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Serbia’s Crown Prince Couple awarded free education to Serbian students

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia handed out access to free education at “ITAcademy” where students learn about information technology. The recipients were the best high school graduates from Serbia and Republika Srpska. This happened in a ceremony at the White Palace in Belgrade Wednesday this week.

In cooperation with the Crown Prince’s Foundation for Education, “LINK group” awarded free education to 30 students who had, earlier this year, attended the traditional reception for the best high school graduates, which took place at the White Palace on 21 June, hosted by Crown Prince Alexander. The ceremony was also attended by members of the board of Crown Prince Alexander’s Foundation for Education and Culture.

HRH Crown Prince Alexander with one of the students. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

“I am very glad that for the third year in a row LINK Group and my Foundation for education awarded our best high school graduates. To all winners of the LINK award I once again congratulate you for completing your secondary education. Continue to be the best! Continue to work hard in your careers. My Foundation for education and culture will continue to help our young people”, said Crown Prince Alexander in his speech.

The future students will be able to attend “ITAcademy” online – via the Internet, through the most up-to-date distance learning platform. As well as the knowledge of the most sought-after IT area, the course provides its students with professional Cambridge, Microsoft and Adobe certificates, and works under the official authority of the Cambridge University Examinations.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess in front of the Palace with the students. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

In 2006 Crown Prince Alexander personally founded a non-profit organization committed to advancing education and academic research in Serbia, to address the outflow of brilliant young academics and to promote Serbian cultural heritage. This became Crown Prince Alexander’s Foundation for Education and Culture. The Foundation links Serbian education institutions with reputable international institutions and forms highly educated well-trained young professionals, connecting Serbian youth to the business community and to the world.

At the moment the organization has six active projects. These include ensuring full training services for people with disabilities and a Centre for Career Development at university level. They also have an active role in the seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.