Trilingual brochures (SZTE, NS)
The Hungarian and Serbian partner universities will join forces and collaborate in development of higher education and training of experts on the field of basic and applied plant biology. The complementing feature of research work of the partner institutions (basic and applied plant biology) significantly supports the elaboration of common lectures and partial curricula on master and PhD level both in native and English language. This enables us to launch training programmes on Plant Biology on MSc and PhD levels in English language. Integration of the work of the teaching staff and young researchers contributes to the development of a region-specific knowledge, supports the competitiveness of undergraduate and graduate students and young scientists either in Hungary or Serbia. Improving the conditions of education, demonstration and setting up laboratories suitable for carrying out advanced molecular biological and biochemical experiments will significantly extend the possibilities of undergraduate and PhD students. The research teams of partner institutions deal with abiotic and biotic stress responses of plants. The partner institutions investigate several aspect of stress acclimation (e.g. photosynthesis,
hormonal changes, changes in gene expression and proteomics, analysis of plant phenolics and determination of total antioxidant capacity and oxidative stress response of plants). The improvement of analytical facilities of the Departments within the frame of this project and the mutual use of the laboratory equipments make the research work more effective. The results and practical benefits are expected after years of sustained training and research.
The aim of the proposed project is the development of the regional potential through collaboration in higher education and in expert training on the field of basic and applied plant biology. The two Departments represent two aspects of plant biology. The Hungarian partner deals with basic science and basic research, while the Serbian group represents the applied field of plant biology. The aim of the basic research is to invent new knowledge, new approaches and new methods for applied science, and the applied science puts the questions to be solved. New research projects will be developed for PhD students at both institutions which will be supported by infrastructural development.
In the last decade, new training programs were worked out on BSc and MSc levels according to the Bologna system in both countries. This activity also establishes the basis of training in English language both on Master and PhD levels. Within the frame of this project we work out common lectures and laboratory exercises for MSc students specialized in the field of Plant biology and common training plan for PhD students of both sides.
The proposed project results in the development of the regional potential through collaboration in higher education and training of experts on the field of basic and applied plant biology. Integration of the work of teachers and plant biologists contributes to the development of a region-specific knowledge, supports the competitiveness of undergraduate and graduate students and young scientists either in Hungary or Serbia.
Additionally, these investments will increase the competence of the region on the scientific market and the new scientific results will improve the economic position on both sides of the border. Due to the complementing expertise, educational and technical background of the partners, this IPA project will strengthen the collaboration between our universities. The project will facilitate information exchange, technology transfer between partners. Young scientists and students will have the opportunity to visit the partner laboratories and acquire technical skills in the area of molecular biology, proteomics, physiology, analytical technologies, etc.