We are presenting our team of professional, reliable, dedicated and respectable people who make the Institute for Contemporary Education

Valentin Kuleto, PhD

President of the Institute for Contemporary Education

Mr. Valentin Kuleto received his PhD researching the issues of a personalized, adaptable distance learning model. He has managed numerous educational projects and distinguished himself as their concept creator, designer and leader in their realization. His efforts, energy and vision are redefining, developing and improving education in a way that suits the needs of modern society and its citizens.

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Svetlana Belić Malinić, PhD

Director of Savremena International School and academic director of the Institute for Contemporary Education

Contact: +381 (0)11/40-11-260

E-mail: svetlana.belic@institut.edu.rs

 

Graduated with a degree in English language and literature from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Philology, after which she completed postgraduate studies at the University of London in the field of education, and translated her experience into a PhD in the field of international education at the University of Leicester. She is certified to supervise the Cambridge Professional Development Program for teachers and is a member of the Cambridge team for the promotion of international examination. As the director of Savremena Gymnasium, she believes that every teacher is, first and foremost, a lifelong learner. She is a recipient of the “International House” award for education research, and in 2014, she was one of the finalists competing for the international award “The Best 21st-century Teacher” for achievements in education development which is awarded annually by Pearson, one of the most renowned educational institutions in the world. For her outstanding professional achievements, she has been appointed educational ambassador of the University of London.

Aleksandra Ikonov, MSc

Master’s degree in biology; expert associate for the organization of professional development programs for teachers at the Institute for Contemporary Education

Contact: +381 (0)11/40-11-260

E-mail: aleksandra.ikonov@institut.edu.rs

 

Aleksandra graduated from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Biology and defended her master’s thesis “The Acquisition of Biological Concepts in Elementary Biology Education”. She is currently preparing her PhD thesis at the Faculty of Biology’s Department of Animal Development. She participated in the international “Peace and Cooperation School Award” competition as a co-author, where her team won the award for universal contribution to education – “Extraordinary Award Malala 2015 for Universal Education”. As part of the GEBS team, she was the finalist of the “GESS Education Awards 2017” competition in the field of “Innovation in Education Award”. She is the author of numerous scientific and professional papers in the field of education sciences and biology. She regularly contributes articles for the “Lekovito bilje” (medicinal herbs) magazine.

Currently works as an education program coordinator at the Institute for Contemporary Education, holding the position of the expert associate for the organization of professional development programs for teachers. She is interested in educational IT applications and actively follows their development.

Saša Ivakić, MSc

Teacher of information technologies and computer science and coordinator of educational technologies at the Institute for Contemporary Education

Contact: +381 (0)11/40-11-260

E-mail: sasa.ivakic@link.co.rs

 

Completed his bachelor’s and master’s studies at the Faculty of Teacher Training, where he studied modern technologies in teaching and learning, with special emphasis on application software in programmed instruction. Currently working on his PhD thesis in teaching methodology of computer science in class teaching, and researching efficiency and effectiveness of different technologies and tools for learning programming in lower elementary school. Saša is the coordinator of the Center for Educational Technologies and Education Innovations at the Institute for Contemporary Education, where he is responsible for the implementation of educational technology in the teaching process, and also works as the teacher of computer science and information technologies at Savremena Gymnasium.

 

Nina Stojanović, AE

Architectural engineer, coordinator of NSC Science on Stage Serbia and project manager at the Project Center of the Institute for Contemporary Education 

Contact: +381 (0)11/40-11-260

E-mail: nina.stojanovic@institut.edu.rs

 

Graduated from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Architecture. She has acquired extensive experience working as a licensed architectural designer and urban planner, team leader in research studies, strategies and feasibility studies, as well as the author of multiple award-winning designs and urban planning projects. 

Her works have been exhibited at several professional events, such as salons of architecture and urban planning and repeatedly won professional recognition and awards. She was a member of different expert juries at architectural contests.

In the period between 2009 and 2016, she worked as the director of a dozen EU-funded projects.  The MILD HOME project in which she participated as the project manager for Serbia was a finalist of the prestigious REGIO STAR award for 2015, which is awarded by the European Commission for the most successful projects realized in the EU. 

She has participated in several international conferences dedicated to sustainable development in Brussels, Moscow, Sofia and Venice since 2012.

She works at ICE as the coordinator of the Serbian branch of Science on Stage EU, the largest European network of STEM teachers.

Aleksandra Karadžić

Holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations. She works as the technical secretary at the Institute for Contemporary Education

Phone: +381 (0)11/40-11-260

E-mail: aleksandra.karadzic@institut.edu.rs; office@institut.edu.rs

 

Aleksandra has acquired extensive experience working with children and parents. She has organized a number of different events. She has won awards in literature and music, and enjoys charity work. She works as the technical secretary at the Institute for Contemporary Education.