Project members and partners

 

Balkan partners: University of Tuzla (UNTZ), Faculty of Technology (main Balkan partner) and University of Novi Sad (UNNS), Faculty of Technology. Lead institution in Norway: Sør-Trøndelag University College (HiST), Faculty of Technology.

Internationalization with a long term partnership building is a prioritized strategy of University of Tuzla and University of Novi Sad as well as of HiST to develop research and improving education. UNTZ and UNNS are already cooperating in education, research and student organized activities. The cooperation between them will be strongly promoted by working together in this project and both will gain from further cooperation. This project will also promote further collaboration between all the involved partners beyond the project period. The three institutions have expertise in different areas, and all will gain from further cooperation including research projects and mobility in education. Further co-operation beyond the project period may also be extended into other areas of comparative advances of HiST (e.g. distance learning, logistics, and marketing) to meet possible challenges in the Western Balkan universities.
 

Four types of non-university organizations in the Tuzla region did in the application express their interest of project cooperation : 1)Firms dealing in primary agricultural production. 2) firms dealing in food processing and production of drug. 3) NGO (non- government) institutions. 4) government institutions.
 

We do also believe that this project will lay a basis for cooperation with Bioforsk (www.bioforsk.no), a national R&D-institute in Norway which conducts applied and specifically targeted research linked to multifunctional agriculture and rural development, plant sciences, environmental protection and natural resource management. International collaboration is given high priority at Bioforsk; HERD-funded projects in cooperation with University of Sarajevo (Evaluation of fruit genetic resources in B&H with the aim of sustainable, commercial utilization) and University of Mostar (Providing genetic diversity and healthy plants for the horticulture in B&H) both are considered interesting for cooperation with our EDUFOOD project. We will also look for the mutual benefits of a cooperation with other HERD funded projects.
 

For the Norwegian part of our project, funding from VRI Trøndelag (Food program) with co-funding from the enterprises is relevant (similar to earlier and ongoing HiST projects.) Also for workshops to be organized in Norway, we will apply for funding from VRI Trøndelag, which is aiming to promote internationalization.
 

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