Welcome to IESP

Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs
through Efficient Strategic Planning

About project

The project Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning (IESP) is a two-year project whose implementation started in November 2019. The project is aimed at improving international competitiveness and visibility of Montenegrin HEIs through providing an optimum model for strenghtening capacities for various aspects of internationalization including: internationalization strategy with action plans, supporting documentation for internationalization, internationalization of research and innovation, international mobility of staff and students, international networking and quality assessment of internationalization.

The project budget is 683.014 euro.


Promotion of international cooperation, creation of successful and sustainable education systems gives the possibility to offer competitive and internationally recognized opportunities for learning and research to a diverse population of students. During the project lifetime, Montenegrin HEIs will define models to build partnerships with other educational institutions in order to enhance their international competitiveness and  for capacity building for various aspects of internationalization.




Montenegrin HEIs aim to be recognized as attractive national, regional and international centers for education, mobility and international relations capacities.


IESP English Course - Awarding Ceremony

At the University of Montenegro, certificates were awarded to 41 participants from the academic and non-academic staff for successfully attending English language courses organized as part of the Erasmus + project IESP (Strengthening Internationalization at Montenegrin Universities through Effective Strategic Planning) coordinated by the University of Montenegro.


IESP project promoted in the city of Podgorica

Within the fifth edition of the Erasmus+ days celebration organized in October 2021, the IESP project was promoted on two advertising boards placed in the city of Podgorica, where the seat of three Montenegrin universities participating in the project is.


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.


Project partners

  • University of Montenegro
  • University Donja Gorica
  • Mediterranean University
  • Universit√© Cote d'Azur
  • University of Ljubljana
  • University of Cadiz
  • Ministry of Science
  • Ministry of Education
  • Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education