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Development and improvement of automotive and urban engineering studies in Serbia - DIAUSS



Project Type:

Joint Project - Curriculum Reform

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The general objective of the project is to develop and establish new high-quality interdisciplinary curriculums for the support of the automotive industry in Serbia (as the largest exporter in the country) and urban area development (to contribute to the quality of public services as well as the quality of life in urban settlements). Its objective is to increase the quality and potential of the labour force as well as to increase the employability of university graduates.

The specific objectives are to develop and implement interdisciplinary bachelor and master curricula both in automotive engineering and urban engineering at Serbian universities. These studies should be adjusted to the Bologna process requirements and be aimed at achieving international transparency and academic and professional recognition.

These objectives should be achieved through the engagement of four state universities of Serbia in cooperation with prominent non-academic partners and 4 EU universities with huge experience in urban and automotive engineering. The principal outcomes are the definition of structure and content of automotive engineering and urban engineering bachelor and master curricula and courses with advanced and up-to-date contents, modern and student-focused teaching methodologies for the study programs as well as the implementation (accreditation and teaching) of the programs.

The project will provide a framework for upgrading human and infrastructural potential necessary to achieve the objectives through teacher training, acquisition and the development of university text-books and the acquisition of educational equipment, cooperation between universities as well as cooperation with non-academic partners and the transfer of knowledge and experience. Beside, the project is also oriented to the training of high-school teachers in automotive and urban engineering and development of lifelong learning (LLL) trainings for automotive industry and public service companies.




3 years


Prof. dr Dušan Gordić
University of Kragujevac
Faculty of Engineering
Sestre Janjic 6,
34000 Kragujevac, Serbia
Phone: +381 34 335 867
Fax: +381 34 333 192
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Other partners:

University of Nis (RS)
University of Novi Sad (RS)
State University of Novi Pazar (RS)
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (LT)
Politecnico di Torino (IT)
Technical University of Kosice (SK)
Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna (IT)
The Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (RS)
Serbian Chamber of Engineers (RS)
Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RS)
Regional Automotive Cluster of Central Serbia (RS)
Fiat Automotive Serbia (RS)
Polytechnic school Kragujevac (RS)
Secondary school "Djura Jaksic" Raca (RS)
Technical school "Jovan Zujovic", Gornji Milanovac (RS)
Technical school, Trstenik (RS)