EUA’s Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) evaluated nine Montenegrin higher education institutions in 2018. Based on the individual evaluation reports, IEP published in December a system review report, which examines common issues and challenges amongst the nine institutions and proposes recommendations to the institutions and national authorities.
The report notes that Montenegro has initiated impressive reforms of its higher education system in recent years, but emphasises the need to go further to reach the goals of the process, mainly by reforming institutional governance.
The 2018 coordinated evaluations were part of the “Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness” (HERIC) project, implemented by the Government of Montenegro. In the context of the same project, IEP evaluated the Montenegrin institutions in 2014, the later evaluations being a follow-up of that exercise.
IEP is an independent external quality assurance agency, which currently has carried out 430 initial and follow-up evaluations of diverse higher education institutions in Europe and worldwide. The registrations for the next IEP evaluation round will be open in March.
More information about IEP can be found on the official website.