We present our team of professional, responsible, reliable and dedicated people who make up the Institute for Contemporary Education

Valentin Kuleto, PhD

President of the Institute for Contemporary Education
Mr. Valentin Kuleto obtained his PhD by researching issues associated with a personalized, adaptable distance learning model. He has carried out 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.

Read more about Valentin Kuleto here.


Svetlana Belić Malinić, PhD

Academic Director of the Institute for Contemporary Education
Contact: +381 (0)11/40-11-260
Email: svetlana.belic@institut.edu.rs

Dr Svetlana Belic Malinic is an international thought leader who has been inspiring teachers to experiment with new teaching approaches for more than 20 years. She gained her MA in Educational and Social Research at the UCL Institute of Education, ranked as the world number one for education, whereas she merged her knowledge and experience into a PhD on International Education at the University of Leicester, UK, ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.  Svetlana is also a Programme Leader for Cambridge International Professional Development Qualifications and a member of Cambridge Assessment Specialists Team at the University of Cambridge. With a digital growth mindset and creativity, Svetlana has shaped educational trends in the region, pioneered school concepts and ideated innovation at many levels. In 2014, Svetlana’s forward-thinking ideas took her to the finals for the Global Teacher of the Year award, presented annually by Pearson, one of the most influential educational institutions in the world. She is a proud recipient of the International House John Haycraft scholarship for classroom exploration. Having been commended for her great professional success, Svetlana has received the title of Alumni Ambassador awarded by the UCL.

Doc. Nina Stojanović, MArch

Director of the Project Center at the Institute for Contemporary Education
Contact: +381 (0)11/40-11-260
Email: nina.stojanovic@institut.edu.rs

Nina graduated from 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 participated in a dozen EU-funded projects. The MILD HOME project, in which she participated as the project manager for Serbia, was a finalist of the competition for the prestigious REGIO STAR award for 2015 awarded by the European Commission for the most successful projects realized in the EU. Since 2012, she has participated in several international conferences dedicated to sustainable development in Brussels, Moscow, Sofia, Venice and Cascais. She works as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts, Department of Interior Design.

Aleksandra Borović

 Lead Project Coordinator Institute for Contemporary Education
Contact: +381 (0)11/40-11-260
Email: aleksandra.borovic@institut.edu.rs

Aleksandra graduated from University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Geography, Department of Spatial Planning. She has acquired additional qualifications through non-formal education: tour guide license, project manager certificate, and PR manager certificate. After many years of experience in diplomatic missions and international organizations, as well as experience in the management and development of Mensa Serbia, she combined her experience and aimed it at educational improvement, writing and managing several European projects. She also participated in several projects co-financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the Council of Europe. She is particularly motivated for launching activities aimed at improving the position of gifted children and students in Serbia and the region, and for promoting Serbia and its natural and cultural resources.
President of Mensa Serbia since 2013. Member of the multinational jury for granting Mensa Education and Research Foundation scholarships, and Mensa International Gifted Youth Committee. Founder and organizer of international conferences on giftedness in Serbia. Author and manager of the Erasmus+ project Teachers for Gifted. Congress ambassador of Serbia.


Glorija Martinović

Lead Project Coordinator Institute for Contemporary Education
Contact: +381 (63) 86-89-800
Email: glorija.martinovic@institut.edu.rs

Gloria is a graduate culturologist with many years of experience in project management. As a project coordinator at the Center for Urban Development focused her knowledge on writing, preparation, coordination and realization of primarily European projects. She has the most experience in writing and implementing projects funded through the Creative Europe and Erasmus + programs. She is currently implementing a project supported by the UNESCO participation program. She is challenged by topics that deal with innovations in education and culture and inspiration finds in cultural heritage. As the editor of the program of the Children’s Cultural Center Majdan,
Cultural institutions of the NGO Savski Venac, from 2012 to 2019, organized dozens of educational, arts and sports programs for children and youth.


Aleksandra Karadžić

Center for Professional Development Coordinator
Phone: +381 (0)11/40-11-260
Email: 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.