SCHOLARNET | European Research Networks
SCHOLARNET PROJECT | Three countries, three universities, one vision
SCHOLARNET (Building Scientific Capacity through Knowledge transfer, Exchange of Hands-on Practices, Linked Academic Research and Networking) is a 24-month long international project aimed at strengthening research excellence and narrowing the differences in terms of research potential between the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ Sofia University and renowned partners such as Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines and Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen Nuernberg.
The main project objectives are related to building scientific capacity through knowledge transfer, exchange of hands-on practices, linked academic research and networking. The implementation of the project activities is expected to lead to more effective research opportunities in the field of economic and management studies – sustainable models for innovations in public services and increasing SME competitiveness, risk management of targeted markets, creating models for institutional convergence as a factor for economic development in new Member States (institutional sustainability), replicability of successful innovative instruments, etc.
For the very first time FEBA is implementing a project aimed at increasing research capacity to support the successful development of research and human capital and to help consolidate the university’s prestige and raise its profile. The goal of the SCHOLARNET Project is to consolidate FEBA’s full research capacity with the assistance of researchers from other universities who will help with the process of developing a comprehensive research strategy. The significant expansion of research capacity will be manifested through the increased number of high-quality innovative products, more funding for research projects, participation in prestigious research fora, etc.
One of the main project objectives is to turn the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ Sofia University into a national reference research centre in the field of economic and management studies. This will have a positive impact on the research environment and the achievement of research excellence will help transform the traditional research culture. Cooperation in the field of scientific research will intensify, the effectiveness and efficiency of scientific research will improve, sustainable research networks will be built; research publications will improve in terms of quality and quantity, and there will be an increase in research activity in different target initiatives. One of the main areas of focus is the professional development of young scholars: better career opportunities through the acquisition of new key competences and knowledge; opportunities to use scientific research and the functioning of industrial networks; access to international events.
In this section we provide information on the progress of the project:
10.05.2021 | SCHOLARNET Research Capacity-Building Project – entering the second phase of implementation
31.03.2021 | The SCHOLARNET project presented the implemented activities to the management of the Sofia University and the partner universities
18.02.2021 | The audit of the first financial year of the SCHOLARNET project has been successfully completed
11.12.2020 | Academic spin-offs, innovations in times of crisis, and Education 4.0 challenges were discussed in the SCHOLARNET workshops
30.11.2020 | Despite the physical distance still a very close virtual collaboration! Exciting insights into research and discussions during the virtual jubilee conference on “Just and Smart Transitions” in Sofia
09.11.2020 | Young scholars’ workshop, a new scientific journal and a website are some of the SCHOLARNET activities, which will be implemented by the end of 2020
08.11.2020 | EU funded project “SCHOLARNET“ kicked-off in cooperation with universities from Bulgaria and France
06.11.2020 | Deputy Minister Karina Angelieva and Prof. Anastas Gerdzhikov officially launched the SCHOLARNET project
26.10.2020 | The implementation of a two-year international project for strengthening the scientific and teaching capacity SCHOLARNET has started
Information for Research and Teaching Associates | PhD's
In this section we provide information for doctoral students (conferences, summer schools, joined research projects, lectures etc.):
13.10.2021 | Professor Voigt gives an inspiring keynote on digital and platform-based business models at the University of Sofia
09.06.2021 | International knowledge exchange during 2nd doctoral seminar as part of the SCHOLARNET project
20.05.2021 | Warm invitation to all PhD students: Second PhD seminar as part of the SCHOLARNET project
24.03.2021 | Innovation Management and Digital Transformation of Industries and Work – PhD seminar within the SCHOLARNET project framework
09.03.2021 | First PhD seminar on “Innovation Management and Digital Transformation of Industries and Work“ within the SCHOLARNET cooperation
01.12.2020 | Summary of the first day of the FEBA jubilee conference – Just and Smart Transitions
Information for Business Representatives and External Stakeholders
In this section we provide information for external partners and inform about ongoing projects and cooperations (research projects, lectures, discussion panels, etc.). Currently we are looking for interest parties to join the project. Please feel free to contact us in case you would like to participate and to support our project goals.