Upcoming TAM: The positioning and distinguishing of applied sciences in the Montenegrin education system

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 to Thursday, 6 December, 2018


During the Bologna reforms of the past decade in Montenegro, applied sciences have been uniquely connected to institutions of higher academic education (faculties). Study programmes were not often oriented towards developing practical knowledge and practices and  few experts from the economy were involved. The number of enrolled students was not controlled, which resulted in a hyper-production of graduates of this profile. It has been assessed that the local economy is not profiting as it should from these graduates.  The Montenegrin authorities and the academic community are interested in changing this and is creating universities or schools of applied sciences. This TAM will explore this topic.


The seminar will address:

  • How to understand the spirit and idea of applied sciences
  • How to distinguish academic and applied sciences
  • How to define applied sciences learning outcomes
  • How to evaluate results of applied sciences
  • How to include local economy, services and industry in defining profiles of applied sciences education
  • How to ensure long life learning in applied sciences.
  • Creativity and innovation in applied sciences education
  • How to develop non-formal forms of applied sciences education.   


Two experts have been invited to participate in this TAM: Dr. Constantinos Psomopoulos, a professor of electronics at the University of West Attica, Greece and  Dr. Volker Ghemlich of Hochschule Osnabrück, Germany.