The Institute of Agricultural Economics (IAE) was founded by the Directive of the FNR Yugoslavia Government in August 1949.
In the course of its existence, as one of the oldest and the most successful scientific research institutions of agriculture in the country, it has continuously pursued the economic problems in agriculture, by analyzing them and giving proposals for successful development of this important field of the national economy. In the beginning, the Institute was engaged mainly in the tasks set by the former Agricultural Council, but later the cooperation with cooperatives and combines was established and then intense field and scientific research work started.
The Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade, RS Serbia, frequently participates in the realization of long-terms projects of the Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, as well as in the projects of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Mining and Spatial Planning, and the projects of agricultural sector adjustment that the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic Serbia is implementing in the process of the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the European Union (EU).
National Institute of Economic Research ‘Costin C. Kiriţescu’ (INCE)
is a scientific organization of public law, of national interest, with a vocation of fundamental research, financed from the public budget, which also develops applied research funded from public or private sources. The National Institute of Economic Research “Costin C. Kiriţescu” is part of the fundamental research structures of the Romanian Academy and is the continuator of the tradition of economic and social research in Romania, which has roots for almost a century. Also, as an academic institution for the fundamental research INCE has its own it assumes an essential role including for the development and conservation of the scientific heritage, of the institutions and of the national identity not only in the field of economic science, but also in the other fields of culture and national science, by committing and promoting projects of major interest.
Gestion y Planificación research group (GESPLAN) was born under the umbrella of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) with the aim of being a crucial part of the so-called “Research Universities”, thus contributing to the progress of the society. GESPLAN was created in 2006 by full-professor PhD Aldolfo Cazorla Montero, however, full –professor PhD Ignacio De los Ríos Carmenado currently holds the position of director.
The UPM was founded in 1971, its budget consist of 349, 8 million of euros, and it has more than 200 research groups.
The University strives to be open to talented students, reputed lecturers and researchers from both Spain and abroad, and to the society. Thus, in the year 2017, The Technical University of Madrid offered 52 undergraduate degrees, 83 master programs and 44 PhD programs.
These figures were translated in 31.387 undergraduate students, 4816 master students, 2.108 PhD students, and almost 3.000 teachers and researchers. Hence, putting the UPM as a real “Research University”. GESPLAN is a cluster of lecturers and researchers that have been working for more than 25 years on the fields of Project management, planning and project assessment. Its work have been implemented in many rural communities both from Spain and South America, helping them to develop.
GESPLAN works by projects and underpins the three basic elements of a Research University: postgraduate relevant teaching, relationship with the society, and pioneer research. By means of using these three elements, GESPLAN has placed itself as an outstanding research group. It offers one of the most prestigious international master and PhD programmes in the world (Project Planning for Rural Development and Sustainable Management). These programmes contain relevant research projects which solve significant societal issues.
Thus, the results of the GESPLAN research group are published in high impact journals.
The ethics of the GESPLAN research group are summarized in one conceptual framework, Working With People.
This framework tries to intertwine knowledge and action, with projects that prioritize those people that play an active role in those areas in which the projects are being conducted. Since its creation, research has continuously been ongoing, as well as, the collaboration with other institutions from Spain, Europe and America.
Thus, the aim of GESPLAN has always been to: promote the collaboration between European North American and Latin American research groups, share knowledge and expertise with other groups in the same field, and to promote the exchange of researchers facilitating their stay at the Technical University of Madrid.
The Institute of Economic Sciences (founded in 1958) is a non-profit academic think-tank institution, owned by Republic of Serbia with significant researches and analyses in various fields of economic sciences.
The Institute of Economic Sciences (IES), as a scientific and research institution, is engaged in research in macroeconomics, microeconomics, regional economic development, development studies of domestic and world markets, as well as in the activities of consulting, training and education related to modern business economics, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, banking and other.
In the long and rich history of IES special attention is given to the promotion and advancement of scientific research through the exchange of information and ideas among scientific, business, NGOs and government experts at both national and regional and at European and world level.
IES field of activities is very broad, starting from macroeconomic studies elaboration, projections, forecasting, to international economic relation analysis, world economic and trade surveys, studies and strategies on economic, regional, and sustainable development, sector economic policies, as well as a large number of projects for economic subjects in almost all economic fields.
Another IES orientation encompasses the consulting, knowledge innovation, continual training and education in the fields of current business economy, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finances, etc.
IES cooperates with great number of private companies, government, non-government, national and international institutions and organizations.
The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEBA) is one of the leading institutions for teaching and research in the field of Economics and Business in Bulgaria and the Balkan region according to research papers of experts of the World Bank.
It is part of Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”, which is the oldest (founded in 1888) and most prestigious university in Bulgaria.
Our mission is to produce highly qualified graduates capable of working in all spheres of our public life.
According to a ranking of university education in Economics in Bulgaria, carried out by the Bulgarian Human Resources Management and Development Association, Sofia University graduates are preferred by most employers.
Other rankings put FEBA in the top three best performing academic economics institutions. In the new official ranking system of the Bulgarian universities (by the Ministry of Education) Sofia University takes up the top places in “Administration and Management” and “Economics”.
Faculty of Economics in Subotica- University of Novi Sad, RS Serbia
is a modern scientific and educational institution within the University of Novi Sad, with a complex organisational structure, heterogeneous range of activities and enviable technical and human resources. The Faculty conducts fundamental and applied research on which it develops its bachelor, master and doctoral curricula in economics, management and business informatics. Excellence, innovation and diversity of the educational process are achieved through the highest quality levels of academic study programmes.
The Faculty is characterised by openness to the latest trends in education and research (science), and the ability to constantly adapt to the changing business environment. Intense observation and adopting relevant changes in the national and international environment have enabled the Faculty to change its business model frequently, especially in terms of permanent innovations in its organisation and curricula, and adapting to European standards. As a significant regional focal point, the Faculty has intensive and meaningful international co-operation, finding and developing various forms of liaising and joint action in the interest of overall regional development. The Faculty’s close relationships with the local, national and international business community additionally provide and enrich the research and educational milieu. The institution is the meeting place of tradition and contemporary ideas, as well as theory and practice. During 56 years of its existence, the Faculty has been striving to integrate its educational and research expertise in an effort to accomplish synergy between these processes, enhancing the quality of life in Serbia and Southeast Europe region.
The Applied Management Research Unit (UNIAG), young R&D unit created in 2014, comprises 42 researchers from 4 Higher Education Institutions that are located in the North Region of Portugal (Polytechnic Institute (IP) of Bragança; IP of Cávado and Ave; IP of Porto, and IP of Viana do Castelo).
Mission Applied Management Research Unit of is to promote and develop applied scientific research, particularly in the areas of tourism, management, regional development, social and business sustainability, entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and information and communication technologies, in transversal and multidisciplinary context, aiming to establish a strong link between theory and practice, as well as to transfer knowledge to society.
The Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjacka Banja, University of Kragujevac, was founded in 2011 as the youngest faculty at the University of Kragujevac, and is the only public faculty in Serbia educating students in the areas of tourism and hotel management.
The Faculty is located in Vrnjacka Banja, a well know Serbian tourist spa destination with over 150-year-long tradition.
The Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjacka Banja, as an educational, scientific and research institution, offers theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and training trough Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes.
We have cooperation agreements with more than 70 stakeholders operating in tourism community.
The international activities of the Faculty are focused on the establishing, fostering and developing cooperation and realising joint projects with other faculties and institutions, as well as with international organisations dealing with higher education.
Institute of Agricultural Economics was founded on 21st of April, 2005 and entered in the register of scientific and research institutions of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Srpska on 22nd of Dec., 2005, and in 2013 it changed its name to the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.
The Institute of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development provides services in transferring scientific and technical knowledge in the field of economics of agriculture and rural development into a practical application; preparation of strategic and program documents, and plans in the field of agriculture and rural development; drafting of proposals and analyses of the effects of policies of encouragement in development of agriculture and rural areas; preparation of studies, analyses and business plans in the field of agriculture and rural development; education in the field of agricultural economics and rural development; market research and public opinion polls; organizing meetings and trade shows; preparation, revision and implementation of development and applied projects and studies in the field of agriculture and rural development, consulting and marketing services.
Federal State Budgetary Educational institution of higher education “Michurinsk State Agrarian University“ is one of the oldest educational institutions of Tambov region and Russia, was founded in 1931.
The University carries out successful research work in two priority research areas: “Development of Food Technologies of Functional and Therapeutic and Prophylactic Purposes” and “Sustainable Development of Rural Areas”.
An important direction of development of the University is the formation of a multidisciplinary scientific and industrial educational complex with a well-developed infrastructure and material and technical base as a reference University in the development of the economy of Tambov region, Russia.
The Faculty of Tourism – Montenegro Tourism School (MTS) was founded in 2004, as the first private institution of higher-education in Montenegro. From 2006.
it is the part of Mediterranean University Podgorica. As educational, scientific and research institution, MTS offered Undergraduate, Master and PhD studies in the field of Management in Tourism and Management in Hospitality.
During their studies students are provided with: mentor work, guest international and domestic lecturers, visits to hotels and other tourism companies, study travels to many places of tourist interests and in-house training in local and international companies.
Furthermore, the faculty is licensed for specialized courses: as for Travel agent, Tourist guide, Sommelier etc.
Faculty is constantly demonstrating its social responsibility by implementing projects with partner organizations, whose activities are of wider public interest.
Faculty established a good cooperation with industry sector what is very important for students to learn practical training.
The University is a partner in many projects financed by EU funds: Tempus, Erasmus, MED, COST, etc. The University is a member of the university network: UNIMED, ALUM, Adriatico Linked Universities, EMUNI – Euro Mediterranean University, BADEN – Balkan Distance Education Network.
The Moscow University of Finance and Law (MFUA) offers fully accredited programs, ranging from short courses to Bachelors, Masters, MBA and PhD degrees. Our mission is to develop an internationally-oriented university that is fully integrated into international academic and scientific activities, through the development of relations with leading foreign universities and research institutions, as well as through participation in international academic and research projects.
Tasks of international development:
– implementation of international academic and research programs and projects;
– organization of internships and trainings abroad for MFUA students, PhD students and teachers;
– organization of joint international conferences and workshops;
– education and internships for foreign students, PhD students and specialists;
– applying for international research grants that are aligned to projects that support the further growth and development of the university.
Center for Russian and Ukrainian Studies (CRUS) was established in 2017 at Harbin Engineering University, China.
The CRUS is engaged in research of various spheres of collaboration between China, Russia, Ukraine, and other countries of Europe, including economics, trade, investments, finances, regional economic development, rural development, food security issues, sustainable development studies, and exploration and development of biological and energy resources of the Arctic.
The CRUS collaborates with governmental and non-governmental national and international organizations, research institutions, universities, and companies. Specific areas of research include China-Russia and China-Nordic collaboration in the Arctic, including China’s participation in the development of the circumpolar regions of Russia and other Nordic countries, joint investment projects, navigation in the polar waters, and the establishment of the Arctic Blue Economic Corridor.
The CRUS is now a registered Think Tank of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China and the Ministry of Education of China.
Faculty of Business and Tourism in Budva, Montenegro is the first study program of hospitality management in Montenegro and one of the few in the Region.
Faculty was founded in 2009. and it is located in Budva, the largest tourist center in Montenegro.
Believing that the development of modern tourism and hospitality is a great opportunity for talented young people to develop a successful business career, we have developed a high quality study program of modern education and research in the field of tourism and hospitality management.
The program is developed in cooperation with the leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry, and represents an optimal mix of academic knowledge and practical skills.
The Faculty is running many projects in inovative tourism and implementing science in hospitality tourism, on national and international basis.
The Faculty of Economics of the University of Prishtina with a temporary seat in Kosovska Mitrovica was founded on June 23, 1961. First, as a Faculty of Law and Economics, when the Republic Council of the Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on the Establishment of the Faculty of Law and Economics in Prishtina. On October 8, 1970, The Faculty Council adopted the Decision about the separation of the law and economic section and their conversion into independent faculties.
According to that the Faculty of Economics has become an independent higher education institution.
During the war in 1999, around 1,500 professors, administrative stuff and other employees of the University in Pristina, together with 16,000 students (whose lessons were in Serbian), including students, professors and other employees of the Faculty of Economics were expatriated and evicted from the University.
After the exile from Pristina, the University and a few other faculties have been temporarily relocated.
As a result of a governmental resolution of the Republic of Serbia at the end of 2001, the university resettled in Kosovska Mitrovica, which has been its temporary settlement since then. Gradually, all faculties have returned to Kosovo and Metohija.
Thus, the Faculty of Economics, after locating first in Blace, a small town in the heart of Serbia, then in Zubin Potok, a small municipality in the north of Kosovo and Metohija was finally located in Kosovska Mitrovica.
The University of Priština, has the status of a state university, as a multidisciplinary university, and comprises ten Faculties.
One of them is Faculty of Economics with a temporary seat in Kosovska Mitrovica The Bologna agenda has been adopted by the University and a three-cycle system of studies was introduced in 2006.
The Faculty of Economics offers undergraduate, master and doctoral studies.
There are currently around 500 students enrolled at the Faculty.
The Faculty employs 30 teaching staff of various ranks, full professors, associate professors and assistant professors.’Economic Outlook’ (ISSN 1450-7951) is the scientific journal of the Faculty.
The Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad is an accredited higher education and research institution with its mission to stimulate high-quality educational processes, development of scientific disciplines and dissemination of knowledge.
The Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad was founded by the Law on Establishment of the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Agriculture (Official Gazette of the SRS no. 36/54), promulgated by the decree of the president of the Executive Council of the People’s Republic of Serbia on 30th June 1954.
The opening ceremony of the Faculty was held on 20th November, while the lectures for the students of the general course of study started on 22nd November 1954.
Since its establishment, Faculty of Agriculture has been dedicated to the accomplishment of its mission, based on successful results of its scientific research activities and their application in practice.
As a part of its activities in the fields of education and science, the Faculty has been holding lectures at the undergraduate, specialist, master and doctoral levels of studies, as well as vocational education and training in the areas of crop field and vegetable growing, animal husbandry, fruit growing and viticulture, plant protection, water management, agricultural engineering and agricultural economics.
The Faculty is a member of the following international associations: EUA, ICA, CASEE, VUA, AREV, AUF.
Great importance is given to networking with leading research centers in the country and abroad and the mobility of the Faculty’s researchers.
Future orientation of the Faculty of Agriculture is the implementation of its multidisciplinary research, and continuation of traditionally fruitful collaboration with various stakeholders (local and regional authorities, different SMEs,tc.) which fits into the internationalization agenda of University of Novi Sad.
National Institute for Biotechnologies Research and Development in Horticulture – Stefanesti, Arges.
Established in 1959, as a horticultural unit under ICHV, after a few years of complex research activity, Ştefăneşti Station has developed its activity mainly in viticulture and vinification, making a direct, essential contribution to the consecration and erection of the Stefanest – Arges – vineyard among the famous vineyards of the country. In 1969, the winemaking complex, its laboratories, equipped with high performance equipment at that time, was put into operation. Since 1980, the unit has been called the Stefanesti Vineyards Research and Production Station. In 1987, the modern facilities for rapid propagation, devouring valuable biological material were put into operation and the creation of the Complex for breeding and breeding of vines was allowed. From November 24, 2004, the wine station has been transformed into the National Institute for Research and Development for Biotechnologies in Horticulture.
Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics, University “Goce Delcev”, Stip, North Macedonia
The Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics is conceptualized upon curricula of the leading European universities for tourism, but also upon domestic, vocational experience. The future students will have an opportunity to study tourism, business logistics, gastronomy, nutrition and dietetics. The study programmes are in accordance with the Bologna declaration, due to the introduction of the European credit-transfer system, and up-to-date organization of education.
Almost all the students during their education at the Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics will have an opportunity in practical manner to learn about their future profession by visiting most elite destinations in the country and abroad.
Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
Agricultural University of Tirana is the first University center in Albania and the unique center of higher agricultural education. It was founded in November 1, 1951, under the name of ”State Higher Agricultural Institute” and in 1991 was nominated ”Agricultural University of Tirana”. AUT conserves its academic values as ambitious in development and research strategies, continuous staff qualification, increased international co-operation, and institutionalization of business relationships.
The focus of his activity is education, research and transfer of knowledge. This is realized through training activities, consultancy and extension services in the field of agriculture and food. Being the largest center of education and research in the field of agriculture and food, AUT has been at the forefront of creating links between science and production. These connection are materialized through a lot of agreements signed by public actors and in particular with the Albanian business community.
AUT mission is connected to the agricultural formation in terms of developing modern agriculture and ensuring healthy and quality food. The achievement of this major objective focuses on the necessary production and distribution of agricultural and high quality of products.
Kostanay Engineering and Economics University, Kazakhstan
Kostanay engineering and economics university named after M.Dulatov is the first non-state university of the Kostanay region, which was opened 20 years ago.KEEU – higher educational institution in Kostanay region, which arose as a result of changed economic and social conditions in independent Kazakhstan. The basis for the emergence, formation and further development of the university was the opening in 1996 of the “Institute of Business and Management”. In 1999 the first students were graduated from the education program of the full-time and part-time departments- 43 people. In 2000, the contingent of graduates was 56 people, in 2001 – 150 people. At present, the KEEU stably provides qualified specialists to the North region of Kazakhstan: over 20,000 people have been trained for 20 years. In May 2003, the Government of Kazakhstan gave the university the name of the Kazakh public figure, our compatriot Myrzhakyp Dulatov. The university mission is providing education through meeting the needs of society and business in the competitive specialists for the innovative development of the region, as well as the strengthening of corporate and international relations, developing and supporting entrepreneurial thinking.
Vistula School of Hospitality (Institute of Tourism) Warsaw, Poland
was established in result of a merger of three tourist universities – the renowned Mieczyslaw Orlowicz College of Tourism and Recreation in Warsaw, Warsaw University of Tourism, Food and Hospitality and The College of Tourism and Hotel Management in Łódź. They were also joined by the Tourism Institute, established in 1972, the only research and development unit in Poland conducting interdisciplinary, comprehensive studies in the field of tourism. The Vistula School of Hospitality prepares graduates for a career in management, development and administration of tourist, sports or recreation enterprises. Its educational offer comprises bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Polish and English that are unique on a national scale. It provides education in the field of Tourism and Recreation, Dietetics and Lifestyle Coaching. The Vistula School of Hospitality promotes the idea of entrepreneurship. It focuses on the practical and international dimension of teaching. The system of the University’s cooperation with practitioners and the business environment rests on the Business Council established in 2014, which is the Group’s key advisory and opinion-forming body. It consists of strategic partners representing key specialties who actively cooperate with the Vistula School of Hospitality authorities in developing the University’s study programs. The Council includes, among others, representatives of the International Association of Meeting Organizers of MPI Poland, the Polish Chamber of Tourism, the Polish Tourist Organization and the Polish Olympic Committee.