Thursday 29 October 2015 - 10:00 to Friday 30 October 2015 - 14:00
Hotel Radon Plaza, Sarajevo

British Council Bosnia and Herzegovina, with support from educational institutions and agencies, is organising international conference „Quality, skills and mobility in higher education“  which will take place in hotel Radon Plaza in Sarajevo on 29 and 30 October 2015. 

The conference will bring together main educational institutions and agencies from Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as representatives from United Kingdom and regional universities. Officials from these institutions will discuss quality, skills and programmes of mobility in higher education, as well as have the chance to network and initiate future partnerships.

We will explore the current issues and future challenges in higher education and ask questions such as:

  • What are current educational quality standards in Bosnia and Herzegovina how can they be improved? 
  • Does the current system for higher education prepare graduates for labour market .educational system prepares young people for the labour? 
  • How to increase the number of participants in the mobility programmes?
  • How to make Bosnia and Herzegovina more attractive option to foreign students and professors?  

We will hear experiences from UK universities, as well as from our local speakers. Conference will also host experts in the field of English language learning and specialised programmes for English language.

Live stream of all conference presentations will be available, as well as recordings of sessions.Confrence live stream 

29 October 2015
10:20 - 10:40

Husein Nanić, Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Quality Assurance in Higher Education and role of the Agency   

10:40 - 11:05

Suad Muhibić, The National Erasmus+ Office Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Overview and key charactristics of Erasmus+ Program with focus on KA1 action – International Credit Mobility (ICM)

11:20 - 11:45

Ljerka Beus-Dukić, University of Westminster:

Internationalisation at the University of Westminster: present and future

11:45 - 12:10

Karl Royle, University of Wolverhampton:

Developing higher level skills in a global economy: How can higher education develop a “Plug and Play” graduate to meet the needs of society and business.

12:10 - 12:35

Ivan Sikora, City University London:

Higher education Mobility – Enabling Quality and Empowering for Growth

12:35 –13:00

Rachel Nosheen, Middlesex University London:

Academic Mobility: Learning and Teaching, Research and Knowledge Exchange



30 October 2015
10:00 - 10:30

Thomas Spain, Academic tools for internationalizing education:

English Medium Instruction (EMI) in Higher Education – the issues involved and solutions proposed

10:30 - 11:00

Gwendydd Caudwell, Academic tools for internationalizing education:

Academic Teaching Excellence; Aptis – Modern and flexible English Language test