Presentation of Vatel in Podgorica, Montenegro
The Vatel International Hospitality Management is at the University of Donja Gorica, in Podgorica, Montenegro. It was opened in 2016 in a spacious and modern building only a few minutes away from the city bus station. Vatel Montenegro is strategically situated on the crossroads leading to the Mediterranean Sea side and the Montenegrin Mountains.
The hospitality programme at University of Donja Gorica in collaboration with Vatel International Business School, was established in 2016 to provide premium hotel and tourism management training and prepare students to become leader managers in the international hospitality industry. The school is located right in the capital city Podgorica..
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Vatel Montenegro has partnership with famous four and five-star hotels located in Montenegro. Practical application departments: Catering, Kitchen, Restaurant, Lodging, Front Desk, Administration and Marketing.
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Snezana Barjaktarovic-Labovic, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Nutrition. Her field of work in the profession are all aspects of food and nutrition. She has been a specialist in hygiene since 2007, and since 2013 a specialist in diet therapy. She is PhD in area of Public Health. She is a participant of a number of national and international projects and research in the field of food and nutrition, among which the most important are the National Dietary Surveys in Compliance with the EU Menu methodology - EU MENU, supported by EFSA (European Agency for Food Safety).
Zoran Djikanovic, PhD, is Associate Professor at UDG and President of Montenegro Capital Markets Authority. Engaged in development of financial markets regulation and market infrastructure in Montenegro since 1999. Participated in numerous domestic and international conferences. Vice President of Association of Economists and Managers of Montenegro, and Member of Mont Pelerin Society since 2008.
Aleksandra Martinovic, PhD, full professor, has two PhD degrees in the area of food biotechnology- microbiology. She used to be a Project Coordinator in many international and national scientific projects in the molecular microbiology, food safety and food technology. As an Director for Development and Transfer of Technologies at the Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology (www.inmesbgd.com) she was coordinating the activities connected to the identification of pathogenic bacteria in the food products, implementation of HACCP and ISO 22000 standards into the food industry, technical-technological projecting of the meat plants according to the EU regulations, implementation of novel technologies and improvement of the existing ones in the meat industry, domestic and EU import and export requirements, food labelling, as well as coordination of research, innovation and education projects. Furthermore, working at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) the main focus of her research was utilization of the molecular methods for the assessment of the microbial populations of different types of cheeses as well as in vitro studying of the survival of LAB, embedded in the cheese matrix, in the human gastrointestinal tract (published results). During her professional engagement in FAO projects, she has mostly been involved in the issues concerning development of the food safety guidelines for the producers and authorities, training of the producers in the area of food safety and development of the food quality standards for traditional food products (e.g. GI protection, quality standardization, etc.).
Sandra Tinaj holds PhD degree in economics from the University of Donja Gorica for the work on the PhD Thesis Influence of the Human Capital on economic and social development. She is an assistant professor in the field of Management of human resources, innovations and projects. She is a General Manager at University of Donja Gorica and professor on the courses in the field od Human Resource Management. She has involved in many different projects related to the human resource and management, such as - National report on the Development topic according to human needs (human resurces), the editor, UNDP, 2013; Human right at the heart of higher education, Tempus project; NEXT: Collaborative platform to support education, research and technology transfer as well as society of Montenegro compatible with European Innovation System, South East European region's response to the European Small Business Act recommendations for lifelong entrepreneurial learning“, SEECEL, etc.
Ines Pajović holds a PhD in International Economics, Finance and Business. She has been professionally engaged in analysis and improvement of culture and tourism market in Montenegro from the higher educational perspective. She is also involved in national and international projects for education, culture, biodiversity and climate change.
Ohio State University (USA) MBA Graduate in Marketing and International Business Management, Daniel Nabonne accounts for over 40 years of professional experience in the international field, both in France and stationed abroad, in charge of responsibilities which led him to various countries from Latin America to the Persian Gulf and Asia, at top managerial positions, with multinational automotive groups such as Renault (truck manufacturer) and PSA (Peugeot - Citroën).Based on this experience, after managing for some years a French SME in the automotive sector, he founded AXExperts International, an International Development consulting firm more specifically dedicated to assisting SMEs for their implementation in emerging countries. A few years later, he founded ISC Services, and Austrian based consulting firm specialized in International Trading activities (Import-Export) and International Sourcing as a diversified and complementary activity to AXExperts International. While carrying on his business activities Daniel Nabonne has been teaching since 2004, in Business Schools, Universities and Vocational Training programs, in France, Peru and China, among the most prestigious universities and vocational training institutions, including Vatel, about topics related with International Negotiation and Contract Management, Cross-Cultural Management, Marketing Strategy, International Financing, Business Development, as well as International Trade Regulations and techniques.
Sanja Radonjić, professor at Wine Vintages program, with ten years experience in winemaking, permanently employed as oenologist at the company „13. Jul Plantaže“ a.d. She finished PhD studies of Oenology, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She graduated from Faculty for technology and metallurgy, University of Belgrade. She participates in R&D projects performing in the company “13. Jul Plantaže” a.d., on national and international level (EUREKA, COST, ERASMUS, H2020...). So far, she published more than 20 research papers in scientific journals or conference proceedings.
Milica Dakovic- Tadić, PhD,is a professor in a field of accounting, audit and financial reporting. She has been professionally engaged in analysis and improvement of business activities of the companies in Montenegro as well as in international projects for reinforcement of administrative procedures, education and development of financial reporting processes in the public sector and local self - governments in Montenegro – projects for UN organizations, OECD and European Committee.Ms. Dakovic -Tadic holds a PhD degree in accounting- link between business and national accounting, Master’s degree in auditing, and is a certified International tutor for Internal Auditors and Accounts in public sector by The Charted Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA).
Mr. Philippe Pierre Gendraud, Ex-Higher International Civil Servant, holds a Master Degree in Management (MPS) from Cornell University, U.S.A. He is also a Graduate of Université René Descartes - Paris (BBA) and holds a Post Graduate Degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Assurances (Paris).Enriched by a Franco-American business education, Mr. Gendraud is a specialist in Governance, Ethics, Compliance, Audit and Human Resources Management.Over the years, He has been professor/lecturer at Business Schools, Universities, and Hospitality & Tourism Management Schools in Europe, Asia, and Africa & Middle East, e.g. ESCP.-Madrid, IESE-Barcelona, IMHI/ESSEC-Paris, E.H.L.-Lausanne, Oxford Polytechnic, EDHEC, EM-Lyon, ESC.-Bordeaux, Rouen, Reims, Marseille, Nantes, VATEL Institutes – Lyon, Nimes, Mauritius, UDG-Montenegro, YUFE-Kunming & HSU-Huangshan (China), Académie Internationale du Management.
Vesna Boljević , PhD is an assistant professor in University of Donja Gorica - Faculty of Food Technology, Food Safety and Ecology and studying programme for Innternational hotels and management where are expressed her abilities of education. She has advanced knowledge in the domain of the doctorate (Bio-technology systems) and knowledge related to the management of research projects. Ms Boljevic also works as CoE in food production industry. She possesses experts knowledge in the fields of: Food production, Food Development, The Design of Production Systems in Food Industry and Entrepreneurship.
Tomo Popović, PhD degree in electrical engineering (University of Montenegro), Assistant Professor at UDG teaching computer science and information systems. He has over 25 years of international experience in industrial and academic environment (Serbia, USA, Montenegro). His projects include research and development in the domain of applied computer science in various domains. Currently, he is involved in several national and international (H2020, Erasmus+) projects as a leader or team member. He has over 70 papers published in scientific journals or conferences. His research interests include software development, intelligent systems, IoT, and cloud computing. He is Senior Member of IEEE and Member of ACM.
Anđela Jakšić Stojanović is associate professor of marketing-management in tourism at University Donja Gorica. She is a school director of Vate Montenegro, as well as a dean of Faculty of culture and tourism. She has a PhD diploma of management in tourism. She was granted a SUNBEAM scholarship for post graduate studies in the field of tourism on Faculty of economics, business and tourism Split, Croatia. She used to be vice rector for international cooperation at first Montenegrin private university in Montenegro as well as dean of its Faculty of Visual arts. She was included in realization of more than twenty international and national scientific-research projects such as: Tempus, Erasmus, Erasmus +, FP7 projects etc. She was a guest lecturer on several higher education institutions in Italy, Turkey, Poland etc. She has published two monographies, several publications and many scientific papers which deal with the most important issues in tourism and hospitality industry as well as with higher education system in Montenegro. She is a member of National Council for Education, National Council for Scientific-Research activities, Council for qualifications, Center of Young Scientists of Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts and many other councils and bodies at national level.
Graduated Mathematics and Computer science, which later on spiced with M.Sc. in Management of Informational systems. Currently working on PHD thesis in field „Making decisions in conditions of uncertainty and risks-from managerial perspective”.Aware that “change is only constant in our lives" not afraid to step out from comfort zone.Taking constant education seriously as our partner in maintaining competitiveness.Worked in international Telecommunication (Deutsche Telekom) and Insurance companies (Triglav) . Held different positions, IT Director, acting CTIO and Sales and Marketing Director.Digital transformation junky. Founder and Consultant of DigitalBee-company which helps individuals and companies to succeed in Digital Era.(www.Digital-Bee.me)
Dragica Žugić, PhD, is an associate professor at UDG. Apart from her management and administrative work as the Dean of the Faculty of Philology, she also teaches BA and MA courses at English department, VATEL study programme and Humanistic studies. She has been on academic staff exchange programmes at universities in Great Britain, Italy, Croatia and BiH and actively participated in several EU-funded projects as a researcher (TEMPUS, FP7, Erasmus+). Dragica Žugić is currently the President of the Montenegrin Society for the Study of English – MONTESSE.
Miloš Marković has been a teacher at UDG Centre for Foreign Languages since 2017. He acquired his degree at the Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Montenegro, Nikšić, in 2009. He teaches English language courses at the CFL to general public, as well as English as an elective subject to the students of various faculties at the University of Donja Gorica. Furthermore, he teaches English as a core subject to the second year students of Faculty of International Hospitality and Tourism Management- Vatel. Additionally, his working experience includes teaching at several elementary and high schools, as well as freelance translation. He has also attended and successfully completed various seminars, courses and trainings in language teaching methodology.
Vojin Golubovic, PhD in International Economics, Finance and Business. He is employed as senior analyst at the Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses (ISSP). He holds lectures at the University of Donja Gorica in the field of business mathematics, macroeconomics, economic ideas and financial management. He has worked on over 50 projects and surveys in Montenegro and abroad. Throughout his research career he has also been engaged as an associate researcher on projects for ETF, UNDP, WIIW, EPRD, World Bank, Council of Europe, FES foundation, etc. Vojin Golubovic has significant experience in Labour Policy and regulation analyses; Macroeconomic analyses (has been a member on different projects that involved overall macroeconomic analyses such as analyses of macroeconomic performance, analyses of macroeconomic trends etc); Conducting of qualitative and quantitative research projects.
Milica Vukotic is a full professor in the field of Microeconomic analzsis and statistics. She graduated from the Department of Economics at the University of Belgrade, and received MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University (Boston). She received her PhD in Economics at the University of Montenegro. Prior to joining University of Donja Gorica, Milica was Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Montenegro, where she also taught numerous courses and was involved with many research projects. In addition to teaching, Milica holds several other positions. She is a senior analyst at the Institute for Strategic Studies and Projections and a member of Montenegrin Youth Science Academy . Furthermore, she is a member of the prestigious Mont Pelerin Society, founded by F.E. Hayek.
Ljubica Kneževic Cvelbar, PhD is an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, and a visiting professor at numerous universities worldwide. She has been involved in more than 30 research projects, including EU funded and UNDP grants. She has published more than 20 papers in refereed tourism journals. She is also co-author of more than 10 chapters in the books. Her research interest include tourism economic, sustainable tourism development and tourism marketing.
Katarina Đurišić, is a teaching assistant for Human Resources modules and Hospitality Industry Environment. She has graduated economics at University of Montenegro. During the studies, she has been awarded two mobility programs by JoinEU and CEEPUS, when she spent one academic year at University of Latvia and half academic year at Faculty of Finance and Insurance at University of Katowice, Poland. She worked for Societe Generale Bank within human resources department over the course of four years. Afterwards she joined Portonovi Resort and worked as Human Resources Manager of Azmont Investments Group. She has successfully accomplished CIPD Certification for Human Resources. At the moment, she is attending master program International Business focused on digital projects and project management, at University Paris Dauphine.
Marko Simeunović received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Montenegro, in 2008, 2009 and 2013, respectively. From 2008 to 2016 he was with the University of Montenegro covering positions of teaching/research assistant and ICT fellow researcher specialized for e-service engineering. In 2016 he was also involved in the first Center of Excellence in Montenegro. He joined the University of Donja Gorica in 2016 where he is currently holding the position of assistant professor. His courses are related to electrical engineering, programming, information systems and digital signal and image processing.He published more than 60 papers in international scientific journals and conferences, and participated in several FP7, H2020, bilateral and national research projects. Currently, he is a leader of one innovative project funded by the Ministry of Science of Montenegro. Marko Simeunović is a reviewer in most world’s leading journals from the signal processing area.In 2013, dr Simeunović was awarded by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts for outstanding scientific achievements. His research interests include time-frequency signal analysis, robust estimation, parametric and nonparametric estimation, statistical and array signal processing, genetic algorithm applications, radar signal processing and wireless sensor networks.More information can be found at http://www.tfsa.ac.me/marko_papers.html
Vuk Pejovic is a teaching assistant in a field of Professional Culture, Economy of Tourism and Tourism & Traveling. His working experience started just after he graduated on Swiss Glion University on Corfu Island on 2007. Master degree on international economy finance and business at UDG. Working in World Leading Hotel Danai Beach Resort at Chalkidiki during and after the studies at Greece. Last decade he was professionally engaged in hotel industry as well as in big international companies such as Colliers International and Qatari Diar Investment Group. Working as FB manager in many hotels and restaurants such as Hotel Podgorica, Ruza Vjetrova, Quens Chair Sv Stefan, Splendid, Hard Rock Cafe and Byblos Porto Montenegro. Also professionally engaged in several hospitality units as consultant. Founder and president of NGO "Nasa Podgorica" - 2013 winning "Green Star" for best ecological project in country. Currently employed in Basketball club Buducnost as director of sales and ticketing.
Branko Banović. PhD, is a social anthropologist, director of the Regional Museum Pljevlja and lecturer at University of Donja Gorica. His research covers many aspects of identity, multiculturalism, gender studies and Montenegrin history. He has published three monographies and several scientific papers. Starting from the perspective of contemporary anthropology, his research has focused mostly on current social phenomena, such as debates over Montenegro's NATO membership or controversies over the first Montenegrin Pride parade. He holds the rank of Museum Advisor and the rank Research Associate at Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade. Banovic is the author of the book The Montenegrin Warrior Tradition: Questions and Controversies over NATO Membership. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. He has also contributed to anthropological literature on gender studies with academic papers in which he deconstructed heteronormative standards of Montenegrin culture and tradition. Having in mind that globalization and recent trends in tourism make managing cultural differences a vital aspect of hospitality industry as well as that anthropologists are intellectual pioneers in understanding cultural differences, in the recent years, Branko Banovic put focus on the application of anthropological data, theory and methods in the context of multicultural management in hospitality industry.
Marija Orlandic, PhD is an assistan professor in the field of Resources, sustainable development and Chinese economy. She graduated from the Department of Economics at the University of Montenegro, and received MA and PhD in Economics at the University of Donja Gorica. As a scholarship student from the Government of the People's Republic of China she completed her doctoral research at Southwestern University Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China during 2017/18. She holds lectures at the University of Donja Gorica in the field of economy and development, company economics, globalization and China culture. Ms. Orlandic has been professionally engaged in many research analysis and projects as analyst at the Institute for Strategic Studies and Projections in the field of macroeconomics, sustainable development, climate change, labor market, social policy, resources, entrepreneurship and education. She is a member of Association of Economists and Managers of Montenegro, furthermore National Council for Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Integrated Coastal Zone Management and also Council of European Social Survey in Montenegro.
Prof. Vesna Maras, full professor, finished her doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Agriculture in Belgrade as well as postdoctoral studies in the field of viticulture in 2017 (ICVV, Logroño, La Rioha, Spain). From 1992 to 2004 she was working at the Agricultural Institute in Podgorica, today's Biotechnical Faculty (University of Montenegro). She was awarded the title of full professor at the University of Donja Gorica in 2014 where she performs a function as the Dean of the Faculty of Food Technology, Food Safety and Ecology. Since 2004, she has been the Director of Development in the company 13. Jul Plantaze, the leader in grape and wine production in Montenegro but in region also. She has published about 100 scientific and professional papers in international and national journals and participated in numerous national and international projects. For selected clones of Vranac variety, she was awarded the National Award for Most Outstanding Innovator and Gold Medal for Inventors by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). For her scientific research work, she was also awarded the prize for the most successful woman in science in Montenegro for 2012 by the Ministry of Science of Montenegro.Prof. dr Maras has more that 20 years experience in viticulture and winemaking and she is a Montenegrin representative in several international bodies.
Nemanja Nikolić is teaching assistant in a field of Human resource management. He holds a Master degree of Economic Sciences - postgraduate studies of the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica, with the thesis "Business Restructuring - a Case Study of a Tourism Enterprise". He started his work engagement in 2002. year at the Development Fund of Montenegro, where he worked until 2010. year. In addition to his previous experience, he has been a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management in Bar and, a Moderator at the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica. He was Assistant to the Executive Director in charge of investments and implementation of new products by 2014. year. He has also enriched his work experience as a member / chairman of the Board of Directors of „UTIP Montenegro", since 2013. year - a company that has operated three Hotels in Podgorica. He was also a member of the „Tender Commission for Privatization“, a member of the Audit Committee of the „First Bank of Montenegro,“ as well as, a member of the working group for negotiations with the EU – Chapter Competition.After 2014, he continued his work as Executive Director at Normal Company, in charge of monitoring the implementation of the construction of the Hilton Hotel in Podgorica, where he became Chief Financial Officer in January 2016. year. He become CEO of Hilton Podgorica Montenegro in July 2017. year, where he still work.He is the author of several scientific papers and participates in several national and international projects. He successfully attended training for the General Manager of the Hilton Hotel.
Mirjana Raičevic is a professor of English language and literature professionally engaged in Center for Foreign Languages at the University of Donja Gorica.After graduating she continued her teacher training in private language schools in London, United Kingdom. She has been involved in English teaching at different levels (from Elementary and Primary schools to University) for more than 7 years.She teaches General English language in Center for foreign languages to the students of various faculties at the University of Donja Gorica and English language at Vatel, Montenegro-Faculty of International Hospitality Management. She also works in a private Center for foreign languages and translation in Podgorica. She has participated in numerous projects and workshops and holds a lot certificates.
Jelena Demko Rihter, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, (University of Novi Sad), Department for Industrial Engineering and Management. Since 2003 she has been engaged in the teaching process for courses Management Accounting, Financial Management, Investments. She holds a MSc and a BSc in finance (Faculty of Economics, University of Novi Sad) and a PhD in management accounting (Faculty of Economics, University of Kragujevac).She is author and co-author of numerous research and scientific papers on various issues regarding institutional investors, management accounting, financial management published in international journals and conference proceedings. She participated in a few projects financed by Provincial Secretariat for higher education and scientific research and TEMPUS projects financed by EU. Jelena is specialized for preparing business plans and investment projects for different institutions and grants.She is fluent in English and German.
Andrej Bracanović has an LL.M. in Civil Law. His main academic focus is in Roman Private Law and Introduction to Civil Law at the UDG Faculty of Law, and he teaches Legal Culture at VATEL. He is a PhD Candidate in Private Law. Previously he worked at the Legislative Committee of the Parliament of Montenegro. His interests in the field of practice is in contract law wherefore he advised various companies on land purchase, corporate matters, FIDIC Yellow Book agreements &c. He is a member of the Sectoral Committee for Education and Qualification within Montenegrin Qualifications Framework. Recently he was engaged as a national consultant in the framework of the HFA "Quality Education for All" within the Council of Europe. Mr Bracanović is also a researcher at various national and EU funded projects and cost actions.
Zoran Grubisic graduated from the Department of economics at the University of Belgrade where afterwards he received master degree in International Economics and Finance. Several years after, in 2004 he received his PhD in Economics from Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade.He is currently employed as full professor at Belgrade Banking Academy - Faculty for Banking, Insurance and Finance, Union University in Belgrade, Serbia where he teaches numerous courses: International Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Investment in Securities, etc. On an occasional basis he was giving lectures as visiting professor in University of Nice, EISTI - CY TECH from Paris and Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. In addition to teaching, Zoran published many papers in international recognized journals within his scientific area of interest, mainly International Finance and Corporate Finance. He is member of Serbian Association of Economist and he is very active as consultant in financial advisory for many companies
Branislav Nerandžić is a full professor at University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. He holds a PhD in Engineering Management and BSc in Economics. He teaches courses of Internal and Operational Audit, Management Accounting, International Business. He is also engaged at Faculty of Sciences – Department for Tourism and Hospitality (University of Novi Sad) and University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro. He is author and co-author of numerous research and scientific papers, 3 monographs and 4 books. He is a consultant in implementation of system of financial management and control, as well as internal audit in a great number of utility companies, municipalities, academic institutions. He has been in managing structures in a few companies and financial organizations. He is a member of Association of Internal Auditors of Serbia. He is a certified accountant and auditor. Branislav received a charter of the Association of Accountants and Auditors of Serbiafor the development of accounting and auditing practices.
Misko Radjenovic, Ph.D. (in economics) is an assistant professor at the University UDG Montenegro. He teaches Hospitality sales and Hospitality Strategy. Fields of research are various topics from the hospitality industry and the most development problems of operations in the Hospitality sector of Montenegro. He is reviewer a few works and a book on the same subject. He also worked for more than 25 years in the hospitality industry at the highest level of managerial positions. The Executive Director of “St. Stefan hotels” Budva.
Professor Nenad Vujadinović holds a PhD in Social Linguistics, Advertising and Public Relations from “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University of Skopje and a Masters Degree in Philology from University of Belgrade. He teaches the courses in the fields of: marketing and integrated marketing communications, linguistics and creative writing at University of Donja Gorica. He has over 30 years of academic and teaching experience at the universities in the region, and over 15 years of professional experience in the fields of advertising, PR and working with media - in leadership and team management of complex communication projects and as a creative director in IMC. His publications include: academic work in linguistics and comunications (more than 500 published pages; including two monographies) and a number of litterary translations (more the 1500 published pages), six prose books, a collection of dramas and a number of short stories and critical articles in the field of film, media and music. In the period 2007 - 2015 his book Ronny was translated and published by ISSA (New York) in: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Armenian, Romanian, Albanian, Hungarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Bosnian, Turkish and Polish language. Nenad Vujadinović has received many international awards for his work as a writer and creative director in advertising.
She has been working as an associate at the Faculty of International Economics, Finance and Business – Donja Gorica - in Podgorica, on the subjects Business and State, Public Finance and Development and Macroeconomics as well as Faculty of International Hotel Management on the subject Taxation.She defended her doctoral dissertation "The Impact of Regulatory Policy on Economy with a Special Focus on Montenegro" at the Faculty of International Economics, Business and Finance, University of Donja Gorica.She started her work engagement in the Ministry of Finance in October 2004 as a student intern, after which she served as an senior independent advisor and department coordinator. At the end of December 2010, she was designated as Assistant Minister for financial system and improving the business environment.During her work engagement in the Ministry of Finance she has been coordinating different reform activities and tasks in the field of financial system, European integration, international cooperation and improving the business environment, as well as public administration reforms.
Sonja Đuričin is a Senior Research Associate in the field of Social Sciences – Economics employed at the Institute of Economic Sciences in Belgrade. During her Ph.D. studies, she attended a study course at the Faculty of Management, University of Turin (SAA), Italy. Also, as part of the Tempus project "Master d’études européennes à double diplomacy en Serbie" - MEUTUDES, she attended a study course at the University of Sofia Antipolis, Nice, France. In 2014, she received her Ph.D. from the Belgrade Banking Academy - Faculty of Banking, Insurance, and Finance, Union University, Belgrade, where she also acquired the title of Assistant Professor in Economics and Finance. In the period 2004-2009, she was employed at the Faculty of Trade and Banking "Janićije and Danica Karić” where she taught Theory and Balance Sheet Analysis and Trade Accounting courses. In the period 2010-2013, she taught a Financial Accounting course at the Faculty of Law and Business Studies "Dr. Lazar Vrkatić" in Novi Sad, Union University. From 2016, she teaches Management Accounting and Cost Accounting courses at the Belgrade Banking Academy - Faculty of Banking, Insurance, and Finance. From 2021, she teaches an Accounting course at the Business Academy - an international educational institution for business education based in Belgrade. From 2022, she teaches at the Hotel & Tourism Business School - Vatel, University of Donja Gorica.
Sonja Đuričin is the author and co-author of more than 90 scientific research papers published in international journals, national journals of international importance, as well as international and national monographs. She is also the author and co-author of several books in the field of business economics, financial management, competitiveness, etc. She participated in the realization of a significant number of professional and scientific national and international projects in financial management, market research, restructuring, value assessment, business development strategies, local economic development, innovation, agroeconomics, value chain, etc. Since 2015, she has been a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Economic Sciences, and since 2019 she has been the Head of the Business cooperation Center. She is one of the editors of the journal of leading national importance "Economic Analysis" and the editor-in-chief of the annual professional publication "National Network of Medium Enterprises in the Republic of Serbia", published by the Institute of Economic Sciences. Sonja Đuričin is a member of editorial boards of the following international journals: Journal of Yaşar University (e-JoY), published by the Yaşar Üniversitesi Selçuk Yaşar Kampüsü, Izmir and Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education (JWEE), published by the Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade. She serves as a reviewer of papers in several national and international scientific journals, and international and national monographs. She is a member of the Scientific Society of Economists of Serbia and the Entrepreneurship Research and Education Network of Central European Universities (ERENET).
A highly qualified and multi-lingual professional with significant experience of management, administration and customer service in Hungary, the UK, Italy and Spain. A motivational and inspirational leader capable of coaching and empowering individuals to fulfil their potential whilst ensuring they make a significant contribution to the team. Highly- driven and ambitious, she works well on her own initiative and consistently demonstrates the highest levels of motivation and organisation required to meet tight deadlines. Possessing outstanding practical skills in business management with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Proactive, confident and mature with a flexible approach and proven ability to adapt to change and embrace challenges.
Born on August 19, 1962. in Belgrade, where he finished primary and secondary school. He enrolled at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade in 1981. After completing his military service, full-time studies began in 1982/83. year and ends in 1986 with an average grade of 9.74. During his studies, he was twice supervised by the Faculty for Success (1984 and 1985). At the same faculty, he enrolled in master's studies in the field of Monetary Economics and Banking and finished them with an average grade of 9.87. He defended his master's thesis entitled "Capital structure and strategic management of the company" in 1992. He also defended his doctoral dissertation entitled "Company Restructuring Strategies" at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade in 1995.
During his academic career he completed professional training in: 1. Great Britain at the London School of Economics in the 1990/91 school year. 2. USA at the University of Nebraska at Omahau under the Fulbright Program (calendar year 2002). During his stay in the United States, he visited and visited over 20 prestigious universities and established very intensive academic and professional cooperation. 3. Italy - at the University of Turin - Faculty of Management (SAA) within the TEMPUS project BOUNA, which the BBA has developed a double degree program (several times in the period 2008-2010). 4. France at the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis at the Faculty (Institute) of Economics and Management within the Basileus program (2010/11 school year).
On the occasion of 10 years of Montenegrin negotiations with the EU, the General Secretariat of the Government of Montenegro and the Ministry of European Affairs organized a meeting.Read more
Congratulations to mr Alldin Resulbegoviq for successfully defended master thesis "English language communication in hospitality industry- Case study of the Karisma hotel emoyees”!Read more
Congratulations to mr Vuk Krunić for successfully defended master thesis "Potentials for development of MICE tourism in Montenegro - case study of Splendid Conference Spa Resort". We wish him a lot of success in his future professional career!Read more
Today, we have had the opportunity to summarize the achievements of the first year students and to share out experiences and impressions.Read more
Our first and second year students do their five weeks proffesional training at One&Only Portonovi ResortRead more
Vatel Montenegro students who are currently on an exchange in Russia through the Marco Polo program had the opportunity to be part of a study visit to the prestigious Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow.Read more
Next year, we will have a pleasure to host Marco Polo student Abel Dubois from Vatel Bahrain. We will be happy to welcome him in Montenegro!Read more
Studying at Vatel involves a lot of work, effort and sacrifice, but also a lot of travel, socializing and fun.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Ivan Vukčević is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Hanoi VietnamRead more
The manager of Nikki Beach Hotel & Beach Club Montenegro Mr. Viktor Matjan and the chef Zulfikar Demirsi held a guest lecture for Vatel studentsRead more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Brajan Martić is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Hanoi Vietnam.Read more
The manager of Nikki Beach Hotel & Beach Club Montenegro Mr. Viktor Matjan and the chef Zulfikar Demirsi will hold a guest lecture for Vatel students.
The guest lecture will be organized on Monday, March 21, at 1:30 P.M. in the amphitheater A4.
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Željko Ćupić is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Bahrain.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Simon Globarević is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Istanbul.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Mina Vukčević is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Bordeaux.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Danilo Grbović is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Nimes.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Ksenija Batrićević is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Mexico.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Miradin Mrhović is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Istanbul.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Vasilije Mićunović is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Istanbul.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Staša Vukčević is going to spend next academic year in Vatel BordeauxRead more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Dario Ćorović is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Istanbul.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Nikolina Šarić is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Istanbul.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Filip Vučelić is going to spend next academic year in Vatel MadridRead more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Mitar Perovic is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Brussels.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Veselin Uskokovic is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Bahrain.Read more
We present you this year winners of Marco Polo scholarship! Our first year student, Tamara Radovic is going to spend next academic year in Vatel Istanbul.Read more
The Ambassador of the United States of America to Montenegro, Her Excellency Judy Rising Reinke, gave a lecture today at the University of Donja Gorica to students of the study program International Hotel Management and Management Vatel.Read more
H.E. Judy Rising Reinke, the Ambassador of the United States to Montenegro, is going to hold guest lecture to Vatel third year students. We are happy to welcome her at University of Donja GoricaRead more
Another outstanding defense of master thesis at Vatel! Student Igor Vujacic and his brilliant presentation in the field of marketing in the hotel industry made us extremely proud!Read more
Our third year students have just finished their five weeks professional training at One&Only Portonovi. Many thanks for this great experience!Read more
Two more students: Nevena Vulanovic and Alen Redzematovic successfully defended their MBA thesesRead more
Today, Prof. dr Vasilis Pagounis from University of West Attica hold a guest lecture for first year students of Vatel in Entrepreneurial nest.Read more
Spectacular celebration of Montenegro’s National Day at Expo2020 Dubai.Read more
Prof. Dr. Andjela Jaksic-Stojanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Culture and Tourism, together with Dr. Ivana Kovac- Barett, Honorary Consul of Embassy of Spain in Podgorica and a lecturer at the Faculty of Culture and Tourism, hosted Ms. Carmen Alvarez,Read more
The second year students of Vatel visited the One&Only Portonovi and got acquainted with the business of this prestigious resort, the only one of this kind in Europe.Read more
The first-year Vatel students visited the Hilton Hotel in Podgorica. The study visit was organised as a part of the course Human Resources.Read more
Today, at Vatel, we made a celebration of Chinese New Year!Read more
Mr. Nikola Burzan General Manager of Azul Beach Resort Montenegro hotel hold a guest lecture to second year students of Vatel.Read more
Prof. of Chinese language, Lai Peiyu, gave a lecture to Vatel first year students about Chinese New Year and Spring Festival.Read more
Our student Slađana Noković is the winner of the Student Award for Best Students of the Capital-Podgorica.Read more
The unique theatrical-musical happening "Semper Iuvenis" was held on 16th December, 2021 in order to celebrate 55 years of successful work of the Cultural Information Center "Budo Tomovic".Read more
A professor at the Faculty of Culture and Tourism, Dr Filip Ivanovic, was elected as a regular member of the Royal Historical Society from London.Read more
Representatives of the Faculty of Culture and Tourism today had the opportunity to host students of the secondary school ''Sergije Stanic'' at the Donkey Farm.Read more
Masa Djukanovic, a first-year student of Vatel Montenegro and a representative of the Montenegrin Karate team, won second place at the Balkan Karate Championship in Rijeka, Croatia last weekend.Read more
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We would like to inform all our students that One&Only Portonovi hotel is organizing a career day on December 3, 2021.Read more
The best always go with the best! It was a great pleasure and honor to guest One & Only team at Vatel Montenegro and to strenghten our cooperation and to open many new possibilities for our students. Gratitude to the standing team of One& Only One&OnRead more
This last week of November, 339 5th year students competed in English for 1st place on the podium.Read more
On Thursday, 25th od November, we have a pleasure and honor to host One & Only Portonovi Montenegro team that will present our students all possibilities of inclusion in the world of ultra luxury hospitality.Read more
We had a pleasure to welcome Mr. Paul d’Azémar, International Network Director of Vatel group.Read more
Mr. Andrija Pesic CEO of Montengro Stars Hotel Group hold a guest lecture to second year students of Vatel.Read more
The Ambassador of the Republic of FranceRead more
Vatel students are from the very beginning of their studies placed in the heart of the hospitality industry!Read more
As a part of the course Wine, Beer and Spirits, our third year students had classes in Voco hotel Voco Podgorica.Read more
The guest lecture for third year students was given by Mr. Ravi Bankar, Founder of Genesis Leisure Consulting company from Mumbai, India.Read more
Great news for Montenegro and University of Donja Gorica- Vatel convention 2022 will be organized in Montenegro!Read more
His Excellency Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to Montenegro Mr. Panayotis Partsos will hold a guest lecture to our first year students on October 13 at 14:15 pm.Read more