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.
This study visit was organized instead of the visit that was originally scheduled for March at the premises of the University Côte d’Azur, which could not be implemented due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Structures of internationalization at the University Côte d’Azur, activities in the field of international cooperation at the level of the University and at the level of faculty units were presented during the study visit. In addition, the internationalization strategy in Europe with a focus on the French context, and existing support structures at UCA, the international programmes, projects and agreements developed by UCA and their impact, as well as the different tools of internationalization were discussed. The meeting was also an occasion to share good practices which will serve as the base for development of guidelines for enhancing internationalization of Montenegrin HEIs and for formulation of internationalization strategies by Montenegrin HEIs and the supporting documentation for internationalization.