“Novogradnja UL FKKT in UL FRI” is one of the biggest projects with European dimension. It is therefore of utmost importance, that the objectives are realizable and that the indicators are set for the target groups, which will produce most added value. Some impacts are harder to measure by the economic meter, yet there are some impacts expected after the building is completed.

With this building we will follow the indicators, defined by the operational programme:


  • the number of renovated faculties of natural sciences and technology, relocated to new premises:
    present value: -   target value: 3
  • the share (in percentage)  of the student population, enrolled in programmes in natural sciences:
    present value: 6,8 %   target value: 9 %
  • the share (in percentage)  of the student population, enrolled in programmes in technology:
    present value: 13,5 %  target value:  20 %
  • number of new employments:
    present value: -   target value: 110

The project will directly influence the following partners: Short-term effects – within the first  5 years:
Development and research The researchers will be located on one site, which significantly saves time ad therefore much more opportunities for co-operation among the departments of one faculty and among the faculties. The investment will provide the relevant conditions for the installation of the existing equipment and thus increase the efficiency of its use. It will provide the supply of new laboratory and research equipment, now impossible to install on the present location of the faculties.
The possibilities of co-operation with the research institutes, the business and the international environment (such as Marie Curie Scheme, 7.OP) will significantly increase. All these factors will increase:

  • FTE in the national research and development projects (ARRS),
  • citations in the first half of the indexed international publications,
  • co-ordinating or partnerships in approved projects EUREKA, CORNET, 7 OP,  COST, ESA,
  • researchers of more than 6 months duration mobility,
  • joint project applications (UL FRI, UL FKKT; NIB, UL BF, business).
  • increase the number of doctorates of science by 13% after the completion of the investment.

Education The students will study on one location, which significantly saves time for study and research activities to students and to the teaching staff. More individual work will be offered to the students with better laboratories and other facilities for theoretical and experimental part of studies, which is expected to contribute to the quality of their qualifications and consequently their employability. The forms of educational provision will be adapted for population of students over 29 to increase their interest, motivation for study and efficiency. The vicinity of other related faculties will offer more mobility and taking elective courses for increased study and research inter-disciplinarity. The investment will include adaptation of the facilities to students with special needs: with movement or other physical impairments. With this investment, the attractiveness of the studies in these disciplines will be improved also in the international arena (increased mobility of students and staff) and within secondary and high school population – future students.
The central part of the building will be constructed for study and other activities of the students, researchers and teachers to provide positive motivation for “campus” mentality and brain storming. All the presented factors will influence the following:

  • reduction of drop-out,
  • reduction of time of study,
  • raise in number of above 29 students which have not successfully completed their previous study,
  • international mobility of students and staff,
  • number of doctoral study graduates from the Eastern Balkans and Mediterranean,
  • R&D centre for the regions of the Eastern Balkans, Ionnic Adriatic initiative or Danube initiative or Euromediterranean,
  • number of joint study programmes,
  • number of summer schools,
  • number of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programmes, number of elective subjects and modules,
  • increase in the number of study places on all cycles of study programmes,
  • number of enrolled students of “vulnerable” social groups.

Long term effects, achieved and presentable in more than 5 years time:
Labour market The quality of graduates will improve due to substantially upgraded conditions for study and research work, so they are expected to be employed in a period of less than 11 months, despite non-favourable economic situation. The campus environment will encourage acquisition of more awareness and knowledge from related research and study areas. This added value of the students’ competences will increase their employment possibilities on newly formed work places and business sectors (new products, new services) targeted to improve conditions for international co-operation and increased volume of international co-operation on wider market. The UL FKKT and the UL FRI will facilitate education with better study and research environment and encourage work in small groups, which is not possible at present, due to spatial constraints and  equipment inadequacy. The new programmes require more individual work of the students. The new facilities will enable also more interdisciplinary study. The new facilities will offer room for new equipment, more specialized and also basic, especially in chemistry and chemical engineering. With this new opportunities will be offered for better master and doctoral study as well as  for co-operation with business. All the presented factors will have a positive effect on the:

  • number of diploma works applied to the economic environment,
  • number of the doctoral theses related to the economy,
  • number of researchers and doctors of science employed in business sector,
  • number of the life-long learning (LLL) programmes,
  • adapted and requested LLL programmes for business sector,
  • time to get  employment after the graduation.

Innovative economy The investment will provide conditions for further co-operation with the Centre of Excellence and Competence Centres with related fields of research activities. More intense interaction with business sector will raise more interest in the offer of the study programmes, adapted to the middle and top managers and researchers. There will be more professionals from industry and other relevant sectors invited to participate in the education. The objective to attract experienced professionals to upgrade their knowledge and experience above all in the postgraduate study programmes, both of the faculties will strive to achieve international accreditation of study programmes by international accreditation bodies (FEANI, ECTN). With these accreditations, the transparency of both faculties’ activities and graduates will be increased in the EU and wider. With strengthening of the supporting services’ activities  at the university and with more intensive engagement of the academic/faculty staff, conditions for increased efficiency in knowledge exploitation for economic growth and new prosperous work places will be accomplished.