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Vision of software engineering development in Croaitia


Specific project goals

  • Advancement of cooperation among state institutions, universities and industry by establishing a network of competence centres (public private partnership).
  • Support for internationalisation of Croatian universities “bottom-up” by internationalisation and Europeanization of technical universities, in this case within the field of software engineering and ICT.
  • Training of teaching and administrative staff by European project partners; "know-how" transfer, field learning.
  • Strategic positioning and setting up of “Made in Croatia” brand on regional and EU software engineering and ICT markets.
  • Support to quality assurance in higher education (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies, internationalisation of education) and professional education (life long learning) , according to European standards, in the field of software engineering and ICT.
  • Establishment of strategic partnerships with local and international partners for participation in national and European projects.


Activities and results

Establishing and setting up of national and international collaborative network for knowledge and experience transfer in the field of software engineering, support for development of knowledge and innovation-based economy, dissemination of information on network’s activities and results.

Collaboration in teaching and research

  • Creation of materials for academic and professional audience in the field of software engineering (books, handbooks, e-learning, etc.) by cooperation of local and international partners.
  • Permanent improvement and quality assurance of software engineering curricula.
  • Doctoral and diploma thesis development in cooperation with the partners from industry.
  • International exchange of professors, doctoral and graduate students.

Profiling, positioning and establishment of competence centres on universities

  • Education of Croatian project partners in competence centres of European partners in Germany and Sweden.
  • Organisational positioning, profile definition and founding of competence centres at Croatian universities.
  • Acquisition of equipment and professional literature.
  • Public relations, development of visual identity and promotion of competence centres.
  • Organisation of seminars, symposia and summer schools.

Definition and promotion of business concept of competence centres for software engineering in Croatia

  • Handbook I: “Roles and Tasks of Universities in Evolution of Software Engineering in Croatia”
  • Handbook II: “Competence Centres as a Model for Development of Innovative Public Private Partnerships in the Field of Software Engineering in Croatia”
  • Handbook III: “Competence Centres as a Successful Cooperation Model for Collaborative Development of University Curricula in Croatian Software Engineering”
  • Handbook IV: “Competence Centres as Platforms for Continual Modernisation of National Qualification Framework and Internationalisation of Professional and Academic Educational Offer in the Field of Software Engineering in Croatia”
  • Brochure V: “Software Engineering as an Opportunity for Development of Industrial and Educational Brand Made in Croatia. (Summer school report, June 2009. to be held at University of Split)."
  • Handbook VI: “Competence Centres as Crystallisation Points for Development of a Culture of Quality on Croatian Universities”