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ALUMNI Indicator as a Criterion for Evaluating the Quality of Academic Institutions (pp. 113-119)

Snezana Sando, Miroslav Ferencak
This paper presents the model for ranking the quality of academic institutions, based on combination of academic and non – academic criteria. Each of the criteria consists of several indicators which are given certain relevance. The authors focused especially on the value of the ALUMNI indicator, which are given a total of 25% of the gravity factor. The use of this model will allow the forming of adequate methodology for the national ranking of the academic institutions.

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Research in Industrial Engineering and Management: An Explorative Survey among Seven European IEM Departments (pp. 105-111)

Fiorella Brustolin, Gerald H. Jonker
The foundation of IEM departments in Europe has been accompanied by the rise of a new, complex research area, characterized by the interconnection among disciplines and the application of real life cases. This survey, based on discussions carried out at a European IEM symposium on this topic and on short interviews of the participants, illustrates the kaleidoscopic nature of IEM research and of the history of a set of seven IEM departments. IEM departments have shared research areas with closely linked academic disciplines as management, engineering and natural sciences. However, the symposium participants reported common issues and difficulties in conducting and developing IEM research, relative to the acceptation and recognition of IEM by colleagues from these traditional academic disciplines.Theanalysis of the survey data leaded to an insight in the possible causes of this phenomenon.IEM research represents a novel research approach with respect to that of classical academic disciplines, as far as its nature, methodology, and scope are concerned. This might cause a clear difficulty in aligning IEM research to the traditional academic research lines of the institutions where IEM is embedded.

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Software Technologies for the Analysis of Blood Flow in the Human Body (pp. 99-104)

Aleksandar Nikolic, Milan Blagojevic, Miroslav Zivkovic, Aleksandar Aleksic, Slobodan Savic
This paper presents an overview on software technologies used in study of blood flow in the human body. Basic equations of fluid flow are presented and the basis for creating an independent software package PAK-F for the calculation of viscous fluid flow. The carotid artery bifurcation fluid flow simulations are compared by software PAK-F and COMSOL Multiphysics in the case study. Geometry of the carotid artery bifurcation is obtained through the analysis of images from CT scanner. Finite element model is created on real 3d geometry model. Presented numerical results show that developed software PAK-F corresponds well with results from COMSOL Multiphysic,

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Kaizen Workshop as an Important Element of Continuous Improvement Process (pp. 93-98)

Nedeljko Stefanic, Natasa Tosanovic, Miro Hegedic
Nowadays continuous improvement process is part of every world class manufacturing company. As such there is variety of different tools which help to manage it and lead it in the proper direction. Outcome of continuous improvement activities is flexible production with shorter lead time, and satisfied customer. To accomplish above mentioned goals, one of possible methods which can be used is kaizen. This paper presents basics of kaizen, and why it is important to conduct regular kaizen workshops as part of Continuous Improvement Process in a company. Also a Case Study about results of kaizen workshop in one Croatian Company is presented.

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IEM Graduates Transition to the Labour Market: The Importance of Internships (pp. 83-92)

Marlene Amorim, Carina Pimentel, Maria Joao Rosa
This paper addresses the role of internships for the transition of IEM graduates to the labour market. We conducted an exploratory study with former graduates from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in order to develop our understanding about the role of internships for: i) the consolidation of knowledge acquired by students in IEM academic subjects; ii) the development of other competences which are not prevalent in IEM curriculum; iii) students’ subsequent professional integration, and their specialization in a given IEM sector or functional area. The paper provides a contribution for the development of knowledge about IEM internships, and offers insights for their improvement, notably for the articulation between the academia and the industry.

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