Project partners from the Western Balkans visited Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Timisoara, Romania in the period from October 17-20, 2023. Representatives of medical faculties/universities from Podgorica, Shkodër, Tirana, Kragujevac, Mostar, Tuzla and Foča had the opportunity to get to know the representatives of this respectable Medical University from Romania, to see the effectiveness of their internationalization, to visit facilities, laboratories, departments , doctoral school, as well as to hear interesting lectures by teachers and researchers of this Romanian university. With this visit, the EU trainings that were planned by the project were carried out, so the Medical Faculties from the Western Balkans are expected to implement new activities. >> More info

In the period from 21-24. September 2023, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kragujevac held an EU training in Vrdnik (Serbia). This training was attended by a large number of participants who had the opportunity to participate in a very dynamic agenda. A large number of different presentations and workshops were held, and there were particularly interesting experiences about established models of internationalization of higher education throughout Serbia. The workshops featured interactive sessions, brainstorming activities, and a Delphi panel to facilitate discussions. The workshops resulted in the creation of strategies for Implementing Innovation in Biomedical Sciences (IaH) at Western Balkan Higher Education Institutions (WB HEIs). A BIOSINT framework and roadmap were improved, along with recommendations for local implementation. The discussions will be continued at the upcoming EU training session (UMF) and in alignment with partner agreements, including the use of Io... >> More info

On June 27 and 28, 2023, a working meeting of the international BIOSINT Erasmus+ project was held in Podgorica at the Faculty of Medicine. At the meeting, an analysis of the current situation in the field of internationalization of all Medical Faculties involved in the project (from Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia) was presented. Then the EU partners presented an analysis of the current state of internationalization trends at home in Serbia, Belgium and Romania. A very important task in the form of a Framework map is defined with the basic steps and elements that should be included in the strategy for the internationalization of each Faculty of Medicine from the Western Balkans included in the project. >> More info

From June 7-9, 2023, the first EU training was held at the Ghent campus of KU Leuven. Project partners from the Western Balkans had the opportunity to see for themselves the effectiveness of the internationalization strategy of this university, as well as to attend a workshop held by the internationalization at home expert prof. dr Jan Van Maele. Representatives of the Medical Faculties of the Western Balkans, participants in the project, visited laboratories and departments, but also had the opportunity to talk with international students and staff of this university. The visit was organized in the direction of creating awareness among project partners from the Western Balkans about different ways of organizing the internationalization at home model. >> More info

On 23 and 24 February 2023. the initial kick-off meeting of the BIOSINT project was held. The meeting was held in Kragujevac on the premises of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kragujevac, BIOSINT project coordinator. All project partners attend to the kick-off meeting except of University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara (Romania) who attend online. The meeting was attended by representatives KU Leuven (Belgium), University of East Sarajevo, University of Tuzla, University of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), University of Montenegro (Montenegro), University of Shkoder and University Medicine Tirana (Albania). The meeting started with an opening address by the project coordinator Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kragujevac, prof. dr Vladimir Jakovljević. Then followed a detailed presentation of the project. After that, all project partners presented their institutions, both live and online. All work packages presented in detail. A formal reception ... >> More info

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