CONGRAD Conference in Novi Sad | Serbia

15 May 2014

Transitions from higher education to the world of work –
Findings from the first graduate survey in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia

The CONGRAD Conference aimed at presenting results of the first regional graduate survey and the discussion thereof within thematic panel sessions. The conference addressed representatives of higher education institutions’ management level (Rectors and Vice-Rectors, Deans and Vice-Deans) as well as other interested stakeholders from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and the neighbouring countries (management and teaching staff from higher education institutions, employers, ministries, researchers, country level student organisations, NGOs, etc.). More than 90 participants attended the conference.


09:00 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30


Prof. Dr. Miroslav Vesković (Rector, University of Novi Sad)
Prof. Dr. Pavle Sekeruš (Vice-Rector for International Relations and Science, University of Novi Sad)
Jana Nöller (Deputy Project Coordinator, Bielefeld University)
Nina Stojanović (Project Officer, National Tempus Office Serbia)

10:30 – 11:30


Reflecting on the future of classical HE in the region (and beyond) – 
The missing answer: What for?

Prof. Dr. Srbijanka Turajlić

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00

Panel 1
Evaluation of study conditions and study programmes – Implications for higher education institutions

Chair: Prof. Dr. Ivanka Popović (University of Belgrade)
Input presentation: Ivana Živadinović (Centre for Education Policy)
Prof. Dr. Živadin Bugarčić (University of Kragujevac) , Prof. Dr. Rejhana Dervišević (University of Tuzla) , Prof. Dr. Draško Marinković (University of Banja Luka), Prof. Dr. Zdravko Uskoković (University of Montenegro)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00

Panel 2
Graduate careers, job search and first significant jobs – Transition paths

Chair: Mihajlo Babin (Singidunum University)
Input presentation: Doc. Dr. Isidora Jarić & Prof. Dr. Ognjen Radonjić (University of Belgrade)
Marija Babić (Coca Cola Hellenic), Petar Debelnogić (Student Conference of Serbian Universities), Ana Janković Barović (University of Belgrade)

15:00 – 16:00

Panel 3
Graduate job quality and work requirements

Chair: Jana Nöller (Bielefeld University)
Input presentation: Predrag Lažetić (Centre for Education Policy)
Prof. Dr. Hugh Lauder (University of Bath), Predrag Lažetić (Centre for Education Policy), Mateja Melink (University of Ljubljana)

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Panel 4
Use of graduate surveys in quality assurance and as indicator for financing higher education
(in cooperation with FINHED Project)

Chair: Predrag Lažetić (Centre for Education Policy)
Input presentation: FINHED representative
Panelists: Prof. Dr. Ivanka Popović (University of Belgrade), FINHED representatives

17:30 – 18:00



Conference Dinner (self-pay)

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