Director of the Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education

Prof Srđa Popović PhD


Prof Srđa Popović PhD was born on 5th April 1958 in the village of Građani in the Municipality of Cetinje. He graduated from primary school and comprehensive grammar school in Cetinje. In 1972 he graduated from the Teacher’s College after which he completed PhD studies in the field of geography. In 1983 he started working in the High School «Danilo Kiš» in Budva as a teacher and later was a principal of the school in multiple terms of office. In the period 1986 to 1990 he worked as the secretary of the Volleyball Club SSRN Budva. For one term of office he was the Director of the Public Institution «Ljubica Jovanović Maše» (Budva). In 2001 he was appointed Acting Director of Public Institution «Grade Teatar» Budva. For three terms of office he was a councillor in the Municipal Assembly in Budva. He was a Member of the 25th Parliament of Montenegro. From August 2015 to the end of 2016 he was the President of the Municipality of Budva. He is a prominent activits in politics and sports. He was the President of the Scout Squad «Niko Anđus» Budva, President of the Basketball Club «Mogren» Budva, President of the Chess Club of Budva, President of the Municipal organization of the Red Cross etc. He is a passionate beekeeper, member of the «Organization of Beekeepers of Montenegro» and President of the Editorial of the journal «Beekeeping» Prof Srđa Popović PhD was appointed to the position of the Agency Director on 17th May 2018. He is married and has two children.

Deputy Director for Quality Control

Maja Radunović, MA



Deputy Director for Quality Assurance and Research

Tijana Stanković, MSci


Tijana Stanković was appointed to the position of the Deputy Director of ACQAHE in September 2018. Before appointment she worked in the Government of Montenegro as an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policy and Financial System and Deputy Minister of Finance for Economic Policy and Development in the fields of macroeconomics, public finance and structural reforms. In that period she coordinated Government documents in the field of economy: annual «Programme of Economic Reforms» (2011-2015), National Plan «Directions for Development of Montenegro 2013 – 2015» (2011-2013), Proposal Law on Public-Private Partnership (2016), comprehensive and consistent plan of structural reforms «Reforms for Competitiveness 2020» (2016), etc. She started her career as an associate to the Deputy President of the Privatization Council and continued in the Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses (ISSP) as a researcher, and later as an analyst in the field of prices and inflation and reform of the pension system. She studied pension systems in her Master thesis which she defended in the postgraduate studies «Entrepreneurship Economy» in the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica.

Her position of the leader of the pension system reform component in the World Bank project gave her an opportunity to participate in the process of development of the new institutional and legal framework for the pension system in Montenegro. Tijana worked as a part time lecturer in the Centre of Excellence for Finance in Ljubljana. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Comprehensive Grammar School in Pogorica, where she lives with her family.

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