Norway Grants and EEA Grants 2014–2021
Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

Development of an Expert Support System for Competency Assessment in Higher Education (RESPO-VI)

Programme area:

Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeship and Youth Entrepreneurship


Improved institutional cooperation at all levels of education (formal and informal)


New teaching and learning practices for work and life developed and knowledge and good practices shared on advancing skills and competencies in education

Project title:

Development of an Expert Support System for Competency Assessment in Higher Education

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Project Promoter:

The Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School

Project Partners:

Partner 1: Temida computer engineering company, Ltd
Partner 2: International Institute for the Implementation of Sustainable Development
Partner 3: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NOR)

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Co-financing source:

Norway Grants and corresponding Slovenian contribution

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Main project results:

Improved STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competencies of students in using the RESPO-VI application and conducting trainings; improved cross-sectoral and bilateral cooperation between higher education institutions, companies and non-governmental organizations in the implementation of digital solutions for monitoring the development of competences in students.

Project summary:

Higher education is facing changes that bring new forms of acquisition and transfer of knowledge and competences that involve innovative models of formal and informal training. They intertwine and build on artificial intelligence and mass data. University teachers and students are forced to develop the competences of Society 5.0 and Industry 4.0, which was already indicated by the Covid-19 pandemic which revealed the gaps between current skills and the skills that the industry needs due to the constant technological progress. The general goal of the project is to use decision support systems to monitor the development of STEM students’ competencies during formal and informal education, which they need for an easier transition into the 21st century society. The specific objectives of the project are: to identify the general and specific skills of STEM students for the labour market; promote cross-sectoral and bilateral exchange of good practices in the use of digital tools for the development of 21st century skills; to design a new teaching and learning approach for students with the RESPO-VI system that provides support in decision-making.

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