In 2018 the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) of the European University Association (EUA) evaluated nine higher education institutions in Montenegro. Based on the individual evaluation reports, IEP published in December 2018 a system review report, which examined common issues and challenges amongst the nine institutions and made recommendations to the institutions and to the national authorities.
The report noted that Montenegro has initiated impressive reforms of its higher education system in recent years, but emphasised the need to go further to reach the goals of the process, in particular by reforming institutional governance.
The exercise was part of the “Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness” (HERIC) project, implemented by the Government of Montenegro. The 2018 evaluations followed on from a previous round of evaluations of Montenegrin institutions that took place in 2014 under the same project.
IEP is an independent external quality assurance agency registered on the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). It offers comprehensive, improvement-oriented institutional evaluations that aim to support institutions in developing their strategic leadership and capacity to manage change. To date IEP has carried out 432 evaluations of diverse institutions in 50 countries in Europe and worldwide. The registration period for the 2019/20 round of evaluations is open until 1 July.