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

Svetlana Belić Malinić possesses extensive experience obtained during her teaching career and participation in educational projects. She graduated with a degree in English
language and literature from University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Philology, after which she attended professional development programs at Cambridge University. She
completed her postgraduate studies at the University of London in the field of education and social sciences, and translated her experience into a PhD in the field of international education at the University of Leicester. Svetlana is certified to supervise the Cambridge Professional Development Program for teachers and is a member of the team for the promotion of Cambridge International Examinations. 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 21 st-century teacher for achievements in education development, which is awarded annually by Pearson, one of the most renowned educational institutions in the world. She has been appointed educational ambassador of the University of London for her outstanding professional achievements. Svetlana is also a certified Google educator,
which is another recognition of her innovative approach to education.

Nina Stojanović, MArch

Director of the Project Center at the Institute for Contemporary Education, Assistant Professor at FCA
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 Ikonov, MSc

Expert Associate for the organization of professional development programs for teachers at the Institute for Contemporary Education and Science on Stage Serbia Coordinator
Contact: +381 (0)11/40-11-260
Email: aleksandra.ikonov@institut.edu.rs
 
Aleksandra graduated from 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 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 currently works as an education program coordinator at the Institute for Contemporary Education, holding the position of expert associate for the organization of professional development programs for teachers, and the coordinator of Science on Stage Serbia, a branch of Science on Stage Europe, the largest European network of STEM teachers. She is interested in educational IT applications and actively follows their development.

Saša Ivakić, MSc

Information Technology and Computer Science Teacher and Educational Technologies Coordinator at the Institute for Contemporary Education
Contact: +381 (0)11/40-11-260
Email: sasa.ivakic@link.co.rs
 
Saša 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. He is currently working on his PhD thesis in computer science teaching methodology. Additionally, he is researching the efficiency and effectiveness of different technologies and tools for teaching 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 oversees the implementation of educational technologies in the teaching process, and also works as the teacher of Computer Science and Information Technology at Savremena Gimnazija.

Aleksandra Borović

Project Associate of the Project Center at the 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.

Aleksandra Karadžić

Communications expert for public relations and the technical secretary of the Institute for Contemporary Education
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.