A new report has been launched on the research capacity of higher education institutions in the Western Balkans (WB). This publication aims to provide recommendations to national governments and higher education institutions (HEI) in the Western Balkans and to the European Commission.
Under the title “Harnessing the potential: Research Capacity in the Western Balkans”, this study had the following main objectives:
The study was carried out under the European Commission’s initiative “Support to the Higher Education Report Experts” (SPHERE), between January and December 2017 and addressed Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia. Preliminary results were presented last December at the SPHERE annual conference, held in Brussels.
According to the European Commission, “this report analyses and provides recommendations on how to increase research capacity in higher education institutions in the Western Balkans, helping them further integrate the European Research and Innovation Area. Research and innovation, together with a better skilled and better qualified work force, are of great value towards economic growth and should support the countries on their path to EU accession”.
The full report is available here:
Data collection for the report