Projects

Ongoing projects

Fostering internationalization at Montenegrin HEIs through Efficient Stategic Planning  (IESP) –  The Project coordinated by the University of Montenegro focuses on improvement of international competitiveness and visibility of Montenegrin HEIs through provision of optimal model of building capacities for the different aspects of internationalization, including: strategy of internationalization, with action plans, accompanying documents for internationalization, internationalization of research and innovations, international mobility of staff and students, international networking and evaluation of quality of internationalization.

Quality education for all,  coordinated by the Council of Europe aims for development of the evaluation criteria to be used for assessing the academic integrity of the institution and participation of the Agency in the enforcement of legal regulations for academic integrity.

Integration of key competences into the education system of Montenegro (IKCES), which coordinator is Ministry of Education, in addition to Montenegrin partners in the project, the EPRD Office for Economic Policy and Regional Development Ltd. from Poland also participates in the project and aims at integrating eight key competences in all levels of education in Montenegro. With regard to the quality assurance, the project will carry out the research on including competencies into the relevant study programmes, in order to develop the standard for the evaluation of these programmes.

Support to European QA agencies in meeting the  ESG (SEQA ESG), coordinated by ENQA, aims at support to newly established institutions for quality assurance of higher education in application of ESG. In addition to Montenegro, representatives of the quality assurance systems of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta, Moldova and Albania are participating in the Project.

Better academic qualifications through quality assurance (BAQUAL), coordinated by the Ministry of Science and Education of Croatia, aimed at identifying standards in those three higher education systems. The idea is that through few workshops with foreign experts the outcomes of the standards shall be improved and their application in the system shall be tested though evaluation procedures.

Micro credentials related to the key obligations of Bologna (MICROBOL) is the project whose coordinator is the Ministry of Education and Training (Flandria / Belgium), with partners being Ministry of Education and Culture (Finland); CIMEA; ENQA; EUA and EQAR (as associate partner). The objective of the project is to review how the current tools of EHEA can use or modify in order to include the micro credentials within the Bologna framework. The role of the quality assurance group is to set up the road map identifying the essential steps aiming at integration of micro credentials into the above framework.

Building capacities for the implementation of dual education in higher education in Montenegro (DUALMON) is the project whose implementation started in January 2021, aiming at the development of dual education in higher education in Montenegro. Project Coordinator is the University of Novi Sad from Serbia and partners, in addition to the Ministry of Education and Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro, the companies: Voli, Telekom, Splendid and Crnogorska plovidba.

 

Terminated projects

Staff Mobility Project (Thematic Bologna Follow-Up Peer Group C on Quality Assurance) The Staff Mobility Project in the field of quality assurance in higher education included the practice of employees in agencies in the countries of the European Higher Education Area. The project was coordinated by the Flemish, Cypriot and Georgian quality assurance agencies, and was attended by representatives of quality assurance institutions from all countries of the European Higher Education Area. The purpose of the project was to enable the exchange of staff in national agencies in order to gain knowledge and experience in certain aspects of quality assurance. AKOKVO took the opportunity to send its four employees to the Austrian (AKA), Portuguese (A3ES) and Croatian (ASHE) agencies to improve the legal framework, develop the research component and information system and apply European standards and guidelines, respectively.

Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness  (INVO – HERIC) Development objective of project is strengthening quality and relevance of higher education and research in Montenegro through the reform of financing higher education and the quality assurance systems and building capacities of research and development. In the initial phase of its operation and final phase of the project, the ACQAHE has managed to have several study visits (Croatian, Slovenian, Italian, Vatican Quality Assurance Agency), equip its offices and organize the Round Table on implementation of ESG with key representatives of ENQA and EQAR.

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