Educational Capacity Strengthening for Risk Managment of Non-native Aquatic Species in Western Balkans - RiskMan

UNIVERSITY OF MONTENEGRO

UNIVERSITY OF MONTENEGRO

University of Montenegro

Partner Description : The University of Montenegro (UoM), founded on 1974 in Podgorica, is the oldest and largest higher education, scientific and artistic institutions in Montenegro. UoM is comprised of 19 faculties and 2 scientific institutes, with more than 20000 students. The headquarters and main campus of UoM is in Podgorica, with other campuses located in 8 other Montenegrin cities. The values of the UoM lie in academic excellence, autonomy, creativity and the freedom to create, as well as support for teachers, researchers and students in an effort to raise their profile among the national and international public in the areas of their profession. The UoM is organized according to the principles of the Bologna Declaration. This, as well as numerous agreements and programmes in which the University takes part, enables mobility without barriers in the EHEA for students, teachers and administrative staff. The UoM has signed 141 bilateral agreements on cooperation with universities from 39 countries worldwide. Studies are organized at the level of Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral studies, model 3+2+3. The University is continuously engaged in the restructuring and modernising of all study programmes and their harmonisation with modern achievements and the labour market needs. For years the UoM has participated in the EU funded projects, either as a partner or coordinating institution. The projects tackled various issues related to higher education reform and harmonization with the EHEA through curricula reform or introduction of new study programmes, through capacity building and structural reforms introducing new instruments, procedures and systems pertaining to lifelong learning, learning outcomes, cooperation with the society and the business community, development of research capacities, development of services for students with disabilities, etc.

Role in The Project: The University of Montenegro (UoM) will be a Partner Country Institution within the RiskMan Project. UoM will be represented by the Institute of Marine Biology (Kotor) and Faculty of Science and Mathematics. UoM will lead the WP7 Dissemination and Exploitation – Dissemination activities and will participate in all the other WP activities planned within the Project. UNISA will also have a crucial role in the organization of the workshop and all the meetings with related stakeholders (fishers, aquaculture employees, representatives of public and private institutions) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. All available data from Montenegro regarding NN species distribution and appearance will be provided for the organization of database and platform (WP2) and the implementation of the Risk management model (WP3). University staff with their competences and experience will greatly contribute to the development of new courses with applying the best practices from EU existing programs.