University of Donja Gorica is a unique interdisciplinary institution, located in suburban of Podgorica, capital of Montenegro. It was founded in 2007. It offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level of education, including Bachelor, Specialist, Master’s and PhD level of studies. Currently, it has around 2500 students, and 250 professors and teaching staff.
Today, UDG includes thirteen faculties and eighteen departments. Six of these faculties are registered scientific research institutions. UDG participates in many different national and international projects as Tempus, IPA Adriatic, Erasmus Mundus and other. All programs at UDG are designed according to the principles of the Bologna Declaration, which ensures students’ mobility, international recognition of diplomas, as well as the possibility of partial independent profiling of the programs through a wide range of elective courses, in accordance with personal affinities and interests. UDG enrols about 2 000 students.
Five faculties offer the Master’s degree and three, the doctoral degree. The number of academic staff totals 305 full-time equivalent (FTE), of whom 155 are full-time and 150 part-time. University actively communicates with companies and business sector so that it can adjust its study programs to market and labour market demand.
Role of partner institution [P5 UNIVERZITET DONJA GORICA PODGORICA]:
BSc and MSc graduate students at Faculty of Polytechnics – need to obtain LLL certificates in EMAB that will increase their chance of employment.
Level of study LLL
1. Numerical Ecology 6 ECTS
2. Methodology of science in Ecology 6 ECTS
3. EU and regional legislation in management of freshwaters 6 ECTS
4. System for evaluating rivers for conservation 6 ECTS
5. Field practice in aquatic botany and zoology 6 ECTS
6. Field practice in aquatic monitoring 6 ECTS
7. Water protection technologies 6 ECTS
Teaching and technical staff at the University of Donja Gorica -need to cooperate and share knowledge/skills/practice with other HEIs and stakeholders in the WB Region; to equip the laboratory for EMAB; to offer students and stakeholders attractive and modern LLL courses in EMAB; to apply for EU grants together, write scientific papers together, to cooperate with Industry.
Other target groups recognised in Montenegro:
Professionals in EMAB -need modern knowledge/skills/practice in EMAB to expand areas of expertise;
Environmental Stakeholders -need standard methods for EMAB;
Local community – need clean and safe environment;
Fishing Industry – need modern methods for monitoring of water quality to improve production;
Lumber Industry – need modern methods for monitoring of water quality to improve production in wetland areas;
Water Supply Industry – need modern and standard methods for monitoring of water quality;
Tourism – need improvement of ecological status of water bodies to enhance tourist offer.