PhD Munitlak Ivanović Olja



Education –

  • Olja Munitlak Ivanović is a professor at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.
  • She completed basic and graduate studies at the Subotica Faculty of Economics, University of Novi  Sad.  In  the  course  of  her  studies,  she  was  awarded  a  Diploma  for  outstanding performance at the Faculty by the University of Novi Sad. Olja Munitlak graduated from the Faculty at International Commerce study programme with grade 10, whereas her average grade during studies is 8.94. She was a recipient of scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Railway Transport Company (Železni čko transportno preduzeće). On 11 November 2002 she defended a M. Sc. thesis under the title «Chall enges of Poverty in the 21st Century » at Subotica Faculty of Economics and was conferred an academic degree of M. Sc. in Economic Sciences. On 28 December 2006 she defended a doctoral dissertation under the title ”Ecological Aspect of a Sustainable Development – International and Regional Comparison“ at Subotica Faculty of Economics, University of Novi Sad and was conferred a doctoral degree, PhD in Economic Sciences.
  • After graduation she worked as an independent economic associate with an international forwarding company «KDS» and Railway Transport Enterprise (Železni čko transportno preduzeće, ŽTP) in Novi Sad.
  • In the school year of 1998/99, Olja Munitlak got a job at Svetozar Miletić Secondary School of Economics in Novi Sad. In December 2000 she passed a state licence exam at Subotica Faculty of Economics.
  • In the academic year of 2000/01 she started to work as a part-time associate-assistant at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Novi Sad, Department of Geography.
  • She started to work as a part-time associate at ”Braća Karić“ Faculty of Entrepreneurial Management in Novi Sad in the academic year of 2001/02 and in the academic year of 2003/04 she got a full-time job there.
  • In December 2000 she passed an exam at the Ministry of Finance of the FR Yugoslavia and was conferred the title of auditor and in March 2001 she got a licence of certified auditor.
  • In March 2007, she was conferred the title of assistant professor at ”Braća Karić“ Faculty of Entrepreneurial Management in the field of economics. In February 2008 she got a job at the Faculty of Business in Service Industry, Sremska Kamenica.
  • She was conferred the title of associate professor at the Faculty of Business in Service Industry on 28 June 2009 in the field of economic sciences, narrow scientific field: management and marketing.
  • The Academic Council of the Faculty of Business in Service Industry made a decision on 27 Jan. 2010 to appoint Olja Munitlak Ivanović Head of Department of Economic Sciences.
  • In the period 2 Dec. 2010 through 21 Feb. 2012 she was discharging the post of Vice-Dean for Science, following which she got a job at the Faculty of Business Economy at Edukons University.
  • Publishing activities in the sphere of scientific journals: editing Godišnjak Univerziteta Edukons journal, published by Edukons University since May 2011; a member of the editorial board of Ecologica scientific journal published by the Scientific Association for the Protection of Living Environment, ECOLOGICA, since April 2011; a member of the editorial board of scientific journal Poslovna ekonomija – časopis za poslovnu ekonomiju, preduzetništvo i fina nsije, published by the Faculty of Business in Service Indusrty; since 2012 she has been a member of the local reviewing committee of Ekonomski pogledi journal, published by the Faculty of Economics, University of Priština; since 2013 she has been a member of the local editorial board of Economic Analysis journal, published by the Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade; since 2012 she has reviewed several scientific papers for journals from the list of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. (Poslovna ekonomija, Ekonomski pogledi, Economic Analysis).
  • She has been intensively collaborating and doing reviews for the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAQA). So far she mentored two doctoral dissertations, 28 master and 4 M. Sc. thesis, as well as over 50 basic studies and graduation papers.
  • On the basis of a decision made by the Senate of Edukons University, she was appointed Principal of the Research Centre of Edukons University on 30 May 2011.


Phone: 063/532-771

E- mail: olja.mi@dgt.uns.ac.rsolja.ivanovic@ien.bg.ac.rs

Scientific and Research Fields:

  • Sustainable development
  • Circular Economy
  • Green Economy

Professional Training

Through exchange of professors and doctoral students, Dr. Olja Munitlak Ivanović participated in the summer International School on Energy Systems (ISES 2012) – Training Course on Energy Systems for Young Researchers and Professionals“ in Kloster Seeon, Germany in October 2012.

She successfully completed the International Course: “Green Growth: Policy Measures and Implementation Tools” in Rehovot, Israel. Course was organized by Israeĺ́̍̍́̍̕’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAW) and Weitz Center for Development Studies (CURUR).

International Activities

While at Edukons University, Dr. Olja Munitlak Ivanović actively participated in the activities of the Alliance of Central Eastern European Universities – ACEU). That way, she established contacts and cooperation with professors from private and state universities from Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine and Albania. The cooperation of Dr. Olja Munitlak Ivanović with professors from these institutions was conducted through: exchange of information on researches and study programmes, exchange of information on lectures, teaching tools, publications and literature of importance for education and research, joint organization of seminars, conferences, congresses and other events in Serbia and in countries of other members of the Alliance, joint publishing activities, joint application for projects with funds of European institutions, regional organizations, as well as funds of governments of Central Eastern European countries.

As a co-mentor on doctoral studies at Universita degli Stude della Tuscia, Viterbo, Rome, she visited the University in June 2006 and held an invited lecture to doctoral students under the title

Perspectives and Indicators of Sustainable Development in the Countries of South-Eastern Europe. Dr. Olja Munitlak Ivanović participated in 9 international conferences with 20 papers, the form of participation being their organization, making announcements or giving invited lectures which were published in conference proceedings, either whole or in abstracts.

As participant on Round table with topic: “SMEs and Green Economy” she was in Kyiv, Ukraine,during the period 13-16. April 2016,  organized by: Organization of the Black sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) i Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

Personal Bibliography



  1. Research projects numbers III47009 (European integrations and social and economic changes in Serbian economy on the way to the EU) and OI179015 (Challenges and prospects of structural changes in Serbia: Strategic directions for economic development and harmonization with EU requirements), financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia- in the process
  2. International IPA project with a University in Hungary: (2011-2012) Acronym: LearningRegion, Project title: ”Cross-border learning region: examination of universities’ possible role in the economic development of the Hungarian-Serbian cross-border region“. She was a project manager appointed by Edukons University.
  3. Project: Environmental Ambassadors and Ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederland, Project: Identification of Sustainable Development and Environmental Leaders for Tomorrow, Belgrade, May 2007
  4. Project conducted for the Executive Council of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina under the title:: Vojvodina – a new region in Euro-regional collaboration – specific features of commerce in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, 2007
  5. Project: Economic and sustainable development as a factor of poverty alleviation; training seminar for young politicians, Bečej – Fantast, 2004.
  6. Project: Vojvodina – a new region in Euro-regional collaboration, 2003: Economic sustainable development of the Balkan/South East Europe region with an emphasis on Vojvodina; training seminar for young politicians, 2003.

Selected References:

  1. Đukić, M., Jovanoski,, I., Munitlak Ivanović, O., Lazić M., Bodroža, D. (2016) Cost-benefit analysis of an infrastrusture project and a cost-reflective tariff: A case study for investment in wastewater treatment plant in Serbia, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Vol 59, str. 1419 – 1425, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.01.050 M21a
  2. Golušin, M., Munitlak Ivanović, O., Andrejević A., Vučenov S. (2014) Survey of socio economic growth in SE Europe-new conceptual frame for sustainability metrics, Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol 28, Isuue 1, str. 152-168, (http://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/joes.2014.28.issue-1) DOI: 10.1111/joes.12006 M21a
  3. Mitić, P., Munitlak Ivanović, O., Zdravković, A. (2017) A Cointegration Analysis of Real GDP and CO2 Emissions in Transitional Countries, Sustainability, 9(4), 568; str. 1-18, ISSN 2071-1050, doi:10.3390/su9040568, http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/4/568/htm M22
  4. Munitlak Ivanović, O., Zubović, J. Mitić, P. (2017) Relationship between Sustainable Development and Green Economy – Emphasis on Green Finance and Banking, Ekonomika poljoprivrede, 64(4), str