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Graduate School of Government and European Studies

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Graduate School of Government and European Studies
Predoslje 39, 4000 Kranj
www.fds.si/english

HEI: Private HEI – Faculty

Decision: The Agency Council adopted a decision to reaccredit the Graduate School of Government and European Studies at its 63rd session on 21 March 2013 for the period of seven years.

Accreditation expires on: 30 September 2020.
Full report of the group of experts

Summary:
The group of experts found that facts stated by the Graduate School of Government and European Studies in the accreditation proposal and corresponding appendices are in accordance with the actual situation. Only smaller deficiencies were found in the accreditation proposal. 

In its pedagogical, scientific and research mission, the graduate school focuses on government and European studies with the following study programmes Public Administration (first, second and third cycle) and International and Diplomatic Studies (second cycle), as well as with other activities. Educational programme of the graduate school differs from other more administrative study programmes of public administration by providing students predominantly broad legal knowledge. The graduate school is mostly integrated in the environment of Gorenjska region (to a great extent also Štajerska region) where it provides education for human resources from the public sector and less so from the private sector. It faces problems characteristic for domestic private faculties; however, during the last decade, it excelled i.e. by achieving a great share of acknowledged and distinguished HE teachers, increasing the range of scientific research work and publications, as well as expanding international cooperation in the field of research and education.

In light of improvement, the graduate school should:

  • Formalize its quality assurance procedures by appointing people responsible for quality assurance and improving the contents of Quality Manual.
  • Include more team work in the development of study programmes, cooperate with the environment of practice and improve the inclusion of students in research work, especially students of second and third cycle study programmes.
  • Expand the teaching of foreign languages; strengthen research-analytic contents of particular courses (also with ICT), and more thoroughly elaborate competences and their monitoring.
  • Supplement career counselling and work out the strategy of monitoring graduates and their employment.
  • Continue to improve international cooperation and the exchange of students and teachers.
  • Implement complementary e-learning as soon as possible.
  • Stimulate the publication of all written theses (first, second and third cycle) in e-form and implement computer monitoring of plagiarism.
     

Study Programme

Cycle, Type

Council Decision

Full Report

International and Diplomatic Studies

Second

63rd session, 21 March 2013

Re-accreditation

Public Administration

Second

63rd session, 21 March 2013

Re-accreditation