Regional Platform for Benchmarking and Cooperation in Higher Education and Research

The Platform has been established to address a set of issues that are crucial to the advancement in development of higher education and research in the Region, promote European policy in higher education and research within the Region, encourage strategic debate on higher education issues which impact on its development and foster a collective Regional voice that is informed by a strategic and long-term vision.

The current focus of the Platform is to ensure substantial advances in quality of doctoral studies and doctoral degree across the Region, beyond the thresholds established by national quality assurance authorities. It is also aiming to create instruments for sharing best human resources and capital research equipment, including enhancement of exchange of doctoral students, postdoctoral students and staff.

Regional Platform Executive Board

  • Prof. Damir Boras, Rector of the University of Zagreb and Chairperson of the Regional Platform Executive Board,
  • Prof. Ivan Svetlik, Former Rector of the University of Ljubljana, President of the Regional Platform Council,
  • Prof. Vladimir Popović, State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia, Vice-President of the Regional Platform Council,
  • Prof. Ladislav Novak, University of Novi Sad, Coordinator of the Regional Platform,
  • Prof. Stanislav Pejovnik, Former Rector of the University of Ljubljana, Former President of the Regional Platform Council, member of the Regional Platform Executive Board,

Platform Governance

The Platform operates through the following three bodies: the Council, the Executive Board and the Advisory Board.

Platform Members

Currently, 11 universities and 6 higher education authorities are full members of the Regional Platform.

Office Located in Dubrovnik

Regional Platform Office is located in Dubrovnik, in the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies of the University of Zagreb.

Regional Platform

Address: Don Frana Bulića 4, 20000 Dubrovnik
Phone: +385 (0)20 326 380

Platform as Unique Cooperative Format

Regional Platform is a unique format aiming to facilitate complex university-university, university-ministry, ministry-ministry benchmarking and cooperation across the Region.