New CEEPUS IV contract signed in Warsaw extending the programme for the next seven years

During the CEEPUS conference held on 19-20 September in Warsaw, CEEPUS IV contract was signed, enabling the continuation of the program implementation, and Ministers Prize Winners were awarded for the best practices in programme implementation.

Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies (CEEPUS) is established on the basis of the international multilateral agreement and provides a platform for the cooperation between fifteen member countries in the field of the higher education. Through its networks i.e. higher institutional partnerships, the programme provides opportunities for students and academic staff to engage in the university exchange.

By signing the new CEEPUS IV contract, preconditions for the continuous cooperation between member countries’ higher education institutions were met. This created the opportunity for examining and implementing new directions aiming at further improvement of the program. In the name of the Government of Serbia, the renewed contract was signed by State Secreatary of the Ministry of Education, Prof. Dr. Marijana Dukić Mijatović.

The two-day conference provided a platform for strategic dialogues concerning program implementation, covering: 23rd Meeting of the Joint Committee of CEEPUS Ministers, the 26th CEEPUS General Evaluation Meeting and 10th Senior Officials´ Meeting. At the evening reception celebrating the thirtieth program anniversary, Ministers’ Prizes were awarded to the winning network coordinators for the previous three years.

Winner of the prize for the 2021/2022. academic year is the network Fostering sustainable partnership between academia and industry in improving applicability of logistics thinking (FINALIST) coordinated by prof. Marinko Maslarić,  Associate Professor at Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad.