Challenges of Contemporary Higher Education

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Scientific Conference

The Challenges of Contemporary Higher Education is a multidisciplinary scientific conference, with main orientation in several significant scientific areas.

We also welcome articles from other academic areas related to or that directly or indirectly impact higher education, global and national economies and society.

Scientific Areas

Within every Scientific Area additional topics will be provided within each area. Every session will have its own moderator, and every main conference area will have its own sponsor – a member of the Scientific Committee in charge of the specific area.

Scientific Conference Areas

Medical Sciences

Philosophy, Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology

Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications and Information technology

Law, Economics and Political Sciences

Biotechnology and agriculture

Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Software

Traffic, urban planning and construction

Arrangement, protection and use of land, water and air

Natural and mathematical sciences (mathematics, computer science, mechanics, chemistry, physics, biology etc.)

Biotechnology and Agriculture

Language for Specific Purpose

Arts

The conference will accept articles from the following scientific areas, and not only within them. The authors are welcome to present any given theme related to academic, scientific or professional areas of their expertise.

Natural and mathematical sciences (mathematics, computer science, mechanics, chemistry, physics, biology etc.)

Mechanics
Big Data
Data Science
Computer Science
Mathematics
Biological sciences
Geo-sciences
Physical sciences
Chemical sciences

Medical Sciences

Veterinary sciences Medical sciences Dental sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences Sports Sciences
Occupational Safety and Health

Arts

Dramatic and audiovisual arts
Fine Arts
Musical Art
Aplied arts and design
Architecture

Philosophy, Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology

Philosophy and theology
Sociology and demography
Psychology, pedagogy, andragogy and special education
Sports science

Law, Economics and Political Sciences

Management
Tourism and Hospitality
Law and political science
Economics and organizational sciences
Security Science
Entrepreneurships
Circular Economy
Economics and Policy Options for Climate Change Risk and Global Environmental Governance

Biotechnology and agriculture

Agronomy
Genetics and Genomics
Plant Physiology
Microbiology
Entomology
Soil Science
Biological Engineering
Biochemistry
Ecology
Crop Science
Food Science and Technology
Environmental Science
Biological Pest Control
Biostatistics

Language for Specific Purpose

Applied Linguistics
Linguistics
Language Pedagogy
Domain-Specific Knowledge
Communication Studies
Cultural Studies
Language Technology
Teaching Methodologies
Psycholinguistics
Translation and Interpreting Studies
Professional Communication

Traffic, urban planning and construction

Traffic
Architecture
Urbanism
Spatial Planning
Construction
Geodesy
Air Transport

Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications and Information technology

Electrical Engineering
Telecommunications
Information Technology
Information Systems
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Software engineering
Internet of Things
Cyber Security
Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED)
Educational Technology (EdTech)

Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Software

Technical Engeneering
Aircraft Engineering
Materials
Machine elements and constructions
Welding Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Mechatronics and robotics

Arrangement, protection and use of land, water and air

Air quality monitoring
Sustainable development
Ecology
Environmental protection and occupational safety engineering

And other themes…

Conference events

About the event

Plenary Session: "Challenges of Contemporary Higher Education" (CCHE) 2024

Welcome to the Plenary Session of the “Challenges of Contemporary Higher Education Conference (CCHE) 2024. In this Plenary Session, we have the privilege of hearing from eminent scientific researchers and scholars who have dedicated their careers to shaping the future of education and science. Their plenary papers will delve deep into various educational-oriented subjects, shedding light on innovative approaches, cutting-edge research, and visionary solutions that can help steer higher education towards a path of excellence and relevance.

Event highlights

  • Keynote Speakers: Plenary sessions feature keynote speakers in the field relevant to the conference themes. The keynote speaker delivers a substantial and impactful presentation that addresses key issues or trends.
  • Panel Discussion: A panel of experts or thought leaders may engage in a discussion or debate on a specific topic or theme related to the conference. These discussions allow for diverse perspectives and insights to be shared.
  • Q&A Session: Audience members typically have the opportunity to ask questions to the panelists or keynote speaker. This interactive element allows for further exploration of the topics and engagement with the audience.

Expected outcomes:

  • Announcements: Important announcements about conference logistics, upcoming sessions, and any changes or updates may be made during the plenary session.
  • Acknowledgments and Recognitions: Acknowledgments of sponsors, partners, and individuals who have contributed to the conference’s success are often made during the plenary session.
  • Networking: Plenary sessions can also serve as networking opportunities, allowing attendees to connect with peers, speakers, and industry professionals.
  • Inspiration and Reflection: Plenary sessions often aim to inspire and motivate attendees, leaving them with valuable insights and food for thought related to the conference theme.
  • Closing Remarks: The session typically concludes with closing remarks, summarizing key takeaways and expressing gratitude to the participants and attendees.
  • Overall, plenary sessions are a vital component of conferences, bringing together attendees and experts to engage in discussions, gain insights, and set the tone for the rest of the event.

Participation:

Interested individuals and representatives from academia are encouraged to register their intent to attend using the  CCHE_2024 Conference Registration form available on the website https://cche.rs/

Keynote Speakers

Aleksandar Šević

Ph.D., Professor,
Trinity Business School of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Rocsana Bucea-Manea Tonis

Ph.D., Professor, National University of Physical Education and Sports, Bucharest, Romania

Dragan Bjelica

Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Belgrade,Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia

Miloš Todorov

Ph.D., Assistant professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia

Milica Vlahović

Ph.D., Full Research Professor, University of Belgrade Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

Nataša Maksić

Ph.D., Lecturer, Vocational Studies at the Academy of Technical and Art Applied Studies in Belgrade

Venue

Hotel Putnik,
Kopaonik, Serbia
https://hotelputnik.com/

Date

29th January 2024 (specific timings to be announced)

Attendance

Hybrid
(in-person or online)

Language

Serbian and English (depending on the choice of language)

About the event

Roundtable Discussion: "Challenges of Contemporary Higher Education" (CCHE) 2024

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Kopaonik, Serbia, the Roundtable Discussion titled “Challenges of Contemporary Higher Education” (CCHE) 2024 is an exclusive event dedicated to delving deep into contemporary higher education’s multifaceted challenges and opportunities. This roundtable seeks to bridge the divide between academia and industry, fostering dialogue and collaboration by bringing together esteemed academics, researchers, scholars, policymakers and key representatives from the business sector.

Chairman: Dr Branko Savić, Professor

Expected outcomes:

The roundtable discussion on “Challenges of Contemporary Higher Education” aims to provide a platform for meaningful dialogue between academia and industry. As we navigate the evolving landscape of higher education, the following are the anticipated outcomes of this event:

  • Shared Understanding: Establish a mutual understanding between academia and industry regarding higher education’s current challenges and opportunities.
  • Collaborative Strategies: Develop collaborative strategies to enhance the relevance of higher education curricula, ensuring that they align with the dynamic needs of the modern workforce.
  • Strengthened Partnerships: Foster stronger partnerships between educational institutions and industry, paving the way for joint research initiatives, internships, and placement opportunities.
  • Recommendations for Policy Makers: Formulate actionable recommendations for educational policymakers to adapt and evolve the higher education system in response to contemporary challenges.
  • Identification of Skill Gaps: Recognise and address the skill gaps in current graduates, ensuring they are better prepared for the demands of the modern workplace.
  • Promotion of Lifelong Learning: Emphasise the importance of continuous learning and professional development in rapid technological and societal changes.
  • Enhanced Networking: Facilitate the establishment of a network of professionals, educators, and industry leaders dedicated to the continuous improvement of higher education.
  • Publication of Roundtable Discussion Proceedings: Document the insights, discussions, and recommendations from the roundtable in a formal report or journal, ensuring that the knowledge generated is disseminated to a broader audience and can influence future strategies and policies.
  • Future Collaborative Events: Lay the groundwork for subsequent events, workshops, or conferences that delve deeper into specific challenges or areas identified during the roundtable.

By bringing together thought leaders from academia and industry, the roundtable aims to catalyse positive change, driving the evolution of higher education to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Event Highlights

Focused Discussions:

Focused Discussions:

The roundtable will centre on the synergy between the business sector and academia, addressing the evolving needs of the modern workforce and the role of higher education in meeting these demands.
Networking Opportunities:

Networking Opportunities:

Beyond the discussion, attendees will have the chance to network with peers, industry leaders, and academic luminaries, fostering potential collaborations and partnerships.
Participation:

Participation:

Interested individuals and representatives from academia, government and industry are encouraged to register their intent to attend using the CCHE_2024 Conference Registration form available on the website "https://cche.rs/

Venue

Hotel Putnik, Kopaonik, Serbia https://hotelputnik.com/

Date

2nd February 2024
15:00 - 17:30 Conference Room A (Great Congress Hall)

Attendance

Hybrid
(in-person or online)

Language

Serbian and English
(depending on the choice of language)

About the event

Roundtable Discussion: "Health and Safety at Work" at CCHE 2024

Set in the beautiful location of Kopaonik, the Roundtable Discussion titled “Health and Safety at Work” at CCHE 2024 is a premier event focusing on the critical aspects of workplace safety and health. This roundtable aims to provide insights into the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in occupational health and safety, creating a space for experts, practitioners, policymakers, and industry leaders to exchange ideas and best practices.

Chairman: Dr Saša Spaić, Professor

Expected outcomes:

The roundtable discussion on “Health and Safety” aims to provide a platform for meaningful dialogue between academia and industry. The following are the anticipated outcomes of this event:

  • The roundtable discussion on “Health and Safety at Work” aims to address key issues in workplace safety and health, with the following expected outcomes:
  • Updated Knowledge: Gain insights into the latest trends and challenges in occupational health and safety.
  • Best Practices: Share and learn best practices in implementing effective safety and health policies in the workplace.
  • Policy Recommendations: Develop recommendations for policymakers to enhance workplace safety regulations and standards.
  • Networking: Connect with experts and professionals in the field, fostering collaborations and partnerships.
  • Identification of Emerging Risks: Discuss and identify new and emerging risks in the workplace, particularly those related to technological advancements.
  • Strategies for Prevention: Develop strategies for risk prevention and management in the workplace.
  • Awareness and Training: Emphasize the importance of employee awareness and training in maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Publication of Proceedings: Compile the discussions, insights, and recommendations from the roundtable in a comprehensive report for wider dissemination.
  • Future Initiatives: Plan for future events or initiatives that focus on specific aspects of occupational health and safety.

By uniting a diverse group of stakeholders, the SHW roundtable seeks to contribute to the advancement of occupational health and safety, ultimately leading to safer and healthier work environments.

Event Highlights

Focused Discussions:

Focused Discussions:

The roundtable will delve into topics such as emerging risks in the workplace, the impact of technology on occupational health, and strategies for promoting a culture of safety.
Interactive Panels:

Interactive Panels:

Experts from various fields will participate in panel discussions, providing diverse perspectives on occupational health and safety issues.
Participation:

Participation:

Open to professionals from the health and safety sector, HR managers, company executives, policymakers, and researchers. Registration is required through the CCHE_2024 Conference Registration form on the website https://cche.rs/.

Venue

Hotel Putnik, Kopaonik, Serbia https://hotelputnik.com/

Date

2nd February 2024
19:00 - 21:30 Conference Room A (Great Congress Hall)

Attendance

Hybrid
(in-person or online)

Language

Serbian and English
(depending on the choice of language)

Overview

Student Symposium at the "Challenges of Contemporary Higher Education" (CCHE) 2024 Conference

As an integral part of the “Challenges of Contemporary Higher Education” (CCHE) 2024 Conference, the Student Symposium offers a unique platform for the next generation of scholars, researchers, and professionals. Scheduled for the 2nd of February, both at the scenic Kopaonik and online, this symposium is designed to foster dialogue, collaboration, and innovation among students from diverse academic backgrounds.

Event Highlights

  • Bilingual Approach: Catering to a global audience, the symposium will be conducted in Serbian for local students and in English for international attendees. This bilingual approach ensures inclusivity and broadens the scope of discussions.
  • Research Presentations: Students can present their research, share their findings, and receive feedback from peers and established professionals in the field.
  • Interdisciplinary Interaction: The symposium brings together students from various scientific and artistic areas, promoting multidisciplinary discussions and collaborations.
  • Networking Opportunities: Beyond the academic discussions, attendees will have the chance to network with peers, industry leaders, and intellectual luminaries, potentially laying the groundwork for future collaborations and partnerships.
  • Hybrid Format: Recognising the global nature of contemporary academia and travel challenges, the symposium is available in person at Kopaonik and online, ensuring that students worldwide can participate.

Expected outcomes:

As a cornerstone of the CCHE 2024 Conference, the Student Symposium has been meticulously designed with specific objectives in mind. Here are the anticipated outcomes of this event:

  • Enhanced Student Engagement: By providing students with a platform to present their research and insights, we expect to foster a deeper engagement with the subject matter and encourage proactive participation in academic discourse.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: With students from diverse academic backgrounds coming together, the symposium aims to catalyse interdisciplinary collaborations, leading to more prosperous and more holistic research outcomes in the future.
  • Skill Development: Beyond the sharing of academic knowledge, students will have the opportunity to hone essential skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, and constructive feedback assimilation.
  • Networking and Mentorship: The symposium will facilitate interactions between students and established professionals, potentially leading to mentorship opportunities and collaborative projects.
  • Broadened Perspectives: Exposure to a wide range of research topics and methodologies will help students broaden their perspectives, encouraging them to think beyond the confines of their specific disciplines.
  • Increased Visibility: For many students, this symposium might be their first experience presenting to a larger, international audience. This will provide them with increased visibility in the academic community and could lead to further opportunities for research and collaboration.
  • Feedback and Refinement: Presenting their work will allow students to receive feedback from peers and seasoned professionals. This invaluable input can guide them in refining their research methodologies and conclusions.
  • Cultural Exchange: With the bilingual nature of the symposium and the participation of international students, there’s an expected outcome of cultural exchange, leading to a richer understanding of global academic landscapes and practices.
  • Future Research Directions: Discussions and feedback from the symposium can help identify gaps in current research and highlight potential directions for future academic exploration.
  • Publication Opportunities: Exceptional presentations and research might catch the attention of journal editors or senior researchers, leading to potential publication opportunities for students.

In essence, the Student Symposium at the CCHE 2024 Conference is not just an event but a stepping stone for students, paving the way for their future academic and professional endeavours.

Join the Conversation:

Join the Conversation:

Whether you're a student looking to present your research or an academic keen to hear the fresh perspectives of the next generation, the Student Symposium at the CCHE 2024 Conference promises to be an enlightening and enriching experience. Join us in shaping the future of higher education.
Objective:

Objective:

The primary goal of the Student Symposium at CCHE 2024 is to provide a supportive environment where students can showcase their work, engage in meaningful discussions, and gain insights into the latest trends and challenges in higher education. It also aims to bridge the gap between students and established professionals, facilitating mentorship and collaborative opportunities.
Participation:

Participation:

Interested students are encouraged to register their intent to attend using the CCHE_2024 Conference Registration form available on the website https://cche.rs/

Venue

Hotel Putnik, Kopaonik, Serbia https://hotelputnik.com/

Date

3rd February 2024
(specific timings to be announced)

Attendance

Hybrid
(in-person or online)

Language

Serbian and English
(depending on the choice of language)

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