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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.


A summer school on "Sustainable development of yachting and cruise industry" will be organized at the Faculty of Maritime Studies Kotor in July

For the second year in a row, the Faculty of Maritime Studies Kotor of the University of Montenegro will organize an international interdisciplinary six-day summer school (LLL program) entitled "Sustainable development of yachting and cruise industry" in the period from July 3 to 8, 2023. The summer school program is intended for students and employees in the...


Exchange Opportunities at the University of Ljubljana presented to students of Montenegrin universities

Advisor for international cooperation of the University of Ljubljana, Mr. Aljoša Belcijan, gave presentations on the exchange opportunities at the University of Ljubljana for students of three Montenegrin universities, which are partners in the Erasmus+ project "Strengthening internationalization at universities in Montenegro through effective strategic planning" (IESP).


Successful Examples of Internationalization Presented on International Training Week for Partner Universities

Successful examples of the internationalization of the University of Montenegro, new summer schools and study programs in English, were presented at the International Training Week for staff of partner universities, at the Rectorate of the University of Montenegro, in Podgorica. The training brought together representatives of partner universities from Slovenia,...

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