Vujica Lazović, PhD Minister of Information society and telecommunications
Vujica Lazović was born on March 10, 1963. in Plav, Montenegro. In 1982, he entered the Faculty of Economics in Titograd ( now: Podgorica) from which he graduated in 1986 with the average grade of 9.83. He has won several awards and recognitions among which the award of liberation of Podgorica '19. Decembar' and the award of the University “Veljko Vlahović” for the best academic standing in the final year of study are prominent. He finished postgraduate studies, Department of Information Systems and Cybernetics, at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade. He defended a master's thesis in 1994 at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, and earned an academic degree doctor of science in 1997 at the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica.Vujica Lazović became employed at the Faculty of Economics in 1988. In the period from 1989 to 1993, he also performed a series of public functions ( a Member of the Parliament of Montenegro, a member of the Chamber of Citizens of the Assembly of Yugoslavia, a minister in the Government of Montenegro, etc.)
In the period from 1998 to 2000 he was the vice dean for education at the Faculty of Economics and in the period from 2001 to 2006 he performed a function of the dean of the Faculty. He was elected assistant professor in 1998, and in 2003 he was elected associate professor for a group of subjects from the 'Information Economics'. He teaches in multiple disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Economics (Information Economics, Management Information Systems and Design of Information System) and also teaches Information Systems in the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Law. He is the head of doctoral studies at the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica. He is also the author of several papers, books and publications on Economics and Business Information Systems. He conducted several study tours in the UK and USA.
Since 2006 he performs the function of Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policy in the Government of Montenegro, and since 2009 he is the Minister of Information Society in the Government of Montenegro.
He speaks Russian and English. He is married and has a daughter.