Benchmarking visit to University of Kragujevac

Within activity 2.1 Benchmarking assessment of existing university structures and services in the areas of knowledge transfer, research and innovation, partners from EU (University of Brighton UB, Graz University of Technology TUG, Hamburg University of Technology TUHH, University of Alicante UA and Center for Social Innovation ZSI) visited University of Kragujevac in the period of 26th to 29th August 2013.

The aim of this visit was to identify gaps by comparing benchmarking metrics, defined on the basis of collected 11 EU good practices and consolidated report (D1.1) on one side, and the results of mapping of research and innovation potential of the University of Kragujevac presented in the Catalogue (D1.2) on the other side. The result of this visit is benchmarking assessment report based on the filled in questionnaires and interviews prepared by TUHH and it will include recommendations for improvements of University’s research and innovation potential.

On the first day of their visit, EU partners visited the Faculty of Engineering in Kragujevac. They were welcomed by the Vice-dean for Education Dr. Danijela Miloradovic and WBCInno Coordinator Prof. Dr. Vesna Mandic. At the International Projects Office, they had an opportunity to learn more about the Office’s activities as well as the Catalogue on the Research and Innovation Potential of the University of Kragujevac and results and achievements of the centers and laboratories at the Faculty (Collaborative Training Centre, Centre for Virtual Manufacturing, Research group for software development, Centre for bioengineering, Centre for information technologies).

During the second day, EU partners delegation visited the Faculty of Science where they were greeted by the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Dragoslav Nikezic, who also presented briefly the history of the faculty and some of its major achievements. The results of its centers and laboratories (Radiation physics group, Centre for preclinical testing of active substances / Laboratory for cell and molecular biology, Laboratory for microbiology) were presented in the second part of the meeting, followed by discussion where all participants had a chance to exchange their experience with our EU partners.

Within the visit to the Rectorate of the University of Kragujevac, the representatives of five EU institutions were greeted by the Vice-dean for scientific research Prof. Dr. Zivadin Bugarcic. During their conversation, Prof. Bugarcic presented the University’s activities in the area of knowledge transfer, research and innovation. As one of the organizational unit of the University, the Centre or career development and student counseling was also presented to our European partners.


  • Presentation of the Catalogue on research and innovation potential of University of Kragujevac
  • CTC-CEVIP presentation
  • UNKG presentation 28.08.2013
  • International Projects Office presentation 28.08.2013
  • Prezentacija BioIRC NF TDj
  • Software development research group
  • Presentation of Faculty of Science
  • Radiation Physics Group_Faculty of Science
  • Laboratory for Cell and Molecular Biology_Faculty of Science
  • Laboratory for Microbiology_Faculty od Science
  • 28.08.2013. CzRK presentation

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