18 June 2019 - The Government of Montenegro fully supports the planned further strategic steps of the University of Montenegro to improve the quality of studying and positioning of the University as well as to improve the material status and professional status of teaching and non-teaching staff, as noted during the meeting between representatives of the Government of Montenegro and the University of Montenegro leadership.
Rector of the facility Prof. Dr. Danilo Nikolić, President of the Steering Committee of the University of Montenegro Prof. Dr. Duško Bjelica and Vice-Rector for Science and Research Prof. Dr. Irena Orović presented the results of the previous development and activities that include improving the teaching process and significantly improving the position of the University of Montenegro in international scientific circles and scientific publications as well as the complete financial stabilisation of this facility.
Representatives of the Government of Montenegro expressed full support to the activities of the University of Montenegro in the development of the first University of Montenegro Development Strategy 2019-2024. This umbrella document includes, among other things, the development of e-learning systems, the formation of study programmes in English, the launch of interdisciplinary studies programmes, systematic training of teaching staff, and the strengthening of cooperation with the economy and the public sector.
"I am glad to see that you have a vision of the development of the University that you will transfer to the Strategy. It is a new quality, and I welcome it. I also welcome ideas for improving the material status of employees. You have my support in this," as noted in the report of the public relations service of the Government of Montenegro.
The meeting noted that the Government and the University see a common interest in improving systemic solutions related to the financing of scientific work and scientific-research projects to reach the European average of state allocation for scientific-research projects.
Representatives of the Government of Montenegro and the leadership of the University of Montenegro agreed to jointly address the needs of higher education in the Northern Region. Following the Government's policy of development of the North and the fact that a large number of development projects are being implemented in our region, the need for opening special programmes for the higher education of profiles required in infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and other areas is shown.
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