On December, 4 at the meeting of the Academic Council of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute a solemn ceremony of awarding the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Montenegro Predragov Milovich with the diploma "Honorary Doctor of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and a mantle and a memorial sign. The solemn ceremony was attended by the deputy chairman of the Supervisory Board of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, President of the Small Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Stanislav Dovgy, Director of Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Mykola Zhulinsky, his deputy, the famous Ukrainian literary critic Sergiy Galchenko, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine in 2007-2010 Mykola Onyshchuk, well-known singer, People's Artist of Ukraine Femy Mustafayev and other representatives of Ukrainian science and culture.
The ceremony was opened by the rector of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Mikhailo Zgurovsky. He told about the way of life, achievements of Predrag Milovich, his personal contribution to the strengthening of international relations between Ukraine and Montenegro, his promotion of the formation of a positive image of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute around the world and recalled that the decision to award him the title "Honorary Doctor of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute " was approved by the Academic Council of the University on November 6, 2017. After that, Predrag Milovich was awarded the appropriate awards.
Predrag Milovich was born on February 20, 1971 in the city of Nikshych. He received primary and secondary education in his hometown, continuing his studies at the Belgrade University, the faculty of Economics.He graduated from the postgraduate study in management at rhe same faculty.
In the early nineties, Predrag Milovich became a co-founder and co-owner of the Montenegrin-German company Cairos-Stern. A few years later, in 1995, he created his own independent engineering company in the construction industry.
In 2001, the company expanded its activities and undertook design development and planning of construction of important facilities for Montenegrin and foreign investors. Since 2004, it has also started working in the field of information technology. Predrag Milovich became the co-owner of the software (software) of the Credit Bureau, which received the highest appreciation of the World Bank at the Business Forum in 2010 for innovation and quality. Currently, the headquarters of the company is located in the city of Nikshych, its subdivisions work in the cities of Budva and Podgorica, and business projects are implemented in many countries of Europe and the world.
Honorary Consulate of Ukraine was opened in Montenegro largely due to the activity of Predrag Milovich. He himself became the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Montenegro. Therefore, a significant part of his time Predrag Milovich devotes to the improvement of relations between Ukraine and Montenegro in both economic and other spheres.
Predrag Milovich, together with the Honorary Consul of Montenegro in Ukraine, Stanislav Dovhy, actively supports business, cultural and friendly relations between Ukraine and Montenegro, he participated in the conceptual realization and sponsorship of several cultural projects in Ukraine. Among them - the opening of the monument to the outstanding Montenegrin poet and statesman Peter Negosha in Ukraine (it was installed on the territory of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute y) and Taras Shevchenko in the capital of Montenegro in the city of Podgorica. Among others, the opening of the bell tower of St. Basil Ostrozky in the territory of the National Technical University of Ukraine " Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute ", the church of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of the university, the initiation of international projects in the field of education. Also, Predrag Milovich was a sponsor of the exhibition "Ukraine Today" in Nikshych on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine, which was attended by ambassadors and diplomats from Azerbaijan, China, Greece, Poland, the USA, Hungary, UNICEF.
After the ceremony, Predrag Milovich appealed to the audience with words of gratitude. "For me the title of Honorary Doctor is another sign of friendship from the Ukrainian science and culture, this is another sign of friendship from my Ukrainian friends and the entire Ukrainian people," he emphasized.
This part of the meeting of the Academic Council was completed with a small concert performed by Femiy Mustafayev and the bandura trio.
At the photo: Honorary Doctor of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Predrag Milovich speaks before Kyiv Polytechnicians.