Created on 05 July 2022

Within the PATRISH project (Development of Part-Time and Short Cycle Studies in Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina), project partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina were in a study visit in Estonia from 6 to 9 June 2022. The host of the study visit was also a project partner from Estonia, the University of Tallinn. The Project was approved under Erasmus+, KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education, selection year 2019.

Estonija1Representatvies of University of East Sarajevo, University of Mostar, University of Sarajevo, University of Tuzla, University of Zenica, Centre for Information and Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Tuzla Canton, chamber of commerces from the Federation of BiH and Republic of Srpska as well as international partners, Univeristy of Montpellier, Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia and University of Novi Sad, which is a coordinator of the Project, attended the study visit.

Estonija2During the meeting, the Program's Member States - France, Estonia and Latvia - shared their experience in the development and implementation of short-term and part-time studies. Although higher education institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina have already started work on establishing a legislative framework for short-cycle studies, it is important to identify all experiences, benefits and weaknesses of other countries. The project coordinator, the University of Novi Sad, highlights the advantages of a partial or full e-learning model for short or part-time studies, that`s why, during the partners' meeting, experiences of educational institutions in using specific e-learning programs were discussed.

An issue of quality assurance system of providing e-learning is seeing as a key challenge as well as financial funds in order to achive such quality.

During the study visit, the meeting of project partners was organized, discussing about current project results in the first three working packages as well as a preparation for an interim report.