Cooperation for the development of experts in transport and logistics
On 15 May 2019, at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, a Partnership Agreement related to a three-year ProLog project was signed. The Agreement was signed by the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, the Faculty of Maritime Studies of the University of Rijeka, University North, Ericsson Nikola Tesla and Orbico. The project aims to develop the higher education standards of the profession, qualification standards and study programs on the basis of the Croatian Qualifications Framework in transport and logistics. The project is based on resources from the European Social Fund, Operational Programme Efficient Human Resources 2014-2020.
As a partner from the private sector, Ericsson Nikola Tesla will actively participate in this project to improve study programs in the transport domain. By connecting the holders of the study programs with employers’ needs, a qualification standard will be developed with a focus on competences which are adapted to labor market needs. The students will be able to attend study programs which suit labor market requirements. This will enable them to actively participate in the boosting of the Croatian economy as qualified experts.
Tomislav Josip Mlinarić, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences spoke about the important role faculties play in bringing changes to the education system. The aim of this project is to adapt education programs to the market needs. Mr Mlinarić believes that engaging the strongest Croatian companies in the field of transport solutions and logistics in ProLog project guarantees the success of this project.
Gordana Kovačević, MSc, president of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, expressed her satisfaction with the signed agreement and highlighted the Company’s long-term cooperation with the academia, especially STEM faculties from Croatia and abroad, including the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences: “Our company has over 3200 employees and the largest research and development center in Croatia. We are part of the global processes for developing technology of the future and in this way we improve the competitiveness of the Croatian economy. New technologies will significantly change and influence the transport industry as we know it, especially in the domain of intelligent transport systems and logistics. Possibilities of advanced solutions are demonstrated in use cases related to traffic and transport, which are enabled by technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence as well as augmented and virtual reality. We should all encourage the development and employment of the young and ensure that they stay in Croatia. I believe that ProLog project will play a significant role in this demanding and important process.”
After the ceremony of signing the Agreement, project goals, planned activities, time limits and responsibilities of all partner institutions were presented.
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