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15.06.2021

Workshop on Interculturality in Higher Education Organized for the Teaching Staff of Montenegrin Parnters on 3-4 June

Online workshop on the topic of Interculturality in Higher Education was organized for the teaching staff of the Montenegrin universities on 3-4 June 2021. The workshop was carried out by dr. Špela Razpotnik, an assistant professor of Social Pedagogy at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Education.

Internationalization is closely related to the intercultural dimensions and competencies. The workshop was focused on the conditions and challenges that lie behind the implementation of internationalization and the identification of differences in implementing the concept of multiculturalism and interculturalism.


03.06.2021

„Tell me about your story – what’s on after mobility period? – overcoming the credit recognition challenges after Erasmus+ mobility period“

Erasmus+ project IESP was presented during the event titled „Tell me about your story – what’s on after mobility period? – overcoming the credit recognition challenges after Erasmus+ mobility period“, organized on 25 May at the University of Montenegro within “Europe Month – Erasmus+ Month”, one in a series of events organized by National Erasmus+ Office to mark the Europe Day.


14.05.2021

Workshop on Interculturality in Higher Education

The online workshop on Interculturality in Higher Education will be organized on 3rd and 4th June 2021 within the implementation of Erasmus+ Project „Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning – IESP“.


22.04.2021

Monitoring Visit conducted by the NEO

The National Erasmus+ Office in Montenegro conducted a monitoring visit of the Erasmus+ project Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning – IESP on 14th April 2021The monitoring visit was organized on the initiative of the European Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency within their regular activities of project implementation monitoring, familiarization with the achieved results and consideration of possible problems during project implementation.


07.04.2021

Workshop »Teaching multicultural groups of students in HE settings«

 

The series of training sessions organized within the Erasmus+ project „Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning – IESP“ is continued with a workshop „Teaching multicultural groups of students in HE settings“ organized by the Centre for Pedagogical Education of the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.
 


22.03.2021

Meetings held to plan development of summer school programs in English at the University of Montenegro

Two meetings were organized on 15th and 18th March 2021 with the purpose of planning interdisciplinary programs of summer schools entitled: Sustainability in yachting and cruise tourism and Entrepreneurship in heritage tourism.


10.03.2021

Online Training on Design of Courses in English Language

Within implementation of Erasmus + project Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning – IESP, online training on the organization of teaching in foreign languages was held on 2nd and 5th March. Teaching in foreign languages is one of the preconditions for attracting more international students and the internationalization at-home process.



09.03.2021

4th IESP Project Management Board Meeting

On-line meeting of IESP Project Management Board was held on 25 February. The main objective of the meeting was planning the project activities for the second project year, especially in view of the Covid 19 pandemic and the fact that the study visits and physical meetings planned within the project could not be implemented.


25.12.2020

Internationalization Strategy of the University of Montenegro adopted by the University Senate

The University of Montenegro Senate adopted the Internationalization Strategy of the University of Montenegro at its session held on 23 December 2020. The Internationalization Strategy represents the academic agenda and the strategic framework for enhancing international visibility and recognition of the University of Montenegro. Through strategic planning in the field of internationalization the University of Montenegro will strive to develop it institutional capacities, strengthen the international competitiveness and achieve the position of an internationally recognized university, above all in the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area.


18.11.2020

English Language Courses for Specific Purposes Organized for Academic and Administrative Staff within the IESP Project at the University of Montenegro

One of the specific objectives of the IESP project is to improve the knowledge and skills of teaching and administrative staff to participate in the internationalization process, as well as to provide preconditions for attracting more foreign students to study at Montenegrin universities.


13.11.2020

On-line IESP Project Management Board meeting held on 13 November 2020

 

Management Board of the Erasmus + project Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning - IESP held an online meeting on 13 November. The first part of the meeting was dedicated to presentation of the draft Internationalization Strategies developed within the project by three Montenegrin HEIs. The rationales for developing draft strategies, the structure of the documents, the data presented in them as well as the priority areas covered and future development directions defined by the internationalization strategies were presented. Each document was commented by the EU partners with examples of their best practices and suggestions for improvement of particular segments.


10.11.2020

Benchmarking Analyses of Montenegrin universities and Guidelines for Internationalization of Montenegrin HEIs presented at the virtual meeting of IESP partners

On 9 November 2020 the IESP project consortium met on-line to discuss three Benchmarking Analyses on internationalization practices developed by Montenegrin universities and the Guidelines for internationalization of Montenegrin HEIs that were produced based on them. The meeting was summoned and conducted by the leader of WP1, University Cote d’Azur.


29.10.2020

Virtual training in internationalisation organized by the University of Cadiz for administrative staff of Montenegrin universities

Within WP2: Capacity Building for Internationalisation through staff training and equipment upgrade, the University of Cadiz organized virtual staff training in internationalization for representatives of Montenegrin universities administrative staff.


26.10.2020

Virtual training on summer schools organized by the University of Ljubljana

Intensive activities within the implementation of the Erasmus + project "Strengthening internationalization at universities in Montenegro through effective strategic planning - IESP" continued with a two-day online training on the organization of international summer schools.


09.08.2020

Virtual Study Visit of the University of Cadiz

Virtual study visit of the University of Cadiz was organized on July 24.  The virtual study visit was attended by representatives of Montenegrin partner universities, ministries and the Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of HE of Montenegro.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic the originally planned study visit scheduled for March could not be held. Instead, the virtual study visit was organized as part of the remediation measures adopted at the on-line Project Management Board meeting.


22.06.2020

On-line training on strategic planning for Montenegrin HEIs representatives

On-line training on strategic planning for Montenegrin HEIs representatives was held within IESP project on 16 and 18 June. The training was led by professor Tomaž Čater from the University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business. The main concepts in the strategic planning process were presented, and explanation of strategic analysis, strategy formulation and implementation given.


18.06.2020

On-line training of young researchers on Internationalization of Research and Innovation

Within the Erasmus + project Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning - IESP on-line training on the topic of internationalization of research and innovation is held, which will last for seven working days. The training is attended by around 30 young researchers of Montenegrin universities involved in the project - doctoral students, PhDs and assistant professors.


03.06.2020

Virtual Study Visit of the University Côte D’Azur

Virtual study visit of the University Côte d’Azur, one of the EU partners on the IESP project, took place on June 3. The virtual study visit was attended by representatives of Montenegrin partner universities, ministries and the Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of HE of Montenegro.


18.05.2020

On-line meeting of the IESP Project Management Board

Members of IESP Project Management Board met via Zoom platform for an on-line meeting on May 18th.  The meeting was an opportunity to take stock of the activities implemented so far and to plan activities in the months to come.

 


27.04.2020

On-line Preventive Monitoring Meeting

Preventive monitoring meeting within the CBHE Erasmus + Project " Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning – IESP“ was held on 27th April 2020. The meeting was organized by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and the National Erasmus + Office. Due to the circumstances stemming from the outbreak of Covid 19 pandemic, the meeting was held on-line by means of the Zoom application. Representatives of all Montenegrin partners on the project attended the meeting.


21.02.2020

First Study Visit to the University of Ljubljana

Delegation of the University of Montenegro composed of Dusko Bjelica, PhD, Chairperson of the Steering Committee UMNE, Natasa Kostic, PhD, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Ana Dragutinovic, the International Relations Office Manager and Midorag Zarubica, Head of the Information System Centre, are staying in a two-day study visit to the University in Ljubljana within Erasmus+ structural project “Fostering Internationalization on Universities in Montenegro through Efficient Strategic Planning” – IESP coordinated by the University of Montenegro. 


06.02.2020

Introducing Teaching in English for Selected Courses of Undergraduate and Master Studies of the University of Montenegro through the IESP project

Introducing teaching in English for selected courses on undergraduate and master studies from academic 2021/2022 year is one of benefits brought to the University of Montenegro by the project Fostering Internationalization in Universities in Montenegro through Efficient Strategic Planning.


15.01.2020

Kick-off Meeting at the University of Montenegro

The University of Montenegro is coordinator of the only structural project, named Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning - IESP, approved in 2019 approved for funding by the European Commission within Erasmus+ program of Capacity Building in Higher Education. On this occasion in the University Rectorate on January  15th and 16th the first meeting of representatives of partner institutions participating in the project was held in the University Rectorate. Next to presentation of the project itself, on the meeting was agreed implementation of all activities in the domain of signing partnership agreements and members of the project consortium were presented.  The project partners are: the University of Donja Gorica, the Mediterranean University, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science, the Agency for Quality Assurance and Control in Higher Education as well as partner universities from the EU: University in Ljubljana, University in Cadiz and the University Cote d’ Azure from Nice. Total budget of a two-year project is 683.014 euros.