21 November 2022 | EQAF Paper

Quality assurance and key performance indicators for dual higher education study programs – needs analysis for the development and implementation of higher education of dual study programs in Serbia

Tatjana Marinkovic (Academy of Technical Applied Studies Belgrade), Branko Savic (Higher Education Technical School of Professional Studies in Novi Sad), Marina Stamenovic (Academy of Technical Applied Studies Belgrade)

Dual study programs are hybrid form of higher education, which offer the participant the opportunity to complete a degree program at a higher education institution whilst simultaneously receiving a certification of practical vocational training or work experience in a company.


Dual model study programs in higher education are viewed as an important educational system in German-speaking countries, yet for the majority of other European countries dual education is mostly implemented in secondary educational level. The recognized need for dual education at higher education level led to the establishment of the required legislative in Republic of Serbia and pressure to develop this type of study programs. While basic requirements for the accreditation of dual professional higher education study programs were adopted by Serbian National Council for Higher Education, the key performance indicators for the evaluation and self-evaluation of dual professional higher education study programs are still to be developed.

This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

ISSN: 1375-3797

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