Mediterranean University

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Mediterranean University
Univerzitet Mediteran
Logo Univerzitet Mediteran.png
Established 30 May 2006
Type Private
President assoc. prof. Duško Knežević, PhD
Rector prof. dr Slobodan Backović, PhD
Admin. staff ?
Students 2200
Location Podgorica, Bar, Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
Website www.unimediteran.net

Mediterranean University (Serbian: Univerzitet Mediteran) is a university located in Podgorica, Montenegro. It was founded on 30 May 2006, is the first private university established in Montenegro and is organized in 6 faculties. The university is member of the Balkan Universities Network.

History[edit]

Mediterranean University is the first private university in Montenegro. It was founded on 30 May 2006 and consisted of four organizational units: Faculty of Tourism, Hotel and Trade Management Bar, Faculty of Business Studies "Montenegro Business School", Faculty of Visual Arts and Faculty of Information Technology. Later on, two more faculties joined the University ”Mediterranean”: Faculty of Foreign Languages and Faculty of Law officially became the organizational units of Mediterranean University on 16 December 2006. Faculty of Tourism, Hotel and Trade Management Bar was founded in 2004. as the first private institution of higher education in Montenegro. On February 9, 2008, it changed its name to: Faculty of Tourism Bar – MTS – "Montegro Tourism School".

The seat of Mediterranean University is in Podgorica, as well as the following organizational units: Faculty of Business Studies "Montenegro Business School", Faculty of Visual Arts, Faculty of Information Technology, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Faculty of Law. Faculty of Tourism, Hotel and Trade Management is located in Bar.

Since its founding, Mediterranean University in Podgorica functions as a single legal entity in accordance with the Bologna Declaration.

The quality of study programs at all faculties of the University was checked in 2008 by the expert committee of the Council for Higher Education. The University has been reaccredited for the following five years which is an indication of the high quality of our work.

The report of the expert team, among other things, states: “The team was very surprised how much Mediterranean University has developed and created a solid foundation for rapid future development with the ambition to become a high quality regional university”.

The University is clearly and fully committed to enhancing the quality of studies in a systematic and organized manner in order to be modern, flexible, comparable, competitive and efficient. In that sense and in compliance with the Bologna process, there is a continuous work on increasing the quality level of all activities at the University - teaching, study programmes, grading system based on the introduction of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS, textbooks and literature, equipment of study rooms and other areas, information system, scientific research, publishing, selection of teaching and administration staff, library, permanent education, interuniversitary cooperation and other standards.

Study programmes[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

  • Faculty of Tourism Bar – MTS – "Montenegro Tourism School" – Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Faculty of Business Studies "Montenegro Business School" – Financial Management and Marketing
  • Faculty of Information Technology – Information Technologies
  • Faculty of Visual Arts – Design of Visual Communications and Audiovisual production
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages – Business English Language and Business Italian Language
  • Faculty of Law – Commercial Law Study Programme and Judicial Study Programme

Postgraduate[edit]

  • Faculty of Tourism Bar–MTS–"Montenegro Tourism School" – specialist studies Management in Tourism and Hotel Management and master studies under the same title.
  • Faculty of Business Studies "Montenegro Business School" – specialist studies Financial Management and Marketing Management and master studies under the same title.
  • Faculty of Information Technology – specialist studies Information Technologies and master studies under the same title.
  • Faculty of Visual ArtsFakultet – specialist studies Design of Visual Communications and Audiovisual Production and master studies under the same title.
  • Faculty of Law – specialist studies Commercial Law and Judicial–Criminal Law and master studies Commercial Law, Judicial–Criminal Law and Legal-Political study program

PhD studies[edit]

  • Faculty of Tourism Bar–MTS–“Montenegro Tourism School” organizes PhD studies Management in Tourism with the duration of three years.

American studies at Mediterranean University[edit]

From the 2010/11 academic year Mediterranean University and Rochester Institute of Technology from New York will offer a masters of science in professional studies. Students will be offered two study programmes: Service Leadership and Innovation and Project Management. Upon successful completion of studies, students will receive dual degrees. Teaching staff of Mediterranean University and Rochester Institute of Technology will deliver the programmes and lectures will be in English.

Scientific research and other projects[edit]

The University established a Centre for Project Research and Consulting. Through working with projects and development of the teaching staff University strengthens the bond between academic and business environment in Montenegro. By accepting European standards in teaching and scientific research, and through cooperation with many international institutions of higher education, the University actively participates in the cultural and economic development of Montenegro and its integration into European and world trends. Mediterranean University in cooperation with partner universities from the EU - University of Debrecen, Hungary, Wageningen University, Netherlands, Scottish Agricultural College, Budapest Business School, and partners from Montenegro - University of Montenegro, Chamber of Economy of Montenegro and the Ministry of Tourism of Montenegro, have started in January 2010 the TEMPUS project under the title "Development of Business Training in Montenegro”. The main goal of DEBUT-M project is to establish partnerships between higher education institutions and companies through free business training for experts and managers from companies in Montenegro.

Cooperation[edit]

Cooperation with commercial entities[edit]

Mediterranean University is a part of Atlas group - one of the leading corporations in the South Eastern Europe with a crucial role in implementation of the investment activities and projects.

Mediterranean University and the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro have intense cooperation in fields of professional development programmes, analysis and projects, organization of seminars, round tables and other professional gatherings including participation of the University representatives in the work of the arbitration bodies established within the Chamber, and other forms of cooperation.

University “Mediteran” in cooperation with the Directorate for Anti-Corruption Initiative of Montenegro through joint research projects, organization of lectures, workshops, seminars and other scientific and professional activities as well as development of various publications and other advertising materials makes important steps in the field of preventing and combating corruption in education.

Interuniversity cooperation[edit]

Mediterranean University maintains and develops contacts with other universities according to the mutually harmonized and signed bilateral agreements, which foresee: teacher and student exchange, common research projects, participation in seminars and other academic gatherings, professional training programmes and other activities promoting academic cooperation. The most important partners of the University:

Distance Learning System[edit]

“Acquiring knowledge and skills through provided information and instructions by using various technologies and other forms of distance learning.“

Possibility of distance learning and testing via Internet is becoming necessity of every university, faculty or higher school. Development of "Distance learning" in world has achieved a breakthrough. Numerous world-known academic institutions offer this studying category as a compulsory choice of modern education in their curricula. This model of studying commonly used in the western countries became our reality. Faculty of Information Technology, Faculty of Tourism Bar-MTS-“Montenegro Tourism School“ and Faculty of Law offer Distance Learning System (DLS) in their curricula. Faculty of Information Technologies of the University ”Mediteran” in Podgorica took into account recommendations and experience of leading world institutions and organizations providing specific standards and systems to ensure quality in distance teaching.

Preparations for introduction of DLS to other faculties are in process.

Science and sports[edit]

Mediterranean University and"Budućnost" karate club traditionally organize the tournament Grand Prix Mediteran with the aim to connect science and sport and popularize sports among and students.

Mediterranean University basketball club was founded in 2006 with the intention to promote Mediterranean University in the sporting field. In the debutant season 2006/07 the club competed in the Second Republic’s League and it entered the higher level of competition – First B league. For this season its main ambition is to become the First league team. That’s why Mediterranean University plans to reinforce the team with a few experienced players. The club wishes to engage as many students as possible as its players. Through recreational and competitive sport, as an extracurricular activity, University „Mediteran“ wishes to offer the best possible studying conditions to its students.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°26′54″N 19°15′42″E / 42.44833°N 19.26167°E / 42.44833; 19.26167