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MAnagerial and GoverNance Enhancement through Teaching

A challenge for Western Balkans’ Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to achieve their integration with students, Academia, learning organizations, social agencies, industry, and government to discuss -and demand- solutions to reach the modernization of Higher Education Institutions (HEI).


University Pedagogy, mostly enhanced through the operation of Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTL), is a main pillar for the implementation of the European Higher Education Area.
The aim of the MAGNET project is to establish a consortium of West Balkan Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) to share concerns on University Pedagogy and establish a network that will address the challenges of the shift towards an active, student-centered and interactive teaching and learning culture in the West Balkans HEIs.


MAGNET aims to develop a network for University Pedagogy in the West Balkans States, through know-how transfer from countries that have CTLs under operation to all partner countries. Main objectives of MAGNET include the know-how transfer, the foundation of CTLs within each HEI, the production of educational material for seminars for academic staff and the creation of a sustainable network -the BALKANETUP (Balkan Network for University Pedagogy).
Its results can be summarized in the:

  • support for the implementation of modern, innovative, transformative, student-centered instructional strategies in HEI in the West Balkans
  • establishment of CTLs in HEIs
  • formation of the BALKANETUP via the integration of knowledge, good practices, shared experience for the academic educational processes
  • development of MOOCs and training courses based on the Needs Analysis and an intensive literature review, in the form of pilot, field-focused, modules/courses with assigned ECTS that will be launched face-to-face or via eLearning (synchronous and/or asynchronous) methods.
  • launching of an e-Net to support BALKANETUP
  • upgrading of teaching and learning methods that lead to better students’ outcomes


  • New trends, methods, tools suitable for student-centered in higher education
  • The lifelong and continuous faculty development process
  • The learning community culture
  • The establishment of an HE Pedagogy Network
  • Online communication