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  Events at the university




24.06.2015.

ONE MONTH VISITS TO AUSTRIA

http://www.wus-austria.org/project/0/33.html

Call open!
Deadline for submissions is 30 July, 2015.
 
The main purpose of the scholarship is to enable scientific staff of universities to do research at Austrian universities in the context of master or doctoral studies (an age limit of 40 years applies). targeted countries: Applicants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
The role of WUS Austria is to promote the program and provide information to interested persons; further information can also be obtained at the Institute of International Law and International Relations/University of Graz, which is in charge of selecting the candidates. Implementation of the program is carried out by the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD-GmbH), which takes care of accommodation arrangements and payment of the grant. The grant letter sent by the OeAD-GmbH can be used for obtaining a visa if applicable.

For the application form, contact details and further information on the program please take a look at the section "Important Documents & Links" above.


09.05.2015.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME: CALL FOR WINTER SEMESTER 2015/16 NOW OPEN

In the context of the Go Styria scholarship program MASTER / DOCTORAL students and POST-DOCs of universities in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (F.Y.R.O.M.), Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova can apply for a research stay at the University of Graz in winter semester 2015/16 for max. 4 months

Details concerning the program and the application process can be found at: http://international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/s-in-mprog/go-styria/.  

Application Deadline: 30.04.2015 (Receiving deadline for complete paper application at University of Graz)

24.02.2015.

CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

In order to promote the Chinese Government Scholarship program and attract excellent students from Central and Eastern Europe to pursue education in China, the China Scholarship Council launched the Sino-Central and Eastern Europe Exchange Scholarship.
The scholarship is open to 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, including: Albania, Estonia, Bulgaria, BA Bosnia Hercegovina, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.

More details can be found here.

16.02.2015.
CfA: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES IN BAVARIA 2015

New scholarship offers of the Free State of Bavaria for German language courses in 2015. The scholarships include tuition fees, accommodation and meals.

Students and young scientists of all academic subjects with a basic knowledge of German (at least A2-level) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine can apply for BAYHOST summer course scholarships.

For further information regarding the summer courses and the application procedure, please see here:
http://www.uni-r.de/bayhost/english/scholarships/language-courses-in-bavaria/index.html

Applicants should send all documents by post to BAYHOST by April 1st, 2015 latest (date of receipt!).

10.10.2014.
HIGH REPRESENTATIVE IN BIH VISITED UNZE
On Wednesday, 8th October 2014, Mr Valentin Inzko, High Representative in B&H, was in the City of Zenica. Firstly, he visited Prof. Dr Dževad Zečić, Rector of the University of Zenica, who informed Mr. Inzko about this institution of higher education. To our pleasure, the Universtiy of Zenica is the first university from the Federation of B&H, officially noted in the State Register of the accredited HEIs. After this meeting, Mr Inzko went to the Faculty of mechanical engineering and Faculty of polytechnic, where he spent some time talking with students about the forthcoming general elections in B&H. Mr. Inzko took this opportunity to send a message that “it is necessary for the young people to vote and to take the initiative on a grand scale”, while, as he emphasized, “Bosnia and Herzegovina has many talented persons, who should develop here, at home, not abroad”. Photos are here.
18.06.2014.
PRESENTATION OF WEBOMETRICS RANKING SYSTEM

Mr Isidoro F. Aguillo, editor of Webometrics ranking ahead of CSIC- Spanish National Research Council presented, at the Rector' office of UNSA,  this wide world known ranking system which gives current ranking of higher education institutions (universities, faculties, institutes, etc.) twice a year. Webometrics list is innovated each January and July and arouses great interest of academic community and wider. It follows more than 22 000 higher education institutions of the world and includes both private and public universities of B&H. Mr Aguillo showed basic characteristics of webometrics ranking system with special emphasis on variety of information, and also stressed that universities are not only RDI organizations nor places for collection of „ SCI credits or Nobel Prize winners „but that those are thousand of places where young people are educated for trade market.  This education is not the same everywhere and that's why rankings exist. Rankings include not only „ amounts o tuition fees and budgets, indexed papers and magazines „but many other elements that webometrics wants to overview. Presentation of Mr. Aguilla is attached here.

17.06.2014.
ANKARA UNİVERSİTY TÖMER İZMİR BRANCH - TURKİSH SUMMER PORGRAMME JULY-AUGUST 2014

1.Aim of the programme
To introduce and promote Turkey,Turkish language and culture
To encourage learning Turkish language.
To provide  turcology students with authentic learning environment  so that they could learn, improve and experience Turkish and the culture.
To improve   cross-national and interuniversity relations.
2.Details of the programme
Classes will take place every weekday from 09:00 to 13:50
Applicants will be given a level exam upon their arrival and be placed convenient classes .
This programme lasts 2 months .However;  optional  one-month programme is offered.
Participation on excursions and activities are compulsory.
Course attendants will accomodate with Turkish host families arranged by TÖMER. Hence , They will be able to acquire extensive knowledge of Turkish culture  and practice language  intensively.
The course attendants who complete the programme successfully will recieve a letter of participation.
Payment
Only course fee and course book fee are deposited to TÖMER.
Monthly accommodation fee will be paid to the host family in person by the course attendant.
Costs of organisations and activities are not funded by TÖMER.  Each student make a payment for activities and organisations individually.

Charges
Course fee:  
The Number of  classes per month:  80 hours (20 hours per week on weekdays )
Course fee per month                       :   US $ 360
Discount for turcology students      :  25% (US $250) (US $ 540 for 2 months)
One set of Hitit course book            :  60 TL
Host family accommodation fee     :  US $ 200 (including breakfast)

For the activities and organisations, the charge is estimated  to be approximately  US $50 per week (US $200 a month).

For more details click here.


10.06.2014.
CALL FOR PAPERS EIIC 2014

All submitted papers will be under single blind peer review process and all accepted papers will be published in the conference proceeding with ISSN and ISBN. Authors of the best selected papers from the conference will be asked to prepare extended version of their paper to be considered for publishing in International Journals (more information in the EIIC 2014 web page).

For more details click here.


05.06.2014.
WELCOME TO THE DANUBE-INCO.NET NEWSLETTER

We are happy to introduce you to this first newsletter of the Danube-INCO.NET project. The Danube-INCO.NET project started its activities with the first of January, 2014, and just recently also successfully implemented the official web portal (www.danube-inco.net). We would like to thank the WBC-INCO.NET, a previously funded project which focused on the coordination of research policies with the Western Balkan Countries for the hand-over of some databases and contacts.

The Danube-INCO.NET is an FP7 funded coordination and support action for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) in the field of research and innovation (R&I). The project is coordinated by the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) and comprises 19 different project partners - from Germany over Bosnia and Herzegovina to Moldova and from private companies over research institutions and universities to ministries.

In this regular newsletter, you will find a collection of recent news from the Danube-INCO.NET web portal.

The newsletter is structured in different sections: News; Calls for Funding Opportunities; Calls for Papers, Jobs and Applications; Events; Documents and "Highlights" to feature specific items.
In each newsletter we bring to you not only news about the project and its activities, but also news and interesting announcements related to the Danube Region from our wider network. You are invited to send us your news and announcements to office@danube-inco.net.

Enjoy reading and don't hesitate to get in touch with us for any information, question or feedback! Please feel free to forward the newsletter to your colleagues and invite them to subscribe via our homepage!


Best regards,
Elke Dall, Philipp Brugner and the Danube-INCO.NET Team

04.06.2014.
THE SUMMER SCHOOL IN SUSTAINABLE BLUE GROWTH WILL BE HELD IN TRIESTE, ITALY ON JULY 14-18, 2014

The Summer School in Sustainable Blue Growth will be held in Trieste, Italy on July 14-18, 2014 Taking into consideration the current economic situation, there is a need for new skills to enable multidisciplinary and integrated approaches, for generating innovation, advanced sciences and competitive technologies. The aim of the school is two fold:
1) to increase the professional skills and the quality of research in the field of marine sciences, climate related aspects, environmental protection and integrated management of coastal areas;
2) to increase the educational offer to extend the current economic development and growth, with particular focus on activities and aspects related to the sea.
The EU Blue Growth Initiative is a long-term strategy to support growth in the maritime sector as a whole by harnessing the untapped potential of Europe's oceans, seasand coasts for jobs and growth. Establishing appropriate training and mobility opportunities for a new generation of marine scientists which possess both cross and transdisciplinary skills represents an important part of this strategy. We intend to support the creation of stable and attractive career pathways and the highly skilled talents that will be needed to support expanding marine and maritime sectors. The challenging questions for marine sciences in this century revolve around systems and their interactions, and address scenarios that include the role of people, economics and policies. Tackling climate change, understanding ecosystem function, managing sustainability: all of these require a much more extended mindset than was typical even a decade ago.

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

In this context, together with the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation and other partner-institutions i.e. the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP),the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the University of Trieste, the University of Udine, OGS is organizing a one-week training school in Trieste for researchers, scientists and managers from South East Europe. The focus of the Summer School is on strengthening professional skills in the field of oceanography, marine sciences and blue growth.
The training is addressed to participants from South East Europe: namely Albania, Bosnia and
 Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. Participants from Italy and Germany will be also invited to participate.
No registration fees are required.

Applications supported by the candidate's home Institution are recommended and will be taken in particular consideration. Selected candidates will be granted fellowships covering their expenses for travel and accommodation.
Candidates not requesting fellowships will be also evaluated for admission and invited to participate in case of successful application. Applications must be sent before Monday June the 2nd 2014.
The Summer School will represent a first step of a broader programme with the aim of increasing an educational offer focussed on activities and aspects related to the sea and supporting economic development and growth, also enhancing collaborations among Countries from South East Europe.
We hope that you will plan to attend and will encourage others to do so.

You are kindly invited to contact Mr. Mounir Ghribi (mghribi@ogs.trieste.it) and Ms. Giorgia Rivoira (grivoira@ogs.trieste.it) at OGS, Office of Research Promotion and International Cooperation, for any additional information please visit http://www.ogs.trieste.it


04.06.2014.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN POLAND FOR STUDENTS AND GRADUATES FROM GOLDMAN RECRUITMENT

Goldman Recruitment is a human-resource consultancy company specialising in the search and selection of candidates for specialist and managerial positions from Poland. This specific activity profile translates into a professional approach to the realisation of the projects for BPO/SSC Centres of international companies entrusted to us, as well as into speed and effectiveness in action.

Job opportunities in Poland for students and graduates from Goldman Recruitment!
If you are seeking ongoing project variety, skills development and career progression don’t hesitate and apply for our offer!

Country Information
Poland is a country steeped in history. Warm and rich in culture, Poland has excellent potential for economic growth. Poland is one of the few countries in the European Union (EU) that has been able to increase its gross domestic product (GDP) in the midst of the global economic downturn, seeing a cumulative growth of nearly 16% between 2008 and 2011. Poland is an important of component BPO and SSC Centers in Europe. Especially Cracow is the third of the strongest BPO/SSC destinations in the CEE region.

Career Opportunities

Currently we are looking for Candidates for one of our Clients.
You could develop yourself in international companies in departments as:

 

 

  • HR
  • Customer Care
  • IT
  • Finance and Accounting

Requirements
We hire employees from all over the world. If you speak English and German (Polish not necessary), you could start your career with us in Poland. We provide the trainings you need to contribute in your new role and offer an attractive career path!

How to apply?
If you are interested in this offer please send your applications on address: nrzepecka@goldmanrecruitment.pl


29.05.2014.
TIRANA (ALBANIA): SEMINAR WITHIN TEMPUS PROJECT RESI

Between 22nd and 24th May Polytechnic University of Tirana hosted the seminar „ Practice of financial support to innovations“ within the project „ Renewable energy studies in Western Balkans Countries-RESI“. The UNZE Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Chair of Ecological Engineering is partner in this project.
Meeting of the Western Balkans working group was held on the first day of the seminar, and  presentations on the following topics were organized on the second day: „ Financial support-example from Germany: BLE“"The potential of promoting innovation and the establishment of innovation clusters in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia)", "Student internships and benefit for the company" , "The Green Partnership - local partnerships for greener cities and regions ", " Application of new technologies for heating systems based on solar energy in Albania "and" Biogas from landfills as a source of renewable energy”. A meeting on the topic of project quality management was held on the third day.
In addition to universities the seminar was also attended by Albanian companies: XHERDO (production of aromatic and essential oils), ALB-ENERGY (production of solar panels), TERMO TIRANA (field of electricity savings) and WONDER (construction hydro power plants).
In the following period the University of Zenica and the University of Mostar should finalize preparation of the curricula for new master study in the field of renewable energy sources.

Photos may be seen: here

29.05.2014.
STUDENTS FROM THE STUDENT CENTRE PASSED THE HARDEST EXAM

Students of the University of Zenica located at Student Centre, in the several previous days (15th May-25th May 2014.)  passed the biggest and hardest exam, exam of humanity. The exam was complex and demanding, with a short (almost none) time for preparation, and it was composed of several integral parts: organization of work, communication, health care, hygienic and epidemiological protection, culinary, IT, security, social education, preschool education, and finally friendship. Crkvicko hill, location very close to the dormitory, was the place where helicopters continuously landed with people endangered   with floods and landslides.  They were accepted by students and with ambulance cars transported to the Student Centre, as the nearest shelter.
The people were evacuated from the most endangered areas of Zenica-Doboj Canton ( Željezno Polje, Kolići, Šerići...).  There were women in tears and injured men, fifteen-day old babies and 83 years old men, healthy and chronically ill people...  They were all accommodated, medically cared for, fed and given to drink, guarded and cherished, given the psychological and any other assistance, from walking their children to feeding babies and organizing games and place for children. There was also organized transport of food, clothing and shoes, blankets, medicines and supervision of medical personnel...
According to our record, and official figures from the Red Cross, Student Centre accepted 243 people. In the meantime some of them found place with their cousins, friends and other citizens that offered accommodation and significant number of affected people is located at Zenica military quarters. During these days new friendships were created and on the leave there were hugs, but tears also.
The life and work at Student Centre has started to normalize, postponed lectures at the University of Zenica again started and students are able to attend them regularly.
We are using this opportunity to wish people return to their homes as soon as possible, to congratulate our students and wish them to successfully complete the academic year.
Organizing Committee

Some of the photos may be seen here

23.05.2014.
THIRD CONFERENCE „MAINTENANCE“ 2014

Conference Maintenance“will be held in the period between 11th and 13th June 2014 at Hotel Zenica in Zenica. The organizers of the conference are Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zenica and Association of Maintainers of B&H. 45 scientific papers in the field of maintaining will be presented and authors will come from B&H, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Hungary. BH Telecom is the general sponsor of the conference.

Final programme is available on the web site http://odrzavanje.unze.ba
22.05.2014.
STUDENT FORM THE FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING VISITED COMPANY JUMBO/GROENEWEGEN IN THE  NETHERLANDS

In May of 2014 four students from the UNZE Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (Emina Begović, Selma Fetahagić, Amel Karić and Mirzet Kamerić) spent six days in Belgium and the Netherlands within the project with Jumbo/Groenewegen. They were situated in Tilburg and visited a company in Helmond where they met engineers and chiefs and talked about cooperation between Jumbo/Groenewegen and BME from Tešanj. On this occasion they visited storage of trailers, places for product testing and observed some of the final operations in the company. Then they visited the company Bosch Rexroth near Tilburg, which produces hydraulic cylinders for different purposes. According to the students, they were fascinated with the size of cylinders, as they are used at dams and ships they are sometime even 40 meters long. What was interesting to students is that in both company music is played so the employees could feel relaxed during the work.  In the end students paid a short visit to Amsterdam. Delighted with what they have seen and heard and especially with warm welcome of Dutch students, the UNZE students as well as EIC team, which worked hard on establishing the cooperation, would like to thank to Jumbo/Groenewegen and Avans University.

Photos: here.

21.05.2014.
CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE GREEK SCHOLARSHIPS FOUNDATION

There is an open call for scholarships in 2014/2015 of the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation for doctoral/postdoctoral studies, seminars and courses in Greek culture and language.

The deadline for applications is 30th May 2014 and detailed information may be found on the web site www.iky.gr



20.05.2014.
NOTIFICATION ABOUT POSTPONED CLASSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA

On the occasion of the new situation in the area of Zenica-Doboj Canton caused by floods and landslides we are informing our students and employees that lectures at our faculties will not be held on 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th of May (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Lectures at the University of Zenica will continue on 26th May 2014, Monday according to the regular timetable.

The above listed days will be working days for employees of the University of Zenica and they will perform their regular activities.

Sincerely,
RECTOR
Prof. Dr. Dževad Zečić


18.05.2014.
NOTIFICATION ABOUT POSTPONED CLASSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA

According to the telephone session and agreed decision of the management of the University of Zenica, on the occasion of the new situation in the area of Zenica-Doboj Canton caused by floods and landslides, we are using this opportunity to inform our students that the lectures at our faculties will also not be held on 19th and 20th May 2014 (Monday and Tuesday), and that lecturing process will begin on 21st May, Wednesday according to the regular timetable.
Zenica, 18th May 2014

Management of the University of Zenica


18.05.2014.
STUDENT HUMANITARIAN ACTION- STUDENTS CENTRE- FLOODS- MAY 2014

On Friday, 16th May 2014 around 2 p.m. student from the Student centre started the action of taking care for people from endangered areas. They left their rooms and thus created a shelter for people from endangered areas. Since the moment of the dormitory opening until now there have been around 150 people in the dormitory. For all those people medical help was secured, food, clothes and everything else needed in that moment. They were accommodated in student rooms. After they have been accepted to student centre and provided with basic help some people found place with their relatives. In this moment (Wednesday, 3a.m.) there are 65 people in the dormitory. Most of them are from the following villages: Željezno Polje, Bistrica and one person from Starina (list of names available on portals). Great help is given by volunteers- medical staff and others that take care of people's health here.
Citizens of our city brought food, clothes and footwear and other needed things. Surplus of the received help was distributed to endangered areas:
Greater amount of food and water was sent by helicopter.
Van of the company PRONATURA distributed help for Topčić Polje and Begov Han and the help was also sent to Gornja Gračanica, Maglaj and Nemila.
People that were situated at Student Centre received help from students and employees of the Student Centre.

Photos here


15.05.2014.
NOTIFICATION- LECTURES POSTPONED AT THE UNZE

On the occasion of meteorological situation at the area of the Canton caused by heavy rains and increase in water flaws, and based on recommendation of Civil Protection Headquarters and Ministry of education, science, culture and sport of Zenica-Doboj Canton we are informing our students that the lectures at the University of Zenica will not be held on 15th, 16th and 17th May 2014 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Sincerely,

Vice-rector for education and student affairs


15.05.2014.
SECOND MEETING OF THE COMMISSIO STRATEGY OF WORK AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA FOR THE PERIOD OF 2015 TO 2020

Second meeting of the commission for preparation of Strategy of work and development of the University of Zenica for the period of 2015 to 2020 was held on 15th May 2014 (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at the Rectorate premises.

The following issues were discussed within the agreed Agenda:

 

  1. Approval of the minutes from the 1st meeting
  2. Action Plan for creation of the Strategy of work and development of the University of Zenica for the period of 2015 to 2020
  3. Content of the Working Packages
  4. Interviewing of organizational units and key employees at the University of Zenica
  5. Strategic documents for secondary education development in FB/H and ZDC- report- Amra Muslić Halilović
  6. Consideration of other key persons that should fill the questionnaire
Other
14.05.2014.
SEMINAR ON "EU ACCESSION PROCESS CROATIAN EXPERIENCE"

On Thursday, 13th May 2014 a seminar on "EU Accession Process CROATIAN EXPERIENCE“ was organized at the University of Zenica in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Republic of Croatia. Guest speaker was Gordana Vidović-Mesarek, head of the Office for the Coordination of taking over the acquis communautaire and the notification, the Department of European Law, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs RC.  She presented  Croatian experience in the following fields:

  • Pre-accession process and accession negotiations
  • Co-ordination of EU affairs in the pre-accession phase and Europeanization of national institutions
  • Implementation of legislation
The seminar was attended by students and employees of the University of Zenica, representatives of Zenica-Doboj Canton, municipal administration, etc.  In the introductory part of the seminar those present were addressed by the rector of the University of Zenica, prof.dr. Dževad Zečić, Croatian Ambassador Ivan Del Vechio and Prime Minister of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Munib Husejinagić.
22.04.2014.
A JOINT DEGREE PROGRAMME BY THE UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY AND TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN

About the programme
Considering that the theme of the joint Doctoral programme is new and unique in the academic world, prospective students are expected to come from a variety of backgrounds. To ensure that the students have an evenly-matched starting point, and also to introduce the basic concepts of the nexus of water, soil and waste, the programme comprises 35 course credits in addition to 175 dissertation credits. This total of 210 credits spans over 7 semesters. The credits are defined in terms of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All coursework is science-based and all courses require basic knowledge in physics, chemistry and mathematics at undergraduate level. In addition, the courses will also require basic knowledge in social sciences. In line with UNU-FLORES’ research agenda, research topics for dissertations will be focused on solving current challenges related to the nexus of water, soil and waste. Courses will be offered by academic staff at both universities. Doctoral dissertations will also be co-supervised by advisors from both universities.

Curriculum
The Doctoral programme includes mandatory and elective courses. The courses can further be categorized into thematic courses (to be taken in the first and second semester) and methodological courses. In addition, students have the opportunity to take courses at the recently established Graduate Academy of TUD. Courses and workshops offered in the framework of the Graduate Academy are of short duration (typically 1-2 days) and without credits. Students devote the first semester to learning the basic concepts of the nexus of water, soil and waste as well as important aspects of governance and capacity development. The Doctoral students will also start working on their research topics during the first semester. Half of the second semester is again course-based while the other half is devoted to the preparation of the final dissertation proposal and its defence. In agreement with the Dissertation Supervisor, Doctoral students are allowed to choose additional courses focusing on specific skills required for their research topics. However, these courses will not be counted towards the grades. From the third semester onwards, Doctoral candidates will concentrate fully on their research topic.

For more information click HERE.

21.04.2014.
SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE JAPAN GOVERNMENT FOR 2015

Embassy of the Government of Japan informed us that the call for scholarships for 2015 has been opened. Deadline for applications is 6th June 2014 and applications should be submitted directly to the Embassy:
Address: Embassy of Japan in B&H
Bistrik 9, 71 000 Sarajevo

Detailed information is available on the web site www.bosnia.emb-japan.go.jp


12.03.2014.
TÜRKIYE SCHOLARSHIPS NOW ACCEPTING 2014 POSTGRADUATE APPLICATIONS

As one of the most comprehensive scholarship programs of theworld,TurkiyeScholarships 2014 Postgraduate Applications are now open-. Application Deadline is 31 March 2014.

Türkiye ScholarshipsPostgraduate Programmesare full government funded programmes for successful international students from all over the worldfor postgraduate studies in Turkey.Türkiye Scholarships offer both scholarship and admission to Turkey’s best universities.
Türkiye Scholarships enable candidates to study in a range ofpostgraduate programmes including but not limited to engineering, political science, international relations, technology, economy, business administration, agriculture, humanities and social sciences, Islamic studies, regional studies, Turkish language.
Scholarship opportunities provided to students is also quite remarkable. Monthly stipend - for masterstudents isapp. 375 USD and for Ph.D. student app. 500 USD. Students are exempt from tuition fee and benefit one year free Turkish language course in their universities’ language education centers.  Winning students are also provided free accommodation at newly renovated state-run dormitories Scholarship opportunities are not limited to these. Students are provided return flight ticket for the first arrival to Turkey and for the return after graduation. Students are covered with health insurance during their study in Turkey and can benefit public hospitals for free and private hospitals by paying a small difference.
In 2014, following programmes are offered in Postgraduate Scholarships:Ali Kuşçu Science and Technology Scholarship Programme, İbniHaldun Social Sciences Scholarship Programme, Yunus Emre Turkish Language Scholarship Programme, Islamic Theology Scholarship Programme. Candidates can apply most suitable programme for themselves.
Most programmes in Turkish universities are taughtin Turkish. However, some departments and universities offer programmes in English, French or German as well.
Türkiye Scholarships officials say that candidates can apply easily to the scholarship by filling online application form and uploading necessary documents at www.trscholarships.org web address.

For application conditions, required documents, frequently asked questions and application please visit: www.trscholarships.org/ www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr


03.03.2014.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE CEI FELLOWSHIP FOR WRITERS IN RESIDENCE FOR THE YEAR 2014

awarded by the

CENTRAL EUROPEAN INITIATIVE
in co-operation with the
SLOVENE WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION

within the

Vilenica International Literary Festival

Overview

The CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence is an award aimed at encouraging cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from Central European countries not yet part of the European Union. The fellowship is endowed with a cash award of EUR 5,000 for a three-month stay in any of the Central European Initiative Member States, selected by the candidate. The fellowship winner will be guest of the 29th Vilenica International Literary Festival which will take place from 3 to 7 September 2014 at various locations in Slovenia. The fellowship winner will be officially announced at the press conference at the end of August, and fellowship will be awarded to him or her at the opening ceremony of the festival.The candidate is eligible for the fellowship from 3 September 2014 until 3 September 2015. Within 60 days after completion of the residency, the candidate must submit a written report.

The Central European Initiative (CEI), a regional intergovernmental forum open to change, is committed to supporting European integration through cooperation between and among its Member States and with the European Union, other interested public institutions or private and non-governmental organisations, as well as international and regional organisations. In order to offer a solid contribution to European integration the CEI combines multilateral diplomacy and project management, both as donor and recipient, while also bridging European macro-regions. The CEI, whose Headquarters is located in Trieste, is composed of 18 Member States: 10 EU members (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) and 8 non-EU members (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine). In December 2011, the CEI was granted the observer status in the General Assembly of the United Nations.
www.cei.int

The Slovene Writers’ Association produces and carries out contemporary public programmes in the field of literature. With a wide array of programmes and activities, it represents the most active organisation and the main centre of literary activity in Slovenia. The role of principal operator of public programmes in literature is also recognized by the Slovenian Book Agency with their active support and regular financing. The beginnings of the association can be traced back to 1872, when authors started to organise, but it took the current name in 1968. It was presided by distinguished Slovene writers. The Slovene Writers’ Association promotes creative freedom, acts as advocate to improve the status of Slovene literature and writers, and brings together writers from the entire Slovene cultural space, regardless of the borders. Always critical and creative, the association has helped make significant changes in the Slovene social and cultural space and life. It was very active during Slovenia’s quest for independence and the formation of the young country. The association fosters regular relations with international writers and carries out internationally acclaimed programmes.
www.drustvopisateljev.si

The Vilenica International Literary Festival, a gathering of poets, prose writers, playwrights and essayists, but also translators, publishers, editors and critics from Central Europe and beyond is organised by the Slovene Writers’ Association in collaboration with the Cultural Society Vilenica from Sežana. Since the first Vilenica international festival in 1986, the climax of the event has been the presentation of the Vilenica International Literary Prize, awarded by the Slovene Writers’ Association to a Central European author for outstanding achievements in the field of literature and essay writing. Vilenica Prize Winners include: Fulvio Tomizza, Peter Handke, Peter Esterházy, Jan Skácel, Tomas Venclova, Zbigniew Herbert, Milan Kundera, Libuše Moníková, Josip Osti, Adolf Muschg, Adam Zagajewski, Pavel Vilikovský, Peter Nádas, Erica Pedretti, Slavko Mihalić, Jaan Kaplinski, Ana Blandiana, Mirko Kovač, Brigitte Kronauer, Karl-Markus Gauss, Ilma Rakusa, Miodrag Pavlović, Goran Stefanovski, Andrzej Stasiuk, Claudio Magris, Dževad Karahasan, Mircea Cărtărescu, David Albahari and Olga Tokarczuk. Vilenica features numerous literary and cultural events; the theoretical part of the festival provides many opportunities for in-depth debates, while social events add to a relaxed atmosphere for socializing and meeting.
www.vilenica.si. 

Conditions of entry

Applicants eligible for the fellowship are writers from all genres under 35 (born after 1979) from CEI Member States, which are not part of the European Union (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine).

Application guidelines

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2014. Applications must be received in a sealed envelope by regular mail. The committee will consider entries postmarked on or before 30 April 2014.

Slovene Writers’ Association
(Writer in Residence)
Tomšičeva 12
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

The application must include the following obligatory enclosures:

1.  A filled in registration form (find attached).
2.  A biography of the applicant in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces).
3.  Copy of a valid ID or passport with the visible date and place of birth, and the citizenship of the applicant.
4.  A bibliography of the applicant in English (max. 3600 characters without spaces).
5.  A description in English of the project to be undertaken during the three-month residence
(2000 – 4500 characters without spaces). The project must be a literary work (all genres and themes), not a research project.
6.    One original signed letter of recommendation in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces, letters without the original signature will not be considered).

Incomplete entries will not be considered.
21.02.2014.
EIC: MEETING WITH STUDENTS ON MOBILITY OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH COOPERATION WITH BUSINESS SECTOR AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

On Tuesday, 18th February 2014, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre organized meeting with students. The meeting was attended by EIC director, prof.dr. Darko Petković, Vice-dean of the Faculty of Polytechnic, assist. Prof. Malik Čabaravdić manager of the Office for competence and career development, MA. Sc. Kulović.
On this occasion opportunities of student mobility were presented:

  1. Establishment of cooperation with business sector
  2. New international exchange programmes

Within the first opportunity a project with companies Jumbo/Groenewegen and BME was especially emphasized. The project started on 1st February 2014 and will be implemented in the following 20 weeks. Specific task for students in this project will be to observe quality system, as well as the complete process of work in the companies they are accepted to. The final aim is to improve the work at companies and universities, as both sides will have the opportunity to learn something new.
On the topic of exchange through international programmes new opportunities of student mobility with the University of Vigo (Spain), University of Stuttgart (Germany) and University of Koper (Slovenia) were presented.

Students were also informed about the offer of Coimbra group of universities. The call for Scholarship for young researchers of the European neighbourhood is open until 31st March 2014, and candidates may apply on the website www.coimbra-group.eu/activities/scholarships

Even though students and professors from Bosnia and Herzegovina could participate in mobility programmes in the previous years, statistics is not encouraging, namely, the EU awarded 100 places and B&H used only 35. Today every public university in B&H may individually participate in the mobility programmes like Erasmus, Erasmus+ etc., which will hopefully increase student mobility.

19.02.2014.
STUDY PROGRAMMES AND COURSES OF THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY VIENNA FOR ACADEMIC 2014/2015

The Diplomatic Academy is a postgraduate professional school, dedicated to preparing talented university and college graduates for international careers and positions of leadership in international organizations, the EU, in public service and in international business.  For academic 2014/2015. Diplomatic Academy Vienna offers the following study programmes and courses:

  1. DIPLOMA PROGRAMME-   An intensive one-year programme in the theory and practice of international relations, lasting from October to June. This course places equal emphasis on both the academic and the practical, with training in languages (German, English, French), as well as presentation and negotiation techniques, rhetoric, media skills and project management.
  2. MASTER OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (MAIS)-   An academically oriented two-year programme which equips participants with the analytical skills needed to better understand and assess major current European and global trends. Students with relevant academic credentials beyond a first university degree or who have relevant professional experience may be eligible for direct admission into the second year.
  3. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (ETIA)-   A two-year MSc programme in cooperation with the Vienna University of Technology providing students with both the scientific and technical, as well as the international relations, background to the current and future challenges of the environment and sustainable development.
  4. SUMMER COURSE: GERMAN LANGUAGE AND AUSTRIAN STUDIES- The Summer Course of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna offers German four-week language training for students of all levels. Additionally, students acquire valuable knowledge about politics, history, society and the Austrian culture.
Special ADA (Austrian Development Agency) scholarships are available for candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Additional information on the offer, as well as on the application procedure is available on website www.da-vienna.ac.at.
19.02.2014.
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CAREERS IN MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES: OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS FROM B&H

Erasmus Mundus- Western Balkans (ERAWEB), European network of leading medicine schools, offers scholarships for academic exchange between the European Union and students and researchers from Western Balkans, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, in five academic levels: students of undergraduate, master, PhD and postdoctoral studies and academic staff.

Scholarship covers tuition fee at host university, travel costs, monthly allowances and insurance.

During the three-year period of student exchange programme scholarships in duration of one month to 36 months will be awarded to students of undergraduate, master, PhD and postdoctoral studies and academic staff.
Three calls for application will be published for all four categories, and the first will be open from 1st April 2014. Academic staff can participate any time during the programme.

Students and researchers from B&H are invited to submit their applications online on www.erasmus-westernbalkans.eu.
ERAWEB is an international academic exchange programme implemented by six universities from the EU and eight universities from the Western Balkans. It is focused on research in the field of medicine and health science. University of Sarajevo is one of the universities that will offer this unique opportunity to its students and researchers in order to improve health system and build high quality public health. Students and researchers from B&H will together with students and researchers from Western Balkans contribute to the success of millennium development goals.

This programme was established in 2011 and because of its success it is extended until July 2017. ERAWEB will continue to deal with health issues in three ways:

  1. by raising academic skills of students, researchers and professors in health science;
  2. with research  that deal with identification of factors that impact health of the population;
  3. research aimed at the development of possible interventions towards health improvement.
http://www.europa.ba/News.aspx?newsid=6041&lang=BS
19.02.2014.
MEDICAL WORKERS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF GERMAN LANGUAGE NEEDED IN GERMANY

There are more than 5000 unemployed nurses and medical workers in Bosnia and Herzegovina while Germany needs this profile. In this sense German Labour Agency and B&H Bureau of Labour and Employment signed an agreement in order to enable employment of nurses in Germany. If you are the person who finished education for medical care and you have knowledge of German language than this programme could be interesting for you. More information on the programme and contact details can be found in the News letter of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).

http://www.sarajewo.diplo.de/Vertretung/sarajewo/ba/02/pflegekraefte__vereinbarung__2013.html

13.02.2014.
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE AVANS UNIVERSITY, JUMBO/GROENEWEGEN COMPANY FROM NETHERLANDS AND BME FROM B&H VISITED THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA

On Tuesday, 11th February 2014  a meeting was held at Multimedia Centre on the topic of recently announced project between the Netherlands and B&H. Representatives of the Dutch company Jumbo/Groenewegen (Mr. Frans van den Berg, general manager, Mr. Rinus van Dinter and Mr. Eef Zuurhout, professors at Avans University, and Mr. Edin Garić, BME Director  from  B&H) met with representatives of the UNZE Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre: prof. dr. Darko Petković, EIC Director, assist. prof. Malik Čabaravdić, EIC associate,  PhD. Milan Rimac, MI Director, MSc. Dženan Kulović, manager of the UNZE Office for Competence Development, Lamija Subašić and students from the Department of Industrial Design and Department of Production Business of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Within this project students will have an opportunity to visit Avans University and to work at the above mentioned companies in the Netherlands and B&H but also to gain international experience and reference. On the other side Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zenica will host students from the Netherlands.

Additional information for students may be found here.
After the meeting guests visited laboratories of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgical Institute.

Photos may be seen here

13.02.2014.
26-29.01.2014. STUTGART: BEGINNING OF NEW TEMPUS PROJECT IN THE FIELD OF ECOLOGY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

German city of Stuttgart and its respectable Hochenheim University (founded in 1818) hosted several-day meeting which marked the opening of new Tempus Project „Renewable Energy Studies in Western Balkan Countries“ won by the Chair of Ecology form the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zenica (sc. Kick-off meeting). In this very respectable network of 5 EU universities (Hochenheim University, University of Stuttgart, Technical University Bratislava, Technical University Sofia and Agro-engineering University of Vienna) and 5 non-EU members (Polytechnic University of Tirana, Agricultural University of Tirana, University of Montenegro and University Džemal Bijedić from Mostar) the University of Zenica is fifth equal member. The importance of this project for UNZE MF is huge, as for the first time after the International study in metrology there is an opportunity for UNZE MF to initiate second international master study in Ecology and Renewable Energy. Through the project the Chair of Ecology will procure equipment worth more than 100 000 KM and the staff will attend important trainings at the EU universities. At meetings in Stuttgart the UNZE was represented by prof.dr. Šefket Goletić, head of the Chair of ecological engineering and Vice-rector, prof.dr. Darko Petković and they also worked on preparing the project with their associates. Vice-rector, prof.Petković presented the UNZE approach in this project which involves creation of joint curricula, regional and national networking of institutions, and implementation of teaching on the modular principle and creation of list of subjects in English and languages of the project members. As a priority of interest the UNZE team nominated the fields of bio-gas, mini hydro power plants and wind energy with all ecological standards and regulations.



10.02.2014.
04. - 06. 02. 2014. TRAINING ON THE TEMPUS PROJECT WBCInno

One of the five planned trainings set in the Project Plan of Activities for the Tempus project WBCInno was held in the period of 4th-6th February 2014 at Technical University of Graz. EIC UNZE is partner in the project and the training was attended by assist. prof. Hasan Avdušinović. Connection between universities and economy was the topic and the training was held by hosts: Christoph Adametz, Mario Fallst i Alexander Pointner. Besides the UNZE representatives the training was also attended by representatives of the University of Novi Sad, University of Kragujevac, University of Banja Luka and University of Podgorica.

10.02.2014.
EIC UNZE: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE JAHORINA BUSINESS DAYS-JBD 2014

Between 4th and 9th February 2014. Hotel Termag at Jahorina hosted third international conference Jahorina Business Days- Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Tourism. The conference was organized by the UNZE Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre and UES Faculty of Economics. First press conference was held on 4th February 2014 at Termag hall, and opening ceremony was held on 5th February. During the introductory speeches the guests were addressed by Organization Committee President,  assist.prof. Ljubiša Vladušić, dean of the EF UES, prof.dr Mitar Novaković, UES rector, prof.dr Dževad Zečić, UNZE rector, Mr. Miroslav Lučić,President of the East Sarajevo City Assembly, Mr. Munib Huseinagić, ZDC Prime Minister and prof.dr Jasmin Komić, Minister of science and culture at RS Government.   After the introductory speeches a plenary session in English was held and the same was moderated by prof.dr. Darko Petković and prof.dr. Jovo Ateljević. Keynote speakers were prof.dr Gerd Wasenberg Institut für Entrepreneurship und Innovation, Germany and prof.dr Teoman Duman, EF IUB dean and visiting professor at the University of Antalya. After paper presentations and fruitful discussions among participants a presentation of gastro offer in the Sarajevo-Romanija Region was held. Besides numerous ambassadors, representatives of embassies and EC, the session was also attended by more than 100 participants. Third day of the Conference was organized in two sections: E-entrepreneurship and T-tourism where more than 20 papers were presented at each of them. In the afternoon (form 16-20) the student section was also held (students of I and II cycle). On Friday, 8th February a „Round-table on the topic of regional cooperation at Western Balkans in tourism development“was held and it was moderated by prof.dr. Jovo Ateljević. Conclusion remarks were delivered by prof.dr. Darko Petković, EIC UNZE, prof.dr Jovo Ateljević, EF UES, assist.prof. Ljubiša Vladušić, EF UES and assist.prof. Boban Melović, Vice-dean of EF UM.

Photographs here.

05.02.2014.
WBC-INCO.NET CONFERENCE AND BROKERAGE EVENT: TOWARDS 2020: NEW HORIZONS FOR RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS REGION

On 27th and 29th March 2014 WBC-INCO.NET Project (Coordination of research policies in Western Balkans) Conference and Brokerage event will be held in Vienna under the name: “Towards 2020:New horizons for research, technological development and innovation in the Western Balkans Region”.

Web site of the conference is towards2020.wbc-inco.net, and registration for brokerage event can be done via link www.b2match.eu/wbc-inco-net

WBC-INCO.NET project will support participation of researchers from the region with grants that will partially cover accommodation and travel expenses (around 500 Euro). Number of grants is limited. For additional information about grants you may contact WBC-INCO.NET team in Vienna, e-mail: office@wbc-inco.net  

You may also contact Alma Hasanović from the Ministry of Civil Affairs of B&H (alma.hasanovic@mcp.gov.ba ; 033/492-553)

www.ncp.ba/ba/wbc-inco-net-konferencija-brokerage-event-bec--2728-mart-2014-godine.aspx

04.02.2014.
27. – 29. 01. 2014. NOVI SAD (SERBIA) – BEGINNING OF THE TEMPUS PROJECT  iDEAlab

Representatives of the University of Zenica attended kick-off meeting that was held at the University of Novi Sad. The meeting marked the beginning of the Tempus project „Fostering students' entrepreneurship and open innovation in university-industry – iDEAlab“. After the introductory speech of the University of Novi Sad Rector, prof.dr. Miroslav Vesković guests were addressed by representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology, representative of the National Tempus Office, dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences and head of the Department for industrial engineering and engineering management. In the end presentation of the Balkans and EU members of the project followed.
During this three-year project (2014-2017) new units sc.IDEA laboratories will be established and equipped at the University of Donja Gorica (Montenegro), University of Banja Luka (B&H), University of Zenica (B&H), University of Novi Sad, Higher Technical School of Vocational Studies in Subotica and Higher Technical School of Vocational Studies in Zrenjanin (Serbia).
Besides these six partners from Western Balkans the consortium also includes the following fourteen: Vojvodina ICT cluster (VOICT), Business Incubator  Novi Sad (BINS), Creative and Educational Centre (KEC), Association SEE ICT (SEEICT), Association of Students of Electrical Engineering in Europe NS (EESTEC NS), Innovation Centre Banja Luka (ICBL), Association of Students of Electrical Engineering in Europe BL (EESTEC BL), Business Start-up Centre Bar (BSC BAR), University of Stuttgart (UniStutt), University of Sheffield (USFD), College Nikola Šubić Zrinski (UCEEM-NSZ), Eleven Bulgaria OOD (Eleven), Sustainable Finance & Consulting (SFC) and World University Service in Austria (WUS).
During the meeting the goals of the project were presented, content of seven packages but also tasks and obligations of each partner. The final goal of the iDEAlab project is to create opportunity for employment and self-employment of graduated students of Western Balkans by strengthening their entrepreneurial abilities and skills for the establishment of start-up companies within universities.

Activities of the University of Zenica will focus on developing open innovations and establishing partnership with industry and governments. Faculty of Technical Sciences from the University of Novi Sad will be project coordinator and the UNZE project team of ten members will be headed by prof.dr. Darko Petković, Vice-rector for international cooperation and QA.

04.02.2014.
BEGINNING OF THE PROJECT WITH PARTNERS FROM THE NETHERLANDS- MOBILITY FOR STUDENTS OF FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA

Previous good cooperation with companies that Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of the University of Zenica established will result with another, new project that will start in February this year. It is an international project between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Netherlands which will involve companies Jumbo/Groenewegen and BME. The project will enable mobility of students from the UNZE Faculty Mechanical Engineering, B&H and students from the Netherlands will visit B&H. Travel and accommodation expenses will be paid by companies.  According to the words of Mr. Eef Zuurhout from the Academy of Engineering and ICT Avans University, when involved in a project like this one, students work in companies but also at universities.
Mr. Zuurhout informed us that during the visit to B&H  he and his colleagues also visited the Dutch Embassy in Sarajevo where they talked about additional financial help for students in this project.

We expect another visit of the partners from the Netherlands in the following period and after that we will present detailed information for interested students.



04.02.2014.
29-31.01.2014. PADERBORN (GERMANY) –BEGINNING OF THE TEMPUS PROJECT BHQFHE

Third Tempus project, ''Bosnia and Herzegovina Qualifications Framework for Higer Education – BHQFHE“ , was opened with kick-off meetings held at German University of Paderborn.

Firstly the leader of the project prof.dr Wilhelm Schafer delivered his introductory speech and then the University of Paderborn with its IT Centre and Cluster of IT Technologies was presented. Prof.dr Karl-Hanz Gerholz talked about the German model of NQF development and was followed by introduction of 6 public universities from B&H (UNZE, UNMO, SVEMO, UIS, UNTZ i UNBI), EU project partners (universities from Northampton – UK, Limerick- Ireland, Llied – Spain, Paderborn – Germany, Split – Croatia) and governmental and non-governmental agencies from Germany, Croatia and B&H(SUS B&H, HEA B&H, HEA RS, and others). On the second day of work project goals were presented as well as working packages, tasks and obligations and project expectations. A very fruitful discussion showed that there are still doubts and fields for improvement in the EQF and national qualification systems, which was also emphasized in the closing word of the project leader prof.dr Wilhelm Schafer. On behalf of UNZE the project opening meeting was attended by Vice-rector for QA, prof.dr. Darko Petković and QA manager Mr. Ibrahim Plančić, which will also be leaders of the project at UNZE, besides QA team and ECTS coordinator.

04.02.2014.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE „VALLIS AUREA“

Organization Committe invites interested candidates to join 4th  International Conference "Vallis Aurea“: focus on Regional and Innovation Development " in Pozega, Croatia, 18 th September 2014 till 20th September 2014. Organization Committee is announcing 1st Call for Papers. Conference organisators are Polytechnic in Pozega, Croatia and DAAAM International Vienna, Austria. All full papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Official conference language is Croatian or English. 
Deadline for submission of theme is 1th March 2014.

Information  on official web site: http://va.vup.hr/index.php/en/

03.02.2014.
TEMPUS PROJECT TEAM MEETING- TEMPUS JP 543662-2013 / IMPROVEMENT OF PARTNERSHIP WITH ENTERPRISES BY ENHANCEMENT OF A REGIONAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT POTENTIALS IN WBC (EQIWBC)

The first kick-off meeting on the Tempus project JP 543662-2013 was held in the period between 9th and 12th January in Tivt/Montenegro. University of Montenegro is a grant-holder in the project and participants are:  University of Kragujevac, Belgrade, Zenica, East Sarajevo, Krakow (Poland), University Minho (Portugal), University of Girona Escola Politecnica Superior Spain, Technical College of Professional Studies, Association for quality and standardization of Serbia,  City Development Agency East Sarajevo, Paulo & Beatriz – Consultores Associados, Lda, Business innovation centre LLC Kragujevac, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, The European Organization for Quality.
Representatives of the University of Zenica at the meeting were assist.prof. Sabahudin Jašarević and assist.prof. Samir Lemeš. The first meeting had working character where participants met each other and discussed the ways of further work on the project. Participants considered financial details of the project, formed working groups with specific tasks, discussed action plan for the first year and opportunities for mobility during the first year of implementation. The wider objective of this project is to improve regional quality in order to increase the competitiveness of the regional economy and improve the quality of life. The specific objective is to develop a new quality of  infrastructure, a network of university centres and various organizations in the field of quality management, which will provide training and services to companies in quality assurance, quality management and preparation for certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, HACCP ISO 22000, CE ISO 17025 and / or ISO 17020). Within the project, each partner country will have a specific focus. This will ultimately ensure and improve the competitiveness of WBC enterprises and continuous improvement of productivity and quality processes based on close relationships between the university and the economy.

In the afternoon, after the lectures had finished, hosts used the opportunity and took guests to sightseeing of Montenegro, and visited two cities: Kotor and Cetinje.

Photos here.

03.02.2014.
JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (JRC)- RESEARCH PRIORITIES

Joint research centre of the European Union (JRC) organizes a meeting for focal points of all countries that participate in the programme HORIZON 2020. The meeting will be held on 5th and 6th March and the Agenda includes presentation of all national research, technological and development priorities (RTD) and also a discussion on the topic of cooperation between domestic research institutions with JRC.

On this occasion representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina will held a presentation about research, technological and development priorities (RTD) defined by relevant authorities in B&H. In addition, all participants have to make a review of RTD institutions which have the status of research excellence in their countries and that, as such, in the coming period may cooperate with the JRC.

30.01.2014.
EIC UNZE – TRAINING WITHIN TEMPUS PROJECT WBCINNO

University of Brighton hosted one of five planned trainings within WBCInno Tempus project. During the training that was held between 20th and 25th January 2014, representatives of the UNZE EIC, assist. prof. Malik Čabaravdić and UNZE ECTS coordinator MA Mirza Oruč were introduced with the UK model of connecting universities and companies and models of intellectual property protection. The training was held by host representatives: Judith Bager, Training and Development Manager; Ronit Rose, Head of Contracts and IP; Dr. Shona Campbell i Dr. Mark Jones.

In addition to UNZE representatives the training was also attended by representatives of the University of Novi Sad and University of Kragujevac.

28.01.2014.
TRAINING WITHIN TEMPUS PROJECT BIHTEK

In the period between 22nd and 24th January 2014 the University of Tuzla hosted a training seminar within Tempus project “Benchmarking as a Tool for improvement of higher education performance".  Participants of the seminar, 4 representatives from each public university, had the opportunity to hear about benchmarking principles and implementation and also about its implementation at higher education institutions. These very interesting topics were presented by prof Karl Heinz Gerholz from the University of Paderborn, Germany and prof.dr Andree Goveart from Ka-Ho Saint Lieven Ghent University. Representatives of the University of Zenica at the seminar were: prof.dr. Darko Petković- Vice-rector for international cooperation and quality assurance, Msc. Ibrahim Plančić- UNZE QA manager, assist.prof. Nebojša Vasić- QA manager of the UNZE FP and assist.prof. Spahija Kozlić- QA manager of the UNZE FL. The UNZE project team, headed by prof Petković presented the UNZE performance in this project which is based on three fields: benchmarking of whole institution, benchmarking of similar faculties/departments from different universities and internal benchmarking of UNZE OU based on the set of key performance indicators which have been followed for years at UNZE.
The training was useful for the development of new benchmarking skills and also for discussion with representatives from other universities about the further implementation of the project.

Photos here

22.01.2014.
SIGNED PROTOCOLS ON COOPERATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA AND SEVERAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AGENCIES FROM THE ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

Protocols on cooperation between the University of Zenica and several associations and agencies from the economy and development sector were signed on 16th January 2014 at the Rectorate premises. Single protocols on cooperation were signed between the the University and Development Agency for Central B&H (REZ), the University and Agency for Economic Development Zenica (ZEDA) and the University and  Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers  (UPIP) Žepče. Introductory speeches at the meeting, which was also attended by media representatives, were delivered by prof.dr. Dževad Zečić, Rector of the University and Mr. Munib Hudejinagić, Prime-minister of Zenica- Doboj Canton. They both emphasized the importance of this act which creates precondition for project and other types of cooperation, but also for joint application to the European Union Funds.

Photos: here
20.01.2014.
PROCEEDINGS “QUALITY” AND “MAINTENANCE” OFFICIALY INCLUDED INTO EBSCO BASE

We would like to inform all interested that since the New Year proceedings “QUALITY”  and “MAINTENANCE”  from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering have been included into EBSCO base.
This information is available on:
http://www.ebscohost.com/titleLists/egs-coverage.pdf     

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20.01.2014.
QA UNZE: PROJECT TEAM MEETING ON TEMPUS PROJECT BIH TEK

Within the preparational process for Tempus project BIH TEK seminars that will be held in Tuzla, Bihać and UNZE Rectorate during the next month, a meeting of UNZE project team was held. The meeting was attended by prof.dr Darko Petković, Vice-rector for QA, MSc. Ibrahim Plančić, UNZE QA manager, assist.prof. Nebojša Vasić, FF QA manager, assist.prof. Spahija Kozlić, LF QA manager, assist.prof. Bernard Harbaš, EF QA manager and assist.prof. Adnan Mujkanović, FMM QA manager. They discussed about the previous results of benchmarking method application at OU UNZE, Benchmarking Guide which was created during the project implementation but also about plans for inter-university benchmarking with UES, inter-sector benchmarking with similar faculties within different universities and about internal benchmarking of OU within UNZE. It was concluded that all accesses defined through UNZE project activities should be implemented through Tempus project and that basis for banchmarking implementation should be KPI system of indicators and IES of each UNZE OU for the last three calendar years.

17.01.2014.
IVAN DEL VECHIO, AMBASSADOR OF CROATIA IN B&H VISITED THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA

On Friday, 17th January 2014 the University of Zenica hosted representatives of Republic of Croatia Embassy headed by H.E. Ivan Del Vechio.
Besides the Rector of the University of Zenica, prof.dr. Dževad Zečić the meeting was also attended by prof.dr. Safet Brdarević, Vice-rector for Education and Student Issues and Amra Muslić Halilović, International Relations Office Coordinator.
They talked about the importance of the University of Zenica in the development of Canton and Municipality. Numerous possibilities of cooperation between the two institutions were delegated and some of them are conferences that could be organized by the UNZE with the support of RC Embassy. Some of the proposed topics for the conference are: EU integrations, environment protection, and the conference on the topic of economy development was especially emphasized.
HE Ivan Del Vechio supported the UNZE Rector initiative for liberalisation between the two countries   in terms of education of their citizens. It was also concluded that the joint postgraduate studies between the University of Zenica and universities from Croatia would be favourable. In the end, Ambassador Del Vechio emphasized that it is highly important for B&H to become part of the EU, especially for higher education development and in that sense emphasized that Croatia will give its full support in this process.

17.01.2014.
ISTANBUL : EIC UNZE- VISIT TO YTU TECHNOLOGY PARK ISTANBUL

The UNZE Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre Director, prof.dr. Darko Petković visited YTU Technology Park in Istanbul ( www.yildizteknopark.com.tr) where he met with General Manager Dr.sc. Mahmut Karaman and his associates. They talked about possible cooperation of this institution with EIC UNZE, UNZE technical faculties and TP Intera Mostar. Today, TP YTU has more than 3000 employees, the object space bigger than 65 000m2 and the investments in its development are now more than 60 million KM. Prof. Dr. Petković also presented projects NTP Zenica and TP Intera Mostar (www.intera.ba)  and possible elements of cooperation in the field of IT, energetic, ecology and new materials.

17.01.2014.
YOUTH VIOLENCE: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND PREVENTION

After the last-week guest and discussed topic „Youth violence: causes, consequences and prevention“ last night (Thursday, 16th January 2014) the same topic was presented to students and employees of the University of Zenica Student Centre by Sulejman ef. Rafuna.
Last week the topic was elaborated from the aspect of social sciences (sociology, philosophy, pedagogy...) and this week Sulejman ef. Rafuna elaborated the topic from the religious point of view to the satisfaction of those present.

 President of the organizing committee
Miralema Bašić-Buzaljko, grad. eng
16.01.2014.
ISTANBUL: EIC UNZE-VISIT TO YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Within the study visit to state Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, director of the UNZE Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre, prof.dr. Darko Petković met with dean prof.dr.Faruk Yigit and prof.dr Mustafa Bayram from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering, and director for international relations at YTU, prof.dr Ali Riza Buyukuslu. On this occasion prof.dr. Darko Petković presented EIC UNZE and technical faculties of the University of Zenica with the aim of cooperation development with appropriate faculties of this more than 100 years old Turkish university. Prof. Dr. Petković also presented projects NTP Zenica ,TP Intera Mostar and Strategy for the development of business innovation centres and technology parks which was created within Tempus project Modernization of WBC universities through strengthening of structures and services for knowledge transfer, research and innovation, lead by University of Kragujevac and EIC UNZE is a partner. In this project there are also Technische Universitat Hambur-Harburg, Technische Universitat Graz, Universidad de Alicante and Centre for Social Innovation – Vienna. After the visit to YTU Rectorate prof.Petković visited Central Science and Technology Research Laboratory. He was hosted by dr.sc. Huseyin Uvet, CoE and dr.sc.Celal Sami Tufekci, Laboratory director (www.merklab.yildiz.edu.tr). They talked about possible cooperation between this Laboratory and MF, FMM and MI UNZE, and also about possible bilateral projects which will be possible after the protocol on cooperation is signed between two universities, which is planned for the beginning of 2014.

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13.01.2014.
YOUTH VIOLENCE: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND PREVENTION

Lectures on the topic „Youth violence: causes, consequences and prevention“ were organized  on 9th January 2014, within solemn days of Student Centre. In the crowded hall of Student Centre guests listened with great attention lectures of assist.prof. Dženan Skelić. After the lectures those present asked questions and discussed this very interesting topic

President of the Organizing Committee
Miralema Bašić-Buzaljko, grad. eng

 

02.01.2014.
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIFTH RESEARCH AND EXPERT CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION "CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE DIGITAL ERA"

The applicaiton deadline for the participation is extended until 20th january 2014.

For more detail look here

21.10.2013.
FIFTH RESEARCH AND EXPERT CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION „CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE DIGITAL ERA“

Conference title: Cultural Identity in the Digital Era

Time and place: 3rd and 4th of April 2014 in Zenica

Organizer: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zenica

Conference level: International

Motivation: Social needs, ongoing research work

More information may be found at following links:

Announcement of the Fifth Research and Expert Conference on Education Cultural Identity in the Digital Era 2014.pdf

APPLICATION FORM REC 2014 Cultural Identity in the Digital Era.pdf

Guidelines for Authors of the Conference Cultural Identity in the Digital Era REC2014.pdf

STATEMENT about the Authorship and Originality of the Paper REC2014.pdf

25.09.2013.
CONFERENCE “EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY”- INTERNATIONAL GREENING EDUCATION EVENT:
A three day International Greening Education Event will be held from 6th to 8th of November, 2013 in Karlsruhe, Germany. This event will bring together academic community, policy makers, representatives of international development agencies, senior members of academic institutions, administrators and teachers, sustainable development practitioners, environmental management professionals and other stakeholders from around the world.

The event provides an exclusive forum to: Examine how global issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and other major challenges are affecting education sector; deliberate on how to embed sustainability in curricula, courses and teaching material; debate on the ways to make educational institutions as one of the key leaders in finding long lasting solutions to evolving environmental, social and economic challenges;  and get insights on how education is being reshaped to meet the requirements of the 21st century.

For further information, please see the event details http://www.eosd.org/igee2013.pdf or visit the International Relations Office of the University of Zenica.

13.06.2013
SIGNED PROTOCOL ON COOPERATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY ONDOKUZ MAYIS FROM TURKEY:
On Wednesday, 12th June 2013, the University of Zenica hosted the delegation of Ondokuz Mayis University from Samsun, Turkey, headed by rector Prof.Dr. Hüseyin Akan. Other members of delegation were: PhD. Ayşen Akan, Prof.Dr. Hüsrev Mennan- Head of the International Relations at Ondokuz Mayis University, Prof.Dr. Sevilhan Menan- Coordinator for Mevlana Programme, MA.İsmail Hodžić- International Relations of Ondokuz Mayis University-Department for Balkans and Mevlana Programme Deputy Coordinator. The goal of this visit was signing the Protocol on Cooperation between the University of Zenica and Ondokuz Mayis University, which will comprise scientific, educational and cultural collaboration, and the Protocol on the exchange of students and academic staff within Mevlana Programme.

Representatives of both universities stressed that there are many elements for the cooperation between two universities to be intensified, and the importance of Mevlana Protocol on the exchange of students and academic staff, which will be valid for five years, was especially emphasized. The programme of exchange will be completely funded by the Republic of Turkey Government and the first steps have already been made. In the following academic year 13 professors from the University of Zenica should spend some time at Ondokuz Mayis University as visiting lecturers.

After they had visited the UNZE campus and laboratories, representatives of the universities visited the Municipality of Zenica where they had the opportunity to talk to the Mayor Mr. Husejin Smajlović.

22.04.2013
ECOND CALL FOR "EUROPEAN PROJECTS AWARDS 2013"
The European Projects Awards are open for everybody interested in writing projects eligible for European funding. These target groups are public entities, states, governmental agencies, representatives of public educational institutions, private organizations, etc.

The aim of the call, which is being implemented within the campaign "What Are You Doing ... For a Better Society? “, is to reward current or finished projects covering the following fields:
  • Environment, consumers and health
  • Research, innovation and technology

The deadline for the registration is 19th of May 2013.

For detailed information on the published call for European Projects Award please visit the internet site: http://www.europeanprojects.org/awards2013 or contact Ms. Katarina Sipic: k.sipic@europeanprojects.org
18.04.2013
SUMMER SCHOOL IN KOPER, SLOVENIA:
Students of the University of Zenica are inviteed to participate in  University of Primorska, Faculty of Management International Summer School 2013. The topic of this year Summer School is “Innovation for Sustainable Development” and it will take place in Koper, Slovenia.
 
The International Summer School is a 12 day programme held in English from 24th June to 5th July 2013.
 
It is as a good opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over Europe to upgrade their knowledge within the field of management as well as to meet new friends.
 
The deadline for registration is 30th May 2013.
 
For detailed information about FM Summer School please visit website www.summerschool.fm-kp.si contact by email summerschool@fm-kp.si.

UP FM Summer School 2013web.pdf

17.04.2013
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE CONFERENCE „MODEL EUROPEAN COUNCIL“
Students of the University of Zenica are invited to apply to the conference Model European Council which will be organized by the Cambridge University European Society in the period from 14 June to 16 June 2013. The conference will simulate the negotiations of the main European institutions for students from the UK and the rest of Europe. It sets out to engage around 70 participants in debating topical issues in European politics. Each participant will represent a European member state and will act on its behalf in the EU decision-making process. As such, the participants will gain skills in research, critical thinking, persuasive speaking and understanding contemporary European affairs.

The topics covered by the negotiations will be:
1) the budget negotiations (Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020)
2) the Greek rescue package (Eurogroup meeting) and
3) the common approach to youth unemployment in Europe.  

Interested candidates are invited to fill out the application form on the website. You will be asked to choose a preference for the simulation and add your CV and a motivation letter.

The applications are open until the 3rd of May 2013. 

For more information please consult website http://cueuropeansociety.wordpress.com/model-european-council/ 
or Facebook  page https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeModelEuropeanCouncil

15.04.2013
SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE JAPAN GOVERNMENT

Japan Government offers following scholarship programmes:

  • Postgraduate (research) study
  • All students that wish to study at Japanese universities as students researchers
  • Born on 2nd April 1979 and later
  • Duration of scholarship: 1,5-2 years (includes 6 months of learning Japanese language)
  • Pupils/students
  • Social or natural sciences
  • Born between 2nd April 1992 and 1st April 1997
  • Finished regular twelve-year education until March 2014
  • Duration of scholarship: about 5 years (includes 1 year of learning Japanese language)
  • Students of technological faculties
  • Speciality- field of technical subjects
  • Born between 2nd April 1992 and 1st April 1997
  • Finished regular eleven-year education until March 2014
  • Duration of scholarship: about 4 years (includes 1 year of learning Japanese language)
  • Students of the faculty for professional training
  • Speciality: technology, personal care and nutrition, education and social work, business, culture and general education, and other fields.
  • Born between 2nd April 1992 and 1st April 1997
  • Finished regular twelve-year education until March 2014
  • Duration of scholarship: about 3 years (includes 1 year of learning Japanese language)

NOTE:
Applications must be sent to the Embassy of Japan in B&H.

The deadline for submission is 7th June 2013.
12.04.2013
ROUND-TABLE “ PARTICIPATION IN THE EU PROGRAMMES FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT”
The University of Zenica is a participant in the project of establishing the System of national contact points for the EU Framework programmes in B&H (NCP FP B&H). The project is headed by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of B&H with the support of Austrian Development Agency ADA. The aim of the project is to support the involvement of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European Research Area – ERA.
According to the plan of work a round-table “ Participation in the EU programmes for research and technological development” was held at the University of Zenica on Tuesday, 9th April 2013. Besides the academic staff of the University of Zenica the Round-table was also attended by Biljana Ćamur, Assistant to the Minister of science within MCA and Dina Masnik, MCA, who emphasized that B&H has capacities to participate in project activities, which has already been proved with numerous accepted projects. Participants talked about the previous participation in FP 7 programme, about possible activities of universities and the Ministry in order to ensure greater success in the EU funded research and development programmes but also new programme HORIZON 2020.
Representatives of the University of Zenica thanked MCA for fulfilling preconditions and providing the opportunity for universities from B&H to apply for the EU projects. They also emphasized that they see a big opportunity in the EU projects and that so far this University had several successful applications, but that they face problems when it comes to implementation of already accepted projects because of the ZE-DO Government Decision.
12.04.2013
CONFERENCE SEECEL& ENTREPRENEURIAL CAMP
In the period of 9-12 April 2013, SEECEL conference was held in Dubrovnik and its topic was: Think and act entrepreneurially. The aim of the conference was to present the IPA project results and accomplishments in the regional strategic pilots in eight member countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The conference was also focused on spreading and active exchange of experience between the representatives of strategic pilot institutions for ISCED 2 and ISCED 5/6 level of education.
The conference gathered around 300 participants, including: representatives of the European Commission (mr. Bo Caperman i ms. Simone Baldassarri), European Training Foundation (mr. Gavril Lasku), members of SEECEL Steering Board, business world representatives, representatives of SEECEL network entrepreneurial schools and higher education institutions, numerous delegations of international organizations, financial institutions regional organizations and many other.
Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the SEECEL conference were: Vesna Puratović (Ministry of Civil Affairs), Dragan Milović (Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations), Elhana Hadžiabdić(ISCED2 Harmani I),  Mario Babić (ISCED2 Second Primary School Brčko), Dušan Mišljenović(ISCED2 Georgi Stojkov Rakovski), Marko Bošnjak(ISCED2 Rudjera Boškovića), asist. Sanja Prodanović (ISCED 5/6), prof. Lamija Subašić(ISCED 5/6) and Zdravko Miovčić (TNA; EDA). In academic terms B&H was represented by EIC UNZE and MF UNZE.
10.04.2013
PROGRAMME OF SCIENTIFIC CO-OPERATION BETWEEN EASTERN EUROPE AND SWITZERLAND
Swiss National Science Foundation  published the call for proposals within the Programme of Scientific Co-operation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland- SCOPES 2013-2016; (Bosnia and Herzegovina is eligible country)
Available budget of SCOPES for 2013-2016 is 16 million CHF for the following programme activities:
  • Conference Grants(CG), For good quality scientific conferences with international participation taking place in Switzerland funds can be made available to finance conference participation of Eastern European and NIS researchers. Accommodation and travel costs will be covered.   
  • Joint research projects (JRP) funds provided for joint innovation projects between researchers from partner countries and their coleagues from Switzerland
  • Valuation grants (VG)- the aim of this grant is to increase the influence and sustainability of research results gained through join research projects.
  • Preparation Grants (PG) funds for meetings that are organized in preparation of joint research projects.   

Više informacija o Programu se nalazi na web portala Nacionalne fondacije za nauku Švicarske: http://www.snf.ch/E/international/europe/scopes/Pages/default.aspx


JRP call is open until  20th September 2013.Details on the call can be found in the document:  http://www.snf.ch/Sit eCollectionDocuments/int_sco_call.pdf

09.04.2013
FACULTY OF HEALTH: MANAGEMENTS OF THREE FACULTIES IN B&H HELD A MEETING ON THE TOPIC OF JOINT ORGANIZATION OF DOCTORAL STUDY

Faculty of Health of the University of Mostar hosted the meeting of health faculty representatives from the University of Zenica, Mostar and East Sarajevo. The topic of the meeting was joint organization of the first doctoral study in the field of health sciences. Host of the meeting, dean of the HF Mostar, prof.dr. Mladen Mimica presented the faculty to guests and also presented previous activities of this faculty in preparation of PhD study.

Concept of the planned study at the HF UNZE was presented by the dean, prof.dr. Salih Tandir and the presentation was also held by the dean prof.dr. Milan Kulić from the UES. In a very fruitful discussion an agreement was reached that there are many similar points in the proposed study concepts but also that there is interest of all partners for joint organization of 3rd cycle of Bologna study.
Working team of representatives of each faculty was formed with the task of consolidating the Curricula and Guideline for doctoral studies until the next meeting which will be held in Zenica on 25th April 2013. This study is planned to be regional, so besides the participation of three above mentioned faculties from Bosnia and Herzegovina and universities from Italy and Belgium the invitation will also be sent to universities from Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia.

Famous University of Heidelberg will review and perform external evaluation of the proposed study programme, and this activity is planned between July-September 2013.

On behalf of UNZE the meeting was attended by prof.dr. Salih Tandir, the dean, prof.dr. Hajrudin Skender, chairman of SEC, assist. Prof. Larisa Gavran, s.ass. Mirza Oruč and prof.dr. Darko Petković, Vice-rector of the University who initiated organization of joint doctoral study.

08.04.2013
CONSULTATIVE MEETING REGARDING THE POSSIBILITIES OF LICENSING THE MICROSOFT PRODUCTS AT PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN FB&H

A consultative meeting regarding the possibilities of licensing the Microsoft products at public universities in FB&H was held on Monday, 8th April 2013 at the Sector of Information Technology (General Secretariat of FB&H Government, Alipašina 41, Sarajevo).

The meeting was attended by representatives of public universities in FB&H, Federal Ministry of Education and Science, Sector of Information Technology in the Federal Government and Microsoft B&H. QA manager, MSc. Ibrahim Plančić attended the meeting as the representative of the University of Zenica.

The aim of this initiative was to improve the situation in the illegal use of software, and the meeting, besides the support, resulted with the concrete agreement to submit the initiative to Federal Government.

In this sense, Microsoft representatives expressed their willingness to support the initiative through significant reduction of price of Microsoft licenses for higher education institutions, and representatives of the relevant Ministry of education readiness to support and implement the initiative through the Federal Government.
08.04.2013
OPENING CEREMONY OF IT CENTRE FOR KPI MANAGEMENT

Another important ceremony was also held on 8th April 2013 at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials when the IT centre for KPI management was opened. The equipment was procured through the Tempus project called Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions Based on Integrated Quality Assurance System – SHEQA, lead by the University of Mostar and KA-Ho Saint Livene University from Belgium.
While talking about the importance of the Centre, Vice-rector Petković emphasized the importance of software for the development of key performance indicators, which is integrated part of this project donation . The equipment and software will be available to all OUs as well as UNZE students, and it will significantly contribute to the improvement  of menagerial fnctions both at strategic and level of OU.
Trainings for the UNZE staff on the  software use were organized during the month of June 2013, and external evaluation by representatives of the University of Cork (Ireland) is being expected. On behalf of the host institution, FMM, the guests were addressed by the dean, prof.dr Sulejman Muhamedagić.

08.04.2013
OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTION OF BOOKS TO UNZE OUs

Official distribution of books donated by the Government of Japan (100 titles) and 100 books from the Tempus project on the lifelong learning development was organized at Multimedia Centre of the University by the International Relations Office and UNZE QA Office.
Guests at the ceremony were addressed by Vice-rector prof.dr. Darko Petković who once again thanked to the Embassy of Japan and Government of Japan for this valuable donation as well as to EC from Brussels for they wholehearted support to UNZE and other BH universities through the Tempus programme.
After the delivery of books, head of the University library, Mr. Aras Borić addressed the guests, emphasized the importance of strengthening the library holdings at UNZE and invited teachers and students to have these books in their hands as soon as possible and thus confirm that the donation came into right hands.

03.04.2013
FILED MONITORING ON THE TEMPUS PROJECT STRENGTHENING QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM WITHIN WESTERN BALKANS HEI'S IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PLANNING (CUBRIK)

Filed monitoring of the Tempus project Strengthening Quality Assurance System within Western Balkans HEI's in Support of National and Regional Planning (CUBRIK) was held      at the University of Banja Luka on 3rd April 2013. Strengthening the structure and culture of quality at partner universities in the project was one of its main goals. Within this project the  UNZE team finished Self-evaluation Report in acccordance with EFQM method and it was assesed as successfull.
UNZE also  hosted two external evaluations headed by experts from Brussels, Nora Laermans and Ignace Van Dingenen.
As this project entered into its final phase the National Tempus Office evaluated previous activities and project implementation.
Preliminary results published by this Office are positive and incouriging, so the project may be considered as successful.
This meeting was attended by representatives of the University of Banja Luka, University of Tuzla, Federal Ministry of Education and Science, Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance B&H as well as student representatives.

03.04.2013.
INVITATION TO A ROUND-TABLE:“PARTICIPATION IN THE EU PROGRAMMES FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT:
University of Zenica is a participant in the project aimed to establishing System of Focal points for EU Framework Programmes in B&H (NCP FP B&H). The project is coordinated by the Ministry of Civil Affairs in B&H with the support of Austrian Development Cooperation ADA. The aim of the project is to support the inclusion of B&H in the European Research Area – ERA.

Pursuant to the plan of work and project implementation a round-table:“Participation in the EU Programmes for Research and Technological Development“is planned to be held at the University of Zenica.

Round-table will be held on Tuesday, 9th April 2013 at 10 AM, at the hall 10 of the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials. We invite all interested to join us.
02.04.2013.
PRESENTATION OF DAAD SCHOLARSHIPS:
Ms. Heike Linke, DAAD lector, and Ms. Jasna Letić-Bešović, scholarship advisor in the German Embassy in Sarajevo visited the University of Zenica on Tuesday, 2nd April 2013, and  presented students opportunities for getting scholarships and studying in Germany. We will single out only several key elements mentioned in the presentation:
  • One of the advantages of studying in Germany is the fact that tuition fees have been abolished at most German universities (excluding only  federal provinces: Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria) and students pay only a small amount for administrative purposes
  • DAAD scholarships offer wider spectre of all fields while OSI scholarships are intended for social programmes only;
  • Students who don’t speak German but speak English well are also invited to apply as there are numerous postgraduate programmes in English;
  • The deadline for application on DAAD scholarship is 15th November 2013 for the next academic year and for OSI 31st October 2013.
  • In the case that you are selected for DAAD scholarship and you don’t have a satisfactory knowledge of German, DAAD may send you to an intensive course of 1-4 months.

For additional information and individual counselling students may contact German Embassy in Sarajevo or DAAD lectors, and DAAD alumnus:

Embassy of Germany in Sarajevo
Jasna Letić-Bešović
Skenderija 3
71000 Sarajevo
Tel. 033 565 300
Ku-101@sarj.auswaertiges-amt.de

Heike Link
DAAD lector
University of Sarajevo
Faculty of Philosophy
German language department, 245
Franje Račkog 1
71000 Sarajevo
Tel. +387 33 253 259
Fax. +387 33 667 873
daad-sarajevo@zvacek.de
Heike.Link@zvacek.de

Frank Riedel
DAAD lector
University of Banja Luka
Faculty of Philosophy

Bana Lazarevića 1
78000 Banja Luka
frank_riedel@hotmail.com

nternational Relations Office wishes to thank Mrs.Heike Link, Mrs. Jasna Letić-Bešović and PhD Edin Berberović for the presentation.
You can see the presentation here.

For additional information please visit:
www.daad.de
www.funding-guide.de
http://www.facebook.com/DAADSarajevo/app_109795795857865

02.04.2013.
CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE SPANISH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COOPERATION AND SPANISH AGENCY OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT:
Embassy of Kingdom of Spain in Bosnia and Herzegovina informed the University of Zenica that the call for scholarships of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (MAEC-AECID) has been opened for foreign students in academic year 2013/2014.

This year programme of scholarships includes: I.C-programme -a program of financial support for the purchase of the online master of teaching Spanish as a foreign language, scholarships for specialized studies at the High School of Music Queen Sofia in Madrid (program IIA) for a period of ten months for graduates or final-year students of music academies in departments for piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, oboe, horn, clarinet, bassoon, flute and solo singing.

This year's scholarship programme also includes III.A intended for extension of scholarships for postgraduate studies approved last year.

This year's competition for scholarships in Spanish language can be viewed here.

More information on the website: www.aecid.gob.es

29.03.2013.
PRESENTATION AND TRAINING ON THE USE OF SOFTWARE FOR KPI MONITORING:
Presentation and training on the use of software for KPI (Key performance Indicators) monitoring, which was attended by all QA managers and ECTS coordinators of the University of Zenica, was held at the Multimedia Centre of the University of Zenica on 29th March 2013. The training was held by QA manager of the University of Zenica MSc. Ibrahim Plančić.

This software was developed within Tempus project- Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions Based on - Integrated Quality Assurance System (SHEQA). The software enables monitoring of key indicators at several levels and represents a very useful tool in the process of internal and external evaluation, as well as in the process of accreditation and strategic decision making within functioning and development of higher education institutions.

Set of indicators that will be monitored within this software has been accepted at the level of Bosnia and Herzegovina by all 8 public universities which were involved in the project. Data and results acquired through software analysis will be a useful tool in benchmarking process at public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Participants in the training were addressed by vice-rector for quality assurance and international cooperation prof.dr.sc. Darko Petković. At the end of the training software for study programmes registration was announced to be developed within this project.
25.03.2013.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR ONE-MONTH VISIT TO AUSTRIA:
This Austrian programme offers an opportunity to professors and assistants at public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia to spend one month at some of Austrian universities.

The aim of the scholarship is to enable research at master or PhD study, so candidates that will apply may not be older than 45.
Deadline for applications is 1st May 2013.

You can find additional information at: http://www.wus-austria.org/project/0/33.html

21.03.2013.
“MARIE CURIE FELLOWSHIP” CALL:
European Commission published the call for the last tranche of Marie Curie Fellowship grant, which will be funded through current FP7 programme.

The biggest sum until now of 227 million euro will be awarded this year to 1000 experienced researchers. Marie Curie programme offers funds to individuals and in that way supports mobility of researchers within and out of Europe, but also helps that the best researchers out of Europe be attracted to do their research in the EU.

Deadline for applications is 14th August 2013.

For additional information please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/funding

21.03.2013.
TEMPUS SEMINAR IN PALERMO: QUALITY ASSURANCE IN PhD STUDY DEVELOPLMENT:
University of Palermo hosted the several-day seminar of the Tempus programme which should establish quality base for PhD study development at BH public universities.

Prof.Giuseppe Silvestri presented EUA key attitudes in terms of 3rd cycle in Bologna education, after the introductory lecture had been delivered by prof.dr. Sonntag, representative of the project holder University of Heidelberg (Germany).

During the several-day work participants from B&H had several workshops and discussed the realization of road map of PhD study organization , what should be defined by normative documents, how can scientometrics influence scientific research, how to ensure networking in scientific fields in B&H and region in order to bring quality of PhD study at higher level.

All participants from the EU universities that are partners in the project (Galata, Heidelberg and Palermo) emphasized that ECTS system is not suitable for 3rd cycle, that R&D should be an absolute priority compared to lectures and that mentor-candidate concept should be abandoned and team work with different candidates, mentors and co-mentors developed.


UNZE experiences in this segment were presented by Assoc.prof.Malik Čabaravdić, a PhD student from the University of Düsseldorf, who was one of UNZE representatives at the seminar besides MSc. Mirza Oruč and vice-rector prof.dr. Darko Petković.

During the seminar laboratories and centres of this ancient university, founded in 1806, were presented to representatives of BH public universities.

21.03.2013.
PRESENTATION OF DAAD SCHOLARSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDYING IN GERMANY:
2nd April 2013/ 13:00-15:00, University of Zenica, Faculty of Philosophy

Speakers:

  • Ms. Heike Link (DAAD lector)
  • Ms. Jasna Letić-Bešović (German Embassy, scholarship advisor)
  • Edin Berberović, PhD (DAAD alumnus, University of Zenica)
21.03.2013.
SUMMER UNIVERSITY IN WARSAW:
International Relations Office of the University of Zenica received invitation for students to participate in Summer University in Warsaw. Summer University will be organized by Warsaw School of Economics and Student Union, and the programme will be realized in the period between 1st and 12th July 2013.

Whole programme will be realized in English so it is convenient for international students.

The topic of this year Summer University is: “How to be a competitive firm in Poland and Central Europe – a recipe for success”.

The Summer University will offer lectures by eminent professors.

More information may be found at: www.cren.pl/SUW

19.03.2013.
PRESENTATION OF THE USA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES:
Delegation of the USA Embassy comprised of Emily Armitage ( A/CA),Pasa Lejlic (Academic Exchange Coordinato r),  Elizabeta Delalic (Cultural Specialist), Pepijn Helgers (Vice Consul), Jasna Krasni (Visa Clerk), Aleksandra Popovic (Education USA advisor) visited the University of Zenica on Tuesday, 19th March 2013. Representatives of the Embassy presented students scholarship programmes offered by the USA government after they had had a meeting with the Rector prof.dr.Dr.h.c. Sabahudin Ekinović.

One of the participants in the Fulbright Programme for 2011/2012 Hasan Avdušinović PhD, from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials of the University of Zenica, who, as a visiting professor/researcher, spent two semesters at Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, Iowa, shared his experiences with students.

During the presentation students got insight into application procedures and visa requirements.

More information on the offered scholarship programmes may be found at following links:
Overview of Exchange Programs 2014-2015-2
http://sarajevo.usembassy.gov/educational-exchanges.html

 

 

 

For additional information you may contact

Aleksandra Popović
EducationUSA
033 212 076
educationusa@americancouncilssee.org

Paša Lejlić
Embassy of the USA
033 704 066
LejlicP@state.gov

Elizabeta Delalić
Embassy of the USA
033 704 099
DelalicE@state.gov

International Relations Office of the University of Zenica once again wants to thank to representatives of the USA Embassy for their visit and held presentation.

15.03.2013.

TWO WORKSHOPS ON THE TOPIC “PREPARATION OF PROJECT PROPOSALS“
Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the support of the Austrian Development Agency, organizes two workshops on the topic „Preparation of Project Proposals“.
The first workshop will be held on Friday, 22nd March 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the hall of the University of Banja Luka Rectorate (2nd floor, Univerzitetski grad, Bulevar Vojvode Petra Bojovića 1 A). The second workshop will be held on Friday, 29th March 2013, at 11:00 AM, in Sarajevo in the building of the Parliamentary Assembly of B&H, hall 1/1(Trg BiH 1, Sarajevo).

Number of seats is limited, and the advantage will be given to early applicants. Participants should bring their laptops in order to be able to perform stated exercises. Participants don't pay any fee.

Online registration on: Workshop Banja Luka - Workshop Sarajevo

For additional information please contact the Department of science and culture of the Ministry of Civil Affairs B&H on the phone number: 033/492-585 or 033/492-551.

More information at: Workshop Banja Luka - Workshop Sarajevo

15.03.2013.
SUMMER SCHOOL IN BUDAPEST ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION:
nternational centre for democratic transition organizes, with the support of the International Visegrad Fund, a summer school for Western Balkans students in July 2013.

The main topic of this year summer school will be function, structure, legislation, economic policies, European Union neighbouring countries policies, and especially important presentation for the young people of the region will be policy of the EU enlargement and the prospects of the Western Balkans.

For more information please refer to the document here.

15.03.2013.
PRESENTATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY SCHOLARSHIPS:
On Thursday, 14th March 2013 a presentation of scholarships offered by the Republic of Turkey Government was held at the University of Zenica. Scholarship programmes were presented by representatives of Turkish Embassy and associates from Institute Yurtdışı Türkler ve Akraba Topluluklar Başkanlığı, which operates within the office of the Republic of Turkey Prime Minister, Mr.Adem Günaydın and Mrs.Sevilay Ünalu.

Scholarships that are offered for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, as well as requirements and application procedures were presented to attended students. Students had the opportunity to ask questions but also to talk to gests from Turkey in the end. The attended students were also addressed by vice-rector for international relations and quality assurance, prof.dr. Darko Petković who emphasized the importance of these programmes and invited students to apply. After held presentation, guests had a meeting with the Rector of the University of Zenica, prof.dr.Dr.h.c. Sabahudin Ekinović.

Scholarship programmes of the Republic of Turkey Government include:

  • Monthly scholarship in the amount of 282,50 USD-565 USD (depending on the study cycle)
  • Accommodation in dormitory  
  • Free tuition fee
  • Health insurance  
  • Turkish language course   

 

More information may be found in the documents under:

Or at: www.turkiyeburslari.org,www.trscholarships.org
The international Relations Office of the University of Zenica would like to use this opportunity and thank to guests from Turkey and the Embassy for their visit and held presentation. 

14.03.2013.
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AFFAIRS DELIVERED RDI BROCHURE:
In the attachment to this information we have posted publication on Research and Innovation in the EU-Guide for project applications.

We believe this publication will also be useful for UNZE teaching and research staff in the process of preparing project applications for EU:

On-line version is available via the Participant Portal
Communicating EU Research & Innovation - A guide for project participants
A paper copy can be ordered via the EU Bookshop
http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/communicating-eu-research-innovation-pbKI3212366/
Multiple paper copies should be ordered by sending a request to
RTD-PUBLICATIONS@ec.europa.eu

14.03.2013.
FB&H MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION DELIVERED RDI BROCHURE:
In the attachment to this information you can find publications on Research, Innovations, Business and Technologies. We believe these publications will be useful for UNZE teaching and research staff in the process of preparing project applications for EU:

- "Perspectives of Innovations, Economics and Business" (PIEB) / Vol.13
- "Applied Innovations and Technologies" (ATI) / Vol.9
- "Business and Economic Horizons" (BEH) / Vol.9

 Details may be viewed at:
www.academicpublishingplatforms.com
or www.pradec.eu

International Relations Office UNZE

13.03.2013.
PRESENTATION ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS:
We invite students and employees of the University of Zenica to attend presentation of the USA Government scholarships which will be held on 19th March 2013, Tuesday at 11:00 AM, in the hall 10 at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials.

USA Government scholarship programmes are:

  • Fulbright Student Program
  • Fulbright Scholar Program
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Program
  • Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)
  • Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars (SUSI)
  • Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES)
  • English Teacher Professional Development Distance Learning Program (E-Teacher)

We invite students and employees to use the opportunity and in direct conversation get answers to their questions on studying in USA.

10.03.2013.
TEMPUS B&H: DELIVERY OF PUBLICATIONS:
The University of Zenica received two meaningful publications which give insight into statistical data on the university performance in the TEMPUS IV EU programme (Documents Tempus IV Statistics) as well as important information about the programmes universities can apply to within institutional capacity building, scientific research and innovation work, human resources development, networking, mobility etc. (Document Information Vistors Pack 2013).  

Both publications are available in the Tempus data base at UNZE website.

10.03.2013.
VISIT OF THE EXPERT TEAM FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION WITHIN TEMPUS PROJECT ¨CUBRICK¨:
In the period of 10th to 11th March 2013 the University of Zenica hosted the visit of the expert team for quality assurance in higher education within tempus project ¨CUBRICK“. The goal of this project was writing self-evaluation reports according to BEM method. The report for 2012 was completed at the University of Zenica and presented to experts. External evaluation team which performed the visit comprised of representatives of EU experts from Brussels Ignace Van Dingene and Nora Laermans from the University Erasmushogeschool of Brussels, and MSc. Boris Čurković who was the third member of the team as representative of the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in B&H.

During the two-day visit experts had meetings with representatives of UNZE Quality Assurance Board (MSc. Ibrahim Plančić, Mirza Oruč MA, Aras Borić and Amra Muslić), and student representatives (Mr. Dino Tihić and Mr. Mario Zović).

Connection between self-evaluation reports and UNZE strategic development plans was especially discussed, as well as the ways in which UNZE management monitors the implementation of UNZE Development Strategy, difficulties in strategy implementation, improvement measures, work plans etc. After having had meetings at 4 universities in B&H panel committee will write a Report, based on the presented data, together with recommendations for quality assurance improvement at each higher education institution.

10.03.2013.
PRESENTATION OF THE „EUROPEAN CHARTER FOR RESEARCHERS AND THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF RESEARCHERS"
On 4th March 2013 a presentation of the „European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers"  for B&H was held in Sarajevo in the facilities of MCA.
 Info documents can be seen at following links:
  1. Introduction and index
  2. Charter –Code- Introduction 
  3. Info note on the HR Strategy for Researchers
  4. HR Strategy Summary
  5. Guidelines
  6. Internal analysis_eng
  7. Links to successful strategies
  8. Good practice examples - UniRi
  9. Questionnaire example as an input for internal analysis
  10. Contacts for support
10.03.2013.
EIC UNZE: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON TOURISM, GASTRONOMY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP- JAHORINA BUSINESS DAYS:
2nd scientific expert conference „Jahorina Business Days of Tourism, Gastronomy and Entrepreneurship“was held in the period of 5th to 9th March 2013. The conference was jointly organised by the University of East Sarajevo (UES) Faculty of Economics and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of the University of Zenica (EIC UNZE).

15 papers in the field of Tourism were presented at the conference, 17 in the field of Entrepreneurship and 20 in the field of Gastronomy. The opening lectures were held by prof.dr. Darko Petković (UNZE-field of entrepreneurship), prof.dr. Radovan Radovanović (University of Belgrade- field of gastronomy) and prof.dr. Dragan Magoš (University of Rijeka-field of tourism). There was also student section organised where 25 papers were presented.

More than 150 participants from about ten countries participated in the conference. The programme of additional events was especially rich and we will single out gastro-ethno-offer of Sarajevo-Romania region.

In the opening ceremony of the conference the audience was addressed by the Rector of UNZE, prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović, Rector of UES pof.dr. Mitar Novaković, president of the Organizing Committee assoc.prof. Ljubiša Vladušić, dean of the EF, and representative of the RS Government relevant ministry. 

 

 

A Round-table, at which besides representatives of hoteliers eminent scientists also participated, was held on Friday, 8th March. Centre of Excellence of the Spanish University of Girona was presented in the introductory part.

All conference events were organised within beautiful Jahorina's hotels Termag and Vučko. EIC UNZE team that worked on organization of the conference comprised of Dženan Kulović and Lamija Subašić, and several professors and assistants of UNZE presented their papers.

The conference Proceedings will be printed in the following months and only presented papers that had been reviewed by two reviewers will be published.

07.03.2013.
SARAJEVO: B&H HERE EXPERT TEAM MEETING:
Ministry of Civil Affairs hosted the meeting of B&H HERE Expert Team. During the discussion members of HERE team talked about the performance of this body in 2012 and about planned activities for 2013.

Director of the Tempus Office B&H Mr. Suad Muhibić talked about participation of HERE Team members at seminars in the EU and Tempus partner countries as well as at events in B&H which were organized by HERE team.

There were special discussions about the Tempus study on Human Resource Management in Public Higher Education in the Tempus Partner Countries, which will be presented at all B&H public universities. First presentation will be held at seminar that is planned to be organized in Banja Luka on 20th March 2013 by the Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance.

The study may be downloaded from the following link: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/tools/documents/issue10_hr_mngt_120720_en.pdf  or from the Tempus projects file.
07.03.2013.
PRESENTATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY SCHOLARSHIPS
We invite students and employees of the University of Zenica to attend presentation of scholarships offered by the Republic of Turkey, which will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2013 at 11:15 AM, in the hall 10 at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials.

Scholarships offered for undergraduate, master and PhD studies, as well as requirements and application procedures will be explained during the presentation.
We invite students and employees to use the opportunity and in direct conversation get answers to their questions on studying in Turkey.
More information on the offered scholarship programmes can be found on following links:

Or at: www.trscholarships.org.

03.03.2013.
UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA: PROMOTION CEREMONY OF PhDs:
On Tuesday, 5th March 2013 the University of Zenica organized a ceremonial promotion of PhDs. Rector of the University of Zenica, prof.dr.Dr.h.c.  Sabahudin Ekinović promoted eight (8) Doctors of science (3 Doctors of Legal Sciences, 2 Doctors of Economic Sciences, 2 Doctors of Health Sciences, 1 Doctor of Social Sciences) after the introductory presentations of mentors were finished. With this promotion PhD candidates officially received scientific titles, as a confirmation of the highest value in profession and science.

At the opening of ceremony PhD candidates were especially addressed by Rector of the University with the following words: “I would like to express my most sincere congratulations for successfully defended doctoral thesis, but at the same time I would like to express my big expectation that you continue to engage in science and research. Engagement in science is on its own based on the contribution to human knowledge and prosperity of humankind. With this, I want to put this challenge before you.

The title you are receiving today obliges you to that. The acquisition of academic title is actually a formal card of admission into the world of science. Continue the mission of spreading the knowledge and research, including the others, younger colleagues. That is your future path and obligation“concluded the Rector of the University of Zenica.



 

The following candidates were promoted on the honour of Doctor of Science:

1. Nezir Pivić, Doctor of Legal Sciences
 2. Dubravko Grgić, Doctor of Legal Sciences
3. Adnan Mahmutović, Doctor of Legal Sciences
4. Edin Arnaut, Doctor of Economic Sciences
5. Dubravka Bošnjak, Doctor of Economic Sciences
6. Edin Selimović, Doctor of Health Sciences
7. Mersija Kasumović, Doctor of Health Sciences
8. Almir Huskanović, Doctor of Social Sciences

03.03.2013.
CONFERENCE FIRST CALL :
International Symposium on Environmental and Material Flow Management "EMFM2013"
03.03.2013.
3.3.2013. FINAL PROGRAMME OF TMT 2013 CONFERENCE:
Final programme of TMT 2013 international conference has been published on its website.

This year, the conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.
TMT 2012
03.03.2013.
ANNOUNCEMENT: JAHORINA BUSINESS DAYS- INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON TOURISM, GASTRONOMY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP:
We would like to inform you that the second international scientific conference “Jahorina Business Days of Tourism, Gastronomy and Entrepreneurship” will be held at Jahorina from 5th -9th March. The conference is jointly organized by the Faculty of Economics of the University of East Sarajevo and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of the University of Zenica.

This scientific event, at which 71 scientific and expert paper as well as 30 student papers will be presented, will be announced at the press conference which will be held on Tuesday, 5th March 2013 at 12 o’clock in the hotel Termag at Jahorina.  Journalists at the press conference will be addressed by doc.dr. Ljubiša Vladušić, dean of the Faculty of Economics and president of the Organizing Committee, prof.dr. Radoslav Grujić, vice-rector for education and student affairs at UES and member of the Conference Scientific Committee and Aleksandar Glavaš, president of the Student Parliament at UES.

We would also like to inform you that “Jahorina Business Days”, will be officially opened on Wednesday, 6th March 2013 at 10 o’clock, in the congress hall of the hotel Termag at Jahorina. Scientific Conference will be opened by prof.dr. Jasmin Komić, Minister of science and technology at RS Government, and participants and guests will be addressed by the rector of the UES, prof.dr. Mitar Novaković and rector of the University of Zenica prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović

27.02.2013.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE TEMPUS PROJECT SHEQA:
The University of Mostar, BH coordinator of the project “Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions Based on Integrated Quality Assurance System – SHEQA“, hosted three-day activities on the further development of software for overview of basic university performances in the field of teaching (curricula, resources, etc.).

After completion of software for common key indicators development (KPI) the work continued with upgrading of data bases for existing study programmes, staff and their availability to all interested parties. Expectations and experiences of EU partners were presented by prof.dr. Andree Goveart from Ka-Ho University from Ghent.

In a very meaningful work participants gave their suggestions for corrections, complements and contents for software improvement in the field of organization, systematic approach, simple monitoring, etc.  After these complements the plan is to organize, in March and April 2013, training sessions in application of the software for the staff of OU-s at each university, so the external evaluation of activities could be made in June 2013 by representatives of the University of Cork (Ireland).


Final works on equipping of the UNZE Office for KPI and study development are being realized. The office will be located at the FMM and will be of service to all faculties. Its opening ceremony is planned for March 2013.

In the discussion that followed participants talked about the minimum activities that have to be implemented by B&H universities before the next meeting of the Project Consortium which will be held in Bihać from 22nd to 24th April 2013. On behalf of UNZE participants in this event were vice-rector Petković and QA Manager MSc. I. Plančić. Project Consortium meeting was successfully led by representatives of the UM prof.dr Dražena  Gašpar, prof.dr Snježana Rezić and assist. Ivana Zovko

25.02.2013.
INFORMATION ON THE MANAGEMENT CHANGES IN THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA:
After two years new management of the Student Union of the University of Zenica was elected at the Election Assembly held on 25th March 2013 at 14:00, in the hall 10 at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials. The Assembly was attended by student representatives with voting right, five students from each faculty who are at the same time representatives in Scientific-educational Councils. There were other students present but without the voting right.
Amir Kovačević, student of the Faculty of Economics, who took the minutes, was elected for the chairman of the Student Union Assembly.

There were three candidates for the president’s seat: Sani Brljevac, Đenar Terzić and Dino Tihić. Candidates had ten minutes to present themselves and work plan of Student Union in the following years, and five minutes to answer the questions of the present students. After the secret ballot and counting of votes, the Assembly elected, with majority vote, Dino Tihić, student of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, for President of the UNZE Student Union.
There were two candidates for the seat of vice president: Izet Omeragić and Bakir Pojskić. The Assembly decided that candidates for president may also apply for the seat of vice president.  After the secret ballot and counting of votes, the Assembly elected, with majority vote, Bakir Pojskić, student of the Faculty of Philosophy, for Vice President of the UNZE Student Union.

President and Vice President are elected for the term of two years, in accordance with the Statute of the Student Union.
22.02.2013.
NEW INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE OF UNZE- PROTOCOL WITH THE UNIVERSITY FROM MADRID:
Rector of the University “Rey Juan Carlos” from Madrid (Spain- www.urjc.es) prof.dr Pedro Gonzales-Trevijano and rector of the University of Zenica prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović signed the Framework Agreement on Cooperation between two universities.

Both universities expressed the desire to respond to scientific and technical challenges that the society sets, with mutual dedication and constant improvement in quality of teaching, research and services.

Both universities, University Rey Juan Carlos and University of Zenica, believe that agreements between universities from different countries have big importance for common interest in establishing relations aimed at encouraging the development of education and research capabilities in their common fields.

Both institutions believe that this Agreement is a framework for realization of mutual cooperation, trainings, development of special programmes and projects, and especially in the fields determined to be of common interest.

The greatest credit for realization of this cooperation belongs to the teaching staff of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica which has already achieved a remarkable cooperation with colleagues from Spain.
21.02.2013.
A RECEPTION FOR PARTICIPANTS OF FULBRIGHT PROGRAMME IN ACADEMIC 2011/2012:
On the 20th February 2013, Ambassador of the United States of America H.E.  Patrick S. Moon organized a reception for participants of Fulbright Programme in academic 2011/2012.

During the conversation participants shared the experiences related to their stay at American universities but also talked about the opportunities to apply the acquired experience in the work at their home institutions.

The USA Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and J.W. Fulbright Foundation organized, within the reception, the award of certificates for participants.

One of the participants in Fulbright Programme in 2011/2012 was PhD. Hasan Avdušinović from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials of the University of Zenica, who spent two semesters at Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, Iowa as a visiting Professor/researcher.

21.02.2013.
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF REPUBLIC OF TURKEY VISITED THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA:
On 20th February 2013 delegation of Republic of Turkey headed by the Deputy Prime Minister Mr.Bülent Arınç visted the University of Zenica. Mr. Arınç will spend two days in B&H and the visit followed the invitation sent by the Rector of the University of Zenica. Besides the meeting with the Rector prof.dr.Dr.h.c. Sabahudin Ekinović and other representatives of the University, Mr. Arınç used this opportunity to address students of the Faculty of Law at the University of Zenica, to deliver lecture and give answers to student’s questions.

During the lecture he pointed out that the Republic of Turkey will continue to support the process of integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina into NATO and the EU.

On this occasion he said that integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina is extremely important for the Republic of Turkey but he also expressed his satisfaction with the fact that Turkish language has been incorporated in the curricula of some Cantons.
Mr. Arınç had a special message for youth: “I would especially like to address you, young people. This country is filled with the success of your ancestors. Set yourself a goal to bring Bosnia and Herzegovina to the top, both in the field of culture and arts, sports, science and economy. I have no doubts that you will succeed. Turkey has always been with you and will always be, because the links that connect us are brotherly” concluded the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey.


After the exchange of gifts guests visited the Department of Turkish Language and Literature of the University of Zenica and faculty objects under construction. The visit finished with the meeting in the Rectorate of the University of Zenica where Mr. Arınç had an opportunity to talk to the management of the University of Zenica, representatives of public and political life in Zenica and Canton and other guests. Besides the Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Bülent Arınç guests of the University of Zenica were also Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Ahmet Yildiz, a former member of the Republic of Turkey Parliament Mr. Huseyin Kansu, prof.dr.R. Čaušević, representatives of institutes and other Turkish organizations in B&H as well as representatives of other universities in B&H.

It was a great honour and pleasure for the University of Zenica to host the Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Bülent Arınç and we are using this occasion to thank him. This visit is recognition for our University and also a proof that work and dedication of the employees of the University of Zenica have contributed to the international recognition.
15.02.2013.

SARAJEVO: A RECEPTION BY AMBASSADOR OF SERBIA:
On the occasion of Statehood Day Ambassador of Serbia, H.E. prof.dr. Ninoslav Stojadinović organized a reception for government officials, representatives of diplomatic core, EU mission, academic community and other invited guests. 

Vice-rector of UNZE, prof.dr. Darko Petković was among the invited guests and expressed greetings and congratulations from teachers and students of UNZE to H.E. Ambassador Stojadinović. This was an opportunity for vice-rector Petković to see the ambassadors who have recently visited the University of Zenica and to hear their observation of the visit but it was also an opportunity to meet the vice-rectors of other public universities and to talk to them about application status on the new Tempus call. 

15.02.2013.
EIC UNZE:  MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AT JAHORINA:
UNZE project team (prof.Petković, MSc. Oruč, MSc. Kulović, L.Subašić) that works on organization of the JPD Conference 2013 5th -9th March 2013, together with EF UES had a joint meeting of Organizing Committee at the Faculty of Economics of the University of East Sarajevo and after that at Jahorina.

President of the Organizing Committee assist.prof. Lj.Vladušić, dean of the EF UES presented the previous activities and especially emphasized that 62 papers or abstracts have been received and 40 of them are in review.
The Preliminary Agenda was determined and Thursday (5th March) is planned for welcome drink –Hotel Termag. Registration of participants is planned for Wednesday, 6th March from 9:00-10:00, Conference Opening Ceremony (rectors, ministers, city) at Hotel Termag from 10:30-12:00., three introductory lectures no longer than 30 minutes- large hall of Hotel Termagh, 12:00-12:30- discussions and questions on the introductory lectures, 13:00 Ceremony Opening of gastro offer (accompanying event)-Hotel Vučko.

At 14:00- Section T presentation of papers (chairman prof. Ateljević)- Hotel Termag.

On Thursday from 10:00-13:00- section G presentation of papers (chairman prof.Grujić)- Hotel Vučko and at the same time – section T presentation of papers (chairman prof.Petković) Hotel Termag.

Presentation of student papers (chairmen-vice-deans) is planned for the afternoon from 14:00 -17:00, Hotel Termag. Round Table (chairman- Prof. Ateljević as a moderator and speaker) is planned for Friday, 8th March from 10:00 -12:00 and 12:00 -13:00 Conference conclusions and invitation to student afternoon party.

The same day, from 17:00, is planed as afternoon and night with dance at Hotel Snowy Queen (Snježna kraljica) (organization-students of the UES). On Saturday, 9th March a whole-day programme will be organized by students of the Faculty of Economics at Poljice (competitions, DJ, barbecue, competitions of veteran professors). The in charged for organization of these events are students of UES and MSc. Mr Mirza Oruč, Sanja Prodanović, Lamija Subašić, Aco Pastir, prof.G.Bjeković and other members of the OC.

We are using this opportunity to invite students of the UNZE to the student party which will be held on 9th March 2013 at Poljice, Olympic Jahorina.
14.02.2013.
NEW WEBOMETRICS RANKING: DRASTIC FALL OF UNZE
In the beginning of February Webometrics, one of the most famous world ranking lists, published a new list with innovated data for the last 6 months. As it was expected and as the UNZE management and Forum of Stakeholders warned, the University of Zenica faced the drastic fall on the list. Namely, the last rank on the position 3052 of the world’s universities (15% of the first ranked in the end of 2011) is seriously harmed now with the position 4784. UNZE is still in the top ranked (fourth among B&H universities) but it is much worse ranked than previous years.

Certainly, decline of motivation of employees, rigid attitude towards the UNZE, collapse of public education system in B&H, incompetency in decision making process and others are only some of the elements which led to such a situation at UNZE.
Let us mention only some of B&H universities where UNSA is on position 1739, UNTZ 4114, UNBL 5511, UNDŽBMO 7615, SVEMO 8226, UNBI 11541 and UES 12134.
More information at www.webometrics.org .

14.02.2013.
NIPPON FOUNDATION OF JAPAN DONATED BOOKS TO UNZE
Within the programme “100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan 2012 “Nippon Foundation from Japan donated books to the University of Zenica. The purpose of donation is to support learning and research in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to improve understanding between two countries.

The University Library is now richer with 97 new titles which deal with fields of international relations, history, economy, culture and literature.

The books are intended for public use and will be available in the following days in the libraries of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Faculty of Philosophy as well as in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre.

Titles of the books may be seen here.

12.02.2013.
COIMBRA GROUP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
Universities of the Coimbra Group offer short-term visits to young researchers from higher education institutions from countries in the European Neighbourhood. The main aim of this scholarship programme is to enable scholars to undertake research in which they are engaged in their home institution and to help them to establish academic and research contacts.

The eligible countries in academic are the following:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The scheme is intended for young academics under the age of 35. Applicants should be current staff members of a university located in one of the above-mentioned eligible countries or an equivalent higher education institution. They should also be nationals of these countries. Furthermore, in most cases they should be of postdoctoral or equivalent status, although some institutions may offer opportunities to doctoral students.

Applicants will be able to fill in the on-line registration until 29 March 2013 on the Coimbra Group web site: www.coimbra-group.eu/sp/

For further information, please contact Anna Quici (quici@coimbra-group.eu).
02.02.2013.
FIELD TRIP FOR TURKISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENT STUDENTS
On Saturday, 2nd February 2013 students from the Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zenica, travelled to Turkey. Students will stay at the University of Trakya, with which the University of Zenica signed the Agreement on Cooperation.

The aim of this field trip is to award regular students for their hard work and dedication.  The opportunity is given to students of fourth, third and the best eight students from the second year.  During the visit students will participate in the workshop “Turkish Language and Culture”, a course of Turkish Language will also be organized for them, a visit to Istanbul, but also a visit to faculties so they could get insight in the ways of studying of their colleagues at similar departments.

Travel and living expenses will be covered by the Yunus Emre Institute and the University of Trakya. Two different educational programmes have been prepared for students, students who don’t speak Turkish so well will attend lectures of language only, while students of final years will attend lectures of language but also culture, history, literature  and they will also learn about Turkey’s role in Balkans. Certificates will be awarded to the most successful students.

01.02.2013.
ACTIVITIES ON THE TEMPUS PROJECT BIHTEK:
In the period between the 29th January and 1st February the University of Banja Luka hosted the first in the series of workshops which are being held within the Tempus project BENCHMARKING AS A TOOL FOR IMPROVEMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION PERFORMANCE - 530696-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-BE-TEMPUS-SMGR (BIHTEK).  

Participants in the workshop were representatives of all 8 public universities, ZDC Ministry of Education, RS Ministry of Education, HEA B&H and HEARS, CEENQA as well as representatives of EU partners, Kaho Saint Lieven Hoghedschool and University of Padeborn. During the workshops there were discussions on the important issues and importance of benchmarking in higher education.

Representatives of  Agencies for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of B&H and RS, as well as representatives of CEENQA presented the importance of this process in QA but also opporunities for improvement of higher education through this process. EU partners presented their experience in benchmarking process which is certainly important for the development of this process in B&H. All participants of the workshop participated in creation of the first steps in the process of benchmarking in B&H.

UNZE as a partner in this project already has certain experiencses based on the activities performed  on the self-evaluation reports of OU-s and the University, which are beeing realized for several years. Prof.dr. Darko Petković, Vice-rector for international cooperation and QA and s.ass- Mirza Oruč presented this process during the workshop which will have big importance for the continuation of activities in this project.

This Tempus Project will contribute to the development of higher education by its activities and by creating benchmarking process among B&H public universities.

01.02.2013.
STUDY PROGRAMMES AND COURSES OF THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY VIENNA FOR ACADEMIC 2013/2014
The Diplomatic Academy is a postgraduate professional school, dedicated to preparing talented university and college graduates for international careers and positions of leadership in international organizations, the EU, in public service and in international business.  For the academic 2013/2014. Diplomatic Academy Vienna offers the following study programmes and courses:
  1. DIPLOMA PROGRAMME-   An intensive one-year programme in the theory and practice of international relations, lasting from October to June. This course places equal emphasis on both the academic and the practical, with training in languages (German, English, French), as well as presentation and negotiation techniques, rhetoric, media skills and project management.
  2. MASTER OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (MAIS)-   An academically oriented two-year programme which equips participants with the analytical skills needed to better understand and assess major current European and global trends. Students with relevant academic credentials beyond a first university degree or who have relevant professional experience may be eligible for direct admission into the second year.
  3. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (ETIA)-   A two-year MSc programme in cooperation with the Vienna University of Technology providing students with both the scientific and technical, as well as the international relations, background to the current and future challenges of the environment and sustainable development.
  4. SUMMER COURSE: GERMAN LANGUAGE AND AUSTRIAN STUDIES- The Summer Course of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna offers German four-week language training for students of all levels. Additionally, students acquire valuable knowledge about politics, history, society and the Austrian culture.

Special ADA (Austrian Decelopment Agency ) scholarships are available for candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Additional information on the offer, as well as on the application procedure is available on website www.da-vienna.ac.at.

23.01.2013.
EIC UNZE: TALKS IN SARAJEVO WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF IPA PROJECT:
In the business centre UNITIC, EIC UNZE director prof.dr. Darko Petković met with assoc. Prof. Dr. Maja Bučar from the University of Ljubljana, who is, within the IPA project for development of entrepreneurship and innovation centres in B&H, responsible for the development of statistical methods and tools for monitoring of SR in B&H. In a very meaningful conversation they also talked about the ways of R&D performance in B&H, national and entity R&D development strategies, ways of monitoring R&D at universities, institutes, agencies as well as line ministries and also about other important aspects  for R&D in B&H. Ammar Miraščija from MCA of Council of Ministers also attended this meeting  and prof. Petković talked  with him about the issues and solutions in procurement of equipment for IC Mostar and Zenica within the IPA project.
21.01.2013.

EIC UNZE: VISIT OF THE FRONIUS COMPANY REPRESANTATIVES:
EIC UNZE director, prof.dr. Darko Petković hosted in Zenica representatives of Fronius Company, as one of the leading producers of welding equipment. They talked about the importance of this technology and its comprehensive study at UNZE.

The importance of this equipment in the future was especially emphasised as well as opportunities for employment of both engineers as specialist staff in this field and those with master certificates.  In the Work Plan for 2013. EIC UNZE planned equipping of one laboratory with modern equipment for CIM technologies in welding.

21.01.2013.
THE FIRST MEETING OF THE RECTOR'S CONFERENCE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
On 21st January 2013 (Monday), at 12 o'clock, THE FIRST MEETING OF THE RECTOR'S CONFERENCE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA was held at the premises of the University of Zenica. On behalf of the host the Conference was chaired by the Rector of the University of Zenica prof.dr.sc.Dr.h.c. Sabahudin Ekinović.

The session was attended by representatives of all eight public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
prof.dr.sc. Draško Marinković, Vice-rector for personnel issues of the University of Banja Luka, authorized by the Rector prof.dr.sc. Stanko Stanić,
prof.dr.sc. Refik Šahinović, Rector of the University of Bihaću,
prof.dr.sc. Sead Pašić, Rector of the University of “Džemal Bijedić” Mostar,
prof.dr.sc. Mitar Novaković, Rector of the University of East Sarajevo,
prof.dr.sc. Vlado Majstorović, Rector of the University of Mostar,
prof.dr.sc  Muharem Avdispahić, Rector of the University of  Sarajevo,
prof.dr.sc. Enver Halilović, Rector of the University of Tuzla,
prof.dr.sc.Dr.h.c. Sabahudin Ekinović, Rector of the University of Zenica

 

 

Representatives of the Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance of Bosnia and Herzegovina, director dr.sc. Husein Nanić, and  Higher Education accreditation Agency of Republika Srpska, director Miroslav Bobrek were invited to the session as well as representatives of the University of Zenica
prof.dr.sc. Safet Brdarević,  Vice-rector for education and student affairs                    
prof.dr.sc. Darko Petković, vice-rector for international cooperation and quality assurance,
prof.dr.sc. Refik Ćatić, Vice-rector for scientific research,
prof.dr.sc. Mirsada Oruč, Vice-rector for finances and university development,
Mediha Arnaut, grad.jur., General Secretary of the RCB&H
Almir Salčinović, coordinator for development and planning

Within the established Agenda the following issues were discussed:

  • Work Plan of the RCB&H for the mandate period  
  • Harmonization of the law regulations at all levels of authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Framework Law on Higher Education of Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Official Gazette B&H, number: 59/07 i 59/09) (issues of academic freedom, and academic autonomy of the university)      
  • Institutional accreditation of public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Act of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the name European Commission- General Directorate for translations and
  • Proposal for appointment of the RCB&H representative in the membership of the Commission for the selection of home and international experts who will evaluate and make revision of quality and give recommendation for accreditation of higher education institutions and study programs.
16.01.2013.
INVITATION FOR STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA TO PARTICIPATE IN SOUTH AMERICAN BUSINESS FORUM (SABF)
SABF is organised and held every year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It gathers 100 students from all around the world and this year the invitation is sent for students of the University of Zenica.

SABF will be held during August 9th, 10th and 11th 2013 and applications may be sent in from February 8th until May 5th 2013. In order to attend this event, students must write an essay making reference to this year’s main theme: 'Rethinking the Rules of the Game'. Afterwards, a selection will be conducted by an independent jury.

Additional information may be found on the official website www.sabf.org.ar or at e-mail students@sabf.org.ar

11.12.2012.
QA UNZE: SECOND INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION FOR THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS AT THE FACULTY OF LAW AND FACULTY OF POLYTECHNIC
On 11th December 2012 the International Cooperation and Quality Assurance Office of the University of Zenica organized the second informative lectures for the first year students at the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Polytechnic. Coordinators of the Offices that exist and have close collaboration with the International Cooperation and Quality Assurance Office also presented themselves.

Within the presentation students had an opportunity to meet prof.dr. Darko Petković- vice-rector for international cooperation and quality assurance, s.asst. MSc. Ibrahim Plančić- UNZE QA Manager-Head of the Office, s.asst. MSc. Mirza Oruč –UNZE ECT(A)S Coordinator, Amra Muslić Halilović- International Cooperation Office Coordinator, s.asst. MSc. Dženan Kulović- Manager for competences and asst.Azemina Durmić-Coordinator of the Office for students with disabilities. Each member of the team presented the scope of work of the office and its importance for students.

With the presentation and practical examples students were introduced to the importance of the quality assurance system in higher education, student load measurement, ECT(A)S system, mobility, importance of competences and all advantages offered by these activities. These presentations are organized in order to strengthen and broaden culture of quality at UNZE and in accordance with principles of Bologna process. The activity will be continued with the same presentations at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Islamic Pedagogy and Faculty of Health.

11.12.2012.
ZENICA:  VISIT OF THE EU AMBASSADORS'  DELEGATION:
The University of Zenica hosted the delegation of EU ambassadors in B&H within one-day visit to the city of Zenica and ZDC. The aim of the visit to UNZE was to present EUreforms to the personnel and students of UNZE and to get acquainted with the student's opinion about higher education in B&H, opportunities and chances which are offered by the EU within the reform of Bologna process, employment opportunities, competencies, knowledge and skills which are acquired during the studies at UNZE, and other important issues of interest for students.

The meeting was attended by more than 20 students, representatives of all 8 member faculties of UNZE. Among the ambassadors there were HE József Pandur (Ambassador of Hungary), HE Rolland Gilles (Ambassador of France), HE Tomáš Szunyog  (Ambassador of Check Republic), HE  Bosse Hedberg (Ambassador of Sweden), HE Dr. Donatus Köck  (Ambassador of Austria) and HE Jurian Kraak (Ambassador of Netherlands).

Guests at the debate were ZDC Prime Minister MSc. Fikret Plevljak and ZDC Minister of education Mr. Mirko Trifunović. Ms. Lejla Rimac was the moderator and the organizer of debate was Ms. Maja Stojanović. On behalf of UNZE the meeting was hosted by Rector Prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović and Vice-rector Prof.dr. Darko Petković.

10.12.2012.
6th CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF PROJECT PROPOSALS WITHIN TEMPUS IV PROGRAMME
The call was buplished on 5th December 2012, an the deadline for proposal submisssion is 26th March 2013.

More information about this call may be found on the website EACEA/e

04.12.2012.
QA UNZE: FIRST INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION FOR THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS AT THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND FACULTY OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS:
On 4th December 2012 International Cooperation and Quality Assurance Office organized first informative lectures for the first year students at the Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials. Coordinators of the Offices that exist and have close collaboration with the International Cooperation and Quality Assurance Office also presented themselves.

Within the presentation students had the opportunity to meet prof.dr.Darko Petković- vice-rector for international cooperation and quality assurance, s.asst. MSc. Ibrahim Plančić- UNZE QA Manager-Head of the Office, s.asst. MSc. Mirza Oruč –UNZE ECT(A)S Coordinator, Amra Muslić Halilović- International Cooperation Office Coordinator and asst. Azemina Durmić-Coordinator of the Office for students with disabilities. Each member of the team presented the scope of work of the office and its importance for students.
Students were introduced to the quality assurance system at UNZE, organization of the University, opportunities of international cooperation and student mobility as well as other elements of quality assurance at UNZE.

QA managers of these two faculties also supported this activity. The activity will be continued in the near future with the same presentation at other faculties of the University of Zenica.

03.12.2012.
GRAZ: CONSORTIUM MEETING ON THE TEMPUS PROJECT SHEQA:
University of Graz hosted the management consortium meeting on the project Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions Based on Integrated Quality Assurance System“.

Within the academic community of B&H public universities this is the project of joint key state indicators (KPI) development and project on resolving the data bases of the existing study programmes and their availability to all interested parties. Activities of the first two years were presented by prof.dr Andree Goveart from Ka-Ho University of Ghent and EU partners from the University of Cork (Ireland) and Girona (Spain). After this there was a presentation which offered the solutions from the University of Graz and which was presented by representatives of this University. In the discussion that followed, in which representatives of the Agency for development of higher education and quality assurance in B&H participated, the minimum of activities that BH universities have to do in this field was mentioned.

Representative of UNZE, vice-rector Petković stressed that the UNZE already for years keeps track of its KPI list, that the agreed KPI list of BH universities has been implemented for the project and that it gives a review of the most important information on the study programmes of UNZE. As soon as the software for these purposes is delivered the same will be done in that way too. The finishing phase of this project is installation of IT equipment at the FMM and in the future QA managers at UNZE will have activities on these issues.

28.11.2012.
QA UNZE: BEGINNING OF A NEW TEMPUS PROJECT:
Quality Assurance Office of the University of Zenicahas startedwith implementation of Tempus project„Benchmarking as a tool for improvement of Higher Education Performance – BIHTK“ -530969-Tempus-1-2012-1-BE-Tempus-SMGR with the kick-off meeting at theKa-Ho Sint Lieven University of Ghent in  Belgium.

During several days of presentations and discussions benchmarking models of Germany, Belgium and Spain were presented but also the importance of benchmarking in the process of internal and external evaluation.  EU partners in this project are University of Vigo from Spain, University of Paderborn from Germany, University Ka-Ho Sint Lieven Gent (Belgium) which is, in coordination with the University of Mostar, the official holder of the project.

The project comprises all BH public universities, representatives of HEA B&H and HEA RS and relevant ministries. On behalf of UNZE QA Office the first meeting of the project team was attended by prof.dr. Darko Petković, vice-rector for QA and international cooperation and MSc. Mirza Oruč, UNZE ECTS coordinator.

26.11.2012.
EIC UNZE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CONFERENCE, MARCH 2013:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of the University of Zenica and Faculty of Economics of East Sarajevo are organizers of the Second International Conference: Jahorina Business Days- ENREPRENEURSHIP, GASTRONOMY AND TOURISM, which will be held in the period of 5th and 9th March 2013 at the Olympic mountain Jahorina.

After long preparatory activities Organizing Committee has appointed Asst.prof. Ljubiša Vladušić, dean of the EF UIS,  for the Committee president and prof.dr Darko Petković, prof.Dr Radoslav Grujić, prof.dr Stevan Trbojević and prof.dr Jovo Ateljević as his deputies. Secretaries of the Conference shall be s.asst.MSc. Mirza Oruč and asst. Sanja Prodanović.

Detail information may be seen in the attachment.

JBD-EGT-2013 Conference eng.pdf

22.11.2012.
STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING VISITED VW COMPANY :
Students of the fourth year from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (departments: Production Management and Maintenance) visited facilities of the Volkswagen Company at Vogošća on 22nd November 2012.

Special emphasis of the visit was put on organization and internal transport systems, logistics systems, optimization of production and business cycle, synchronization systems and other.

Students did not hide their satisfaction and expressed desire to visit this company again other similar business systems.  Students were accompanied by prof.dr. Darko Petković and prof.dr. Hazim Bašić from UNSA.

22.11.2012.
SARAJEVO: PROMOTION OF THE MOBILITY PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS AND ACADEMIC STAFF-ERASMUS MUNDUS:
Students from the faculties of Zenica visited Sarajevo and attended the promotion of ERASMUS MUNDUS-Action 2 programme which was held at the Rectorate of the University of Sarajevo.

Head of the International Relations Office of UNSA, Mrs. Jasna Bošnjović presented Erasmus Mundus programme and the offer for BH students in 2012/13 after the introductory remarks of UNSA rector, prof.dr. Muharem Avdispahić, representative of MCA Mrs. Aida Durmić and vice-rector of UNZE, prof.dr. Darko Petković. The following projects were presented: Join EUSEE IV (holder University of Graz . www.joineusee.eu), Bassileus IV (holder: Univerzitat La Sapienza, Rome, www.basileus.ugent.be) , project SIGMA (holder: University of Warsaw, www.sigma.uw.edu.pl) , project EUROWEB (holder: University Malardalen, Sweden, www.mrtc.mdh.se/EUROWEB ) and project ERAWEB (holder: Medical Centre Rotterdam, the Netherlands., www.erasmus-westernbalkans.eu). In fruitful presentations of international guests which followed, opportunities for students from B&H which are offered at more than 40 European universities were presented. The following universities were presented by their representatives: La Sapienza from Rome, Danish University at Arhus, University of Graz, University Montpellier (France) and University of Warsaw (Poland).

Detail information about offered programmes are available at the International Cooperation Office of UNZE and UNSA-coordinator for B&H, and on given web sites. The visit of UNZE students to this important event was organized by UNZE International Cooperation Office headed by A. Halilović.

19.11.2012.
FINAL DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE ESA B&H:
On the 19th November 2012 final dissemination conference ESA B&H of the Tempus project (European Union Standards for accreditation of study programmes on Bosnia and Herzegovina universities) was held. Within this project pilot accreditation of 33 study programmes at public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina was organized, among which 4 study programmes at the University of Zenica were externally evaluated with very good evaluation marks, those are programmes at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials. The importance of the project is increased with the fact that all relevant sectors which are connected to the process of accreditation of higher education institutions and study programmes were actively involved in this process.

It is important to stress out that more than 1000 people were actively involved in the activities of this project. UNZE certainly had an active role in the project and its staff participated in the preparation of self-evaluation reports of its own study programmes and also in trainings for participation in Accreditation Committees. Representatives of UNZE actively participated in the process of study programme accreditation at public universities of Bosnia and Herzegovina

.Activities of this project are very important and useful for the University of Zenica especially for the upcoming activities of institutional accreditation of the University of Zenica by HEA.

18.11.2012.
A VISIT TO POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF TIRANA:
Vice-rector of the University of Zenica prof.dr Darko Petković and prof.dr.Jasmina Osmanković from the Faculty of Economics of UNSA visited Rectorate of the Polytechnic University of Tirana (www.upt.al ) and had talks with rector and vice-rector of this University, acc. prof.dr Jorgaq Kačani and prof.dr Frederik Premti about the possibilities of joint preparation and application on the Tempus IV- Call 5 and 6, which is expected to be published soon.

Management of Polytechnic University of Tirana presented the University and elements of cooperation with higher education institutions in B&H and vice-rector Petković presented various opportunities of bilateral cooperation.

There was mutual consent that the two universities should sign bilateral agreement in the near future. Rector of the UPT invited students of UNZE to participate  in the mobility programmes which are offered by this university and its network, in which UNSA already participates.

18.11.2012.
EIC UNZE: TIRANA: RECEPTION AT THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS:
A reception at the premises of the Albanian Academy of Science and Arts was organized for EIC UNZE director prof.dr. Darko Petković and prof.dr. Jasmina Osmanković from the Faculty of Economics of UNSA by academic, prof.dr. Salvator Bushati, scientific secretary.

In a very cordially meeting academician Bushati presented the Academy to his guests from B&H, and the most significant results of the Albanian academy which exists for 40 years. A significant project of the World Bank, „Development Strategy of RDI in the SEE countries“, was specially discussed during the meeting.

Academic Bushati had gifts for his guests and those were Monograph of the Academy of Science and Arts, Annual Report for 2011 and Monograph by Muzafer Korkut „Rock Art in Albania“, who was also present at the reception.

18.11.2012.
ACTIVITIES OF EIC UNZE PRESENTED AT THE MEETING OF THE WORLD BANK EXPERT TEAM:
Within regular three-month colloquia on the project Development Strategy of Scientific Research as a Support of Innovation in the countries of SEE, which was held in Tirana in the period of 18-20 November, prof.dr. Darko Petković, B&H representative in the World Bank expert team, presented EIC UNZE activities which are performed within technological transfer and other programme activities of EIC.

IPA project, Innovation Centres in B&H (Zenica, Mostar and Banja Luka) in which EIC participates, was especially discussed. As EIC is involved in the development of Technology Park Intera in Mostar so prof. Petković presented this project also.

During the two days of active discussions there were talks about the following activities on the development of a network of centres of excellence which should include the Balkan countries (Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina), but also about establishment of special bodies that would manage RDI processes and other important elements in this significant regional project.

14.11.2012.
EAST SARAJEVO: TEMPUS DAY B&H :
The performance by students of Music Academy of UIS marked the beginning of Tempus Day which was held on the occasion of 6th Tempus IV call. Afterwards the participants were addressed with welcoming words by the Rector of UIS, prof.dr. Mitar Novaković and representatives of EC Sarajevo and relevant ministries.

Detail view if the fifth call results was presented by Tempus B&H manager, Mr. Suad Muhibić, and after that there was a presentation of news which are expected in the 6th call which will be published in the end of November 2012, and will be open by the end of March 2013. Mr. Muhibić presented possibilities of student and teacher mobility through Erasmus Mundus Action2 programme.

Successful projects, which are being realized by higher education institutions within the current programme, were presented in the afternoon. Detail information about this call may be found on the website of the Tempus Office in B&H.

13.11.2012.
EIC UNZE: AGENCY FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF IPA PROJECT VISITED ZENICA:
Realisation of IPA project on development and strengthening of innovation centres in Zenica, Banja Luka and Mostar  (DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION CENTRES IN ZENICA, MOSTAR AND BANJA LUKA;; IPA 2009 -Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance- Council Regulation EC No 1085/2006 – OJ L 210/82 of 31.07.2006.) started in Zenica with a visit of delegation of consulting company HD-Human Dynamics from Vienna which was led by PhD.Kestas Gečas (Lithuanian Innovation Centre), PhD.  Rein Ruubel (NTP Riga) and Mrs. Alma Hasanović from MCA of the Council of Ministers B&H.

During the visit to Zenica experts of HD visited and had talks with representatives of Chamber of Commerce of Zenica-Doboj Canton, BSC of Zenica-Doboj Canton Government, ZEDA (talks with manager of the Local Development Agency and representatives of Business Zone Zenica 1 and TP Zenica), a visit to Business Zone Zenica 1 and Regional Development Agency REZ. Of course the most time during the visit was spent at EIC UNZE which is the holder of the project for Zenica (discussions and presenting of EIC UNZE members, visit to UNZE laboratories, visit to Metallurgical Institute UNZE, selected laboratories at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials).

The project will include RS Institute of Statistics, Federal Office of Statistics and Agency for Statistics of B&H, which will work on structuring RDI statistics in accordance with EU standards. In the course of the project the completion of tender procedure for procurement of equipment for EIC UNZE is expected (planned CIM centre with CNC machines and robots).

While addressing the EIC Team (prof. Petković, prof. Balić, Asst.prof. Serdarević, Asst.prof. Avdušinović, Asst.prof. Čabaravdić, Asst.prof. Lemeš, MSc. Rimac, MSc. Oruč, MSc. Kulović, asst. Prodanović and L.Subašić, EIC secretary) PhD. Gečas presented expectations and tasks in the project which were given in the PP presentation.
PP presentation may be downloaded here.

09.11.2012.
5th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC/EXPERT CONFERENCE BDC2012:
5th International Scientific/Expert Conference Business Development 2012:Economic Policy & Small and Medium Enterprises (BDC 2012), organized by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Zenica, was held on 9th November 2012 at the Hotel Zenica. In addition to numerous participants from the country and region, the conference was attended by representatives of ZDC Government and relevant ministries, and representatives of federal and state institutions.
Conference BDC 2012 was traditionally opened by prof.dr. Dževad Zečić, dean of the Faculty of Economics in Zenica and words of welcome were delivered by Rector of the University, prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović, Honorary Doctor; MSc. Jozo Bejić, secretary of Federal Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts; and PhD. Bruno Bojić, president of Foreign Trade Chamber of B&H.

Within the plenary of the conference which was chaired by prof.dr. Dževad Zečić, prof.dr. Bahrija Umihanić and Asst.prof.  Nino Serdarević, a very interesting lecture was given by Prime Minister of Zenica-Doboj Canton, MSc. Fikret Plevljak, who informed the audience about the current state and programs for development of economy in Zenica-Doboj Canton.
The audience was also addressed by PhD. Peter Schulte, Chairman of Academic Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network of South Eastern European Universities (RESITA Network), who talked about collaboration of business sector and universities and positive effects of this collaboration on regional economic development.

Plenary part of the conference ended with lectures of prof.dr. Bahrija Umihanić from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tuzla, who presented the results of research entitled: “State and Prospective of Strategic planning and small business development in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina”, which was conducted in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts and under the sponsorship of the World Bank.
The rest of the conference was working part and was organized in two sessions: Economic policy and Small and Medium Enterprises. Thirty-three participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo presented the results of their research and discussed about the most important issues of small and medium enterprises and in that way gave their contribution to the development and improvement of economic situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and region.

Photographs from the Conference may be seen here.

08.11.2012.
EIC UNZE: TECHNO-EDUCA 2012 – 6th STUDENT CONFERENCE „WITH ENTREPRENURIAL IDEAS TOWARDS BETTER FUTURE“
On the second day of the 6th Student Conference entitled „With Entrepreneurial Ideas Towards Better Future“, students presented their papers. At the opening of this event, in the crowded reading room of Metallurgical Institute, Rector of UNZE, prof.dr. S. Ekinović greeted students, stressed the importance of the conference and wished them successful work. Working Presidency of the conference (prof.dr D.Petković, EIC UNZE, prof.dr Hazim Bašić, UNSA and MSc. Dženana Čolaković- BSC of ZDC Government) after this invited the authors to start with poster or oral presentations,  which were followed by meaningful discussions and questions by participants. A total of forty papers have been submitted and Review Committee planned presentation of thirty of them. Twenty papers were presented orally and four on posters, which is the percentage hard to achieve even at more respectable conferences. In the afternoon sessions Working Presidency comprised of MSc. Mirza Oruč, Sanja Prodanović and Asst.prof. Ismar Alagić who stayed with students in discussions until late evening. In the end we can conclude that the 6th Techno-Educa has fully met its expectations.
There were more than 150 visitors in both days, and all public universities from B&H were presented as well as guests from Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, Montenegro, and Slovenia. Members of the Presidency have agreed that the best student paper was: by authors Jelena Marjanović, Aleksandra Jojić, Bojana Turuntaš from EF UIS – Entrepreneurial project: New product made of plastic bags. 
Entrepreneurial conference and efforts of EIC UNZE and BSC of ZDC Government to promote entrepreneurship among students of different faculties (technical, economic, health, marine etc.) have received the full meaning. Proceedings of the conference has been prepared in printed and CD version and was edited by prof.dr Darko Petković EIC UNZE.
07.11.2012.
EIC UNZE:TECHNO-EDUCA 2012 – ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION ON DEVELOPMENT OF PhD STUDIES AT BH UNIVERSITIES:    
Within the sixth conference Techno-Educa 2012, which marked five years of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of UNZE, there was a round-table discussion on the first day of the conference, on the topic: Development of  PhD studies at BH universities.  Round-table was officially opened and addressed by Prime Minister of ZDC, MSc. Fikret Plevljak and Rector of UNZE, prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović and it was attended by representatives of all BH public universities within the Tempus project Quality Assurance in PhD Studies (holder University of Heidelberg), HERE experts in B&H, deans, vice-deans, teaching staff and others from UNZE. Introductory remarks were delivered by prof.dr M.Avdispahić, rector of UNSA (topic: Experiences in the realization of PhD studies at PMF UNSA), prof.dr S.Marić (Topic: Realization of PhD studies at EtF UNBL-Experiences and recommendations) and prof.dr Darko Petković (Topic: Overview of EU experiences in realization of PhD studies in accordance with Bologna model and expectations at UNZE). After the introductory remarks there was a very meaningful discussion where participation was taken by prof.dr. Jovo Ateljević (UNBL), prof.dr. Hazim Bašić (UNSA), prof.dr. Safet Brdarević (UNZE), prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović (UNZE), MSc. Dino Mujkić (WUS Austria), prof.dr Darko Petković (UNZE) and others. General conclusions of the discussion and introductory speakers could be summed up in the facts that PhD study should be primary scientific research and not education,  it should not be a slave of solid curriculum but it should be shaped according to PhD students, ECTS system is not adapted to the third cycle,  whole doctoral study is impossible to be realized in three years, mobility, involvement of more institutions in organization and internationalisation are essential features of this study, and there is still big problem in financial terms of organization of this study. 
07.11.2012.

PROMOTED INNOVATED ECT(A)S GUIDE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS:
One in the series of publications on the quality assurance and education process has been promoted by the University of Zenica. This ECT(A)S Guide is a result  of ECT(A)S University Board work within the project DESIGN AND CONTROL OF QUALITY AND STUDENT LOAD IN EDUCATION PROCESS, which was funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Science. This project instigated and provided activities like: analysis of measurement of student load, increased awareness of students and teachers of ECT(A)S through different workshops, participation in creation of the Rulebook on ECT(A)S system at the University of Zenica, creation of the appropriate questionnaire for measuring the load and creating informative and promotional materials such as ECT(A)S information and publication- ECT(A)S Guide for students and teachers.  Innovated ECT(A)S Guide is based on the experiences of experts in this field from the University of Zenica. This presented ECT(A)S Guide has introduced  and described new elements which are important for development of ECT(A)S system in a higher education institution. The Guide describes, in several sections, key elements like introductory considerations of ECT(A)S system and its importance, as well as Bologna process. Key documents, which are of vital importance for the development of  ECT(A)S system and persons involved in this process, have been described in detail and presented. Novelty in this Guide is a description of activities in measuring the load at the University of Zenica and the role of this process in the system of quality assurance in educational process. Software package which is used at the University of Zenica, its application in the education process and everyday performing of the HEI, has also been described. A separate chapter is a description of the development of ECT(A)S system through communiqué with its role in the process of EHEA development. In addition to these elements ECT(A)S documents used at the University of Zenica were also presented in the Appendix of the Guide. All these elements have been described and clarified in order to illustrate and clarify ECT(A)S system as a part of Bologna process to students and teachers. The promotion of  ECT(A)S Guide was attended by numerous guests from other HEIs and other organizations, and it has encountered on the positive reviews and praises.

ECT(A)S Guide has been printed in 550 copies and will be distributed, in printed and digital form, to all OU of UNZE as well as to other HEIs. The project was coordinated by ECT(A)S Board  and ECT(A)S coordinator Mirza Oruč, with the support of Vice-rector, prof.dr.sc. Darko Petković and Prof.dr.sc. Safet Brdarević, although there is a great role of whole project team comprised of all ECT(A)S coordinators from OU UNZE, without whom this project would not have had the success that has been achieved.

Hereby we want to thank all the ones that have, in some way, contributed to the success of this project, as well as Federal Ministry of Education and Science which has recognized our vision and gave positive assessment.
In the hope that our efforts will contribute to the development of quality assurance in education process we will continue with our work in the future.

05.11.2012.
OPENING DAY OF THE SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN LAW SCHOOL NETWORK (SEELS):
  1. Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica is, in addition to the Faculty of Law of the University of Sarajevo, the only member of SEELS Network from B&H.
  2. Three pillars of SEELS, which are based on the field of education, research and publishing, support strategic commitment of the law faculties and give the possibility to connect three target groups (undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD students, academic staff and legal professions) in the region of South East Europe.  

Opening Day of the South East European Law School Network (SEELS) was held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica on 5th November 2012.  South East European Law School Network (SEELS) was established on 25th March, at the Rectorate of the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia. Founding Charter, as a formal act of establishment of the Network, was signed by ten public Faculties of Law from Tirana (Albania), Sarajevo and Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Zagreb and Split (Croatia), Belgrade , Niš and Kragujevac (Serbia), Skopje(Macedonia) and Montenegro (Montenegro). On behalf of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica the Charter was signed by Prof.dr. Halid Kurtović, dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica.

The event was attended by Prime Minister of ZDC Government, Minister of Judiciary and Administration, Minister of Social Affairs, Minister of Education, judges of municipal and cantonal court, notaries, lawyers, representatives of the University of Zenica and Ministry of Education and students of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica. Asst.prof. Zlatan Meškić, vice dean for scientific research of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica, presented the SEELS functioning and benefits of these projects for students, academic staff and legal profession. The audience was addressed by students and assistants of the Faculty of Law of UNZE, who have participated in some of so far, already realized projects. They presented positive aspects of SEELS with the emphasis on acquisition of knowledge in the field of EU Law, increased visibility and competitiveness of their own work, making contacts at the regional and international level which improves their performance and provides great opportunities for career development. The project is supported by German Government and it is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Open Regional Fund for South East Europe-Legal Reform. During the Opening Day of the South East European Law School Network it was pointed out that the Network is open only for public faculties, which want to give a respond, with their quality, to private faculties established in the region. SEELS Network has already been recognized by the EU institutions, now it is easier for them to find partners for cooperation in the region, and thus the visibility of quality of local public faculties has been increased.  Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica is, in addition to the Faculty of Law of the University of Sarajevo, the only member of SEELS Network from B&H. The main objective of SEELS is strengthening the cooperation and increasing the competitiveness of faculties of law in the region, and promotion of better performance and capacities of academic institutions in the region.  With the establishment of SEELS regional mobility, exchange of law academic knowledge, experience and awareness shall be increased. Three pillars of SEELS, which are based on the field of education, research and publishing, support strategic commitment of the law faculties and give the possibility to connect three target groups (undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD students, academic staff and legal professions) in the region of South East Europe.

Photographs can be seen here.

05.11.2012.
CELEBRATION OF FIVE YEARS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA:
During this week the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of the University of Zenica will celebrate five years of its work with two events:

7th November 2012
Round-table: Organization of doctoral studies at universities- state and prospective. The Round-table is planned to be held from 14-18 o'clock with several introductory speeches and then discussions with participants. (Reading room of UNZE Metallurgical Institute/EIC Multimedia Centre)

8th November 2012
Conference: student presentations from 11-13 and 14-18 o'clock: Paper presentations of students and teachers from technical, faculties of economics and other faculties from the area of ex-Yugoslavia and broader, which are the result of certain scientific-research and expert projects as well as seminar and diploma papers, master thesis or other research that deal with modern technologies of interest to the business (poster or oral presentation).
Both events are part of the Sixth Student Conference TECHNO-EDUCA 2012 which will gather students from B&H, region and Europe, and where more than 20 research papers of students and their mentors will be presented and published in the Proceedings.

Agenda of the 6th Student Conference TECHNO-EDUCA 2012 may be downloaded here.

02.11.2012.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEHERAN:    
On 1st November 2012, representatives of the University of Teheran visited the University of Zenica, and this was the opportunity for signing the Memorandum of Understanding between these two institutions. The Memorandum is signed on the period of five years and implies cooperation in exchange of academic staff and students, joint work on I&R and other projects, as well as other elements of possible cooperation. The guests pointed out that this is continuation of cooperation which was already established with the Faculty of Islamic Pedagogy in Zenica, and both parties expressed their interest to foster cooperation at other levels. On behalf of UNZE the Memorandum was signed by the rector, prof.dr.Dr.h.c. Sabahudin Ekinović and on behalf of the University of Teheran by Mohammad Ali Barzanooni, director of Scientific Research Institute „IBN SINA“.
31.10.2012.
QUALITY 2013:
A call for submission of papers for 8th scientific/expert conference with international participation, that will be held at Neum from 6-8 June, 2013, has been published. Organizing Committee invites all potential authors and participants to submit their abstracts (up to 100 typed words), not later than 28th February 2013.

Members of the Association for Quality in B&H shall have a 10% discount on conference fee.

More information is available on the web site www.quality.unze.ba..752 papers published in the Proceedings from previous conferences are now available for download. 

23.10.2012.
SARAJEVO: BEGINNING OF IPA PROJECT:
Headquarters of European Commission in Sarajevo hosted the beginning of IPA project DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATION CENTRES IN ZENICA, MOSTAR AND BANJA LUKA;; IPA 2009 -(Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance- Council Regulation EC No 1085/2006 – OJ L 210/82 of 31.07.2006.). Partner in the project on behalf of Zenica is ENTERPRENEUR AND INNOVATION CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA. Duration of the project is approximately 18 months. Coordination of the project activities will be carried out by European Consulting Group from Belgrade and implementation of the project will be in charge of Lithuanian Innovation Centre (www.lic.lt) with PhD. Kastytis GAČAS as a head. In the following month Lithuanian delegation is expected to visit EIC UNZE and other IC in B&H, and after that the final plan of work on the project shall be defined. The project will include RS Institute of Statistics, Federal Office of Statistics and Agency for Statistics of B&H, which will work on structuring RDI statistics in accordance with EU standards. In the course of the project the completion of tender procedure for procurement of equipment for EIC UNZE is expected (planned CIM centre with CNC machines and robots).
We believe that this project will help building and strengthening the capacities of EIC UNZE as well as the whole University, in material terms (equipment) as well as in human (new knowledge) and business (new business partners and projects).
22.10.2012.
SARAJEVO: MEETING AT MCA:
Ministry of Civil Affairs of Council of Ministers in B&H hosted the rectors’meeting of public universities in B&H, where a Rulebook on acquisition and use of academic, scientific and professional titles was agreed. The most important proceedings of this Rulebook are that academic title or academic occupation may be acquired by:
  • A person who has completed the first cycle of higher education;
  • A person who has completed the second cycle of higher education;
  • A person who has completed the third cycle of higher education-PhD.

2) Professional title may be acquired by:

  • A person who has completed the first cycle of higher education-professional study
  • A person who has completed the second cycle of higher education- professional specialist study.

3)  Academic degree or professional title may be acquired by a person who has completed the third cycle of higher education-PhD.
Also, by completing the university study of first cycle of higher education a person will acquire 180 or 240 credits according to European Transfer Credit System (hereinafter: ECTS) and academic title university bachelor, or appropriate academic title, with specification of profession with 180 and 240 ECTS. In the diploma and diploma supplement in English language only the name bachelor shall be used. In the diploma next to the bachelor shall be added specification of profession. The difference in evaluation of the first study cycle by the number of credits, from the paragraph (1) of this article, shall be expressed by knowledge, skills and competences that the student has achieved, and what must be explicitly stated in the diploma supplement (as defined in Guidelines on the form and content of diploma and diploma supplement issued by accredited higher education institution- published in „Official Gazette of B&H“, No: 86/09).  University bachelors should have a standard of achievements in accordance with generic descriptors of the Framework for higher education qualifications in B&H („Official Gazette of B&H“, No: 31/11). Abbreviation of the name is univ.bacc. or abbreviation of the appropriate academic title with specification of profession, and shall be put after the name and surname of the person. Abbreviation of the title bachelor in English language may be stated as BA (Bachelor of Art) or BSc (Bachelor of Science), depending on the type of study program, and shall be stated after the name and surname of the person.

21.10.2012.
EIC UNZE: A VISIT TO THE TURKISH EVONOMY FAIR IN SARAJEVO:  
On 21st September 2012 delegation of EIC UNZE visited the Turkish Economy Fair, which was held at the centre Skenderija in Sarajevo. During the visit of Turkish entrepreneur stands a possibility of cooperation with BH higher education institutions was mentioned, in the domain of educational and RDI activities, as well as connecting with SMEs in B&H, with which EIC has good cooperation. Activities of cooperation that UNZE has with Turkish higher education institutions, and especially realization of TMT conference with University of Bahcesehir  rom Istanbul, were presented to entrepreneurs from Turkey.
12.10.2012.
EIC UNZE: PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE „ STRENGTHENING ENTRREPENUERSHIP AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND CONECTING WITH ECONOMY“    
Representatives of EIC UNZE participated in the International Conference “STRENGTHENING ENTRREPENUERSHIP AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND CONECTING WITH ECONOMY“ which was held in the premises of the Government of RS in Banja Luka. The conference was officially opened and addressed by RS Minister of education, Mr.Anton Kasipović, adviser to Federal minister of science, Mr.Aldin Međedović,and minister in CM of B&H Mr.Sredoje Nović. Working part of the conference included presentation of papers of the called participants from the region among which was a paper of EIC authors, prof.Dr D.Petković,  MSc. Dženan Kulović, doc.dr. M.Čabaravdić and MSc. Dženana Čolaković, called Multidisciplinary of educational process as a precondition for entrepreneurial education with quality and demanding exit competences.
09.10.2012.
SARAJEVO: PRESENTATION OF FP7 PROGRAMME-POPLE: 
Ministry of Civil Affairs was the host of the Information Day for presentation of a programme which will finance mobility of researchers in B&H and EU, called PEOPLE. This programme is under FP7 and  was presented by EC Mr. Chantal Hunts and NCP in BIH Mr. Dalibor Drljača. Within the presentation of this programme, information about programmes COFUND, IxF Actions and CIG Actions was also given. On behalf of the UNZE the participation was taken by prof.Dr Darko Petković, Asst.prof. Hasan Avdušinović, Asst.prof. Jasmin Halebić and prof.dr. Ana Beroš.
04.10.2012.
EIC UNZE: PARTICIPATION IN ZEPS FAIR 2012:    
Representatives of EIC UNZE participated in several events at the 19th  ZEPS Fair 2012 in Zenica. A round-table on the topic „ Metal industry in B&H- state and prospective“ was held on the first day of the Fair, and was attended by several representatives of EIC UNZE. Besides the presentation of EIC activities at the booth of the Chamber of Commerce of ZDC, activities of EIC were also presented at the booth of ISCAR B&H, Tourist Community, Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro and other. Representatives of EIC UNZE were also collaborates of ZIM Zenica during the talks with the delegation from Bahrain about business opportunities of this company in the countries of Middle East. 
24.09.2012.
ZENICA:ROUND-TABLE ON THE PROJECT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN METAL-PROCESSING CAPACITIES:
Hotel Zenica was the venue of the round-table of businessmen, bankers, representatives of relevant ministries, chambers of commerce, research and education institutions and they discussed the issue of project financing in metal companies. Presentations were held by representatives of the Development Bank of FB&H, Investment-Development Bank of RS and Reiffeisen Bank B&H, and several business entities from B&H were also presented. There were discussions about the products offered by banks to business entities and about their development strategies. The round-table was moderated by prof.dr. Aziz Mujezinović, and UNZE was represented by prof.dr. Darko Petković  . This event was organized by Zenica Development Agency ZEDA within the project FIRMA.
17.09.2012.
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE “CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY ARAU“ZURICH VISITED UNZE:
A meeting with the representatives of „Centre for Democracy“, which operates within the University of Zurich, was held at the University of Zenica and new project of the Swiss Government, called „Democracy Challenges in Multicultural Societies“, was presented. The aim of the project is capacity building of future decision makers and representatives of public opinion. Students will be offered theoretical knowledge as well as practical examples of multicultural democracies and their constitutions through the lectures of local and foreign experts. Focus is placed on the selection of outstanding young students of Master studies of the faculties of law and political sciences, as well as those who have completed the first cycle of their education and intend to pursue further education. Approximately 30 students from all universities in B&H will be selected to participate in one-week winter school in B&H (January/February 2013) and one-week summer school in Switzerland (July/August 2013). It was stressed that the project is also an opportunity for the promotion of cooperation between Bosnian and Swiss universities, as well as the opportunity for BH students, who accomplish best results during the seminars, to be awarded with Swiss government scholarship for the semester stay at some of the universities in Switzerland. The announcement of the call for participation is expected in October 2012, and all the information related to this project will be published on our website.
11.09.2012.
16th INTERNATIONAL TMT CONFERENCE 2012-DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:
TMT 201216th International TMT Conference Trends in the Development of Machinery and Associated Technologies TMT 2012 has started in Dubai. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zenica and partners, University of Polytechnics of Catalonia from Barcelona and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Bahcesehir University from Istanbul. Introductory speech has been delivered by prof.dr. Marko Taisch from the University of Polytechnics from Milano, who has talked about the future of production technologies in context of sustainable development. After that, the work at the conference has continued in groups. More than 150 papers from 25 countries of the world will be presented at the conference, which has been opened by prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović, president of the Organizing Committee. Introductory speeches have also been delivered by prof.dr Joan Vivancos Calvet from UPC Barcelona and prof.dr Ali Gungur from the University of Istanbul who have emphasized the importance of the conference for the academic community of Europe and world, and especially the important role of prof. S. Ekinović for conference strengthening and entering into EBSCO data base. Conference Proceedings will be published in both, printed and digital version and digital Journal of all presented papers is also planned. The conference again confirmed the importance of these events in the development of international cooperation and promotion of UNZE in the world, and in strengthening academic and research networks. During the conference the participants had an opportunity to visit the shipyard at Dubai and test facility of Formula1 at Abu Dhabi.
TMT 2012
07.09.2012.
CONSORTIUM MEETING ON THE TEMPUS PROJECT CCMLL:
tempusIn the period of 3-4 September 2012, the final consortium meeting of the Tempus project CCMLL“Curricula modernization and lifelong learning centres “was held at the University of Bihać. The meeting was attended by representatives of the consortium, representatives of public universities and Ministries, and EU partners from Girona, Graz and Ghent. Final results of the project were presented at the meeting and the results achieved, within the project, by the University of Zenica. Project activities and goals were also presented at the Rectors conference which was held on 4thSeptember 2012. at the University of Bihać, and the project received unanimous support. This project enabled opening Competency Development and Curricula Innovation centres at all public universities and ensured development of lifelong learning courses. A significant progress in the field of learning based on competencies has been made at the University of Zenica through this Tempus project as well as through the other previous projects.
01.09.2012.
NEW RANKING LISTS OF THE WORLD UNIVERSITIES:
New ranking lists of the universities of the world are attached to this information. They are conducted once a year by the famous Shanghaii list and twice a year by Spanish Webometrics.
While Webometrics gives a list of 22 000 universities, Shnghaii list follows only top 500. According to that list, published on 15th August (the list is lead by the University Jiao Tong from Shangaii), the U.S. universities are dominant: among first 10, eight of them are American and two British, and among first 100, 53 of them are from the USA. Tenth time in a row the University of Harvard is the leader without competition.  It is very important to mention that there are three universities from Balkans on the list: University of Belgrade on the position 457, University of Ljubljana 474, and University of Zagreb 492. Webometrics list, which is very important for us and which follows and publishes bigger list of universities, ranked the University of Zenica on the position 3152, which is great position if we take into consideration the size and years of existence of the university (within 15 % of ranked universities). The best ranked BH university on this list is the University of Sarajevo on the position 1272,than university of Tuzla 2989, University of Banja Luka 6040., University of Mostar 6213., University“Džemal Bijedić“ 7785, University of Bihać 10994.
Out of the private universities the best ranked is Apeiron from Banja Luka 5942, University of Travnik 10306, University Vitez from Travnik 13850.
Webometrics
19.07.2012
CONFERENCE ON THE RESEARCH ROLE IN THE FUTURE UNIVERSITY ORGANIZATION, YEREVAN, ARMENIA:
Delegation of BH Bologna expert team (prof.dr S.Pašić, prof.Dr P.Marić, Prof.dr V.Alibabić, prof.Dr M.Avdispahić i prof.dr D.Petković) visited Yerevan (Armenia) and participated in the conference dedicated to the organization of research work in the future organization of the university ("Research-Based Education at BA, MA and PhD level", 9 - 10 July 2012, Yerevan, Armenia). The conference was hosted by the University of Yerevan, Tempus Office of Armenia, and Ministry of Science and Education with EC Brussels (The UNICA - Brussels Education Services consortium). Especially useful introductory remarks were delivered by vice-rector of the University of Vienna prof.dr Susanne Weigeling-Schwiedertick and president of the University of Sorbonne- head of the department Pjer&Maria Kiri prof.Dr Jean Chambaz. There was a great discussion on the issue of organization and student inclusion, students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle, in the research work, but also on the current issues in higher education concerning the organization of doctoral studies as opposed to doctoral education.
13.07.2012
CERTIFICATE AWARDING FOR ITALIAN COURSE ATTENDANTS:
On 12th July 2012 a ceremony of certificate awarding for Italian course attendants, 24 of them who have successfully completed the first level of Italian language, was organized in the amphitheatre of the Faculty of Health of the University of Zenica. Certificates were awarded by the dean of the Faculty of Health, prof.dr.sc. Sahib Muminagić, and lector of Italian language, PhD. Silvia Trogu-Osmanbegović. This course represents a great benefit for students of the Faculty of Health and its aim was to strengthen their competencies and to develop personal skills. The course was conducted by the lector of Italian language, PhD. Silvia Trogu-Osmanbegović, and was financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, via Embassy of Italy in B&H. Lectures of Italian language were held during the winter and summer semester of 2011/2012 academic year. Exceptional importance and value of this course is reflected in the fact that its attendants were introduced to the basics of Italian language at the first level, while at the second level besides learning the general language they have also started to learn professional Italian language- medicine terms. The course was a subject of great interest and attractiveness among students, and great number of students attended this course.
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12.07.2012
CONFERENCE ON THE SURVEY RESULTS ON THE CURRENT POLICY AND STATE OF  PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AT ALL BH PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES:
Within the TEMPUS project EQOPP „ Equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in higher education“ (516939-TEMPUS-1-2011-1-BA-TEMPUS-SMHES) a conference, on the survey results on the current policy and state of persons with disabilities at all public BH universities, was held in Sarajevo in the period of 9-10th July 2012. The survey results, related to identification and number of students with certain disabilities at all universities, were presented at the conference. The conference was attended by representatives of UNZE Azemina Durmić, project coordinator, and Ibrahim Plančić, University QA manager. Project coordinator Azemina Durmić presented the survey results on the current legislation and state of persons with disabilities in the area of Zenica-Doboj Canton,  which included results of the survey conducted by Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Refugees, as well as Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport and the University of Zenica. The results of the survey among students of all faculties of the University of Zenica were also presented. The aim of the survey was to identify the number of students with disabilities. The results of the survey (N=284) have shown that there are students with certain disabilities at the university of Zenica (example: motility disorders-3, Difficulties in verbal and written expression-5, Experience of trauma or violence-11, Receptive difficulties-3, Behavioural disorders-5, Chronic diseases-7 etc.).
The next phase of the project is establishment of the Support Office at all universities, which should be completed by the end of 2012. The main task of the Support Office will be to ensure equal access to all study programs and activities for students with disabilities.  Support Office will provide students the opportunity to fulfil their full capacities by: coordinating activities of academic adjustment and support services, promoting independence and self-advocacy, ensuring information and directing to appropriate resources.
09.07.2012
PARTICIPATION OF EIC UNZE AT  BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN SARAJEVO:
On 5th July 2012. a Business Conference, at which EIC of UNZE participated, was held in the hotel Holiday Inn in Sarajevo. After the introductory speech of dr. Alija Behmen, mayor of the city of Sarajevo, and Pane Škrbić, president of the Conference Organizing Committee, the conference was greeted by Donatus Kock, ambassador of Austria in B&H, Toni Meggle, the owner of the company Meggle and dr. Duljko Hasić, representative of VTK B&H. The opening lectures were delivered by Dr. Tihomir Stanić and Mr. Iztok Seljak, and short introductory remarks for discussions were given by B. Radović, Zeta-Building, Podgorica, Verica Maraš, company 13 July Podgorica, Emil Vasilev, BURSUM director Sofia, Stevče Jakimovski mayor of the Municipality Karpoš at Skoj, and dr D.Knežević from Atlas Group. During the Conference prof. Petković, representative of EIC UNZE, had an opportunity to talk about some planned projects of EIC UNZE with ambassadors of Montenegro and Austria, Atlas Group director, and 13 July company director.
04.07.2012
PROTOCOL ON COOPERATION BETWEEN UNZE AND TTC RIYADH:
The visit of the German Technical College from Riyadh delegation (Technical Trainers College... www.ttcollege.edu.sa) was an opportunity for signing the Protocol on Cooperation between the two institutions for the period of 5 years. The Protocol stresses the importance of exchange of teaching staff and students, joint work on I&R and other projects, and other elements of possible cooperation. TTC Riyadh is a higher education institution accredited by German and Saudi Arabia Agency for higher education.  Entering into arrangement with UNZE, TTC Riyadh recognized the educational and research program of UNZE, which is in accordance with the best practice of European higher education institutions. On behalf of the University of Zenica the protocol was signed by vice-rector prof. Darko Petković and on behalf of TTC Riyadh by prof.dr. Wolfgang Frohberg.
04.07.2012
DELEGATION OF GERMAN TECNICAL COLLEGE TTC FROM RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, VISITED UNZE:
Delegation of the Technical College from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) visited the University of Zenica, and during their stay at UNZE, city of Zenica and ZDC they had an opportunity to visit the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Education, Metallurgy and Materials and Metallurgical Institute. The focus of the visit was on the exchange of information and opportunities for the inclusion of teaching staff of UNZE in the educational process of TTC Riyadh. On 3rdJuly 2012. delegations of TTC and UNZE were received by the Minister of Education Mr. Mirko Trifunović and his associates. During the meeting it was stressed that these visits are important not only in scientific and expert sense but also in economic, which is of huge importance for ZDC. Delegation of TTC was represented by prof.Dr Wolfgang Frohberg, vice-rector of TTC, the dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, prof.Dr Erwin Schulz and former rector of the University of Gelsenkirchenu prof.dr Peter Schulte, and UNZE was represented by  the rector prof.dr S.Ekinović, vice-rector prof.dr Darko Petković and Lamija Subašić, prof. , international cooperation coordinator at UNZE. The guests from Riyadh had an opportunity to visit business area of Vitez and medieval fortress of Vranduk.
21.06.2012
THE VISIT OF EXPERT TEAM ON THE PROJECT OF KPI DEVELOPMENT:
Within the Tempus project on the development of key state indicators (KPI) the expert team of EU universities visited UNZE and had discussions with UNZE teams that work on this and other important Tempus projects. Members of the EU expert team were Prof.dr. Andre Govaert (Ka-Ho Saint Lieven Ghent), prof.dr. Norma Ryan (UCC Cork), prof.  Yoonshin Gu Park (Uni. Barcelona), prof.dr. Carmen Echazarreta (Uni. Girona), Mr.Miha Pauko (Uni.Maribor) and MSc.  Dino Mujkić WUS Austria.  Realised activities of UNZE were presented by vice-rector prof. Dr. Darko Petković and on behalf of the University in discussions participated Mediha Arnaut grad iur. General secretary, MSc Mirza Oruč - ECTS coordinator of UNZE, MSc Ibrahim Plančić - University QA manager; MSc Dženan Kulović – manager for competencies at UNZE,  Aras Borić – the head of the library at UNZE, Lamija Subašić – coordinator of the International Cooperation Office; Azemina Durmić – Acting coordinator of the Office for persons with disabilities and Remzija Gušić dipl ing. Teh.,man. MMC. It was specially discussed about the need to eliminate the problems in the software functioning for this purpose as well as making a data base of study programs at the public universities of B&H. MSc. Oruč gave an insight into KPI indicators, which were so far developed by UNZE, and vice-rector Petković gave a proposal of form for presentation of study programs at BH universities, which is also one of the activities of this project. After the meeting at UNZE, EU expert team had a meeting at the Ministry of ZDC Government.
21.06.2012
SARAJEVO: REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE BOLOGNA PROCESS REALISATION IN THE PERIOD OF 2012-2015:
SarajevoAfter the Minister Conference in Bucharest (May 2012.) and General Expert Conference in Viljnusu (June 2012.) Sarajevo was the host of a three-day conference dedicated to the following activities within the Bologna process. The conference was attended by more than 100 participants from the SEE countries which follow the provisions of Bologna process. New innovative solutions in the sector of mobility of professors and students, lifelong learning, social inclusion, ECTS credit system, transformation towards an entrepreneurial university, development of doctoral studies, management of human resources, university integration and others were presented during two days. It was particularly lively in the sections where implementation of solutions was discussed. The conference was successfully organized by the national BH Tempus Office, headed by Mr. Muhibić Suad, and EC Directorate for education from Brussels, headed by Klaus Haupt. Vice rector of UNZE prof.dr. Darko Petković, expert for Bologna process, participated as a representative of UNZE.
21.06.2012
SARAJEVO: CONSORTIUM MEETING ON THE TEMPUS PROJECT FOR  DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTORAL STUDIES:
One-day meeting within Tempus project (“Embedding Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education – EQADE” (516891-TEMPUS-1-2011-1-DE-TEMPUS-SMGR“), led by the University of Heidelberg, was held at the Rectorate of the University of Sarajevo. Previous results of this project have been presented. Vice-rector of UNZE prof. Petković presented the Guide for Doctoral Studies created at UNZE and a database of PhDs who are currently in the process of work on their dissertations. He also presented a proposal of a way map of UNZE, and the equipment that is planned to be ensured through this project.
Sarajevo
21.06.2012
VILJNUS (LITVANIA): NEW ACTIVITIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BOLOGNA PROCESS AFTER THE MINISTER CONFERENCE IN BUCHAREST:
ViljnusIn the period from 3rd to 8th June 2012 one of the oldest European universities (the University of Viljnusu, Litvania) hosted the conference on subsequent activities within the Bologna process after the Minister Conference in Bucharest. The conference was attended by more than 200 participants from more than 50 countries that follow the provisions of the Bologna process, or are located in the countries beneficiaries of EU funds for education (Tempus and others). During the several-day work new innovative solutions in the sector of mobility of professors and students, lifelong learning, social inclusion, ECTS credit system, transformation towards an entrepreneurial university, development of doctoral studies and other, have been presented. The conference was successfully organized by EC Directorate for education from Brussels headed by Klaus Haupt and in cooperation with the University of Viljnusu. Representatives of B&H at the conference were BH experts for Bologna process, vice-rector of UNZE prof. Dr. Darko Petković and prof.dr. Vildana Alibabić, from the University of Bihać.
Viljnus
08.06.2012
STUDENTS VISITED “AKOVA GROUP“AND MEAT INDUSTRY “OVAKO“
Students of the first year of the Faculty of Polytechnics, department Production Business, together with  students of the Faculty of Economics and Asst.prof.  Jasmin Halebić visited AKOVA GROUP and meat industry OVAKO on the 7th May 2012. Students visited manufacturing facilities, got acquainted with production system and economic situation of the company. After this visit they used the opportunity and walked through Visoko and Kakanj.
07.06.2012
WORKSHOP IN BANJA LUKA:
BanjalukaA workshop called „Meeting First Accreditation- experiences in the committees and teams for preparation of self-evaluation report” was organized by the Agency for Higher Education and Quality Assurance in Banja Luka on 31st May 2012. Representatives of all public BH universities attended the workshop, shared their experiences and opinions and created suggestions for improvement of these processes by analysing three accreditation phases: preparation, creation of the self-evaluation report, and activities during the visit of the Commission and writing the report of the Commissions. All participants were part of ESABIH Tempus project which aim was pilot accreditation of 33 study programs in B&H. Representatives of UNZE at this workshop were: MSc. Ibrahim Plančić QA manager, ECTS coordinator of the University MSc. MIrza Oruč, Prof. Dr. sc Dževad Zečić, Asst.prof. Jasmin Halebić and Asst.prof. Almir Alihodžić.
01.06.2012
SENATE ADOPTED SELF-EVALUATION REPORT OF UNZE FOR 2011:
Internal state evaluation (IES) is a very important activity which is, every year, performed by UNZE at all OU and the University as a whole. OU teams for internal evaluation finished their activities on the internal evaluation at OUs during the month of January 2012. , and it was discussed and adopted with an Action Plan for improvement at the sessions of ESC of OU in February and March. UNZE evaluation team lead by vice-rector Petković finished their work on IES for 2011. during the April of 2012, and at the session of the Senate in May it was presented to the Quality Committee and then to the Senate, together with Action Plan for improvement. In the year in which UNZE expects external evaluation from the Agency for development of higher education and quality assurance of B&H, this is an important activity. Vice-rector Petković presented the draft of the final Self-evaluation Report which is needed for this process, and which follows and evaluates several year cycles of work at UNZE.
01.06.2012
SENATE RATIFIED PROTOCOL ON COOPERATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY ALBA IULIA FROM ROMANIA:
The Agreement on cooperation between the University of Zenica and the University „ 1st  December“ of Alba Iulia from Romania (www.uab.ro) was ratified at the session of the UNZE Senate held on 29th May 2012. Protocols were signed by rectors of two universities, prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović and prof.dr. Daniel Valer Breaz. The protocol stipulates that the universities shall work on the organization of joint study programs with the aim of subject development at different study levels, including the awarding of double diplomas; promote scholarships for research/training/development at partner universities. In short period they shall: increase the exchange of professors, researchers, students, technical and administrative staff; improve the cooperation in the field of scientific research through cooperation on the activities of special scientific importance, or through the exchange of experience in the use of complicated technical and scientific equipment; exchange the publications; participate at the conferences organized by the partner university etc. This is the first agreement of this kind that UNZE has signed with some Romanian higher education institution.
01.06.2012
SECOND YEAR STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF HEALTH VISITED THE INSTITUTE FOR MENTALLY DISABLED PEOPLE „DRIN“FOJNICA:
Second year students of the Faculty of Health visited the Institute for Mentally Disabled People „Drin“Fojnica on the 29th May 2012.. Visits to this institution have become a tradition as a part of exercises within the subject Psychiatry with Care. Students were led by Asst. prof. Edin Bjelošević. During this visit students could feel real practical experience in the field of Psychiatry and hear the experiences of the employees of this institution. They actively participated in all activities, and as in the previous years, Student Association of the Faculty of Health, from their own funds, together with students from all study years of the Faculty, prepared gifts for the youngest protégés of this institution.
Fojnica
29.05.2012
MOSTAR: VISIT TO TP MOSTAR AND TRAINING CENTRE OPENING CEREMONY:
EIC UNZE team (director prof. Petković and associates Asst.prof. Čabaravdić,  MSc. Oruč and asst. Sanja Prodanović) and  representatives of the Faculty of Economics from Banja Luka (prof.Dr Jovo Ateljević and MSc. Jelena Tešić) were guests of TP Intera Mostar during the opening ceremony of TEXIMP Training Centre for CNC technologies,  which was held on 25th May 2012. in Mostar. During the discussion with representatives of TP Intera Mostar cooperation with EIC UNZE was mentioned, especially in the segment of technological transfer and robotization, business planning, joint application for domestic and international calls etc. Guests from Zenica and Banja Luka visited TP Mostar and they have especially retained at the new centre for technological transfer and training of the Swiss company Teximp.
29.05.2012
ZENICA: GELSEKIRCHEN EX-RECTOR’S VISIT TO EIC AND A RECEPTION AT THE RECTORATE OF UNZE:
Prof.Dr.h.c.mult. Peter Schulte, a former rector of the University of Gelsenkirchen, paid a several-day visit to the University of Zenica and participated in educational process of the first and second cycle at the Faculty of Economics of UNZE, and was also a guest at EIC UNZE (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre) and Rectorate of UNZE. During the visit at EIC and the Rectorate prof. Schulte was hosted by the rector prof. Ekinović and EIC director prof. Petković. Prof. Schulte had a discussion with prof. Petković about spreading the RESICA network, about projects of economic cooperation with Saudi Arabia, in which BSC of ZDC participated (prime minister of ZDC Mr. Plevljak and secretary of BSC Mr. Čolaković), as well as about the Bulgarian competition for the best student business plans, and the realisation of educational process at the German Technical College in Riyadh.  A concept of possible cooperation with TK Riyadh was presented to prof. Ekinović, and prof. Schute had a discussion with the staff of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering about the possibility of participation in educational process of Riyadh. Together with EIC director prof. Schute visited Sarajevo and was a guest at the mathematician conference JIE at the University of East Sarajevo. Today, prof. Schute works as a programme manager for higher education at German Institute INEA (Institute for European Affairs) from Dusseldorf.
22.05.2012
STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF HEALTH VISITED PHI DOBOJ JUG:
Students of the second year of the Faculty of Health of the University of Zenica visited PHI Policlinic Doboj Jug where they had part of practical exercises in the subject Surgery with Care, field of ophthalmology. MSc. Čabrić Emir, dr.med hosted students during this visit and organized and presented the basic procedures of nursing, interventions and procedures in ophthalmology. Part of this visit was also the visit to the General Hospital of Tešanj whose friendly staff gave their best to make their stay extremely pleasant and helpful. The hosts of our students at this institution were hospital director MSc. Rifat Sejdinović dr.med. and Amir Denjalić PhD. During this visit students had a chance to see and get acquainted with processes, procedures and ways of functioning of these institutions. This visit is only one in the series of planned visits of students of the Faculty of Health, and represents continuation of cooperation between these two institutions. Hereby we want to thank the hosts who gave all the necessary support in organisation of this visit.
Posjeta studenata
18.05.2012

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR THE TEACHING STAFF OF FACULTIES:
Description: SrpskiA workshop for the teaching staff of faculties, organised by Transparency International, will be held on Monday, 21st May 2012 at 11 a.m. in the hall 10 at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials. Transparency International B&H has established cooperation with six public universities within the project Prevention of Corruption in Higher Education by Improving Transparency at Universities of B&H, and has formalized it through Memorandum of Cooperation with the University of Sarajevo, University of Tuzla, University of Zenica, University of Banja Luka, University of Mostar and University Džemal Bijedić in Mostar. All these universities committed to adopt anti-corruption plans (so called Integrity plans), in cooperation with TI B&H, which will contain plans and activities that will aim to reduce opportunities for corruption.

The first step in creation of plans is defining the problems universities are facing with and identifying the exposure of these institutions to corruption. In order to make this estimate TI B&H conducts the survey (through target groups and polls) among the staff and students, and workshops will be conducted at all six universities with the aim of defining problems in detail. These workshops will be coordinated by TI B&H, and the expert engaged for conduction of workshops and integrity plan writing will be expected to facilitate the workshops, sc. consultative meetings, at all six universities and to have discussions with the workshop participants. Priority policy items and the most appropriate mechanisms for improvement of responsibility and transparency will be defined through consultations.  Based on the findings from the workshops and conducted survey, the expert will make integrity plans for universities.

18.05.2012
STUDENT PRACTICE FAIR:
sajamAIESEC Zenica invites students of the University of Zenica to join them in a very interesting event- presentation of the project E4E.
Main objectives of the project are:
  • practice promotion
  • intercultural cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries where AIESEC exists
  • enabling students from Bosnia and Herzegovina to go abroad to do the practice and gain work experience
  • the achievemnt of cooperation and partnership with socially responsible companies in B&H

Practices from the following countries will be presented at the fair: Germany, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovenia, India, Brazil, Poland, Ukraine and Serbia.
Students are invited to come to the Faculty of Economics, on 21 May at 10 a.m.
Additional information at: aldin.music@aiesec.net

15.05.2012
SARAJEVO: PRACTICAL LECTURES AT SARAJEVO AIRPORT:
Practical lectures within the subject Technical Diagnostics have been organised at Sarajevo Airport for students of the third year of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Zenica.  Students had an opportunity to get acquainted with basic parts of aircraft, basics of their maintenance, and also to be on the spot and see the most important methods of permanent diagnostics which is carried out during the flight as well as in the premises provided for aircraft maintenance. Demonstration of these methods has been presented by eng. Adnan Sivro from BH Airlines Company with the help of professors, prof.dr D.Petković, Asst. prof.  Muharem Šabić, Asst. prof. Sabahudin Jašarević and s.a.Mr Fuada Klisura.
AerodromAerodrom
15.05.2012
4TH  INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE“ EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE“

The final program of the Fourth Scientific Conference „Education for the Future „has been published. The conference is organised by the Faculty of Education of the University of Zenica and shall be held on 24th and 25th May at the hotel „Zenica“.
The program of the conference is available at this link.

The final version for the print (PDF format) is available at this link.
14.05.2012
TEMPUS PROJECT EQOPP: Study Visit  to WU Vienna:
During the realisation of one of the activities within TEMPUS project EQOPP “Equal Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education“ (516939-TEMPUS-1-2011-1-BA-TEMPUS-SMHES) representative of the University of Zenica ass. Azemina Durmić, together with representatives of the rest seven public universities in B&H, visited Wirtschafts Universität in Vienna in the period of 6-9 May 2012. The aim of this study visit was to get insight into the examples of good practice in the work with disabled students. Wirtschafts Universität of Vienna has, within the Office of Vice-rector for academic programs and student affairs, two sectors for the support of students with disabilities: Study Services and Disability Commissioner. These sectors have the responsibility to give information and general support to students with individual problems during their studies, but they are also a form of mediator between students and academic staff.
Tempus project EQOPP has the intention to improve the access,  satisfy the needs and rights and to improve the experience of studying for students with disabilities at all universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (motility disorders, hearing impairment, visual impairment, specific learning difficulties, mental disorders, students with disorders of speech-language communication, students at risk such as ethnic minorities, students in academically disadvantaged and low socio-economic status, students with the experience of violence, trauma etc.). Its goal is to support universities of B&H to improve the quality and process of modernisation of higher education by creating institutional capacities and developing policy and practice which will enable all students to study in B&H. One of the key goals of this project is establishment of the Support Office  at all universities of B&H, so the visit to WU of Vienna was an important step towards the creation of own regulations and institutional capacities.
09.05.2012

PRESENTATION ON DAAD SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONDITIONS FOR STUDYING IN GERMANY:
DAAD

Students of the University of Zenica are invited to come and see presentation on DAAD scholarships, on Tuesday, 15thMay 2012 at 1 pm, hall 10 at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials.
Instructors will be:

  • mrs Heike Link (DAAD-lector),
  • mrs Jasna Letić-Bešović (German Embassy, advisor for scholarships) and
  • dr. Edin Berberović(DAAD-Alumnus)

All interested students are welcome! We are expecting you...


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09.05.2012
VISIT OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY DELEGATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA:
On Friday, 27thApril 2012, the University of Zenica was visited by a delegation of the Embassy of the United States, represented by Sunshine Ison attaché of culture, Aleksandra Popović – student advisor ahead of the Education USA and American Council, and Paša Lejlić . After the meeting with the rector prof.dr. Ekinović they had a presentation on the opportunities of studying and getting a scholarship in the USA. The presentation “Graduate Programs – Scholarships 101 can be seen here.
We will single out some facts from the presentation:
  • everything that reduces total costs of attendence for international students, in broader sense, is considered to be a scholarship;
  • concerning the basic requirements for getting a scholarship it is important to know that greater chance have:
  • student of technical sciences compared to students of social sciences
  • students applying for fall semester compared to those applying for spring;
  • postgraduates compared to undergraduates, and doctorants compared to postgarduates;
  • there is a greater chance to get a scholarship of a  private university than public one;

The time for application is from November till March.

  • Concerning the financial help there is difference between: Fellowships, Grants and Assistantships.
  • Fellowships are offered at the beginning of postgraduate studies, and do not imply any work obligation towards the faculty, it is awarded at advanced level (for specific rsearch) and the annual amount is between 1000 and 15000 $(rarely over 20000), which is enough to cover life costs, and smometimes they cover tuition fees.
  • Grants are awarded to students who work on special projects, the amount is about 3000 $ and covers everyday needs
  • Assistantships are the best type of financial aid intended for assistants at faculties, who besides receiving a salary have the advantage that their tuition fee be“forgiven“ or do not have to pay a great part of it. They are obliged to work maximum twenty hours per week, and minding that there are various assistantships, it should be mentioned that the most popular are Teaching Assistanship-TA and Research Assistanship.

How to get assistantship status? You should find a university and a professor and contact him/her directly by e-mail. It is recommended that you emphasise the readiness for an interview.
Those who are interested in studying in the USA should carefully explore the options, apply to at least 5 universities and have good results on GRE or GMAT and TOEFL tests.

  • Test GRE (Graduate Record Exam) can be taken three times a year in Sarajevo. The book for the preparation of the exam is available at the American Corner, the City Library in Zenica, and if other information is needed they should contact the Embassy in Sarajevo. Regardless the study they want to enrol students should pass this test, except those enrolling the Law or Economy. 
  • Test GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is taken by students who want to enrol the study of law or economy.
    Test TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) can be taken three times a week in Sarajevo.
  • Out of the programs financed by the US Government we emphasise Fulbright Student Program intended to students who have enrolled master or doctoral study, who need to do a research, and this program enables them the access to libraries. All costs are covered, which means that they are completely financially secure, even the costs of taking TOEFL test are covered for those selected by the Embassy after the second round of reading of received applications. According to the previous experiences the Commission in Washington usually confirms the selected candidates by the Commission in Sarajevo.  Deadline for applications is 25 June 2012. The application is simple but three professor recommendations are needed.
  • We want to emphasise a very interesting program E-Teacher, which offers online classes, and the only condition is internet access. Students get the password and user word and achieve direct communication with the appropriate university. The application for this program will soon be available on the site of the United States Embassy in Sarajevo.

We want to emphasise that students can find many scholarships available, and a good source of information is site www.educationUSA.info, but also www.educationusa.state.gov and www.ac-see.org.

The team of the US Embassy in Sarajevo is at disposal to all interested students!

Aleksandra POPOVIĆ
Education USA
033 212 076
educationusa@americancouncilssee.org
Paša LEJLIĆ
Embassy of the United States
033 704 066
LejlicP@state.gov
Elizabeta DELALIĆ
Embassy of the United States
033 704 099
DelalicE@state.gov

International Cooperation Office of the University of Zenica wishes to thank Sunshine Ison, Elizabeta Delalić, and Aleksandra Popović for their visit and presentations.

 

03.05.2012
PRESENTATION OF THE JAPAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS:
C:\Documents and Settings\Korisnik\Desktop\Slike s prezentacije, Japan\Slike s prezentacije, Japan, 4.jpg On Wednesday, 25thApril 2012, Mrs. Tamaki Usuda, attaché at the Embassy of Japan in B&H, visited the University of Zenica. After the meeting with the rector prof.dr. Ekinović, Mrs. Usuda presented students her country by showing three five-minute long films about Japan, and then she presented scholarships of the Japan Government. Scholarships are offered for all study fields and for all three cycles (undergraduate, master, and doctoral). All the expenses are covered by the Japan Government, including the return ticket Sarajevo-Japan-Sarajevo, and the amount of month payment is around 2700 KM. More information can be found on the web site of the Embassy of Japan in B&H. http://www.bosnia.emb-japan.go.jp
Present students had an opportunity to hear about the experience of professor Vanesa Đukić, who had studied in Japan for a year and a half.  Still present delight could be recognised in her words which was the result of experiencing this distant country. Prof. Đukić talked about learning Japanese language, about the hospitality of Japanese people who were giving their best to present their culture, and to use free time of guest students in order to give them an opportunity to meet Japanese sports, music and art, but she also talked about Japanese cuisine and ways of preparing food. International Cooperation Office of the University of Zenica, once again, wishes to thank Mrs. Tamaki Usuda and Azra Pjanić from the Embassy of Japan in B&H, and especially prof. Đukić for her remarkable presentation on studying in Japan.
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23.04.2012
PRESENTATION OF THE USA GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS, FRIDAY 27TH APRIL 2012, AT 11:30, HALL NO.10 AT THE FACULTY OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS
USAWe want to inform students of the University of Zenica that the US Embassy delegation will held a presentation of the USA Government scholarships on Friday,27th April 2012, at 11:30, hall no.10 at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials.
  • Aleksandra Popović, education advisor, will talk about the U.S. education and opportunities to study in the USA (how to apply, how to get a scholarship etc.)
  • Paša Lejlić, coordinator for academic exchanges, will talk about  programmes of the U.S.Government

Scholarship programmes of the U.S. Government are:

  • Fulbright Student Program
  • Fulbright Scholar Program
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Program
  • Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)
  • Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars (SUSI)
  • Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES)
  • English Teacher Professional Development Distance Learning Program (E-Teacher)

 Students of the University of Zenica use the opportunity and get the answers to your questions about studying in the USA.
We expect you.....

23.04.2012
OPENING DAY 2012:
Dan otvorenih vrataThe event of “Opening Day” was held at the hall and amphitheatre of the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials of the University of Zenica, and was attended by a large number of interested future freshmen and other visitors. After showing a short film about the University of Zenica, with all the possibilities and study programs, prof. Dr. Sabahudin Ekinović, rector of the University of Zenica, addressed assembled graduates and their teachers, and welcomed them to this already traditional event „Opening Day“. Dependent of the interest, graduates or future freshmen, together with their hosts visited all the laboratories and classrooms of the University and were introduced with the content of programs and possibilities of their individual choice. For their future colleagues-freshmen, the older students prepared a presentation of programs, exhibits and teaching aids at the hall of the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials.
23.04.2012
PRESENTATION OF THE  JAPAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS -25TH APRIL 2012 AT 12, HALL NO. 10, FACULTY OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS:
JapanOn Wednesday, 25th April 2012 at 12, at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials (hall no.10), Mrs. Tamaki Usuda, attaché for culture at the Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will present four scholarship programmes that will be awarded by the Government of Japan in 2013. Students will get familiar with application requirements, opportunities offered by scholarships and experiences of students who have studied at Japanese universities.
All interested students and pupils are welcome!
More information at the link: : www.bosnia.emb-japan.go.jp
10.04.2012

BARCELONA: CONSORTIUM MEETING ON THE PROJECT OF THE CURRICULA EVALUATION AND ACCREDITATION AT THE UNIVERSITIES OF B&H:
Catalonian Agency for Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions (AQU), which is a member of European network for quality assurance in higher education, hosted the consortium meetings on the Tempus project „Accreditation of study programs at universities in B&H“. During the three-day work there were discussions about the results of the previous visits of the international evaluation teams from Germany, Portugal, Spain, Romania and Belgium, who visited universities together with local experts and worked on external evaluation of the curricula. There was a special discussion on the applicability of the results in the further official procedure of verification by the national agency of B&H and ministries. Rector of the University prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović and vice-rector prof.dr. Darko Petković were the representatives of UNZE in the work of the consortium. Prior to this meeting, the process of evaluation has been finished at three faculties of the University of Zenica, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials, Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Economics, and next step is external evaluation of study program of Classroom Teaching at the Faculty of Education.

05.04.2012
EVENT ON THE OCCASION OF OPENING DAY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA:
As a part of celebration of 63rd anniversary of the existence and work of Technical Secondary School in Zenica, a rich culture programme was held on Thursday evening on 5th April 2012, and was followed by presentations and activities of pupils from this school. This year, like the previous years, Technical School Zenica will take participation in the event of Opening Day of the University of Zenica, which will be held on the 19th April at the Faculty for Metallurgy and Materials.
Tehnička škola
04.04.2012
CONFERENCE   “COMPETENT HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT FOR TOURISM IN THE COUNTRIES OF  SEE REGION“
The first scientific-expert conference called “Competent Human Resources Development for Tourism in the Countries of SEE Region” was held in the period of 28th to 31st March 2012 at Jahorina, hotel Board. The conference was organized by the University of East Sarajevo and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of the University of Zenica. Organising and Scientific Committee received total of 65 scientific-expert papers in the field of tourism, which covered all branches of tourism from the scientific aspect, and 50 of them were presented. In addition to registered speakers, the Conference was attended by representatives of political, public and cultural milieu of B&H, and many ambassadors as representatives of countries in the region and beyond. The Conference was attended by guests of SEE region who came from Belgrade, Koper, Portoroz, Sibenik, Split, Kragujevac, Kotor, Zenica, Pale, Banja Luka, Brcko, Mostar etc.  Conclusions were made after the end of each session and shall be published together with the Proceedings of papers presented at the Conference, which is certainly a contribution to the development of tourism in B&H and valuable document for experts in the field of tourism. During the four days of the Conference, experts from countries of the region gathered at one place which will certainly contribute to the development of the network of associates in this field, and motivate them to participate in the process of defining elements and creation of a unique strategy for the development of tourism in the countries of South East Europe. According to the words of the Conference guests which gave the impression of satisfaction with organization, topic and content of presented works, it is sure that this Conference shall have sustainable future.
We hereby inform all who are interested in the conference and did not participate this year that the same shall be held in March 2013 (the last week of March), with a tendency to become traditional scientific conference, and we want to thank to all the participants and visitors as their participation graced this event.
Organizing Committee

JahorinaJahorina

27.03.2012
 TRAINING ON THE USE OF TMT SOFTWARE WITHIN CCMLL OF THE TEMPUS PROJECT:
On the 22nd and 23rd March 2012 the University of Sarajevo hosted the final meeting of the consortium and training on the use of TMT software within CCMLL of the Tempus project. During the first day of these activities team of the University of Zenica, headed by prof.dr.sc. Darko Petković, presented draft plan of the Centre for competence development and lifelong learning in 2012, as well as the relations between the University and Forum of Stakeholders, and their significance for the development of the University, which can be used as a model for other universities.
The second day of the meeting was continued with the advanced training on TMT software for the competency assessment, and the training was attended by prof.dr. Darko Petković, MSc. Mirza Oruč and Dženan Kulović. During these two days the contractor of CCMLL Tempus project Universitat di Girona presented its final activities for 2012 and impending responsibilities of the University of Zenica. The results of Tempus project are of great importance for the development of higher education in FB&H and thus the UNZE. Besides the University of Zenica and its representatives the training was attended by representatives of other public universities in B&H, Ministry of Education Science and Culture of FB&H, Ministry of Education and Culture RS, and representatives of SUS and WUS.
21.03.2012
SARAJEVO: MEETING ON THE TEMPUS PROJECT „QA AND DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTORAL STUDIES“
TempusThe University of Sarajevo hosted the seminar of the Tempus project „Embedding Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education – EQADE” (516891-TEMPUS-1-2011-1-DE-TEMPUS-SMGR“. Summarising previous activities prof .dr. Hans-Günther Sonntag from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) pointed out that the real work on this project is jet to come. He presented the information about the efforts to get BH public universities imported into the database of the world reference journals, which are received by the universities of Heidelberg and Karsl, so the PhD students could have all relevant world journals for research during their I&R activities. Dino Mujkić from WUS B&H presented the dynamic of the future project activities. During the meeting it was discussed about the procurement of equipment through this project, and representative of UNZE vice-rector Petković suggested that there should be small multifunctional rooms for groups of 5-10 people, equipped with the latest IT equipment that provides quick access to data bases, video communication with mentors and professors, who will mostly not be from B&H when it comes to PhD studies, and modern library titles. Most of the universities accepted this suggestion and a deadline of 15 days was given for each university to declare in written on the issue of the equipment. Representatives of UNZE vice-rector Petković and MSc. Mirza Oruč have also presented a questionnaire which was implemented at UNZE within this project.  Besides the University of Heidelberg there were other representatives of EU members in this project, the University of Palermo – Italy and the University Dunarea de Jos of Galati- Romania. 
21.03.2012
ZENICA: INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION AND ACCREDITATIN OF TWO STUDY PROGRAMS AT UNZE:
Within the realisation of three-year Tempus project „Accreditation of Study Programs at Universities in B&H“  a long waited act of external evaluation of two study programs at the University of Zenica has been completed. Programs that were evaluated are: Management of Production Technologies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Enterprise Management at the Faculty of Economics. During the three-day visit to UNZE, members of the international evaluation and accreditation team had an opportunity to be on the spot and make sure of all the claims given in the Self-evaluation report of these study programs. Members of international teams, in accordance with the agreed procedure for these evaluations, had meetings with representatives of the Faculty management, professors, students, assistants and other faculty staff (secretaries, librarians and others) where they verified and checked the accuracy of the claims given in the self-evaluation reports. International teams had a special discussion with the representatives of external community (Forum of Stakeholders, alumni and others).  Written report of both commissions, led by experts from Portugal, shall be delivered to the University of Zenica in the following two months, but on the basis of oral communication given at the end, it could be concluded that both study programs will be positively assessed. During the month of January 2012, evaluation of study program at the department of Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials has been finished, and in the next period department of Classroom Teaching from Faculty of Education shall be in the program of international evaluation and accreditation.
28.02.2012
EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF UNZE IN ACCORDANCE WITH EFQM BEM:
In the period of 22nd-24th February 2012 the University of Zenica had an honour to host experts from Brussels Ignace Van Dingenen, head of the Office for strategic planning, quality assurance and data management (University College), and Nora Laermans. Meetings on the topic „External evaluation of UNZE in accordance with EFQM BEM method“ were held at Multimedia Centre of UNZE, and were attended by representatives of the University: Vice-rector for international cooperation and quality assurance prof. dr. Darko Petković, general secretary Mediha Arnaut, QA manager MSc. Ibrahim Plančić, manager for competencies and career development Dženan Kulović, ECTS coordinator of the Faculty of Health Mirza Oruč, MA and representative of Student Union Mario Zović. Representatives of the University of Tuzla and University of Banja Luka joined the last meeting which was held on 24th February 2012, and via video link representatives of the University of Mostar. It was concluded that UNZE has very well organised QA system and that it is the only university in B&H which is, through the Forum of Stakeholders, connected to the labour market. All suggestions and recommendations from these meetings are welcome and shall be used in the future development of UNZE.
31.01.2012
ALICANTE (SPAIN): CONTINUATION OF ACTIVITIES ON THE PROJECT CUBRIK: 
The meeting of the project consortium of  CUBRIK- (Strengthening Quality Assurance System within West Balkans HEI's in Support of National and Regional Planning- 158999_Tempus_ES_SMGR) was held at the University of Alicante in Spain, where UNZE was represented by MSc. Mirza Oruč as the participant in the project. Besides the representative of UNZE the meeting was attended by representatives of: University of Mostar, University of Banja Luka, University of Novi Sad, University of Tuzla, University of Bitola from Macedonia, as well as representatives of the Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education from  Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. The meeting started with the introductory remarks of the Rector of the University of Alicante, and continued with a presentation on the state of implementation of Bologna process at the University of Alicante and Spain by prof. Joaquina Marhuenda, Vice-rector for student planning. After the introductory speech, future activities of the project, that have to  be implemented, were presented as well as the approximate time of their implementation. Some of them are:
  • The visit of the external team to the Universities of Bosnia and Herzegovina,  experts and memebers of the project consortium from the University of Brussels (EhB),  which is planned for the end of Februray 2012.
  • Activity 1. of the project should be launched within the 28th  month of the project, and that is activating and forming of the Observatory, which is the responsibility of the Agencies for Quality Assurance in Higher Education from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia.
  • There was a suggestion that the Regional conference, which was originally planned for 26-28th month of the project, should be postponed and held together with the last final conference. 
  • Development of methodology and guidelines for the implementation of quality in the consortium member countries.
Under this project self-evaluation of UNZE has been implemented by the working team, in accordance with Business Excellence Method, and shall be the subject of discussion during the visit of the EU universities’ delegation in February 2012.
27.01.2012
FOURTH RESEARCH AND EXPERT CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION "EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE":
As a part of research activities, and in accordance with the relevant decision of the Faculty Council, the Faculty of Education of the University of Zenica, announces the organization of the fourth research and expert conference on education entitled Education for the Future which will be held in Zenica, on the 24th and 25th of May, 2012.
We invite scholars and experts that investigate topics dealing with education at all levels to take part in the conference.
More information about the conference >>

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