Description/achievement of initiative
The objectives of sustainable development in the period from 2012 to 2015:Higher School of Professional Business Studies in Novi Sad makes a commitment to develop the following activities in the above mentioned period:• Teaching staff at Higher School of Professional Business Studies in Novi Sad is determined to proceeds to carry out the modernization of the teaching process following the latest trends in the fields covered by study programs at the School, as well as global trends dealing with the adoption of the concept of sustainable development. The topics and issues of ecological management and sustainable development are addressed in a great number of courses within the curriculum of Higher School of Professional Business Studies. Additionally, further implementation of these topics into the curriculum of other courses is planned to the extent to which structure of the teaching units of these courses permits;• Continuous updating of curricula will be made in accordance with the objectives set forth in the National Sustainable Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia and the accompanying Action Plan;• Organizing scientific gathering with a special session dedicated to the issue of sustainable development and the involvement of teaching staff in raising awareness and exploring possibilities of implementing ideas of sustainable development in the Republic of Serbia through the further development of scientific and professional papers and visits to conferences and seminars on a given topic;• Engagement to further improve awareness and understanding of the value system that respects the limits of available resources through devising themes of students’ seminar papers;• Ongoing activities in order to exchange knowledge and experiences on sustainable development through cooperation with educational institutions at home and abroad;• Continued work on energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources, development of cooperation with the Center for the recycling of Novi Sad, intensifying the cooperation of students with civil society organizations which in their programs have planned activities in the field of environmental protection and raising awareness on sustainable development;• Setting up a special working body that will deal with issues of application of the principles of proposed Rio +20 Declaration• The introduction of drawing up periodic reports on achieved activities in the field of sustainable development for more efficient monitoring of actual against planned targets.-Modernization of the teaching process following the latest trends in sustainable development-Continuous updating of curricula in accordance with the objectives set forth in the National Sustainable Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia and the accompanying Action Plan-Engagement to further improve awareness and understanding of the value system that respects the limits of available resources-Continued work on energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources-Periodic reports on achieved activities in the field of sustainable development
Through continued activities already underway.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Higher School of Professional Business Studies, Novi Sad