University of Montenegro
|Univerzitet Crne Gore
|April 29, 1974
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The University of Montenegro was founded on 29 April 1974. In that year the following organisations signed the Agreement on Association into the University of Titograd:
- three faculties: Faculty of Economics, of Engineering and the Faculty of Law from Titograd,
- two colleges: Teaching College from Nikšić and Maritime Studies College from Kotor,
- three independent scientific institutes: for History, for Agriculture and for Biological and Medical Research from Titograd.
A year after it was founded, the institution changed its name to Veljko Vlahović University in honour of the communist activist and World War II participant from Montenegro who died that year. In 1992, the university was given its current name - University of Montenegro.
The seat of the university is in Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro, with a population of around 150,000. Most faculties of the University of Montenegro are located in Podgorica, while some faculties were opened in Budva and Bijelo Polje in 2005.
The university comprises faculties, institutes and colleges, as well as logistic centers. The Managing Board governs the university and the Rector manages it. The supreme academic body is the University Senate. Deans are heads of faculties and directors are heads of institutes. At faculties i.e. at institutes, the highest academic bodies are councils for teaching-scientific issues, i.e. for teaching-artistic issues. The highest student body is the Student Parliament. Representatives of students are elected in all bodies of the university and of the faculties.
The university comprises following 19 faculties (all located in Podgorica, unless stated otherwise):
- Faculty of Architecture
- Faculty of Biotechnology
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
- Faculty of Economics
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology
- Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- Faculty of Philology (located in Nikšić and Podgorica)
- Faculty of Political Sciences
- Faculty of Drama (located in Cetinje)
- Faculty of Fine Arts (located in Cetinje)
- Music Academy (located in Cetinje)
- Faculty of Maritime Studies (located in Kotor)
- Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management (located in Kotor)
- Faculty of Philosophy (located in Nikšić)
- Faculty for Sport and Physical Education (located in Nikšić)
Within the faculties, there are departments and study groups.
The university includes two scientific research institutes:
- Institute for History
- Institute of Marine Biology
There are Center of Information Technology, Human Rights Centre, Centre for International Studies, Centre for Quality at the university.
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