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Higher education, research and development in the Western Balkans

Joanna Boddens-Hosang

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) launched the Programme in Higher Education, Research and Development in the Western Balkans (HERD) in 2010. The overall aim of HERD is to contribute to economic growth and social development through cooperation in higher education and research in the Western Balkans. The programme runs until the end of 2014.


HERD Sector Programmes 

HERD consists of five Sector Programmes: 
1: Maritime Sector Programme
2: Agricultural Sector Programme
3: Energy Sector Programme
4: Development Studies.
5. ICT Programme

The scope and objectives of HERD are outlined in the HERD Programme Document dated 1 March 2010 and revised in May 2011.

HERD Agriculture

The objectives of HERD/Agriculture are
 
1) Institutional Development:
To contribute to educating a national work force that has adequate innovative qualifications by building, in the longer term perspective, sustainable capacity of higher education institutions in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo; and
2) Applied Research and Development: To stimulate innovation, product and process development through support to applied research and development in the Western Balkans.

The members of the HERD/ Agriculture Sector Board are:
Professor Sissel Rogne, Director General, the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board (Chair)
Ola Chr. Rygh, Director General, Norwegian Agricultural Authority
Anne Kathrine Fossum, Acting County Governor in Hedmark
Kari Dagny Redse Håskjold, Volda
Lars-Henrik Knutrud, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Board members are:
Professor Bo Öhlmér, Department of Economics, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
Agnar Hegrenes, researcher, the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute

The secretariat for HERD/Agriculture is at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) at NMBU, campus Ås. The secretariat consists of Sector manager: Dr. Thor S. Larsen, telephone +47 67231314/ +47 90929282, e-mail: thor.s.larsen@nmbu.no and Senior Advisor Joanna Boddens-Hosang, telephone +47 67230155, e-mail: joanna.boddens-hosang@nmbu.no

Postal address: Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Aas, Norway. Visiting/delivery address: Universitetstunet 1 (Tivoli)

Project documents and other information:

Other Norwegian-West Balkan activities

- 96 Norwegian cows exported to Bosnia (NRK article 16.12.2013)



Updated: 18.06.14
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Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
P.O. Box 5003
NO-1432 Aas
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