Prof. Marin Milković, PhD, Rector of the University North, prof. Goran Kozina, PhD, Vice Rector for Finance and General Affairs and prof. Anica Hunjet, PhD, Vice-Rector for Science and Artistic Work and International Cooperation of the University North within the ERASMUS + mobility program in the academic year 2020/2021. at the beginning of September 2021, visited University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt. At the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt, there are 4 undergraduate study programs, 9 graduate study programs, and two joint doctoral studies in the social sciences, economics and interdisciplinary social sciences in which the University North participates.
The International Joint Cross-Border Doctoral Program "International Economic Relations and Management" is conducted by the Universities of Pula, Bratislava, Sopron, Prague and Mostar and the University of the North, in cooperation with the administrative and organizational partner University of Applied Sciences, Burgenland, Eisenstadt, Austria.
Important elements of this joint study are primarily scientific research European and international projects, research projects with the economy, technology transfer, development of entrepreneurial spirit, international context and the acquisition of modern competencies.
International Joint Cross-Border Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study "Educational and Communication Sciences" is conducted in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana, International Burch University of Sarajevo, University of Mostar with administrative and organizational support from the University of Applied Sciences, Burgenland, Eisenstadt, Austria.
International joint doctoral programs are considered to be the most important generator of the internationalization of European education and research; have an important role to play in fostering inter-university cooperation based on the development of international research and mentoring experiences; encourage the development of skills necessary for the transfer of new knowledge among partners in a joint study.
For the purpose of teaching, the mentioned professors participated in the teaching program of the joint doctoral study in International Economic Relations and Management, in consultative classes with PhD candidates.
Students were guided through the process of researching and writing scientific papers in order to produce well-organized and clearly presented scientific papers and hypotheses, and finally doctoral dissertations.
In addition, on September 10, 2021, promotions of doctoral students of the joint doctoral study programme International Economic Relations and Management were held at the Esterhazy Castle, Eisenstadt, Austria. At the above joint study, 15 doctors of science were promoted, and we especially emphasize that two doctors of science from the University North were promoted, Ivana Martinčević, PhD and Vesna Sesar, PhD.
Ivana Martinčević, PhD, defended her PhD theisis on February 24, 2020, the topic of Ivana Martinčević's doctoral dissertation was "Influence of the use of social networks on the export activity of Croatian export companies", under the mentorship of prof. Goran Kozina, PhD.
Vesna Sesar, PhD, on October 23, 2020, the topic of the dissertation "The Influence of Continuous Improvement System on Company's Business Performance in Croatian Companies with Certified Management System" under the mentorship of prof. Anice Hunjet, PhD.