The link between higher education institutions and the labor market in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not at a satisfactory level, in this regard, in 2020, in cooperation with partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Austria and Germany, the Erasmus+ project “Strengthening the capacity for the application of dual of education in higher education in BiH DUALSCI”.
This project will create and propose legislative and other conditions for the implementation of higher education study programs based on the principle of dual education, which should result in much higher quality education and less drop-out of technical faculty students.
The planned time for project implementation is 3 years until the end of 2023.
Bit Alliance makes its contribution in proposing a model for the implementation of dual education at faculties in the field of electrical engineering and information technology, which is extremely important for the IT industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for which there is great potential for progress.
During the month of January 2022, the first Dual Education Forum was held, organized by the Bit Alliance. The forum enabled the exchange of opinions, and it was concluded that only through the synergy of higher education institutions, business and government representatives can we reach appropriate systemic solutions.
As part of the project “Strengthening capacity for the implementation of dual education in the higher education sector in BiH”, Bit Alliance is a proud partner together with the University of Zenica, the University of Mostar, the University of Sarajevo, the University of East Sarajevo, the University of Novi Sad, DHBW Heilbronn Germany, FH JOANNEUM Austria, WUS Austria, and IMH Campus from Spain.
During the project implementation period, study visits were organized by the Bit Alliance, in which the University of Sarajevo, the University of East Sarajevo, the University of Zenica and the University of Mostar participated. The mentioned study visits were held in Serbia (University of Novi Sad), Germany (DHBW Heilbronn), Austria (FH JOANNEUM and WUS Austria), and Spain (IMH Campus).
The goal of the study visits was to see positive examples and practices regarding dual education, as well as its implementation as part of the university’s curriculum. Also, one of the goals was to see potential ways of achieving mutual cooperation between companies and universities.
More information about the project can be found on the website of the project itself.