HONRARY COUNSLATE GENERAL OF MONTENEGRO IN INDIA

Before 1868, there were only a few elementary schools in Montenegro. But between 1868 and 1875, 72 new schools opened serving approximately 3000 students. Elementary education became mandatory and was provided free. In 1869, a teachers' seminary school and the Girls' Institute were opened in Cetinje. The Girls' Institute was a specialized school for teachers of the elementary schools. In 1875, an agricultural school was opened in the newly developed town of Danilovgrad, but the school closed two years later due to the war with Turkey. Subsequently, a similar school opened inPodgorica in 1893. Increasingly, younger, educated Montenegrins took key positions in the growing government administration. In 1880, the first 'lower classical gymnasium' (grades 5-8) was opened. In 1902, it developed into a 'higher classical gymnasium' (grades 9-12). In 1899, Montenegro had 75 public and 26 private schools

The educational system is uniformed. The school curriculum includes the history and culture of all ethnic groups. The language of instruction is Montenegrin (Serbian Bosniak, Croatian), and so isAlbanian in some elementary and secondary schools where there is significant presence of Albanians. All students up to Secondary schools are enrolled in public schools, which are financed from the republic's budget. In December 2008, Montenegrin Education Minister Sreten Škuletić said that in 2009, all school text books will be printed in the Montenegrin language as part of an educational reform. This will also include Dictionaries and grammar books.

Elementary education


Elementary education in Montenegro is free and compulsory for all the children between the age of 6 and 14, when children attend the nine-year school (eight-year program is no longer in use).

Secondary education


Secondary schools are divided in three types, and children attend one depending on their choice and their elementary school grades:
  • Gymnasium (Gimnazija), lasts for four years and offer general and broad education. It is considered a preparatory school for college, and hence the most prestigious.
  • Professional schools (StruÄ�na Å¡kola) last for three or four years and specialize students in certain fields, while still offering relatively broad education.
  • Vocational schools (Zanatska Å¡kola) last for three years, without an option of continuing education and specialize in narrow vocations.


Tertiary education


Tertiary level institutions are divided into Higher education (Više obrazovanje) and High education (Visoko obrazovanje) level faculties.
  • Colleges (Fakultet) and art academies (akademija umjetnosti) last between 4 and 6 years (one year is two semesters long) and award diplomas equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.

Higher schools (Viša škola) lasts between two and four years.

Post-graduate education

Post-graduate education (post-diplomske studije) is offered after tertiary level and offers Masters' degrees, Ph.D. and specialization education.

  1. Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi (High school diploma)
  2. Diploma (Diploma Višeg Obrazovanja)
  3. Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja (Bachelor's degree)
  4. Magistar Nauka (Master's degree)
  5. Doktor Nauka (Doctorate)
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University of Montengero


The University of Montenegro is a university located in Podgorica, Montenegro. It was founded in 1974 and is organized in 20 Faculties. (Click photograph to know more)

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University of Donja Gorica


The University of Donja Gorica, also known as simply UDG is a private university located in Donja Gorica, a suburb of Podgorica, Montenegro. The University was established in 2007, as the second private university in Montenegro. Its building covers an area of 16,700 m2 and currently represents the largest privately owned facility in the country. (Click photograph to know more)

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Mediterranean University


Mediterranean University (Serbian: Univerzitet Mediteran) is a university located in Podgorica, Montenegro. It was founded on 30 May 2006, is the first private university established in Montenegro and is organized in 6 faculties. The university is member of the Balkan Universities Network. (Click photograph to know more)

07/11/2005


Report on the First Meeting of the EFA National Forum


"Montenegro on the road of the Education for All"
Report on the First Meeting of the EFA National Forum


Report.pdf



20/09/2004


Press conference following the first meeting of the National Forum of Education for Al


Bojka Djukanovic

The statement issued by National Coordinator of Education for All Project in Montenegro Bojka Djukanovic.







09/09/2004


The First Meeting of the National Forum for Education for All (EFA) - Montenegro


EFA

The First Meeting of National Forum for Education for All (EFA), organized by the Montenegrin Ministry of Education and Science, will take place from September 18 21, 2004 in Podgorica.

30/04/2015


Public Call for Appointment Of Experts From And Abroad, For List Of Experts For Accreditation Of Study Programmes


With the aim to create a list of experts for accreditation and re-accreditation, and pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 3 of the Law on Higher Education (“Official Gazzette of Montenegro“, 44/14), Ministry of Education has announced PUBLIC CALL for appointment of experts from and abroad, for list of experts for accreditation of study programmes.





15/01/2013


Table of Accredited HEIs


Table of accredited HEIs



24.06.2005

Dublin: 12th Joint Meeting of the ENIC/NERIC Networks


Vanja Drljevic in dublin

12th Joint Meeting of the ENIC and NARIC Networks, organized by UNESCO-CEEPES, Council of Europe and the Irish ENIC/NERIC Network, was held from 12 - 14 June 2005 in Dublin. Montenegrin representative in Dublin was Vanja Drljevic, head of ENIC Centre in Montenegro.

26/02/2014


Announcement: ECDL certificates awarded to education workers in Pljevlja and Zabljak


The ECDL certificates will be officially awarded to education workers in Pljevlja and Zabljak at the XIX Scientific-vocational meeting IT2014, on Wednesday 26 February 2014, at 16:30 in the Municipal hall of Zabljak.





31/01/2014


The application "Surf smartly" for the Android platform


A pilot project "We connect generations" has been successfully implemented in the first half of 2012. From September 2013, the project is implemented under the slogan "Conquer the internet, surf smartly!" This unique project on safe internet is created so that children, their parents and teachers should educate themselves and acquire the skills for making internet positive experience, alongside with strengthening the feeling of security in a digital environment.





30/01/2014


The ECDL project day in Tivat


On 29 January 2014 at 14h, in the framework of the project "ECDL-FOR DIGITAL MONTENEGRO", education workers received certificates at the ceremony held in Music school in Tivat.





27/02/2004


MEIS (Montengrin Education Information System) - Main Project on Education Information System of Montenegro


MEIS

Ministry of Education and Science of Montenegro has started implementing of ICT (Information Communication Technology) in Montenegrin education system. Development of MEIS (Montengrin Education Information System) is a basic component for implementing ICT. Project was adopted on 13 February 2004 at the meeting of the Council for ICT


MEIS.pdf



26/05/2003


THE RESULTS OF THE ICT SURVEY IN MONTENEGRO REVIEW


There were 21 municipalities with 168 Primary schools, (Central and Branch), 45 Secondary schools and 10 pupil-student dormitories polled in Montenegro through the ICT Survey organised by The Ministry of Education and Science of Montenegro in April 2002. The survey comprised 149 Primary schools, 45 Secondary Schools, and 10 pupil-student dormitories.

06/05/2014


Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition


Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition - A global initiative to empower young entrepreneurs and innovators for positive change





27/02/2014


Interview for ,The United World Colleges“ scholarships for 2014/2015 and 2015/2016


An interview with the second-grade best students from Montenegrin secondary high schools which were proposed by their teaching council will be held on Monday 10 March 2014, in the Ministry of Education’s premises, Directorate for Higher Education, Rimski trg bb, beginning at 10h, for one out of the three scholarships of the „United World Colleges“ for the school 2014/2015 and 2015/2016:





10/02/2014


Press release: Minister of Education Slavoljub Stijepovic met the Romanian Ambassador Ferdinand Nagy


Minister of Education Slavoljub Stijepovic with his colleagues hosted the Ambassador of Romania in Montenegro, His Excellency Ferdinand Nagy.





13/12/2013


Regional ministerial conference on inclusive education, Istanbul


At the Regional Ministerial Conference on Education, held in Istanbul from 10th to 13th December 2013, Montenegro’s Minister of Education presented the national educational policy of inclusive education.





07/02/2005


Press release: Montenegro Educator Development Programme (MEDP)


MEDP
On Monday, February 7th at the Ministry of Education and Science a meeting of leaders and staff of the Ministry of Education and Science and Bureau for Educational Services and Canadian expert team, sponsored by CIDA, was held. Participants at the meeting were also representatives of the World Bank, government of Finland as well as international partners and donors that provide notable support to education process in Montenegro: UNDP, UNICEF and FOSI ROM.





20/01/2005


Representatives of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) on a working visit to Montenegro


In the course of preparing for launch of Montenegro Educator Development Programme (MEDP), team of experts from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) payed an official visit to Montenegro.





27/10/2004


Capacity Development Programme for the State Administration of Montenegro (CDP)


This programme of institutional capacity-building is designed to contribute to successful achievement by the Government of Montenegro of its own strategic aims to develop governance and public administration in Montenegro to levels of efficiency and performance consistent with general European standards, and principles of democracy and the rule of law, with the ultimate purpose of improving the quality of life of the citizens of Montenegro.
In particular, the programme will aim to strengthen the government's overall capacity to make and administer policy in accordance with its own strategic priorities, to participate in the process of stabilisation and association with the European Union, and to play a full part in the integration of Serbia and Montenegro in the wider international community.
CDP.doc





11/10/2004


Support in Vocational Education and Training in Montenegro


The first meeting on launching the project Support in Vocational Education and Training in Montenegro was held today at the Ministry of Education and Science.





01/10/2004


Experts from the World bank visited Montenegro


As a part of preparations for a loan that the World bank is planning to give for educational reform in Montenegro, experts Toby Linden and Tanja Boskovic payed their second visit to Montenegro.





24/08/2004


First visit of Allan Norley, consultant for teacher training


As a part of the Japanese grant for preparation of application for the World Bank loan to fund education reform in Montenegro, Allan Norley, consultant for teacher training is currently paying a visit to Montenegro.





21/11/2003


Donor Conference 24 Nov 2003 in Podgorica


Donor Conference on Education Reform The Republic of Montenegro Organized by The Ministry of Education and Science Podgorica, 24 November 2003.
Donor Conference.doc





27/10/2003


Foundation Open Society Institute - Representative Office Montenegro (FOSI ROM)


Foundation Open Society Institute - Representative Office Montenegro (FOSI ROM), is a non-governmental and non-profit organization established in March 2002 after the reorganization of the Open Society Institute - Montenegro, with an aim to support development of the civil society and reform programs in Montenegro.





06/08/2003


Preliminary Letter of Invitation for Donor Conference on Education Reform in Montenegro

Ministry of Education and Science is planning to organize one-day donor conference on education reform in Montenegro in the third week of November 2003, between 17th 21st November (exact date to be confirmed shortly).
Preliminary Letter.doc





06/06/2003


Junior Achievement International and Junior Achievement International - Montenegro


Founded in 1919 in the United States, Junior Achievement has 80+ years of experience teaching students aged 6-22 the concepts of business and free market economics and encouraging entrepreneurship and ethics through coursework and hands-on activities, such as student companies and market simulation software; thereby equipping them with the skill-set necessary to compete and succeed in a business environment once they entered the workforce. This unique methodology is made possible through partnerships with local and international companies. The combined public-private sector teaching has proven to be an effective mechanism for reaching young people and motivating them to develop their business skills in a creative and practical setting and aid them in a successful transition into the workforce.

21/09/2005


Information pack: National Youth Action Plan Development Process in Montenegro

This pack is intended as an introduction to the National Youth Action Plandevelopment process PRONI is supporting the government of Montenegro to carry out. It begins with the general overview documents and a description of the entire process. After this come a series of documents detailing certain aspects of the process, specifically a more detailed description of the different groups involved in the process describing who should be in them, what their tasks and responsibilities and their relationship with other groups in the process.
National Youth Action Plan.pdf

25/03/2011


Announcement Conference Addressing quality and transparency in education and training, 13th April 2011


A conference to highlight progress in addressing the education reform agenda through the support and activities of the NQF and quality assurance in education project will be held between 10am and 2pm on the 13th April in the Congressional Hall of the Rectorate Building, University of Montenegro, Podgorica. Mr. Slavoljub Stijepovic, Minister for Education and Sports and Mr. Nicola Bertolini, Head of Operations at the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro will open the conference which is being jointly hosted by the Ministry of Education and Sports, the University of Montenegro and the IPA-funded "NQF and Quality Assurance in Education" project. This conference will mark the end of the project which closes mid May.





24/03/2011


MQF IS Training


MQF Is Training

On 17th and 18th March 17 representatives from the Bureau for Education Services, Examination Centre and the Vocational Education Centre met to be trained on, and try out, the new MQF Information System. The Information System will bring together information about the MQF and about all the qualifications that are available in the country (at all levels and through all providers) in a single place. This should make it much easier for members of the public and those who need information about the MQF and about qualifications available to locate the full range of information. The information system can be found at www.cko.edu.me.





18/03/2011


PODGORICA - SEMINAR FOR JOURNALISTS ON DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION OF THE MONTENEGRIN QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK


Seminar For Development And Adoption Of Mqf

A specialist seminar for journalists on the Montenegrin Qualifications Framework was held in Podgorica today. During this one-day training, the journalists specialising in education had an opportunity to learn about the goals, development and future challenges in the process of adopting the MQF. A representative of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Mr Enrique Aguado- Asenjo, while opening the seminar, emphasized that one of the goals of the EU is to make it easier for people to move between countries to study and work. "Europe seeks to become the most competent market based on knowledge and skills and Montenegro has to be a part of this" said Mr Aguado-Asenjo.





01/03/2011


Improving Student Learning through Effective Assessment and Feedback

On Friday, 18 February, a half day seminar was organized about this important topic for representatives of the various higher education institutions. The seminar was held at the University of Montenegro as a part of the programme of support for the Cross-faculty network members with quality assurance responsibilities provided through the EU-funded project ,National qualification framework and quality assurance in education.





21/02/2011


MQF seminar in Becici


MQF Seminar In Becici

On 10th and 11th February 25 representatives from the organisations that will be involved in the next phase of making the MQF a reality met in Becici to plan activities over the next 12 months. The adoption of a Law on National Qualification Framework in December last year means that establishment of the new bodies to support the MQF, training for staff on qualification development within the MQF and work on revising and reformulating existing educational programmes to form MQF qualifications can begin. The meeting was chaired by Ms Mubera Kurpejovic, Deputy Minister for Higher Education. Minister Stjepovic joined the group at the end of the second day's activity. Mrs Janet Swainger from the IPA-funded NQF and Quality Assurance in Education Project also helped facilitate.





11/02/2011


Graduates for the 21st Century

What attributes and values will graduates in Montenegro need in the coming decade? We cannot predict the future but we must help our students anticipate and prepare for active citizenship and continuing employability. In this process both students and their professors will need to encounter new ways of working, and deal with 'troublesome knowledge'. In a knowledge-based global economy characterised by uncertainty, complexity, risk and speed, there needs to be a new emphasis on enquiry, 'research-mindedness', problem-formulation and interdisciplinary creativity. These qualities are valuable for business and industry as well as good citizenship. Examples of such approaches from different universities will be discussed, with the challenge also for professors to become 'Academics for the 21st century'.





28/01/2011


Sets of criteria for selection of experts for Evaluation and Accreditation

On Tuesday 25th January, Council for Higher Education and Ministry of Education and Sports Working group met with members of the project team of the NQF and Quality Assurance in education project to discuss criteria for selection of experts for Evaluation and Accreditation in Higher Education. The meeting was conducted by Dr. Patricia Georgieva, leading consultant for quality assurance within the project team.





26/01/2011


A Quality Assurance Policy Seminar for Accrediting Bodies

On Tuesday 18th January, a seminar was held for the members of the Council for Higher Education and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science concerning the Framework and Regulations for External Evaluation and Accreditation in Montenegro. The seminar was organized through the EU-funded project ,"National qualification framework and quality assurance in education" and was conducted by Dr. Patricia Georgieva, leading consultant for quality assurance within the project team. Participants were informed about the generic functions of a Quality Assurance Agency including its administrative, co-ordination and decision-making functions.





25/01/2011


MQF implementation moves ahead

Now that a Law on the National Qualifications Framework has been adopted, the Ministry of Education and Sport and the IPA-funded NQF and Quality Assurance in Education project is planning a busy schedule of activities for the coming months. The new bodies to support and manage MQF implementation will be established, detailed planning about the implementation will take place, further events will be held to raise awareness about the MQF and new publications will be produced.





19/01/2011


Establishment of a national framework for qualifications in Montenegro moves a step closer

The Law on the National Qualification Framework was adopted by Parliament at the end of 2010 and was published in "Official Gazzette of Montenegro" no. 80 on 31 December. This marks the conclusion of a considerable amount of work on the development of the Law by the Department for Legal Issues and Law harmonization of the Ministry of Education and Sports and representatives from the IPA-project Working group on MQF under the Project "National Qualifications Framework and Quality Assurance in Education" within IPA 2007. The team leader of the IPA project, Janet Swainger provided technical expertise and support during this process.





14/12/2010


Using learning outcomes in tourism and hospitality

Implementation of the programme of seminars to promote cross-faculty cooperation in the higher education sector continued this week with a specialized seminar for staff in tourism and hospitality faculties. The seminar was organized on 9th December at the Faculty for International Tourist Management in Milocer. The topic of the seminar was "using learning outcomes in tourism and hospitality". It was moderated by professor Tom Baum from the Strathclyde Business School in Scotland. Professor Baum is involved in many tourism-related initiatives in higher education and is part of a renowned research group that focuses on people management in the services sector. Participants at the seminar explored the approach to developing learning outcomes for the existing and future programmes within tourism and hospitality at levels of the Montenegrin Qualification Framework.





06/12/2010


Review of the seminar of the Cross-faculty network for quality assurance held on 2nd November 2010 at the Rectorate building of the University of Montenegro

35 representatives from the sector for higher education have participated at the seminar organized for staff working at institutional and faculty level with the responsibilities in management of quality assurance. The participants came from state and private universities, as well as from the Ministry of education and science (Sector for higher education, Department for Scientific Research and TEMPUS Programme). Besides, representatives from the students' parliaments from the University of Montenegro, University of Mediteran and University Donja Gorica were present. There were three international experts who significantly contributed to the discussion: professor Ray Land and Dr Catherine Owen from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and Hugh Glenvill, a consultant from England.





06/12/2010


Briefing on MQF for members of the Senate of the University of the Mediteran

Members of the project team of the MQF and Quality Assurance in education project were kindly invited to provide a briefing about the MQF for members of the University Senate.





24/11/2010


Recent event - 11 November: Seminar for the Cross-faculty Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Montenegro: "Using internal programme reviews in order to improve student learning"

Thursday, 11 November, University of Mediteran - A seminar for the Cross-faculty QA Network members with responsibilites in quality assurance at the institutional and faculty level was organised within the EU-funded project ,"National qualification framework and quality assurance in education". The focus of the seminar was the use of internal programme reviews in order to improve student learning. The facilitator was Catherine Owen, project manager at the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.





22/11/2010


Thirty representatives from higher education institutions attended a successful seminar about "Criteria for Effective Quality Assurance Systems in Higher Education"

Designing and implementing quality systems at institution and programme level can seem a challenging task. A one-day seminar was therefore organised by the IPA NQF and Quality Assurance in education project with the aim of helping HE institutions improve their QA systems. This was the third seminar in the series of activities for the members of the Cross-Faculty QA network. The seminar was conducted by Dr Patricia Georgieva, a long-term consultant for quality assurance in higher education within the project team and an experienced practitioner in higher education quality assurance systems.





28/10/2010


The Role of Students in Quality Assurance,"A cross-faculty QA Network Seminar for members of students" University Parliaments

With the aim of recognition of students' role in improving quality in higher education, representatives from the students' Parliaments at the University of Montenegro, the University of Mediteran and the University of Dornja Gorica, met on 22nd October, for a seminar about the role of students in quality assurance. The seminar was jointly organized by the IPA-funded NQF and quality assurance project and representatives from the Students' Parliaments. Students strongly welcomed the opportunity to discuss the significance of quality assurance in their own institutional setting. They identified existing challenges in relation to good quality of their studies, and discussed possible solutions.





04/10/2010


Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area

Publication can be downloaded here.





01/10/2010


Sectoral Commissions for Qualifications meet for a second time

During the period of September 28-30. 2010 three one-day meetings of the Sectoral Commissions for qualifications - Construction and spatial development, Tourism and hospitality and Agriculture, food and veterinary were held.





15/09/2010


Montenegro Qualification Framework - Glossary of terms

This two language glossary of terms used in national qualification framework policy is intended for MQF implementers and more widely for all those involved in MQF policy. It identify as a selection of key terms that are essential for an understanding of current qualification framework policy in Montenegro and in Europe. This glossary takes into consideration a series of important recent policy developments, such as establishment of Montenegro Qualification Framework and its development.





06/09/2010


The first newsletter published by IPA Project, 'National Qualification Framework and Quality Assurance in Education'

The first newsletter is being published by IPA 07 Project, 'National Qualification Framework and Quality Assurance in Education' to mark the completion of the first 12 months of the project, the current stage of progress and the approach in the coming months.





20/07/2010


Awareness Raising Sessions About the MQF


Awareness Raising Sessions About the MQF

Two further awareness raising sessions about the MQF were held for senior members of the Montenegrin Employment Agency and for members of the Councils for VET, Adult and General Education at the beginning of July.





12/07/2010


The project reaches its half-way point!

June and July have been very busy for those working on the NQF and QA in education project which has now been running for almost 10 of its 20 month duration. A number of outputs have been completed and progress on both components is becoming increasingly noticeable. On the MQF, the development phase is almost complete and in September the implementation phase (that will help to turn the concept into a reality) will start.





17/06/2010


Awareness raising about Montenegrin Qualifications Framework enters a new stage!


series of awareness raising seminars workshops

In order to prepare people from key national institutions to apply and implement the MQF in an efficient and high quality manner, a further series of awareness raising seminars/workshops has been organized during the last two weeks. Employees in the Ministry of Education and Science, the Bureau for Education and the Examination Centre considered the whole Montenegro Qualification Framework concept and, in particular, the implications of the MQF implementation for their regular work activities.





08/06/2010


Visual identity for MQF

Strawberry I&S, a regional media and design company has been contracted to produce an MQF/CKO logo and a visual identity for the whole MQF/CKO development. In addition to the logos (Montenegrin and English versions) and accompanying book of standards, a set of templates has been commissioned. This development should help create a brand identity for the MQF and increase recognition of this important development.





20/05/2010


Working Group meetings for MQF conducted

The MQF working group met again on two occasions in May - 13th and 18th in the MOES conference room. These were full day workshops with the focus on finalizing the methodologies developed at the previous residential workshop in Pobori. Over the two days the group finalized the following methodologies:

  • Classifying a Qualification
  • Specifying a Qualification
  • Aligning an existing qualification with the MQF
  • Placing a new qualification on the MQF
  • And Applying a credit rating to a qualification.





19/05/2010


CONSULTATIONS on proposing the number of levels and sub-levels within the National Qualification Framework, as well as defining of each level descriptor in terms of learning outcomes in view of the knowledge, skills and competences that an individual is su

The Government of Montenegro adopted a document Strategy for the Establishment of a Montenegrin Qualification Framework at the end of 2008 with the aim of defining activities that have to be realised in order that Montenegro could establish a qualification system in the most effective way, providing not only enhanced transparency and mobility but also easier comparison with EU qualification systems and those of other countries. When recognising the significance of this matter, the EU allocated a part of the IPA (IPA 2007) resources for realisation of the project "National Qualification Framework and Quality Assurance in Education" which supports the realisation of activities defined in the Strategy.





12/05/2010


Awareness raising for staff in the VET Centre

Six representatives from the VET Centre met with Slavica Raicevic and Janet Swainger from the IPA NQF and quality assurance in education project last Thursday (29th April) for the first of a series of regular weekly sessions about the MQF.





11/05/2010


NQF working group

The NQF working group will be meeting on two occasions in the coming weeks. On the 13th May they will work on concluding the methodologies for classifying qualifications and for specifying a qualification.





11/04/2010


The Montenegrin Qualifications Framework (MQF)

The Montenegrin Qualifications Framework (MQF) is a vehicle to understand and compare qualifications; to be used by learners, employers and the general public to show the links between different types and levels of qualifications, and the progression pathways available for lifelong learning.





30/03/2010


IPA project team in Mojkovac


IPA project team in Mojkovac

The members of the IPA project team visited Mojkovac on the 19th March to talk to school directors and representatives of the Employment bureaus in the Northern municipalities of Montenegro about the Montenegrin Qualification Framework. Secondary school 'Vuksan Dukic' in Mojkovac hosted the event which was attended by 18 representatives of the various institutions. A lively discussion and practical work followed a presentation about the concept and the proposed levels for the MQF.





30/03/2010


MQF Working Group meeting - seminar in Pobori


MQF group meeting pobori

Members of the MQF Working Group escaped from their busy offices for three days on 22 - 24 March 2010, to focus on the development of the component methodologies required to implement the MQF. The venue for the event was the isolated Hotel Zamak in Pobore, where the excellent conference and business centre provided the perfect venue for such an intensive work schedule.





12/03/2010


Montenegrin Qualification Framework - sessions for representatives from educational institutions and employment offices


representatives from educational institutions and offices

On 25th February, representatives from the higher education faculties in the southern region, together with some faculties from Podgorica, met to learn more about the Montenegrin Qualification Framework and the implications of this development for higher education.





18/02/2010


Development of the Strategy and Action plan for Quality Assurance in Higher Education

A further meeting of the University of Montenegro Quality Assurance Strategy and Action Plan Working group was held on the 5th February. This was a training event focusing on the European Standards and guidelines for Quality Assurance.
Mitar Misovic PhD, director of the Quality Studies and Control Centre of the University, presented the current national quality assurance framework in Montenegro. Patricia Georgieva PhD, Quality Assurance expert on the IPA-funded NQF and Quality Assurance in Education project, gave a presentation and answered questions about this important topic. Members of the working group had the opportunity to form some initial ideas about how the Guidelines should influence their work.





08/02/2010


Montenegrin Qualifications Framework awareness raising events

A further series of awareness raising events about the Montenegrin Qualifications Framework (MQF) started on Wednesday, 3rd February when representatives from the higher education faculties in Podgorica attended a half-day session in the Ministry of Education and Science. Participants were introduced to the concept of the developing Montenegrin Qualification Framework and had an opportunity to discuss the concept and its implications. The session was led by Janet Swainger and Slavica Raicevic from the EU-funded IPA "NQF and Quality Assurance in Education" Project





03/02/2010


Montenegro Qualification Framework Working Group addressed areas in need of development

The Working Group of the Montenegro Qualification Framework recently addressed areas in need of development that were identified by a recent Training Needs Analysis (TNA) conducted on the Group. Workshops were delivered in the latter part of January 2010 by the qualification experts on the IPA Project. Attendance at the workshops were good and averaged about half of the Group participating in any one workshop. Topics addressed included:

  • Leveling of qualifications on a national framework;
  • Specifying a qualification;
  • Transforming aims and standards into learning outcomes;
  • Credit rating a qualification;
  • Recognizing non- and informal learning;
  • And Classifying qualifications and occupations.





14/12/2009


The first meeting of a working group for the development of a Quality Assurance Strategy for the University of Montenegro

The first meeting of a working group for the development of a Quality Assurance Strategy for the University of Montenegro will take place on Tuesday, 15th December 2009 in the Rectorate of the University of Montenegro. The event will be attended by representatives of the University staff and management, employers, students, professional associations and unions. The event will be facilitated by Mrs. Patricia GEORGIEVA, the quality assurance consultant on the IPA-funded NQF and Quality Assurance in Education project, funded by the European Union.





11/12/2009


National Qualification Framework seminar

On Wednesday, 9th December, the Minister of Education and Science welcomed a wide range of stakeholder to a one-day seminar about the national qualifications framework. The event was very well-attended - over 80 people, representing the main stakeholders that will be involved in the future implementation of the Framework for Montenegro participated. More information was provided about the concept of an NQF and the implications for the development of a Montenegrin Framework which will cover all levels of achievement from the basic to the highest level and will encompass all types of qualifications - general, vocational and higher. Participants also had an opportunity to engage in practical activities to enable them to experience the types of decisions and tasks they will need to engage in as the Framework is developed. The topic generated lively discussion and many questions. The event was organised and facilitated by the team of the IPA NQF and Quality Assurance in Education project





01/12/2009


NQF Working Group Workshop

This workshop mobilised and reconvened the NQF Working Group that had previously developed the Strategy for the Establishment of a National Qualifications Framework in Montenegro. The membership was extended to include some stakeholders who were not represented previously and to involve some key players in the education system.





05/11//2009


National Qualifications Framework and Quality in Higher Education

A new project commenced on 15th September 2009 and will run for 20 months until May 2011. The project is being implemented by a consortium comprising WYG International and the University Strathclyde (Scotland) in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and Science and the University of Montenegro. The project is financed through the IPA (Instrument for Pre-Accession) Fund managed by the Delegation of the European Commission in Montenegro.
Purpose of the project The project has two main purposes:

  • to develop institutional arrangements and undertake capacity building in order to create a National Qualification Framework;
  • to enhance the University's efforts to establish a quality assurance system in higher education.

Main project activities
  1. a variety of activities linked to capacity building of staff in key institutions concerned with the establishment and administration of a national qualifications framework

01/11/2004


OECD PISA 2006 in MONTENEGRO Programme for International Student Assessment


OECD Pisa

Montenegro entered OECD PISA 2006 research at the beginning of 2004. This is the first international assessment of 15-yearolds in Montenegro that tests knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for students' full participation in everyday life and society.





29/05/2003


SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL COOPERATION NETWORK


SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL COOPERATION NETWORK MONTENEGRO - Researches and Reports (in english)

31/07/2003


School Infrastructure and Nncessary Investments

THE REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO
The Ministry of Education and Science.

30/04/2015


PUBLIC CALL for appointment of experts from and abroad, for list of experts for accreditation of study programmes

With the aim to create a list of experts for accreditation and re-accreditation, and pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 3 of the Law on Higher Education ("Official Gazette of Montenegro", 44/14), Ministry of Education has announced PUBLIC CALL for appointment of experts from and abroad, for list of experts for accreditation of study programs.





21/11/2014


ERASMUS+ Info Day


ERASMUS Info Day

ERASMUS+ Info Day was held on November 17, 2014 at the Rector ate of the University of Montenegro.





16/10/2014


Ministry of Education is announcing the Request for Expressions of Interest for Advisor for preparation of Feasibility study on operating study programs in English language and Strategy for implementation

Ministry of Education is announcing the Request for Expressions of Interest for Advisor for preparation of Feasibility study on operating study programs in English language and Strategy for implementation, which will be financed from World Bank loan within the "Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness" project. Expressions of interest must be delivered by October 30, 2014, 15:00hr local time.





18/11/2013


Workshop "Coordinated evaluations of higher education institutions in Montenegro"


Coordinated evaluations of higher education institutions

Within the Project "Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness" funded by the World Bank loan, the Ministry of Education on 15 November 2013, organized workshop on External Institutional Coordinated Evaluations implementation for higher education institutions in Montenegro, which will result in individual evaluation reports for the higher education institutions, as well as overall, integrated report on higher education system in Montenegro.





17/10/2013


British Chevening scholarships, 2014/2015

The Chevening scholarships are part of a global program of scholarships of the Government of Great Britain. The program covers postgraduate studies in Great Britain, and it is financed by the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with their partnering organizations.





08/02/2010


Kick-off Meeting held at the University of Montenegro

Today, the project Euraxess Montenegro was officially launched in the Kick-off Meeting held at the University of Montenegro. This project is supported by DG Research through FP7 PEOPLE Programme. EURAXESS is a network of more than 200 centers located in 35 European countries, which provide information and services for researchers who want to continue their carriers in some of European research institutions.


Kick off Meeting.doc



05/07/2007


JRC Enlargement and Integration Action 2007


Joint Research Centre JRC has released a publication of the JRC Enlargement and Integration Action 2007. This is a catalogue of JRC technical workshops, training courses and temporary job-opportunities for Seconded National Experts with the aim to support the EU enlargement and integration and which are planned for the year 2007 and built on the experience of the schemes offered in previous years.





12/12/2005


Call for Proposals for Bilateral S & T Cooperation between the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Montenegro


(Here you can download the application forms for Proposals for R & T projects in Montenegrin and English Language)

Application Forms for R & T projects.doc





12/12/2005


CALL FOR PROPOSALS for Bilateral S & T Cooperation between the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Montenegro (2006-2008)

The General Secretariat for Research & Technology of the Greek Ministry of Development and the Department of Science and Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Montenegro, in the framework of their bilateral S & T Cooperation Program between Greece and Montenegro for the years 2006-2008, invites Universities, Research Centers and Institutes, as well as private and public Enterprises, to submit joint proposals for R+T projects

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Bilateral S & T Cooperation.pdf





27/05/2005


Law on Higher Education


Laws on Higher Education.pdf





18/11/2004


Adriatic-Ionian Initiative: Round table on "Education and Inter-University Cooperation" in Przno


Round table on

The ninth meeting of round tables of Adriatic Ionian Initiative was held on November 15 16 in Przno. This is the first meeting of AII round tables held under Montenegrin presidency. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative is a regional initiative and includes member countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
At the meeting of the Round table on "Education and Inter-University Cooperation" participants put emphasis on the importance of international cooperation among AII member counties in the field of education.





14/09/2004


CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)

Serbia and Montenegro has acceded to CEEPUS at the Tenth Meeting of the Joint Committee of Ministers in March 2004 and has become the tenth member country to join the CEEPUS program.
CEEPUS provides mobility grants for students, graduates and university teachers participating in CEEPUS networks, language courses, intensive courses and student excursions.





24/03/2004


SCHOLARSHIPS of the Republic of SLOVENIA for short term studies, training or research in the academic year 2004/05

OPEN CALL Deadline for applications: April 30th, 2004 (per post-mark) The Government of the Republic of Slovenia hereby announces a limited number of scholarships for the academic year 2004/05 (1.10.2004 till 31.8.2005).
The majority of scholarships are reserved for the citizens of the countries with which a bilateral agreement has been signed with, while only a few of scholarships can be applied for in global competition.

15/02/2010


Montenegrin Vocational Education Development Strategy


Government of Montenegro adopted Montenegrin Vocational Education Development Strategy (2010-2014) on the session held on 29th December 2009.

Montenegrin Vocational Education Development Strategy.pdf





29/05/2003


The Strategic Plan of Education Reform for the period of 2003-2004.pdf


THE STRATEGIC PLAN OF EDUCATION REFORM FOR THE PERIOD OF 2003-2004

The Strategic Plan of Education Reform(2003-04)

05/02/2014


The list of NGO’s candidates nominated for the work group members for the development of the Strategy of support to talented students


On the basis of the Article 13 of the Directive on the ways and the procedure of achieving the cooperation of public administration bodies and non-government organizations (“The Official Gazette of Montenegro�, num. 7/12), Ministry of Education publishes The list of NGO candidates





06/12/2013


Ministry of Education publishes a Public call to Non-governmental organizations

Pursuant to Article 8 of the Regulation on the Ways and Procedure of setting up cooperation between the public administration bodies and non-governmental organizations (“The Official Gazette of Montenegro�, num 7/12) MINISTRY OF EDUCATION Publishes A Public call Intended for Non-governmental organizations

16/05/2005


Inclusive education in Montenegro


Project "Inclusive education" began in 2003/04 in Montenegro. Author of the Project is Montenegrin Ministry of Education and Science in cooperation with UNICEF, Save the children and NGO sector. At present, this project includes 21 schools and 81 children with special needs.





26/05/2003


Talented Pupils


Talented Pupils
The education of talented pupils will be executed in line with this Law and in such manner that the school shall adjust the methods and the forms of work, and enable them the involvement into extra teaching and other forms of individual and group help, in line with separate curriculum.
LAW ON PRIMARY EDUCATION, ARTICLE 10





26/05/2003


CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Children with difficulties in growth


"The children with special needs includes the talented children and the children with difficulties in growth;
(LAW ON PRESCHOOL EDUCATION, Article 11)
Children with Special Needs
Preschool education of the children with special needs is realized in line with this Law and other legislation.
(LAW ON PRESCHOOL EDUCATION, Article 9)
The Education of Students with Special Needs
The education of students with special needs (talented students and the students with difficulties in their development), in high schools, shall be achieved in line with this Law and with separate regulations.
(LAW ON HIGH SCHOOL, Article 10)

29/05/2003


ETHNIC GROUPS EDUCATION


EXCERPTS FROM THE LAW
Regardless of the national affiliation, race, gender, language, religion, and social background and of other personal characteristics, all citizens of Republic shall be equal in the exercising of the right of education.
(LAW ON GENERAL EDUCATION, Article9)

26/05/2003


Professional exam


After the completion of four-year vocational school, students shall sit for the professional exam.





26/05/2003


Practical exams


After the completion of two-year vocational school, students shall sit for the practical exam.
(LAW ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, Articles 80)





26/05/2003


Matura exam


Matura exam represents the assessment of student success shown during the adoption of necessary standards of knowledge. Students shall sit for the compulsory and the optional subjects at Matura exam.





26/05/2003


Diploma exam


After the completion of two-year post vocational school, a student shall sit for the diploma exam.





26/05/2003


Master craftsmen's certificate exam


A student shall be entitled to pass the master craftsmen’s certificate exam if
he/she finished:

  • three-year vocational school, passed the final exam and has three years of working experience in a specific field (in jobs of certain occupation);
  • four-year vocational school, passed professional exam and has two years of working experience in a specific field (in jobs of certain occupations).





26/05/2003


Final exam


After the completion of three-year vocational school, students shall sit for the final exam.
(LAW ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, Article 81)

10/06/2013


INNOVATED ACTION PLAN FOR FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN EDUCATION FOR PERIOD 2010-2012

INNOVATED ACTION PLAN FOR FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN EDUCATION FOR PERIOD 2010-2012

29/05/2003


EDUCATION TERMS VOCABULARY


Interpretation Clauses from the Law

27/02/2014


Interview for ,"The United World Colleges" scholarships for 2014/2015 and 2015/2016


An interview with the second-grade best students from Montenegrin secondary high schools which were proposed by their teaching council will be held on Monday 10 March 2014, in the Ministry of Education’s premises, Directorate for Higher Education, Rimski trg bb, beginning at 10h, for one out of the three scholarships of the „United World Colleges“ for the school 2014/2015 and 2015/2016:





25/10/2012


Sauve Scholars Program 2013-2014


Sauve Scholars Program 2013-2014





23/06/2009


INNOVATIVE PROJECT IDEAS IN THE FIELD OF ACADEMIC COOPERATION AND EXCHANGE BETWEEN AUSTRIAN AND MONTENEGRIN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS


The best project ideas will be awarded with max. 10.000 EUR to cover the mobility costs (costs of travel and stay) between Austria and Montenegro.
Eligible ideas will include:

  • At least 1 participating Higher Education institution from Austria and at least 1 participating institution of the University of Montenegro,
  • The minimum of 3 participants: one professor/assistant + two students from each participating institution,
  • Mobility of participants for joint activities in duration between 10 and 30 days,
  • The projects are to be completed until November 2010.

Advantage will be given to:
  • Creative and innovative academic projects,
  • Projects co-financed by the participating institutions or other co-donors,
  • Projects which are aimed at establishing or strengthening a long lasting institutional cooperation,
  • Projects which include mutual ECTS recognition.




07/12/2007


OSI/FCO CHEVENING/CAMBRIDGE OVERSEAS TRUSTS JOINTLY-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS


The Open Society Foundation-London, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Cambridge Overseas Trust invite applications for the above scholarships at the University of Cambridge for the academic year 2008-2009. Applicants will normally be both nationals of and resident in Montenegro. The scholarships are for one-year taught postgraduate Programs leading to the award of the MPhil and LLM Law





07/12/2007


Open Society Institute and Staffordshire University Scholarship Schemefor Central and East European Countries: MPhil/PhD in Economics: Distance Learning Mode


The Open Society Foundation and Staffordshire University Business School jointly invite applications from university graduates with outstanding academic qualifications for scholarships on the MPhil/PhD in Economics programme by Distance Learning mode. This scheme aims to support the reform of the higher education system in Central and East European countries by providing opportunities for younger university teachers and researchers to gain access to West European higher education and to pursue research in Economics at an advanced level, leading to an MPhil or a PhD degree.





07/12/2007


Open Society Institute, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Staffordshire University Scholarship Scheme for Central and East European Countries


The Open Society Foundation, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Staffordshire University Business School jointly invite applications from university graduates with outstanding academic qualifications for scholarships on the MSc in Economics for Business Analysis programme at Staffordshire University.





19/10/2005


OXFORD COLLEGES HOSPITALITY SCHEME - April 2006 March 2007


Oxford University, in conjunction with the Open Society Institute and the British Council, invites applications from scholars from selected countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including Serbia and Montenegro, who wish to work in the University libraries or to contact academic specialists in their subjects





10/10/2005


USA: Exchange scholarship program, 2006-2007 Undergraduate Exchange Program


The Open Society Institute (OSI) is pleased to announce the Undergraduate Exchange Program (UEP) for the 2006-2007 academic year. UEP supports students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, and Serbia in the U.S. for one-year of non-degree academic studies. The program seeks to assist educational and civic development in Southeastern Europe...





20/09/2005


Donald Dyer Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Public Realtions and Communication Management


School of Communication, Information and New Media Magill Campus, University of South Australia offers post graduate research scholarships in the field of Public Relatios and Communication Management. This prestigious scholarship is available for 2006.


Deadline for application: 31 October 2005.



01/09/2005


MA European Public Relations, Ireland


Leeds Metropolitan University offers a new MA European Public Relations program, that has recently been validated with a new partner, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), based in Dublin, Ireland.





29/08/2005

Scholarship opportunities


Scholarships for Undergraduate

  1. IDP Peace Scholarships 2005/2006, Curtin UNiv., Australia
  2. International Undergraduate Scholarships, University of South Florida, USA

Link:http://www.scholarshipnet.info/content/category/6/90/74/

Scholarships for Postgraduate





29/08/2005


Scholarships for European Studies in Hungary


The Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES) with locations in Budapest, Szombathely and Koszeg offers 30 scholarships for its 2005-2007 MA Program on Europe, Globalization, and Democracy. The scholarships cover full tuition and free housing. Recipients are responsible for their travel expenses, food and health insurance...





29/08/2005


Fellowships in European History, in-residence, Germany


The Institute for European History offers Residential Fellowships to promote historical research.

WEB: http://www.ieg-mainz.de/02-Zielsetzung/02-02-Zielsetzung-english.htm





27/07/2005


Netherlands: Five fellowships for full Master of Science (MSc) programme


Within the framework of developing cooperation between the Netherlands and East European countries, the Dutch Government has agreed to support five fellowships for full Master of Science (MSc) programme of 18 months for postgraduate professionals from the water sector in Serbia and Montenegro and to enable them to make better contribution to the development of their organisations and the country.





25/05/2005


France: European Summer University


The Cherbourg School of Engineering (EIC) will hold its fourth European Summer University on the theme 'innovation and business intelligence' in Cherbourg, France, from 25 June to 13 July.

13/02/2009


CALL FOR INNOVATIVE PROJECT IDEAS IN THE FIELD OF ACADEMIC COOPERATION AND EXCHANGE BETWEEN AUSTRIAN AND MONTENEGRIN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS


Within its project Support to Higher Education in Montenegro 2008 2010 financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation World University Service Austria announces a CALL FOR INNOVATIVE PROJECT IDEAS IN THE FIELD OF ACADEMIC COOPERATION AND EXCHANGE BETWEEN AUSTRIAN AND MONTENEGRIN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS.
The best project ideas will be awarded with max. 10.000 EUR to cover the mobility costs (costs of travel and stay) between Austria and Montenegro.
Eligible ideas will include:

  • At least 1 participating Higher Education institution from Austria and at least 1 participating institution of the University of Montenegro,
  • The minimum of 3 participants: one professor/assistant + two students from each participating institution,
  • Mobility of participants for joint activities in duration between 10 and 30 days,
  • The projects are to be completed between April 2009 and April 2010





16/06/2005


SEE-ERA.NET


The Southeast European Era-Net SEE-ERA.NET is a networking project aimed at integrating EU member states and Southeast European countries in the European Research Area by linking research activities within existing national, bilateral and regional RTD programmes.

11/11/2014


FORECASTS OF THE SERVICE CONTRACTS


Under the IPA IV component (Human Resources Development) Operational Programme for 2012-13, Prior Information Notice has been published for the service contract "Modernization of Educational Programmes and Teacher Training". Prior Information Notice of this contract can be found on the web site of the Directorate for Finance and Contracting of the EU Assistance Funds (CFCU) of the Ministry of Finance of Montenegro: click me Under the same Operational Programme, Prior Information Notice has been published for the service contract "Strengthening Innovative Capacities of Higher Education and Science". Prior Information Notice of this Contract can be found on the web site of the above-mentioned Directorate: Click me





31/10/2014


Ministry of Education extended the deadline for applying for the Request for Expressions of Interest for Advisor for preparation of Feasibility study on operating study programs in English language and Strategy for implementation


Ministry of Education extended the deadline for applying for the Request for Expressions of Interest for Advisor for preparation of Feasibility study on operating study programs in English language and Strategy for implementation, which will be financed from World Bank loan within the "Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness" project. Expressions of interest must be delivered by November 14, 2014, 15,00h local time. Attached, you can find more information about the REoI.





31/10/2014


Ministry of Education is announcing the Request for Expressions of Interest for Advisor for developing Institutional Improvement Grants Scheme

Ministry of Education is announcing the Request for Expressions of Interest for Advisor for developing Institutional Improvement Grants Scheme, which will be financed from World Bank loan within the "Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness" project. Expressions of interest must be delivered by November 14, 2014, 15,00h local time. Attached, you can find more information about the REoI.





16/10/2014


Ministry of Education is announcing the Request for Expressions of Interest for Advisor for preparation of Feasibility study on operating study programs in English language and Strategy for implementation

Ministry of Education is announcing the Request for Expressions of Interest for Advisor for preparation of Feasibility study on operating study programs in English language and Strategy for implementation, which will be financed from World Bank loan within the "Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness" project. Expressions of interest must be delivered by October 30, 2014, 15,00h local time.





05/02/2014


"Ready for Europe" project

On Wednesday 5 February 2014, a Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Education, Radio and TV Montenegro, NGO Centre for the Development of NGO-s and the NGO Centre for Citizenship Education, was signed in the framewok of the Project "Ready for Europe".





19/11/2010


Ministry of Education and Science activities

11/11/2014


FORECASTS OF THE SERVICE CONTRACTS

Under the IPA IV component (Human Resources Development) Operational Programme for 2012-13, Prior Information Notice has been published for the service contract ,"Modernization of Educational Programmes and Teacher Training". Prior Information Notice of this contract can be found on the web site of the Directorate for Finance and Contracting of the EU Assistance Funds (CFCU) of the Ministry of Finance of Montenegro: Click me Under the same Operational Programme, Prior Information Notice has been published for the service contract ,"Strengthening Innovative Capacities of Higher Education and Science". Prior Information Notice of this Contract can be found on the web site of the above-mentioned Directorate: Click me