Towards Improvement of the Study Programme Quality: Alumni Tracking Information System

  • Danijel Mijic
  • Dragan Jankovic
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 150)


The quality of study programmes in higher education is essential for the education of graduates with a high level of knowledge in the subject field. Many factors influence the quality of study programmes, such as curriculum design, available human and material resources, and continual improvement and innovation according to the recent advancements in the field. According to standards for quality assurance in higher education area, improvement of study programme quality should involve all relevant stakeholders, especially graduated students, employers and organizations from the professional field. Establishing and maintaining connections to the stakeholders is a challenging job for higher education institutions. This paper describes a possible solution to information system for tracking information about graduated students - alumni, and its possible contribution to improvement and innovation of study programmes.


Quality Assurance High Education Institution Study Programme Relevant Stakeholder Organizational Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danijel Mijic
    • 1
  • Dragan Jankovic
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of East SarajevoEast SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.Faculty of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of NisNisSerbia

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