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University of Montenegro

University of Montenegro
Univerzitet Crne Gore
TypePublic
Established29 April 1974; 50 years ago (1974-04-29)
RectorProf. Vladimir Božović PhD
Academic staff
850 (regular)
Students21,595
Location,
42°26′35″N 19°14′35″E / 42.44306°N 19.24306°E / 42.44306; 19.24306
CampusUrban
Colors
  Blue and white
Websiteucg.ac.me

The University of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Универзитет Црнe Горe / Univerzitet Crne Gore) is a national public university of Montenegro.[1]

Its central administration and most of its constituent faculties are located in the country's capital Podgorica, with campuses in Nikšić, Cetinje, and Kotor. It institution was established in 1974 and currently has 19 faculties.

Faculty of Law, Podgorica
Faculty of Fine Arts, Cetinje
Faculty of Marine Studies, Kotor

History

The University of Montenegro was founded on 29 April 1974 in Titograd, SR Montenegro (now Podgorica). In that year the following organisations signed the Agreement on Association into the University of Titograd:

  • three faculties: Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Law (Podgorica),
  • two colleges: Teaching College (Nikšić) and Maritime Studies College (Kotor), and
  • three independent scientific institutes: for History, for Agriculture, and for Biological & Medical Research (Podgorica).

A year after its foundation, the institution changed its name to Veljko Vlahović University in honour of the communist activist and World War II participant from Montenegro who died that year. The 1970s was a decade of exponential rise in number of higher education institutions in Yugoslavia, when alongside Podgorica, universities in Osijek, Rijeka, Split, Banja Luka, Mostar, Maribor, Bitola, Kragujevac, and Tuzla all opened their doors. In 1992 the university was given its current name - University of Montenegro.

Organization

The seat of the university is in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, with a population of around 290,000. Most faculties of the University of Montenegro are located in Podgorica, while some faculties are in Nikšić, Cetinje and Kotor.

The university comprises faculties, institutes and colleges, as well as logistic centers. The Managing Board governs the university and the Rector manages it. The supreme academic body is the University Senate. Deans are heads of faculties and directors are heads of institutes. At faculties i.e. at institutes, the highest academic bodies are councils for teaching-scientific issues, i.e. for teaching-artistic issues.

The highest student body is the Student Parliament. Representatives of students are elected in all bodies of the university and of the faculties.

Faculties

The university has 19 faculties in four cities:

Within the faculties, there are departments and study groups.

The university has four scientific research institutes:

  • Institute for History
  • Institute of Marine Biology
  • Institute - Center of Excellence in Research and Innovation
  • Institute for Advanced Studies

Teaching and learning

Former logo sign of the University of Montenegro, used until 2016.

In 2017 the University of Montenegro reformed the system of studies and adopted the new 3+2+3 system, instead of the previous 3+1+1+3. In 2017, 160 study programmes have been accredited at all study levels, of which 114 are at bachelor and postgraduate studies, 14 applied studies, and 25 doctoral programmes. Also, eight interdisciplinary study programmes are accredited, of which one is at the doctoral level and seven at the masters level. All bachelor study programmes are accredited as three-year study programmes (180 ECTS points), while having, at the most, two modules in their VI semester. They are organized as either academic or applied studies. Exempted from this rule are the regulated professions, which have implemented the EU directives about the duration of their bachelor studies, so that bachelor studies in medicine and dentistry last 6 years, while pharmacology and architecture last five years.

The postgraduate study programmes are organized after the completion of the bachelor studies and all are accredited as two-year programmes. The scope of the postgraduate studies is 120 ECTS points.

Doctoral studies are organized after postgraduate studies, and all of them are accredited as three-year study programmes. The scope of doctoral studies is 180 ECTS points.

Notable faculty

See also

References

  1. ^ "University of Montenegro". Times Higher Education (THE). 2022-04-09. Archived from the original on 2022-08-26. Retrieved 2022-08-26.
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