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26.12.2008

Selection Panel for the Labour Market Oriented Curriculum Programme completed

Podgorica. The selection panel for the Labour Market Oriented Curriculum Programme took place on 19th December 2008 at the Rectorate of the University of Montenegro. The panel was attended by the Minister of Education and Science, Sreten Skuletic, Rector of the University of Montenegro, Predrag Miranovic, representative of the Austrian Development Cooperation, Gerhard Schaumberger and WUS Austria representatives, Mladenka Tesic and Goran Drakul.

Following the selection procedure, which involved technical evaluation, Austrian peer reviews and evaluation by the local labour market experts, four projects from different faculties of the      University of Montenegro were selected for funding:

Project no. Faculty Project title Project coordinator Amount granted

001/2008

Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management

Tourism

Aleksa Vučetić

EUR 28,087.89

002/2008

Faculty of Maritime Studies

Advances in Marine Technologies

Sanja Bauk

EUR 24,800.00

003/2008

Faculty of Applied Physiotherapy

Professional skills development and reflective practice

Sofija Žitnik Šivački

EUR 18.100.00

004/2008

Faculty of Science and Mathematics

Experimental Biology and Biotechnology

Svetlana Perović

EUR 25,167.50

Labour Market Oriented Curriculum programme (LMOCP) is financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation, and will be implemented by the World University Service (WUS) Austria, over the next two years. The project objective is to establish links and close cooperation between higher education and labour market in Montenegro. Following the evaluation and selection procedure, the ceremony of contracts signing with the selected faculties of the University of Montenegro is planned for January 2009. The ceremony will mark a symbolic start of the LMOC programme under which four new or modified curricula including five courses (20 in total) will be introduced at different Faculties. Selected professors will develop the curricula in cooperation with specific corporate partners, national and international companies that operate in Montenegro, and Austrian/EU Higher Education institutions.