Since 2008, we have elaborated over 20 development project proposals and applied with them to different programs and open calls for proposals, thus obtaining funding either from EU funds or other national and international sources.
A great number of these projects have been conducted in collaboration with international partners. Some of our projects are still ongoing, while several have already been successfully finalized.
„Implementation of the Croatian Qualifications Framework in Professional Computer Studies (CQF)“
European Social Fund, OP Effective Human Resources 2014-2020
UP.03.1.1.03.0063. / 2019 – 2021.
The project “Implementing the CQF in Professional Computer Studies” has brought together all the potential executives of professional studies that result in the qualifications of a “bachelor of computer engineering” and an “expert specialist of computer engineering”. Due to the heterogeneity of the existing qualifications, and in keeping with the basic regulations of the CQF on the harmonization of the titles and the content of the qualification, we would like to develop the field of professional computer studies together with partners (8 higher education institutions and 4 institutions as a wider working group (3 + HUP) development of 9 qualification standards (3 in undergraduate and 6 in the graduate level), and upgrading / developing 10 study programs in line with the qualification framework. This project has a powerful multiplicative positive effect. Employment in ICT leads to growth and development, as well as development of new projects which generates new hiring in different fields of investments.
European Social Fund, OP Effective Human Resources 2014-2020
UP.03.1.1.03.0033 / 2019 – 2021.
The purpose of this project is to improve the quality and relevance of acquired qualifications for students undergraduate and graduate study programs at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (ALU) and the UMAS (Artistic Academy of Split). In line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, this project leads to two specific objectives defined: 1) to enhance the existing undergraduate and postgraduate study program of painting according to the principles of the CQF and the lifelong learning programs Creative Enterprise in Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Protection. The role of Algebra University College is key to the technical part of realizing a digital archive.
„Implementation of CQF in the field of Graphic Engineering, Multimedia and Visual Communication“
European Social Fund, OP Effective Human Resources 2014-2020
UP.03.1.1.03.0031 / 2019. – 2021.
The Algebra University College participates as a partner in the project “Implementation of the CQF in the field of Graphic Engineering, Multimedia and Visual Communication”, whose holder is the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb. This project aims at achieving the goals of quality education relevant to the labour market, the individual and society as a whole. The project will create 4 new university study programs (2 graduate and 2 undergraduate) in the field of graphic technology, multimedia and visual communication in line with qualification standards (4 new) and 4 standards of occupation. This project will create predispositions for the creation of new projects that will include students as well as teaching and non-teaching staff, enabling the development of new capacities and opportunities for domestic and international mobility.
„Transformation and internationalization of Algebra’s IT higher education – TIIT“
European Social Fund, Operational Programme Efficient Human Resources 2014-2020
UP.03.1.1.02.0021. / 2018 – 2021
Through the development of a joint university study programme, in collaboration with French EPITECH Graduate School, and the development and implementation of programs in English in the field of computer science, this project aims to contribute to the internationalization of Algebra University College, as well as to advance international cooperation in the area of higher education in Croatia. The project timeframe is from October of 2018 to October of 2021.
„An Innovative vocational education and training program in the field of forest bioeconomy (VET4BioECONOMY)“
2018-1-HR01-KA202-047491 / 2018 – 2021.
The project coordinator is the Croatian Forest Research Institute, while Algebra is one of the partners on the project. It aims to create a new curriculum and e-course on forest bioeconomy, most specifically aimed at experts and professionals in the field of forestry and wood processing. Algebra University College is tasked with developing digital multimedia study materials designed for the e-courses on the project.
„E-Leadership Trainer Accelerator (eLead Speed)“
2018-1-BG01-KA203-047957 / 2018 – 2020.
The project coordinator is New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria), while Algebra University College is one of the partners on the project. Its aim is to create a teacher and trainer accelerator, which will serve to spread innovative practices in the field of e-Leadership. The approach is based on Industry 4.0 concepts, effective use of new ICT tools, innovative methods of curriculum development, as well as on a creative collaborative environment, and it will serve to create premium educational materials (Open Educational Resources or OER) to be used both by teachers and students in higher education institutions (HEI) and professional instructors in vocational education and training programs (VET) in developing programs for acquiring in-demand e-Leadership skills and competences.
„Knowing IPR – Fostering Innovation in the Danube Region through Knowledge Engineering and IPR Management,“
Interreg Danube Transnational Programme
2018 – 2021.
KnowING IPR will improve framework conditions for innovation in the Danube region by developing a transnational KnowING IPR platform, which will provide an open access tool for advanced intellectual property rights (IPR) analysis, and guidelines for improved and harmonized IPR policy framework across the Danube region. It will ensure broader and needs-based access to existing innovation and research results, to patents and to IPR knowledge and will encompass services and training for the management of IPR and for support to commercialization of research results and technology transfer.
„Enhancement of DigiBoost Entrepreneurship Incubator services with the aim of increasing and successfully funding SMEs and the promotion of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills”
European Fund for Regional Development
KK.03.1.2.05.0044 / 2018 – 2020.
Cilj projekta je razvoj i povećanje usluga stručne i savjetodavne podrške koje nudi inkubator, te povećavanje usluga informiranja namijenjenih MSP–ovima. Analizom pruženih stručnih i savjetodavnih usluga namijenjenih inovativnim MSP-ovima u Gradu Zagrebu, uvidjeli smo nedostatak kod tematskih cjelina: financiranje projekata korištenjem platformi za grupno financiranje za novoosnovane MSP-ove, unaprjeđenje proizvoda i usluga za novoosnovane MSP-ove, povezivanje korporacija i novoosnovanih MSP-ova, lean menadžment u novoosnovanim MSP-ovima. Ako usporedimo uspješnost ostalih europskih zemalja, u Hrvatskoj postotak MSP-ova koji uvode inovacije je 8 puta niži od prosjeka Europske unije. Inovacije u MSP-ovima rezultiraju stvaranje novih proizvoda i usluga, što povlači odmah i rast i održivost MSP-a. Kako bi se taj broj povećao, nužno je osigurati što veći broj različitih usluga koje će jačati razvoj subjekata MSP-ova i poticati cjeloživotno učenje zaposlenih u firmi. Projekt osigurava edukaciju MSP-ova koji danas rade softverska i inženjerska rješenja po narudžbi kupaca. Oni često imaju ekspertizu i želju krenuti sa vlastitim proizvodom ali ne znaju odakle početi. Inkubator ima mentorsku mrežu koja broji gotovo 90 stručnjaka koji imaju navedenu ekspertizu. Kroz takvu edukaciju pozitivno utječemo na poboljšanje poduzetničkih vještina koje su ključne za rast i razvoj poslovanja i stopa preživljavanja MSP-ova.
“Modernization of Higher Education Institutions through Enhancement of Human Resources Management function (HRMinHEI)“
2016-1-HR01-KA203-022196 / 2016 – 2018.
The project, coordinated by the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education, on which Algebra University College was one of the partners, was successfully completed in September 2018. The aim of the project was to survey the current situation in the field of human resources management in higher education institutions (HEIs), to develop national recommendations for human resources management in HEIs, to conduct research, and to create a free online tool for comparing and measuring the level of development of HR approaches within a higher education institution.
„Strengthening Professional Higher Education in Central and South-Eastern Europe – PROSCEE“
562270-EPP-1-2015-1-SI-EPKKA3-PI-FORWARD / 2016 – 2019.
The main objective of this project, coordinated by EURASHE – European Association of Institutions in Higher Education, is to bring together key stakeholders in the field of professional higher education and vocational education and training from across Europe, as well as from educational institutions and companies from South-Eastern Europe, and to develop specific policy inputs for priorities management in each of the key countries and across the whole region. With partners from Belgium, Malta, Czechia, Rumania and Hungary, the partners from Croatia are the Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE) and the Croatian Council of Universities and University Colleges of Applied Sciences.
„Implementing the Croatian Qualifications Framework in the Field of Multimedia“
European Social Fund, Operational Programme Efficient Human Resources 2007-2013.
HR.3.1.15-0048 / 2015 – 2016.
The project aims to organize the qualifications system in the field of multimedia, directly based on the basic principles of the Croatian Qualifications Framework Act (CROQF) (Nat. Gazette 22/13) and the methodology expounded in the Regulations on the Croatian Qualifications Framework Register (Nat. Gazette 62/14). The project coordinator is the University North, while Algebra University College is one of the partners on the project. The project was successfully completed in September 2016.
„Competitive Higher Education in Croatia for Better Employability“
IPA Further development and Implementation of Croatian Qualifications Framework (COQF)
188.8.131.52.06.01.c10 / 2013 – 2015.
The project coordinator is the Agency for Science and Higher Education (AZVO), while Algebra University College is one of the partners on the project that was successfully completed in February 2015. The project aided in creating six qualifications standards and study programs, learning outcomes and evaluation methodology, as well as the criteria, procedures and development of prior education recognition, which helps to create a system of evaluation of both informal and formal higher learning.
„Creating new opportunities for the economy based on skills in the field of computer science and computer engineering“
IPA IV OP Human Resources Development New Curriculum Implementation Europeaid/128900/M/ACT/HR
2010 – 2011.
The project was coordinated by the Ruđer Bošković High School in Zagreb, in collaboration with the Krapina High School and the School of Electrotechnics in Split. Representatives of other institutions participated in the preparatory and initial stages of the project (such as the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Algebra University College, Croatian Employers’ Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), while the project resulted in the creation of new study materials and a new curriculum in the field of computer science in vocational high schools in Croatia.
„The development and independent evaluation of the internal quality assurance system in Higher Education“
Quality Assurance ih Higher Education
This is an international pilot project with one of the leading European accreditation agencies, The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO), which on Oct 18 and 19, 2010, performed an audit of Algebra University College’s internal quality assurance system, based on their own standards, in line with Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). As the result of the audit, Algebra University College was issued a positive Institutional Audit Report on Dec 22, 2010, based on which the institution satisfied all NVAO standards with comparatively high marks, with a few recommendations for improvements. Following the audit, NVAO issues the “Meets quality requirements of NVAO” certificate.