Universities in the Western Balkan (WB) region that offer study programs in telecommunication engineering are experiencing a reduced number of students despite the fact that telecommunications is a pillar in modern economy. The major reason is that the telecom industry is passing through significant changes and the labor market requires a new profile for the telecom engineer (TE): a professional that is trained in the broad ICT domain, that owns both technical and market oriented skills and, therefore, that can contribute to the techno-economic society challenges. To render the study program more attractive and to boost the TE profile, the project BENEFIT will work on three main pillars: 
A) the cooperation between HEIs and industry to modernize the study program in telecommunication engineering; 
B) the adoption of modern teaching methodologies and tools, the upgrade of the infrastructure, and the creation of joint university-industry labs; 
C) the implementation of training of both teachers and students. 
Furthermore, to increase the level of cooperation, visibility and sustained opportunities the project will develop an integrated e-platform giving access to class material for e-learning, training/internships in the region, listing of universities and companies, employment opportunities, and events of both technical nature and accessible to the general public. 
Therefore, BENEFIT will contribute to shape a modern profile of graduates in telecom/ICT engineering bridging the gap with the job market needs, which is a concrete action in response to the recently announced programmatic goals by WB countries.

 

 

 

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 65-67
9020
KLAGENFURT
https://www.aau.at/
email: project-benefit@aau.at
UNIVERZITET U BANJOJ LUCI
BULEVAR VOJVODE PETRA BOJOVICA BB
78000
BANJA LUKA
Bosnia And Herzegovina
UNIVERZITET U SARAJEVU
OBALA KULINA BANA 7
71000
SARAJEVO
Bosnia And Herzegovina
UNIVERZITET U NISU
UNIVERZITETSKI TRG 2
18000
NIS
Serbia
https://www.ni.ac.rs/en/
JAVNA USTANOVA UNIVERZITET U TUZLI UNIVERSITAS STUDIORUM TUZLAENSIS
DR TIHOMILA MARKOVICA 1
75000
TUZLA
Bosnia And Herzegovina
http://www.untz.ba
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
STUDENTSKI TRG 1 122
11000
BEOGRAD
Serbia
http://www.bg.ac.rs/en/index.php
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek
KNEZA TRPIMIRA 2 B
31000
OSIJEK
Osječko-baranjska županija
https://www.ferit.unios.hr
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
KONGRESNI TRG 12
1000
LJUBLJANA
Extra-Regio NUTS 3
http://www.uni-lj.si
UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
DR ZORANA DINDICA 1
21000
NOVI SAD
Serbia
http://www.uns.ac.rs