University Mediterranean is currently participating in the following projects:
Fostering Internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Strategic Planning (IESP)
The IESP project aims to improve the international competitiveness of Montenegrin universities that are participants in the project, primarily by providing the best model of capacity building for various aspects of internationalization. The purpose of the implementation of the project is to overcome the shortcomings that, in the field of internationalization of higher education institutions in Montenegro, were pointed out by international experts in their reports from 2018, within the framework of the Institutional Evaluation Program (EUA IEP).
The specific objectives of the project will be realized through several key tasks, which include:
- identification of different models of internationalization at partner universities from the European Union and development of guidelines for an effective model of internationalization at universities in Montenegro;
- development of capacities for participation in the internationalization process through staff training and equipment modernization;
- the development of the necessary tools to strengthen the internationalization process, which include the development of an internationalization strategy with an action plan and accompanying documents, the introduction of teaching in English in selected subjects at the level of undergraduate and master's studies and the development of teaching materials in English, the organization of accredited interdisciplinary summer schools in English, development of criteria for assessing the quality of the internationalization process and establishment of the Language Center for Internationalization at the University level.
Higher Education–Enterprise platform for fostering, modernisation and sustainable growth in natural stone industry in Western Balkans
The main goal of the project is to encourage the modernization and development of the stone industry in the partner countries of the Western Balkans and to strengthen the relationship between higher education and industry.
For this purpose, the project has been assigned various specific objectives:
− Benchmark existing training initiatives and include elements in project training results;
− To support technological and practice-based innovative training based on the approach and format of the courses;
− To encourage the participation of interested parties in the industry in the stages of conception and examination of the results;
− Testing of new higher education opportunities at tertiary levels of professional education in partner countries;
− Contributing to national / regional innovation strategies for specialization in the natural stone sector with project outputs;
Create a Stone Sector network platform that includes stakeholders in program and partner countries;
Reforming Foreign Languages in Academia in Montenegro – ReFLAME
The ReFlame project will deal with the reform of foreign language curricula in higher education in Montenegro, and will last a total of three years. The coordinator of the project is the Faculty of Philology, and the project partners are the Montenegrin University of Donja Gorica and the University of the Mediterranean, as well as three partner institutions from the EU - the University for Foreigners in Perugia, the University of Warsaw and the University of Zagreb, which will provide expert support in the field of professional language teaching.
The goal of the project is to strengthen the capacities and mutual and international cooperation of the three mentioned Montenegrin universities in terms of offering modern and market-oriented foreign language teaching at non-native faculties, and strengthening the teaching of a second foreign language at all faculties in response to the growing need for young experts in all fields to know as many foreign languages as possible.
University Mediterranean Podgorici has been involved in following projects