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University of Banja Luka a Partner in the New Erasmus+ Project

University of Banja LukaGeneral

The University of Banja Luka is a partner in the new European project MAGNET - Managerial and GoverNance Enhancement through Teaching, co-funded within the framework of the European Programme Erasmus+, the key action of which is Capacity Building in the field of higher education.

It is a project managed by Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) from Greece, implementation of which started on 16 February 2023 in Alexandroupolis, with a meeting of all 12 partners from 8 countries, involved in the project. Representatives of the Faculty of Philology of the University of Banja Luka, the official partner in the project, also attended the meeting.

In the next three years, the joint efforts of the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia will be continued and improved through the project in regard to cooperation in the field of capacity building in higher education,  modernization of management, leadership and functioning of higher education institutions and strengthening of relations between higher education institutions and the wider economic and social environment.

Activities and aims of the project

The MAGNET (Managerial and GoverNance Enhancement through Teaching) project will include activities such as supporting the development of university pedagogy and the implementation of modern, innovative, transformative teaching strategies aimed at students in higher education institutions in the Western Balkans (competency-based higher education).

The main objectives of the project are: knowledge transfer in the field of University Pedagogy, establishing the Centers of Teaching and Learning (CTL); preparing educational material and creating a sustainable Balkan Network for University Pedagogy (BALKANETUP).

The plan is to implement all this through the integration of knowledge and the sharing of good practice on academic educational processes by countries that have well-developed practice; establish and equip centers for teaching and learning at partner institutions; launch an online platform to support the BALKANETUP and upgrade teaching and learning methods that lead to better learning outcomes, skills and competencies of students.


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