The Researchers Report 2012 Country Profile: Montenegro

The 2012 Researchers Report prepared by Deloitte Consulting for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation looks at the extent to which those prerequisites are already met, since a full understanding of the researcher profession in its complexity is indispensable for sound decision and policy-making. The report (see link below) is accompanied by country fiches - of which we present here the ones prepared for the Western Balkan countries.

In 2008, Montenegro counted 766 full-time research equivalents who together with part-time colleagues and external research associates were employed in the country’s two universities, nine private higher education institutions, government and the private sector. This number corresponds to about 0.3% of the total workforce in Montenegro. In order to attract young people to science and a scientific career, the government has developed a number of activities and programmes, targeting pupils in elementary schools to university students, by engaging them in the regular teaching programmes as well as in national competitions on different topics, camps and visits to the great European and world research institutions.

The number of students enrolled in tertiary education increased from 13 245 in the 2006-07 academic year to 16 520 in 2008-09. The University of Montenegro had 82% undergraduates, 17.3% graduates and fewer than 1% doctoral students. In addition, 5 500 students were enrolled at private institutions of higher education.


Document type
  • Report


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Montenegro
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on December 21, 2012
Modified on December 24, 2012