Structure and bodies of Uniadrion

UniAdrion is an association of universities and research centres of the Adriatic-Ionian area established in 2000 with the purpose to create a permanent connection among these institutions, within the framework of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative.

The purpose of UniAdrion is the collaboration between universities and research centres with the aim of strengthening international cooperation and of favouring the progress of culture, science, training and research in the countries of the Adriatic-Ionian basin.

The association comprises about 40 members located in the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia.

UniAdrion promotes scientific-academic cooperation mainly through the implementation of teaching and research initiatives, such as training courses, post-graduate diplomas, summer schools, joint research projects. The cooperation is focused on different topics, coherent with the pillars of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR): blue growth, connecting the region, environmental quality, sustainable tourism and cultural heritage, societal challenges, economic and policy analysis.

According to its Statute, UniAdrion Presidency rotates on a yearly basis and comes from the country holding the Presidency of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative.

UniAdrion has a Permanent Secretariat located in Ancona and hosted at Marche Polytechnic University. The Secretary General of the association is a professor of Marche Polytechnic University, appointed by the Rector of the same University.


UniAdrion bodies:

  • General Assembly
  • President
  • Board of Advisors
  • Executive Secretariat
President and Vice-Presidents from June 2017 to May 2018:

President: University of Montenegro  (Montenegro), Prof. dr Danilo Nikolić, Rector

Vice-Presidents: University of Bologna "Alma Mater Studiorum" (Italy), Prof. Francesco Umbertini, Rector

                           University of Belgrado (Serbia), Rector        


Governing Board from June 2016 to May 2019:
                     Albania  - Agricultural University of Tirana 
                     Bosnia - Herzegovina - University of Mostar
                     Croatia - University of Zadar
                     Greece - University of Ioannina
                     Italy - University of Trieste
                     Montenegro - University of Montenegro
                      Serbia - University of Novi Sad
                     Slovenia - University of Primorska
Secretary General:
  • Prof Donato Iacobucci
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