Statistical report on students’ enrolmentMetadataPeriod: AnnualYear: 2020
|02. Metadata update|
|03. Statistical presentation|
|04. Unit of measure|
|05. Reference Period|
|06. Institutional Mandate|
|08. Release policy|
|09. Frequency of dissemination|
|10. Accessibility and clarity|
|11. Quality management|
|13. Accuracy and reliability|
|14. Timeliness and punctuality|
|15. Coherence and comparability|
|16. Cost and Burden|
|17. Data revision|
|18. Statistical processing|
|01.1. Contact organisation|
Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
|01.2. Contact organisation unit|
Sector of Social Statistics
Department of Statistics of Education, Science and Culture
|01.3. Contact name|
|01.4. Contact person function|
Head of Division, Group for Higher Education, Culture and Science
|01.5. Contact mail address|
Belgrade, 11050 Milana Rakića 5, Serbia
|01.6. Contact email address|
|01.7. Contact phone number|
+381 11 2410414
|01.8. Contact fax number|
|02. Metadata update||Top|
|02.1. Metadata last certified|
|02.2. Metadata last posted|
|02.3. Metadata last update|
|03. Statistical presentation||Top|
|03.1. Data description|
The data are collected on the basis of the survey: "Statistical report for enrollment of students (SV-20)" conducted on the basis of the Law on Official Statistics ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 104/2009).
Reporting units for tertiary education surveys are all higher education institutions – universities, faculties, art academies and higher schools whatever the ownership is.
|03.2. Classification system|
|03.3. Coverage - sector|
Higher education sector.
|03.4. Statistical concepts and definitions|
Students are enrolled in accredited study programs organized by a higher education institution in the manner prescribed by the Law on Higher Education.
Higher education institutions where students are enrolled are educational institutions where educational and scientific process is carried out in view of preparing specialists to work in corresponding areas, according to specially regulated curricula.
The activity of tertiary education is performed by the following higher education institutions: university, faculty, i.e. art academy within a university; academy of applied studies; higher school and higher school of applied studies.
|03.5. Statistical unit|
|03.6. Statistical population|
|03.7. Reference area|
Republic of Serbia (without data for Kosovo and Metohija).
|03.8. Coverage - Time|
The school year is being watched.
|03.9. Base period|
|04. Unit of measure||Top|
|04. Unit of measure|
Number of students, number of higher education institutions.
|05. Reference Period||Top|
|05. Reference Period|
Data refer to the last school year.
|06. Institutional Mandate||Top|
|06.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements|
The Official Statistics Law („Official Gazette of the RS“, No. 104/09) specifies the legal framework for the production and dissemination of official statistics and also for the organization of the system of official statistics of the Republic of Serbia. Nevertheless, the Official Statistics Law, together with the five-year Statistical Programme over the period 2016 – 2020 and the annual implementation plans, provides the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS) with a clear and broad legal mandate to collect and access the data needed for the execution of the Statistical Programme and the Implementation Plan.
In addition, pursuant to Article 18, paragraph 2 of the Law on Official Statistics (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No 104/09) and Article 42, paragraph 1 of the Law on Government Administration (“Official Gazette of the RS” No 55/05, 71/05‐corrigendum, 101/07, 65/08, 16/11, 68/12 - decision of the Constitutional Court, 72/12, 7/14 - decision of the Constitutional Court, 44/14 and 30/18 - other law), the Government adopts every year a regulation that defines the plan for official statistics.
|06.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing|
|07.1. Confidentiality - policy|
Pursuant to Article 46 of the Law on Official Statistics (“Official Gazette of RS”, number 104/09), Articles 7 and 35 of the Law on Government Administration (“Official Gazette of RS ”, No 79/05, 101/07, 95/10, 99/14, 47/18 и 30/18 - other law) and Articles 9, 15, 16 and 18 of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Interest (“Official Gazette of RS”, No120/04, 54 /07 104/09, 36/10 and 105/21), Director of the SORS hereby adopt Rulebook on statistical data protection in the statistical office of the Republic of Serbia. The Rulebook lays down the measures to be implemented so as to protect data and information in the SORS.
In addition, Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
|07.2. Confidentiality - data treatment|
The protection of secret data and documents shall be done in accordance with the Law on Data Secrecy. Confidential data from Article 3 of the Rulebook are considered official secret and cannot be published or communicated, that is, they cannot be part of aggregated data from which individual data can be identified. Individual data can be given only to the owner of those data. Only the employees of the Office authorized by decision of the Director of the Office shall have access to confidential data from administrative sources.
Also, if SORS transmits data with a confidentiality flag or an embargo date, these data are not disseminated until the confidentiality flag is lifted in a subsequent data transmission or the embargo expired.
|08. Release policy||Top|
|08.1. Release calendar|
This indicator is available at the end of June in the Statistical Release on the website of the SORS:
|08.2. Release calendar access|
External users can find the exact date of publication in the calendar located on the Institute's website.
|08.3. Release policy - user access|
External users can find information in the Special publication on the Institute's website.
In line with the Community legal framework and the European Statistics Code of Practice Eurostat disseminates European statistics on Eurostat's website respecting professional independence and in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably. The detailed arrangements are governed by the Eurostat protocol on impartial access to Eurostat data for users
|09. Frequency of dissemination||Top|
|09. Frequency of dissemination|
|10. Accessibility and clarity||Top|
|10.1. Dissemination format - News release|
|10.2. Dissemination format - Publications|
Special publication "Higher Education"
|10.3. Dissemination format - online database|
Database on SORS and Eurostat website.
|10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access|
Available at the request of international organizations, researchers, etc. The request must be sent to the dissemination group (to the official email address: email@example.com ) which will start the process of creating a cooperation agreement after receiving the approval of the top management.
|10.5. Dissemination format - other|
|10.6. Documentation on methodology|
Abbreviated methodology on the web site of the SORS
|10.7. Quality management - documentation|
The ESS Metadata Handler.
|11. Quality management||Top|
|11.1. Quality assurance|
Quality is provided by strict implementation of definitions and conceptual frameworks of European Statistics and through validation of data. Major deviations and inconsistencies were not observed.
|11.2. Quality management - assessment|
Data is collected from reliable sources applying standards with regard to the OECD methodology and ensuring a high degree of comparability across countries.
|12.1. User needs|
The main beneficiary is the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development as well as other ministries.
Also, beneficiaries are international institutions and researchers, students and all who are doing analysis in the field of higher education.
|12.2. User satisfaction|
Annual reports on students enrolled in higher education institutions provide a complete and consistent overview of enrolled students in the Republic of Serbia, in accordance with Eurostat's requirements.
|13. Accuracy and reliability||Top|
|13.1. Overall accuracy|
|13.2. Sampling error|
|13.3. Non-sampling error|
|14. Timeliness and punctuality||Top|
According to Transmission Programme data should be transmitted to Eurostat within 6 months after the end of the reference year, as previous data (t+6), and t+12 month, as final data.
The SORS shall submit the data within the prescribed time limit.
|15. Coherence and comparability||Top|
|15.1. Comparability - geographical|
Comparability is ensured by applying common definitions and methodological frameworks based on international methodologies and standards.
|15.2. Comparability - over time|
The data have been available since 2007 and the comparison is feasible because there is no deviation from the proposed international methodology.
|15.3. Coherence - cross domain|
|15.4. Coherence - internal|
|16. Cost and Burden||Top|
|16. Cost and Burden|
|17. Data revision||Top|
|17.1. Data revision - policy|
The general audit policy as an official document is available on the RZS intranet site. Revised data is available in the RZS database as soon as their validation is performed.
|17.2. Data revision - practice|
Published data are considered final, unless otherwise stated. Corrections and revisions are possible.
Significant methodological changes are announced and users can be informed about them on the SORS website.
|18. Statistical processing||Top|
|18.1. Source data|
The source of data is the Statistical Questionnaire on students enrolled in a higher education institution.
|18.2. Frequency of data collection|
Data are collected annually.
|18.3. Data collection|
One part of the reporting units-the higher education institution delivers filled-in questionnaires to the electronic SORS, and one part of the reporting units takes the questionnaire from the SORS website and returns statistics at the end of December of the current year (n) for the reference year (n-1) in an file form.
|18.4. Data validation|
Data on students enrolled in a higher education institution are controlled in order to ensure their accuracy and completeness. Control is done internally, by the SORS and externally, by Eurostat.
|18.5. Data compilation|