The PEXIM Foundation had the honour of presenting itself at the Serbian Embassy in London as one the of top 3 organisations from Serbia, as selected by the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
The event was attended by Ms Aleksandra Joksimović, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in London, Mr Mladen Šarčević, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development in Serbia, Ms Ana Langović Milićević, State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological development in Serbia, corporate members of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, and the PEXIM Foundation President and alumni.
Tijana Gajić, Executive Director of the PEXIM Foundation, explained the mission and the results of the PEXIM Foundation to date.
“We aspire to improve our environment by investing in young talents. For that reason, we fund the studies of Serbian and Macedonian students pursuing their master’s degrees at the University of Cambridge. We require our scholars to return to their home country and to help shape the legal, economic and social landscape.
To achieve this, we work closely with the Government and with the corporate sector to ensure that our returning scholars have worthwhile jobs to come back to: in other words, to obtain positions from which they can make the largest impact.
To date, together with our partners, we have invested over 1 million euros and supported over 30 scholars.
Our returning scholars have taken positions in the Prime Minister’s office in both Serbia and North Macedonia, various ministries, the UN, the WTO; they have worked on large infrastructure projects, and they are sharing their skills and experience as university professors and through the mentorship initiative.”