a university-wide basis and on the level of BiH.

The 3 specific objectives of the project EQADE are:

  • Integration and more efficient management of doctoral education at 8 public BiH universities by the end of 2013;
  • Formulation and adoption of Quality Standards in Doctoral Education at university and state level by the end of 2013;
  • Development of one doctoral program per university (8 pilot projects) aligned with adopted procedures and quality standards by the end of 2014.

Contact persons

  • Emirhafizović Selma – Sarajevo Office
  • Mujkić Dino – Sarajevo Office