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 Stability Pact
 

           
 The Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe was launched in 1999 as the first comprehensive conflict prevention strategy of the international community, aimed at strengthening the efforts of the countries of South Eastern Europe in fostering peace, democracy, respect for human rights and economic prosperity. The Stability Pact provided a framework to stimulate regional co-operation and expedite integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures. The Pact’s secretariat, located in Brussels, was organised into three units each dealing with an issue area:
  •     Working Table I : focusing on democratisation and human rights;
  •     Working Table II: focusing on economic reconstruction, co-operation and development matters;
  •     Working Table III: with security issues.  (more...)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           




 Academic Reconstruction of South Eastern Europe

   Academic Reconstruction of South Eastern Europe was established in late 1999 and has been administered by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). It was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office from German contribution to the Stability Pact. The objectives of the programme are :
  • rapid and sustainable improvement to the quality of education in SEE (South Eastern Europe);
  • the establishment of teaching and research networks;
  • support for young academically qualified experts from the region.
   It aims at creating Centers of Excellence in SEE and at fostering cross-border co-operation within South Eastern Europe. Key subject areas are: engineering, information technology, agriculture and forestry, health and social sciences, law, economics and business studies.

    Programme components
 Subject related partnerships between German and South Eastern European universities, and qualification of regional scholarship holder groups in key subject areas at South Eastern European and German universities. (more...)





 Center of Excellence for Applications of Mathematics
  

   
The project  "Center of Excellence for Applications of Mathematics" is one of the 26 projects funded by the DAAD program  "Academic Reconstruction of South Eastern Europe. The project work concentrates on establishing a "Centre of Excellence for Applications of Mathematics" to act as a strong beacon in the field of applied mathematics in the region. First steps into this direction were made at the University of Novi Sad. 

    Under the lead coordination of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia and the University of Duisburg-Essen, a joint regional study and research network has been created with partners in Blagoevgrad, Chisinau, Cluj-Napoca, Dubrovnik, Niš, Novi Sad, Osijek, Plovdiv, Podgorica, Pristina, Skopje, Sarajevo, Tirana and Zagreb whose roots network actually extend as far back as into the 1930s, namely to the "Union of Balkan Mathematicians".

    The founding of the new "Mathematical Society of South-Eastern Europe" (MASSEE) in Borovets (Bulgaria) in 2003 involved the decisive contribution by several project participants. This society will continue to be decisively borne by the members of the DAAD project.
    Regional intensive courses will particularly promote those sections of mathematics and mathematical computing that are used in engineering and information technology. A lively exchange of scientists and researchers has above all developed between Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria, while recent years have also seen other countries from the region integrated as members.
    The special programme on Functional Integration has made it possible to invite excellent scientists and researchers – who originally came from the South Eastern European region and who have now established themselves in German academia and science – to complete longer stays at their original universities and so reintegrate these into the region by means of functional tasks and responsibilities.
    Some South Eastern European scientists and researchers have also been offered opportunities to visit Germany to gain insights into the science and research structures established there
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 Coordinators and Partners


 
  German coordinators :  University of Duisburg-Essen - Prof. Dr. dr. h.c. Heiner Gonska
                                          
Ruhr-University of Bochum   - Acad. Councilor Dr. Daniela Kacso
                   

 The participating partners in South Eastern Europe are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia:




    Activities


    1. Intensive courses planned for 2010:
  • "Molecular and Medical Image Analysis with Applications in Biology", in Nis (Serbia);
  • "Mathematical Approaches to Learning Processes", in Macedonia;
  • "Chaos, Expansions and It Calculus", in Novi Sad (Serbia);
  • "Hyperbolic Geometry and Arithmetics (Applications of the Selberg Trace Formula)", in Sarajevo (Bosnia);
  • "Homogenization and beyond", in Croatia.

     2. Recent intensive courses:
       
      2009
  • "Algebraic Structures and their Applications in Coding Theory and Cryptography" in Ohrid, (Macedonia); 
  • "Automatic Differentiation and Optimization with Applications to Singular Problems" in Novi Sad, (Serbia);
  • "Applications of Harmonic Analysis on Totally Disconnected Groups (and Applications in Coding)" in Sarajevo, (Bosnia);
  • "Parallel Programming in Mathematical Modeling" in Chisinau, (Moldavia);
  • "Measure Theoretical Tools in Partial Differential Equations" in Budva, (Montenegro). (more...)
        3. Academic Exchange:  
  • scholarships for students and graduates;
  • teaching and research stays for university professionals;
  • project coordination/planning measures;
  • support for German language courses;
  • reintegration assistance for academics returning to their home university ("functional integration").

 



   Publications

   Selected recent publications resulting from the project

  1. Ackovska, N.; Madevska BogdanovaA., New support vector machines-based approach over DNA chip data, INNOVATIONS 2008, 16-18 December 2008, Al Ain, UAE, 978-1-4244-3397-1/08, IEEE. 
  2. Aleksic, J.; Mitrovic, D., On the compactness for two dimensional scalar conservation law with discontinuous flux. Comm. Math. Sci. 7 (2009), 963-971.
  3. Aleksic, J.; Mitrovic, D.; Pilipovic, S., Hyperbolic conservation laws with nonlinear diffusion and linear dispersion in heterogeneous media. J. Evolution Equations 9 (2009), 809-828.
  4. Atanackovic, T. M.; Konjik, S.; Pilipovic, S., Variational problems with fractional derivatives: Euler-Lagrange equations.  J. Phys. A  41  (2008),  no. 9, 095201, 12 pp.
  5. Avdispahic, M.; Smajlovic, L., Euler constants for a Fuchsian group of the first kind. Acta Arith. 131 (2008), no. 2, 125-143.(more...)

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