16 March 2013
In spring 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia will participate for the first time in the international EUROSTUDENT Survey. Centre for Education Policy will be coordinating and implementing the surveys, together with the ministries, universities and student representatives from the region, within the framework of the regional TEMPUS project Towards Sustainable and Equitable Financing of Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia (FINHED).
The main aim of the EUROSTUDENT project is to collate comparable data on the social dimension of higher education in Europe and it strives to provide reliable and insightful cross-country comparisons. EUROSTUDENT focuses on the socio-economic background and on the living conditions of students, but it also investigates temporary international mobility. The main users of our findings are higher education policy-makers at national and European level, researchers in this field, managers of higher education institutions and - of course - students all over Europe.
To date, Croatia has been the only country from the region to participate in the EUROSTUDENT project and its participation was also facilitated through the TEMPUS programme (ACCESS project).
The FINHED project aims to contribute to a more efficient, effective and equitable financing of higher education in the Western Balkans, through knowledge exchange and local capacity building and generating solid body of evidence. The EUROSTUDENT survey is one of the two research components the project has, the other being concerned with system-level and institutional financing in which the current state of affairs with regards these issues will be identified. Both parts will form the core evidence this project seeks to build in order to feed the policy process.