INTERNATIONALIZATION STRATEGY OF BUSINESS COLLEGE OF APPLIED STUDIES „PROF. PHD RADOMIR BOJKOVIĆ“ KRUŠEVAC
Internationalization is a reciprocal process designed to ensure, with the help of international,
intercultural and supranational elements, the inclusion of various higher education institutions
in regional, European and global trends in the fields of science, higher education and knowledge
This dynamic process supports the recognition of foreign values, standards and achievements,
set through a common system of values and results in different domains, with their mutual
recognition and acceptance in a single European space.
The introduction of internationalization in a higher education institution implies a growing
scientific and educational interaction, which leads to domestic and/or foreign achievements and
The internationalization of the College rests on its commitment to become the part of
international, especially European, educational, and scientific space. The goal of the College for
the period from 2021 to 2027 is the continuous transfer and creation of scientific knowledge
and professional competences which enable only the affirmation of academic relations with
universities/faculties around the world, but also the mobility of teachers, students, researchers
and administrative staff.
According to new global trends in higher education, in connection with the increased attention
focused on supporting candidates from different underrepresented groups (Inclusion), in
activities that include environmentally green transport methods (Green Erasmus), and
promoting the use of mobile applications (Erasmus + App) and Erasmus without paper (EWP),
Business School of Applied Studies „Prof. Dr. Radomir Bojković „Kruševac has defined a new
Internationalization Strategy. The strategy defines precise institutional frameworks and activities
for its implementation, as well as guidelines for all sectors involved in international cooperation.
By applying unique European standards, with the good and usual practice of European
countries, the Business College of Applied Studies „Prof. PhD Radomir Bojković“ is integrated
into the global world trends in the field of internationalization of higher education, and through
cooperation with the EU countries and the Western Balkans countries.
Business College of Applied Studies „Prof. PhD Radomir Bojković“ cooperation with the countries
of the Western Balkans is a strategic goal because these are the countries that share the same
cultural, historical and linguistic heritage in the same region. This cooperation will be conducted
in the context of the creation of strategic partnerships, capacity building and strengthening of
the existing potentials of the College and our partners as well.
College wants to obtain Erasmus Charter through the program Erasmus+ and thereby accelerate
their integration into higher education movements of the EU. The goal is to increase the mobility
of teachers, students, and teaching staff, to introduce modern and commonly accepted
standards of scientific work, to join EU projects, to establish extensive collaboration with other
universities/faculties in the EU, to deliver innovative study programmes in collaboration with
foreign HEIs, to provide a competent and objective assessment of quality of higher education,
and to increase the visibility of the College.
The College sees the first concrete step towards ECHE through the „European Higher Education
Area in a Global Settings“ (Ministerial conference, 2007, London), which focuses on: improving
information on the European Higher Education Area, promoting European higher education,
intensifying policy dialogue, strengthening partnership-based cooperation and promoting the
recognition of qualifications
The strategy is going to improve scientific and research work of the employees at the Faculty
through financing or co-financing projects. Additionally, foreign prominent scientists will
improve the work of the teaching staff as well as its students.
In 2020, the College will improve scientific and research capacities through internationalization
process that promotes the synergy of all partner universities/faculties, giving a strong
contribution to strengthening and improving the reputation of faculties in the country and
In 2020, the College will be the institution with the highest academic standards that provides
students, teachers and researchers with the opportunity to acquire scientific knowledge and
skills in accordance with the needs of society and planned regional and national development.
With the help of its resources (material, immaterial and its staff) Business College of Applied
Studies „Prof. PhD Radomir Bojković“ will adjust its education system to domestic students and
also focus on the education of foreign students in our country. Consequently, Business College
of Applied Studies „Prof. PhD Radomir Bojković“ will fulfil not only the demands of global higher
education order (based on multiculturalism, inclusion, green Erasmus, and digitization of
education), but it will also fulfil its social responsibility towards the Republic of Serbia and
involve foreign students in the higher education program of our country. Moreover, the College
will work actively to increase the mobility of employees and local students to help increase the
national level of competitive advantage not only at national level, but also at European and in
the global market. Through the mission of the strategy, the College will actively improve
scientific and research potentials of its employees, and increase their scientific competences.
The Business College of Applied Studies „Prof. PhD Radomir Bojković“ Kruševac tends to provide
best conditions, mechanisms and procedures that will encourage and support the realization of
activities necessary for the process of internationalization.
The main objective of Business College of Applied Studies „Prof. PhD Radomir Bojković“ is to
integrate the curriculum into global economic, educational and economic flows through the
further development of cooperation with foreign higher education, scientific and economic
institutions. The realization of the Internationalization Strategy will be conducted through
activities that will be concentrated on four basic aspects: development of educational
infrastructure, scientific research potential of professors, internationalization of study programs
and strengthening of the activity of mobility of students, teaching, and non-teaching staff, as
well as support to promotion of language skills.
i. To realize the basic goal of internationalization of Business College of Applied Studies
„Prof. PhD Radomir Bojković“, aiming to increase the number of foreign students, the
competencies of teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as the expansion of knowledge and
experience of our students who live abroad, through the process of multicultural cooperation
and knowledge exchange, it is crucial to establish the infrastructure of the College. The
internationalization strategy defines the following activities:
creating an institutional framework for the implementation of internationalization process
through the introduction of the documentation that will enable internationalization
organizing domestic and international conferences;
planning, organizing, and realization of scientific and economic projects with domestic and
informing and educating all the staff at the College in order to increase the quality of
services and information to foreign students;
introduction and strengthening of student volunteer services that will help foreign students
in our country;
coordination with foreign partners;
having insight into data related to competitions for student mobility, teaching and non-
teaching staff on the website of the International Department Office, aiming to achieve
transparency of all data;
strengthening the potential of the International Department Office, as the central body for
coordinating the activities of the internationalization of the University;
implementation of information service of the unique records of foreign students at the
College, issuing transcripts of assessments and other relevant documentation.
ii. By setting up the institutional infrastructure, the basis for internationalization
and modernization of study programs can be implemented through the following activities:
introduction of study programs at all three levels of studies in English;
realization of a part of the study program at both levels of studies with partner foreign
organizing lectures of foreign professors at the College, as well as enabling professors from
the College to hold classes at foreign universities;
access to information of relevance to the development of new technologies;
exchange of information of relevance to knowledge and technology transfer;
modernization of methodology of teaching and textbooks.
iii. In order to increase the number of foreign students and motivation of existing
students for studying abroad, the following activities will be conducted:
creating a list of courses available in English;
selection and training of volunteer students for solving all issues related to living and
studying of foreign students in the Republic of Serbia;
organizing extracurricular activities to promote mobility programs and connect local and
foreign students to integrate better into social and academic life;
promotion of the work of the International Department Office through different lectures,
social networks, and international education fairs.
The new Internationalization Strategy focuses on attracting foreign students, implementing
international projects, and continually maintaining relationships with foreign partners, being the
pillars of the development strategy of Business College of Applied Studies „Prof. PhD Radomir
Bojković“. Therefore, in order to efficiently fulfil the Internationalization Strategy, all activities
will be operated within the International Department Office, which will delegate activities to all
other services within the College, whose work is related to international cooperation.
Consequently, the activities of the College management are coordinated and directed with the
activities of the International Department Office. The management will support further
development of internationalization of the College through frequent presence at international
trade fairs, conferences, and other international events.
Council President: Zorica Medić, Ph.D.