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  News archive (17.5.2005-18.12.2006)
18.12.2006.
PomacomThe Postgraduate course "Metrology" officially started:
The postgraduate course "Metrology" officially started on Saturday, December 15th 2006. The course attendees were addressed by officials:
- Prof.dr. Sreto Tomašević, Minister of education and science of Zenica-Doboj Canton
- Prof.dr. Sabahudin Ekinović, Rector of the University of Zenica
- Prof.dr. Safet Brdarević, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
- Prof.dr. Darko Petković, Vice-rector for international cooperation at the University of Zenica
- Prof.dr. Nermina Zaimović-Uzunović, project coordinator
12.10.2006.
Info - tour 2006:
Organized by German Embassy in Sarajevo, and in cooperation with several German organizations and foundations (DAAD, Conrad Adenauer Stiftung, Goethe Institute and others), for 10 B&H Universities the are prepared the presentations, to the students and lecturers, of the possibilities of getting the scholarships for study and scientific work in Germany.
Aiming to present above cited possibilities, these organizations have foreseen in the week October 9-13 the visits to B&H Universities (Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka, Zenica...), where they effectuate, through the conferences, introducing in their work and the talks with potential candidates.
October 11, 2006, at 3 o'clock p.m., at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials, hall n0 10, where, in the presence of representatives of the University of Zenica, the students and lecturing human resources, held were the conferences and talks with interested individuals from auditorium, then handed were the corresponding catalogue materials.
28.09.2006.
UGS Seminar and meeting of steering board of the project Strengthening the Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
UNZE and PING firm Sarajevo were the organizer of one day seminar of the UNIGRAPHICS Solutions Company (UGS) which was being held in Business Centre UNITIC in Sarajevo. The guests of manifestation were well-known British experts Mr Mike Robinson, Mr Patrick Davey and Mr Colin Marshall, who did represent UGS software solutions which enable decreasing the expenses of production, increasing the productivity, advancing the production process, shortening the production period etc. Through the presentation of software packages NX, Teamcentar, Solid Edge and others the listeners have been able to see which possibilities and advantages are of UGS packages are in the field of the design starting with CAD-optimization, FEM...), planning of the production (CAPP-simulations, RE, optimal layout,...), CAM (tools, treatment regimes, tightening, and so on) up to CAQ-module, marketing, and others up to CAQ-module, marketing etc. At the seminar took part a numerous team headed by vice rector for scientific - research work, Prof Dr Darko Petković, and by the Chief of the Chair of CAD Technology, Assist Prof Senad Balić, who merit is the greatest for obtaining the Software Donation at the University of Zenica, then for technical support which the LECAD Laboratory gives to the users of UGS Software in B&H. From the PING firm, a respectable informatics firm in Sarajevo, the seminar was very well coordinated by the director Mr Muamer Bezdrob.
At the same time in Sarajevo was held the meeting of Steering Board of the project Strengthening the Higher Education in B&H, leaded by European Council (CoE). At the meeting were present the representatives of all B&H Universities, and UNZE was represented by the rector Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović. The talks were about the up to now results of the project with special enhancement that it should be realised with as many concrete solutions as possible, useful for the Universities in B&H (the implementation of European Guidelines for the Quality Assurance, the regulative of professions nomenclature etc.)
27.09.2006.
HBM Seminar, Rector's Conference and Meeting of the Bologna Group:
Last week of the September 2006 was rich on numerous activities, in which have taken part the representatives of UNZE, or they happen being directly organized by University of Zenica. Wednesday, September 27 commenced with the seminar organized by HBM Academy from Darmstadt (FR Germany), UNZE and TRC Petrovaradin. More than 60 hearers from all B&H universities, institutes and enterprises attended the session, held by speaker Dr Thomas Hesse from Hotinger Baldvin Messtechnik, who, in an exhaustive expose, has presented most modern methods of mechanical dimensions measurement by electrical way. Spoken was about Tensometrics and its application by experimental determining of a tension (Experimental Stress Analysis-ESA); about the measurement of dilatations and equivalent tensions; the measurement of residual tensions (MTS 3000 video) ; the collective tension measurements; the measurements in composite materials, the measurement equipment for multi-channel measurements: the chain for force and force moment measuring; the introduction in digital technology of the measurement, the modern trends in weighing technique; the incorporating of measuring cells; the process of automatization; the dynamic weighing; the sequential, the calibration and other numerous examples from praxis.
The same day, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., in Sarajevo was held the ordinary meeting of B&H Rector's Conference, in which took part too the Rector of University of Zenica, Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović. Discussed were up to now work of B&H Rector's Conference, its new president, the registration procedure, new cicle of NIP FP 7 projects and other themes of interest.
At the same time in Eastern Sarajevo the B&H Bologna Group session was held, on which talks were about the degree of realisation of the reforms according to Bologna Process at the University of Eastern Sarajevo, the new Law on Higher Education in Republic Srpska, the actual state of Law on Higher Education in B&H, the further sharpening the visa regime for academic community of B&H and about other themes of interest for higher education. The meeting was headed by Mr Srđan Arnaut from MCP and Mrs Sarah Keating from European Council and University of Zenica was represented by vice rector Prof Dr Darko Petković. The host of the meeting was rector of University of Eastern Sarajevo, Prof Dr Mitar Novaković.
21.09.2006.
Letters of intention to collaborate in "R&D Frame Work 7" programmes:
The following Universities have expressed, during the conference TMT 2006, in September 10 - 15 this year in Lloret de Mar, Spain, a wish that they participate in three partite combinations in the realisation of "R&D Frame Work 7" programmes, which is confirmed by signing corresponding letters of intent with the University of Zenica.
  1. University of Zenica................signed by Prof dr Darko Petković
  2. University of u Ljubljana........signed by Prof dr Janez Kopac
  3. Bahçeşehir University.............signed by Prof dr M. Oktay Alniak
  4. Techische Universitaet Sofia...signed by Prof dr Ilia Bojađijev
  5. Poltechnico di Torino..............signed by Prof dr Sandro Moos
The University - signers will examine and choose appropriate projects from cited programmes, and prepare themselves to work on them. The project teams will be appointed after approval by competent university authorities. Prof Dr Okzay Alniak is named the general secretary of initiating three partite groups.  
19.09.2006.
1st International Summer School " Integrative Bioethics" (Mali Lošinj, September 4-16, 2006):
Bernard Harbaš, assistant at the University of Zenica participated in 1st International Summer School "Integrative Bioethics", which was held 4 - 16 September 2006. in Mali Lošinj. Summer school is organized in the framework of academic program "Southeast European Bioethics Network", while the whole project is sponsored by DAAD (Southeast European Bioethics Network) and Volkswagen Stiftung. The bioethical consortiums of Universities of Bochum, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Tirana and Skopje took part in the organization of this Summer school. Besides Mr. Harbaš from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Miss Lejla Kalamujić and MA Dževad Hodžić, assistant on Faculty of Islamic sciences took part as the participants in summer school.
14.09.2006.
New study branches at the University of Zenica:
On September 12, 2006, the Assembly of Zenica - Doboj Canton has brought the decision on founding the new study branches as follows:
Faculty of metallurgy and Materials - Branch of Chemistry
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Branch of Production Business of Small and Medium Enterprises
Faculty of Education - Branch of Bosnian-Croat-Serb language (BHS) and literature
With these branches the new appeared needs are satisfied in University of Zenica to make more complete the spectre of possibilities to educate its students. According to that decision, by an announcement and in electronic way, the concourse is advertised for registering the students in first year of under graduate study of cited branches in academic year 2006/2007.
07.06.2006.
Visit and talks with Dr Petar Orbanić, the director of CIMOS development:
On Jun 6, 2006 the guest of University of Zenica was DrSci Petar Orbanić, the chief of Development of the Company CIMOD dd frm Koper, Slovenia, with whom the management of University o Zenica, rector Prof.Dr Ekinović and vice rector for science and international cooperation Prof.Dr Petković, spoke about divers topics of mutual interest. Special talks were about the CIMOS investments in the Middle Bosnia Region (the foundry and metal processing in Zenica, forging plant in Novi Travnik) and about the importance they have for strengthening of the University of Zenica in development of scientific - research, professional, educative, human resources and other work. Dr Orbanić invited the lecturers and collaborators of University of Zenica, of the institute and others from this region to apply preliminary for concurs announced to the members of the University of Zenica. On the basis of preliminary applications, the future strategic steps of CIMOS and UNZE will be defined in the plan of future collaboration. CIMOS IZZIV 2006 is an interdisciplinary project which incites a spirit of innovation and enables to an individual a realisation out of usual work. In the project can be included internal and external collaborators, which by their ideas contribute to the challenges in various professional fields. More information and forms for application are available at www.cimos.si>>
07.06.2006.
Seminar: Tempus day in Sarajevo:
On Jun 7, 2006 in Sarajevo was held the TEMPUS Day in B&H, on which the representatives of academic community were invited to participate once more in the scope of TEMPUS projects offered by EU. Together with the host Mr E. Jahić the presentations were held by the representatives of TEMPUS bureaus from Brussels and Turin which are given in an enclosure. A greater number of lecturers and collaborators of the University of Zenica attended the seminar. We profit this occasion too to invite all the members of the University of Zenica to take part in project applications, then to follow the instructions on national priorities and the elements of good preparation of the applications. Through the international cooperation which the University of Zenica has, providing the foreign partners is facilitate and the fair relations with B&H Universities permit more easier preparation of common applications.
Guide for applicants 2005 (ppt, 258 kB) >>
Good practice in Preparing an Application (ppt, 257 kB) >>
Tempus and Bologna Process (ppt, 119 kB)>>
07.06.2006.
Visit of the LUMUCI University delegation, Rome, Italia:
In the days of Jun 2-3, 2006 the delegation of LUMUCI University, Rome - Orvieto, Italia, consisted of Prof. Dr Sci Dario Andretta, the Rector, and Prof. Giorgio Sola, the education coordinator, visited the University of Zenica. First day of tHE visit in the Rector's Office of the University - the host, the talk is held with the Rector, Prof. Dr Sci.Sabahudin Ekonović, after what the guests proceeded to visit the factory "Bratstvo", Novi Travnik, being accompanied by Mr.Sci. Selam Spužić, Coordinator for University and International Cooperation and grad. Eng. Edin Begović, the assistant of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. During the meeting with the director, Mr Sci. Mandžuka Abaz, the possibilities were considered of a cooperation on a production plan. After that a short visit to the firm "FIS" Vitez has been done, to see its market and production area. Next day, Jun 3, 2006, the guest were to see the archaeological excavation complex named "the Pyramids Valley" in Visoko. The hosts were the members of the foundation for researching that complex, Prof. Senad Hodović, the director of the Museum in Visoko, the geologist Mrs Nađa Nukić and the archaeologist Mrs Silvana Čobanov. Later during the visit, some more members of the foundation joined to them. Since Prof. Dario Andretta is a professional geologist, he looked at the excavations with a great interest, where he confirmed on some spots the findings being man made. After the visit the guests made the journey to Italy.
15.05.2006.
09.05.2006: Protocol on cooperation with the Primorska University of Kopar:
KoparThe first bilateral agreement signed by Primorska University of Kopar (www.upr.si) with a B&H Institution of higher education happened on May 9, 2006 in Kopar, Republic Slovenia, and it was with the University of Zenica. On that day the Rectors of both Universities, Prof Dr Lucija Čok and Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović signed the Protocol on Cooperation by which the Universities will endeavour to develop a maximal cooperation through the lecturing, projects and common presentation at the foreign market. This is new big stimulus to the development of the higher education and scientific - research work at University of Zenica, then it is a big chance for the students and lecturers of the University professional and scientific development, which should follow already during the month of Jun. Taking part the students of Faculty of Economics is previewed at the Summer University in Kopar, where the lecturing will be performed in English language, and wher the professors will come from all the Europe. The students will be able to transfer gained ECTS points to their home faculties. The second concrete element of the cooperation, which was fairly discussed, is the CIMOS Investment Program to Zenica and the chances of both Universities in this program. The members of the University of Zenica Delegation were Prof Dr Darko Petković and Acting Dean of Faculty of Economics Prof Dr Dževad Zečić. The representatives of B&H Embassy in Slovenia, as well as numerous journalists, were present during solemn signing the Protocol on Cooperation in the Rector's Office Building in Kopar.

10.05.2006. Reception in the B&H Embassy in Slovenia
The third day of sojourn of the University of Zenica Delegation in Slovenia the solemn reception is given in the B&H Embassy in Ljubljana, after signing the Protocol on Cooperation with the Primorska University of Kopar. The host of meeting, Ambassador H.E. Izmir Talić expressed that he is pleased with this act, then with everything what that treaty brings with. He enhanced the importance such treaties have concerning the relations between two countries, then he made a conclusion that already concluded one is a great chance for the students and lecturers of the Universities for further professional and scientific development. The Dean Zečić informed the ambassador that already previewed is taking part the students of Faculty of Economics at the Summer University in Kopar. Here too the talks are held about the CIMOS investments in Zenica and about the chances of both universities in this program. The members of the University of Zenica Delegation were the Rector, Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović, the Vice Rector, Prof Dr Darko Petković, and Acting Dean of Faculty of Economics, Prof Dr Dževad Zečić.

12.05.2006. The visit to the Regional Technological Centre Zasavje in Hrastnik
Fifth day of sojourn of the University of Zenica Delegation (Rector, Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović, the Vice Rector, Prof Dr Darko Petković, and Acting Dean of Faculty of Economics, Prof Dr Dževad Zečić) in Slovenia the visit was organised to the Regional Technological Centre Zasavje in Hrastnik (www.rtcz.si) where the professional presentation of the work and projects is done, carried out by this centre in the framework of the EU projects (Frame Program 6, Socrates and others), then presented was too a large number of jobs which the Centre does for the recognized firms from all the Europe, with the turnover more than 750 000 Euros. The hosts Mr Jože Weingartner (product manager), Mr Matjaž Kavčič (director) and Prof Dr Slavko Dolinšek (leader of Scientific - Research Work) did introduce the guests to all elements of the Centre's work, then they expressed the wish to cooperate with the University of Zenica and with a similar Centre to be developed in Zenica.
15.05.2006.
The Protocol on Cooperation with the University of West Ontario from Canada:
On May 13, 2006, the representatives of the University of Zenica, including the Dean of Faculty of Medical Care, Prof Dr Sahib Muminagić, have signed in Sarajevo the Protocol on Cooperation with Faculty of Medicine of the University of West Ontario from Canada (University of West Ontario...www.uwo.ca). This is a new stimulus to the development of the higher education and scientific - research work at University of Zenica, then it is a big chance for the students and lecturers of the University professional and scientific development. The students of other Faculties of the University of Zenica will be able too to use this agreement, specially in view of the fact that program PTP-Partnership for Tomorrow Program II lasting until July 2008, which is intended to assist the projects supporting the economical and social reforms in the south - eastern and central European countries. This Program supports small projects up to maximum 10 000 Canadian dollars and it serves to develop a cooperation among B&H and Canadian Universities. The application forms are accessible at the Web page www.ptp2.ca.
15.05.2006.
Cooperation with Arizona State University:
Canyon In cooperation of Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies (CIPS), University of Sarajevo, and Department of Religious Studies and REESC, Arizona State University, from 07.01.2006. to 28.04.2006., seven scholars from Bosnia and Herzegovina have spent spring semester at Arizona State University.
As a main purpose of this study program, they have completed an intensive semester of advanced study at Arizona State University in the field of Religious Studies under terms of a grant from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Seven young scholars: Amel Alic, Nedzad Grabus, Amra Pandzo-Dzuric, Vuk Miljanovic, Entoni Seperic, and Zilka Siljak, have prepared professional academic syllabi for incorporation in the new M.A. program in Comparative Religious Studies at the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies, University of Sarajevo. The aim of this further Master of Arts in Religious Studies at University of Sarajevo is to emphasize the comparative study of religions, contributing to the understanding of the phenomena of religion across a spectrum of cultural contexts and historical periods. The program emphasizes the comparative study of western religious traditions while providing opportunities to explore aspects a variety of world religions.  Comparative themes and issues are central to the curriculum. These include: religion traditions; religion and education; religion and psychology; religion and gender; religion, politics and democratization; religion and modernity; comparative mysticism, etc. Although students often concentrate upon a single religious tradition for their thesis work, the program seeks to provide a broadly comparative understanding of religions, not simply a specialist's training in a single tradition. 
Reflecting the different interests and areas of expertise of the faculty, the curriculum incorporates a variety of disciplinary approaches to the subject, including the cultural, historical, literary, sociological, and theological.
Diploma Participants
11.05.2006.
Javni casPublic lecture at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering:
On May 9, 2006, in the amphitheatre of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the fifth year students held the jubilarian 10th Public Lecture.
The lecture, as well as the subsequent dicussion, was entirely delivered in English. The topic was "Renewable Energy" and each student presented one type of it. After a few months long work on collecting material, its translation and adaptation, the students proved remarkable success in presenting it in a foreign language. The mentor for English language was their English language teacher - Ms. Aida Tarabar.
28.04.2006.
Solemn signing the contracts in WUS Austria:
On Thursday, April 27, 2006, 10:30 a.m., in the premises of ACCESS Centre in Sarajevo, solemn signing the contracts was held, by which the implementation begins of the projects CDP+. Total value of granted projects is more than150.000 EUR. From more than 46 applications for CDP+, 20 projects were agreed. Two projects with 4 courses are agreed tothe University of Zenica, of which one project - course to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and one project with 3 courses to the Faculty of education in Zenica. For the realisation of cited courses at the University of Zenica by WUS Austria, the amount of 21.971,09 € is granted. The leader of the granted projects are Prof Dr Nermina Zaimović - Uzunović DSc, Senior Assistant Samir Lemeš MSc, Assist Prof Samra Mujačić DSc and Assist Prof Aleksandar Karač DSc.
28.04.2006.
Seminar "Bologna Process: Student in Focus", Rector's Office in Sarajevo:
Organized by SUS B&H and WUS Austria, one - day lasting seminar was held on the topic the Bologna Process: Student in Focus. Present were the representatives of all Student's Unions as well as other representatives of the university students in B&H. The representatives of the University of Sarajevo Student's Union and that of the University of Mostar have had the introducing conferences for the discussions, namely the students Denis Čardžić and Siniša Skočibušić. The experiences from the University of Sarajevo were outlined by the Genersl Secretary Mr Zoran Selelsković and Prof Dr Esma Velegić-Habul. About how an integrated university resolves the problematics of the joining the students to the Bologna Process, Prof Dr Darko Petković, Vice Rector of The University of Zenica, have spoke.
26.04.2006.
The visit of CBI representatives to University of Zenica:
On April 25, 2006, two representatives of Nederland's Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), Mr Anton Kruft, consultant, and Mr Peter-Henk Eshuis, Assistant, together with REZ (local Regional Agency for Economical Development) representative, MSc Ismar Alagić, visited the Rector's Office of University of Zenica. They were received by Prof Dr Darko Petković, Vice Rector for Science, Development and International Cooperation and by Msc Selam Spužić, Coordinator for University and International Cooperation. 
The CBI's mission is to contribute to the economic development of developing countries by strengthening the competitiveness of companies from those countries on the EU market. CBI considers social values and compliance with the most relevant environmental requirements to be an integral part of its policy and activities.
The talks were about the possibilities of University of Zenica assistance in future introducing the CBI activities in the Middle Bosnia region. The next step will be determined from CBI side, and realised in cooperation with REZ and RDA (EU Regional Development Agency), with the participation of professionals from University of Zenica.
26.04.2006.
The press conference on the occasion of realizing the scientific/professional conference:
Today, April 25, 2006, at our Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials, the press conference was held in the occasion of realizing the 6-th scientific/professional conference "Metallic and Non metallic Inorganic Materials". Prof. Dr Sabahudin Ekinović, Rector of the University of Zenica and President of Symposium Scientific Board, Prof Dr Muhamed Pašić, President of the Organisation Committee, prof. dr Fuad Begovac, Dean of the Faculty, Msc Hasan Avdušinović, technical secretary of Simposium and Mrs Aida Rizvanović, secretary of the Faculty.
The Rector of University talked about up to date activities of the University and about the importance of this symposium. About the symposium itself talked the Dean of Faculty as President of the Organisation Committee. The journalists were introduced that the symposium will be held on April 27 and 28, 2006, at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials. 97 papers from 9 countries are registered for the symposium, which is divided in three sections:
- Metallic Materials (42 papers)
- Non Metallic Materials (38 papers)
- Ecology (17 papers)
The introductory lectures will be held by:
dr Goetz Hessling, RWTH Aachen, Germany
dr Sead Spužić, Australia
dr Aziz Mujezinović, BiH
dr Amer Smailbegović, USA
  
12.04.2006.
Annual report of the University for the year 2005:
Second in sequence ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY FOR THE YEAR 2005 of the University of Zenica gives a survey of most important results achieved by the University of Zenica in 2005. By understanding and accepting all elements of the University transformation according to the Bologna Process regulative, the University of Zenica management, for fulfil them, gives a contribution by this Annual Report too. The year 2005 was crucial one, in which were made numerous advancements toward the transformation and development of the University of Zenica. Along with obtained legal subjectivity, transmitted from the faculties members (integration of the university) there are too: realised integration of the chairs, new curriculum with ECTS, new organization structure, and at least but not at last new members: the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Health Care. Here we have too new Centre for Social and inter - religious researches, as well as the Centre for Global Juridical Understanding. Furthermore we have the documents the Institutional Plan of the Development of University, first edition of Freshmen's Guide, prepared first edition of the University Information Package (How to study in Zenica!) new Rector's Office Building, first modest Monograph of the University in the occasion of five years past, since bringing the decision on founding the University of Zenica, then really every day new Web page of the University. There is too the beginning of the work on the project Introduction of the Quality System at the University of Zenica, the opening the Bureaus of the Quality and ECTS at the university level and at the level of the organization units - the Faculties. The almanac gives a possibility for a really all comprising analyse, then for perceiving the numerous good and bad sides of our work as well. That is why it is inseparable link in fulfilling the conditions of building a respectable and recognizable European higher education institution, which the University of Zenica is supposed to be.
The Annual report (in PDF format, Bosnian language, 4.5 MBytes) can be downloaded here.
01.03.2006.
NGO Committee on Higher Education:
Organized by WUS Austria and SUS B&H (Access Centre), the NGO Committee on Higher Education was held in Sarajevo on February 27, 2006. The Committee was founded in 1997 to create a communication platform for non governmental and other organizations, which deal with higher education in B&H. Basic scope of the meeting was to change the information and to synchronise new activities. Also there has been promoted the brochure about all universities in B&H, BHS and English language version (IV edition). Along with presenting the B&H Universities in the light of Bologna Process, presented were new universities in B&H, the representatives of embassies in B&H and their programs in the field of higher education and so on. Particularly was noticed the exposition of Mr Claude Kiffer from OSCE, concerning the bringing the Overall Law on Higher Education. In the name of the host, the Committee was animated by Mr Dino Mujkić and Mrs Marina Vasilj.
27.02.2006.
Signing the "Memorandum on the Formation of Common Study of Law at UNZE - Bahçeşehir":
In the period February 6 - 10, 2006, the three member delegation of University of Zenica, Rector Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law Prof Dr Salih Jalimama and Prof Dr Šefik Baraković, was in an official visit to the University of Bahçeşehir, Istanbul, Turkey, to sign the "Memorandum on the Formation of Common Study of Law at UNZE - Bahçeşehir". The beginning of the cited study is previewed by this Memorandum in the academic year 2007/2008. First two years would be followed at the home Universities in the field of basic law courses, along with linguistic preparation of the students (English language) for the study in next year. The third year would be dedicate to the courses of international law which the students, as the reciprocate guest, will follow at both Universities.
In the final year the study would be carried out at the home Universities. During the stay detailed talks were held connected with other elements of the cooperation of two Universities with the host Rector of Bahçeşehir University, Prof Dr Suheyl Batum, the President of Management Board, Mr Yucel, the General Secretary, Mr Riza Kačukoglu, the Dean of the Faculty of Law and their collaborators. Done were the visits to the Rector's Office, then to the Campus of the Bahçeşehir University, the Faculty of Law and the University Library.
24.02.2006.
Practicing the project "Introduction of ECTS system at B&H Universities", Tuzla:
In the period February 15 - 17, Tuzla was the host of the representatives of all the Universities in B&H, at the project "Introduction of ECTS system at B&H Universities". In very content full presentations from al B&H Universities about the ECTS implementation level, as well as about the remaining elements of the Bologna Process, fairly well outlined were discussed the Quality System at the university too, the process of university integration, pass ability of the lecturers and students and so on. In the practicing have took a part the European experts at this project Prof Dr Christopher Moss and Angel Manuel Rafael (University of Marburg), Prof Dr Fernando Barbosa (University of Porto) and Mrs Magalie Soenen (University of Ghent). The practicing was opened by acting Rector of University of Tuzla, Prof Dr Džemo Tufekčić, who welcomed the participants. All good experiences acquired during this seminar will be used for the advancement in fulfilling the conditions from Bologna Process at the University of Zenica, of which a great number is fulfilled, or it is being realised. With that goal specially is enhanced the importance of the project of the development and full implementation of the Quality System in higher education at the university level, and at the level of all organization units as well, which become one of priority projects of the University management. ECTS, which begun to be implemented at the University of Zenica in 2005, use to be supplementary built according to new law regulative, then according to other B&H Universities, and that trough the work at this project and that of Rector's Conference. In this Practicing the University of Zenica was presented by the Vice Rector, Prof Dr Darko Petkovic and by the ECTS Coordinator at the University of Zenica, Assistant Edin Begović.
The presentations of all the participants of the practicing are accessible at www.untz.ba.
14.02.2006.
Seminar "Elements of the quality assurance system in higher education":
For the members of the quality board of the organization units - Faculties, on February 13, 2006, the one day seminar is held on the topic "Elements of the quality assurance system in higher education". The lecturers were Prof Dr Darko Petković, Chief of the project team of introducing the quality system at the University of Zenica and Assistant Ibrahim Plančić, the quality manager at the same University. Along with the presentation of basic elements of the quality system in higher education, the talks were about the results of the seminar held by WUS Austria in Sarajevo, on the project of introducing the quality system (QMS) at the University of Zenica, then about the term plan of this project, and the tasks of the members of the Quality Board at each faculty, and so on.
14.02.2006.
Seminar "Elements of Bologna Process at the University if Zenica":
For the lecturers and collaborators of all organization units - faculties, on February 14, the one day seminar is held on the topic "Elements of Bologna Process at the University of Zenica". The project is presented by Prof Dr Darko Petković, who permanently leads it at the University of Zenica. Along with the presentation of up-to-date global activities in the field of the Bologna Process, represented were the conclusions from the Bergen Summit, up-to-date results of the University of Zenica in realising the plan of fulfilling the conditions from the Bologna Process, the quality system introducing at the University of Zenica, the study system 3+2+3 and 4+1+3, the professional and scientific studies, the passing ability of the lecturers, collaborators and students, the diplomas recognition, the experiences from the Europe and others. After the presentation, a very content full discussion followed.
02.02.2006.

Panel discussion: Professional collaboration - element of the production for market:
On January 27, 2006 the panel discussion is held on the topic "Professional collaboration - preliminary condition of the production for market", at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials, organized by the Chair of non metallic materials. More than 50 representatives of scientific institutions and entrepreneurs from Bosnia and Herzegovina attended this assembly. Organization of the panel discussion is one in the sequence of projects of the Chair of non metallic materials the goal of which is to promote the Department of non metallic materials, as well as to connect scientific institutions and entrepreneurs firms. After introducing word of the assembly organizer Prof Dr Muhamed Pašić, Mr Mladen Grahovac, the eminent entrepreneur from Prijedor, outlined a concrete proposal, namely: "High quality filling materials and pigments in B&H - new export brand", in which the entrepreneurs from Prijedor, the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials and the Institute "Kemal Kapetanović" would take part. Attending scientist and entrepreneurs enhanced their problems aiming to find out the way to initiate a bilaterally useful collaboration. Concluded was that an intensive collaboration is necessary, then that the initiatives for a collaboration use to come from both sides - from scientific one and from that of entrepreneurs too.

01.02.2006.
International Summer Universities in Hessen/Germany:
Please check this website if you are interested in the International Summer Universities in Hessen/Germany: www.isu-hessen.de The bilingual (English/German) programmes are offered at 5 universities from June to August each year. It's a perfect opportunity to learn German, to deepen your knowledge in many academic subjects and - last not least - to collect ECTS-credits. Highly qualified applicants can receive full or partly scholarships.
31.01.2006.
Seminar: "Systems of Quality Assurance at B&H Universities":
In an excellent organization by WUS Austria from Sarajevo the two days seminar was held in Grand Hotel, where the problematic of the introducing and development was treated of the quality system at the B&H Universities. The moderators of the seminar were Mr Zoran Selesković, General Secretary of UNSA, Mr Almir Kovačević from WUS Office in Graz, Austria, and Mr Dino Mujkić, the chief of WUS Office in Sarajevo. To hold the conferences, invited were the experts MSc Oliver Vettori from University of Economy and Business of Vienna, Mr.Sci. Roswitha Wiedenhofer, Univerzitty of Applied Sciences of Graz, Benjamin Ditzel, from Montain University of Leoben and Prof Dr Darko Petković, Vice Rector of the University of Zenica.
The first day of seminar, in the framework of representing what B&H Universities have done in this view, very remarkable presentations were given by Mr Siniša Skočibušić, who represents the Students Union of the University of Mostar, and Assistant Mr Ibrahim Plančić, the Manager for Quality at the University of Zenica.
The best CDP + Project was awarded for the year 2005 at the seminar, and the Austrian Ambassador, H.E. dr Werner Almhofer, has given the awards to the best project participants.
The work of seminar was attended during two days by more than 140 participants from all of B&H universities. The representatives of the University of Zenica were the managers for Quality in the Organization Units - Faculties Mr Spahija Kozlić, Mr Bernard Harbaš, Mrs Nermina Mandra and one of the students representatives in Forum for the Quality, Mr Vedad Malkoč from the Faculty of Health Sciences. The discussion topics of the seminar and most significant elements of introducing the Quality Management System at the University of Zenica will be treated already on February 13, 2006, (Monday), when at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials the Seminar will be organized: "Elements of the Quality System in Higher Education", for Quality board members (departments) of the UNZE organization units - Faculties.
30.01.2006.
Meeting of Working Group for Higher Education - Bologna Subcommittee of B&H:
On January 26 (Thursday) University of Zenica was the host of the Meeting of Working Group for Higher Education - Bologna Subcommittee of B&H who discuss following topics:
-       Legislative in higher education
-       Reforms according to Bologna process at the University of Zenica                      
-       Information on B&H ENIC centre
-       Announcement of new projects of European Council
-       Divers
The meeting took place at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials in the hall number 10, beginning at 3.00 o'clock p.m. The presidents were Mrs Sarah Keating, representing European Council and Mr Srđan Arnaut, representing B&H Ministry of Civil Afdaires. The host of the meeting was the Vice Rector for Science and Development of University of Zenica, Prof Dr Darko Petković. The participants of the meeting discussed actual situation concerning the bringing of unified Law on Higher Education in B&H, the meeting conclusions of the Bolognja Process Following Committee from Manchester, the preparations for the meetings In Vienna and London, the announcement of new CoE projects, the more active taking part of the students in new projects and other items. The Rector, Prof Dr S. Ekinovic,  wellcomed the Guests at the beginning of the meeting, and then the Vice Rector, Prof Dr Darko Petković and he himself have spoke about the reforms at the University of Zenica according to the directives of the Bologna Process.    
26.01.2006.
Summer School of Slavonic Languages:
The Summer School, organized by Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, considers courses of Czech language for foreigners as well as other courses in Slavonic philology, particularly Russian language. It is designed for professors, senior lecturers, lectors and students of Czech language and literature of Slavonic studies, translators, journalists and people from general public interested in Czech language, literature, history and culture.
The programme is four week lasting and four levelled according to students knowledge. Its graduates receive a certificate corresponding to an academic semester. Arrangement is self-payment with scholarship covered place for university students.
All interested can get the information in International Cooperation Office, University of Zenica. E-mail: rektorat-1@unze.ba
23.01.2006.
Announcement of the meeting of working group for higher education of the B&H Bologna Subcommittee:
On Thursday, January 26, 2006, The University of Zenica is host of the meeting of working group for higher education / the B&H Bologna subcommittee, which will discuss the following themes:
- Legislative in higher education and role of Working Group for Higher Education under the tutorship of the Prime Minister
- Reforms according to the Bologna process at the University of Zenica
- B&H ENIC
- Request for admission of new members in the Bologna Committee
- Divers
The meeting will be held at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials, Hall number 10, beginning at 3 p.m.
20.01.2006.
Programme "Europe for Peace - Peace for Europe":
the programme "Europe for Peace - Peace for Europe" is designed for young people up to 23 years. Travel expenses, accomodation and other expenses for bilateral youth projects can be covered. Deadline for applications: 15 Mar 2006.
http://www.frieden-fuer-europa.de>>
05.01.2006.
Second session of the Forum of the Quality:
On January 5, 2006, the second session was held of the Forum for Quality of the University of Zenica, on following topics:
1. Confirming the notes from first meeting of working team since November 16, 2005
2. Proposal of terms of the activities plan
3. Information about Activities Plan of the Tempus Project "Strengthening the Quality System in the B&H Universities"
4. Presenting the Quality Manager of the University of Zenica
5. Appointing the Quality Managers and Quality Units at the level of University Organisation Units
6. Supplementary Proposals for new members of Working Team (Quality Forum)
7. Divers
28.12.2005.
Appointing the Quality Manager of the University of Zenica:
At University of Zenica Senate last session held on December 28, 2005, Mr Ibrahim Plančić was appointed as the Quality Manager of the University of Zenica. He was presented to the members of the Forum for Quality at its second session (held on January 5, 2006) where discussed were the planned activities in the field of the Quality System Implementation at University of Zenica in the year 2006. Since January 1, 2006, at the University of Zenica in the premises of Rector's Office, the Office for the Quality is open which first activity will be inquiring the students at the end of first semester, in collaboration with the Quality Managers of each organisation unit of the University, respectively of the Faculties. The inquires will be effectuated in two segments, and that is in the first in which the students will assess the work of lecturing personal then in the second which contains the numerous elements of knowledge of the Bologna Process, the quality, the application of computers in lecturing process, the general data on student's problematic and so on.
20.12.2005.
Visit to Lumuci University in Rome:
In the period December 12 - 16, 2005, the delegation of the University of Zenica consisted of members the Rector Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović and Vice Rector Prof Dr Darko Petković, together with the delegations of the University of Novi Sad nad Foundation GESO from Germany, stayed in working visit to the Lumuci University in Rome. It was an occasion for the guests to get informed about the way of working of this higher education institution from Italy, then to visit the institutes Diadent (the hosts Prof Priamo Mura and Claudio Crotti), Geoplaning (Dr Fabio Garbin) and Fabrini Construzioni (Ing. Mauro Mangiaracina). The guests spoke about the possibilities of the students exchange as well as about the possible specialisations  for the candidates from UNZE in Italy with Prof Dr Giuseppe Amabile and Prof Dr Fabio Scoppa from the Department of Neurology and Physiotherapeutic of the LUMUCI University and La Sapienza.
Special interest has been expressed by the hosts for common studies in the field of medical human resources education, the design in wood- and metals processing, the juridical and philosophical sciences and other fields in which it will be enabled  the students of UNZE to accomplish a part of their education in Italy, respectively  the students from Italy to do it in B&H. The delegation of the University of Zenica was received by the Minister in Italian Government M. Balocchi. In the framework of the visit to this University the Rector Ekinović and Vice Rector Petković visited the headquarter of the Lumuci University in Orvietto, the Centre for the training of the Special Intervention Units in Sabauda too, then the City of Piobico and the Brancelona castle, including the reception by Head of the Piobico Municipality. During this very content full visit fulfilled to the end with the events, the basic elements were defined of future collaboration of the Italian University and the University of Zenica.    
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14.12.2005.
Visit and lecture by the representatives of IOM organization:
On December 15, 2005, the representatives of IOM (International Organization for Migration) Mrs Ruth Grove-White, Coordinator of the Project, and Mrs Azra Atlić, Assistant of the Project, visited the University of Zenica. They gave a lecture on the possibilities for our students of studying in the European Union countries, in English language since a very good academic knowledge of it is required for the studies applications. The lecture was given at 13.00 a.m. in the hall 10 at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials, in the presence of small number of University of Zenica students and assistants.
Local animator was MSc Selam Spužić, Coordinator for Inter - Universities and International Collaboration. Outlined were the data about scholarships programmes offered by Great Britain, Holland, Austria, Germany, Italy and European Students Forum. The informations were useful for audience in the light of Bologna Declaration and Process, since it is necessary to keep in mind that these are brought already to enable the students and other professionals the study and other professional stay in the European Union countries. At the end of the lecture corresponding written informations and catalogues were distributed to the present audience in connection with outlined possibilities.
14.12.2005.
Representative of German Organization DAAD visited University of Zenica:
In the framework of visit the universities in the area of South - Eastern Europe, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Head of Section 324 - South - Eastern Europe of DAAD (Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst) Dr Martina Juliane Schultze visited the University of Zenica. Together with her was Mr Heiko Nauth, the Lector at the University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philosophy - Germanic Department. The goal was to get informed about the actual situation of our University, after the integration and beginning of work this year. Anyhow, the organization DAAD has organized few years ago the post graduation scholarship for young specialists from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. In the company of Assistant Professor Aida Mahmutović Mrs Schultze has seen both Faculties where she talked with the Deans Prof Dr Fuad Begovac and Prof Dr Safet Brdarević, interesting herself for the work in new conditions and for the future plans. After the visits the talk has been carried out in the premises of UNZE Rector's Office with MSc Selam Spužić, the Coordinator for Inter Universities and International Collaboration. In this occasion Dr Martina Juliane Schultze was interested for the directions and ways of international cooperation effectuated at our University. The adequate brochure and souvenirs were given to the guests, by what the visit was terminated.
12.12.2005.
Public discussion about the higher education reform in B&H:
On December 12, 2005, the representatives of B&H parliamentary delegations (Mr M.Ćeman, T.Gligorić, M. Zjajić and A. Branković) were first of all the Guests of the University of Zenica Rector's Office and then they listened the proposals, remarks and suggestions of the members of Central Bosnia Regional Academic Community during almost three hour lasting discussion in full attended Solemn Hall of the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials of the University of Zenica. During working part of the public discussion some constructive proposals were exposed about the elements to be contained in new State Law on Higher Education, about the Bologna Process and the role in it of the State and the University as well, about the ECTS, the raising the mobility level of the lecturers and students, the quality system in education, the accreditation, evaluation, financing the scientific - research work through the forms of scientific technological parks and business incubators, and about other important elements of actual and future work of the Universities in B&H.
In their exposures the students specially enhanced own weak knowledge of the elements of Bologna Process and participation in the reform processes. Specially enhanced was the importance of bringing the norms in the lecturing process on the unified basis in B&H, financing by State up to five year studies level (either in system 4+1 or 3+2), normative definition of minimal number of the permanently employed lecturing staff (the proposal of UNZE is minimum 50 % of total number of lecturers and collaborators), the importance of a qualitative restoration of the ratio number of students / number of lecturers (collaborators), respecting of spatial norms, the demands for equipment, computer configurations etc.
06.12.2005.
The protocol signed in the Embassy of Austria in Sarajevo:
On December 6, 2005, in Austrian Embassy in Sarajevo the Protocol was signed between Austrian Government and all of eight Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Universities on new cycle of projects for the yearly period 2005 - 2007. So called Treaty on Aid for the Project number 7967-00/2005.: Support to higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2005 - 2007 was signed in the name of University of Zenica by Vice Rector for Science, Development and International Collaboration, Prof Dr Darko Petković. In the name of Austrian Government the Project was signed by H.E. Ambassador Dr Werner Almhofer, and in the name of coordinator of whole project WUS Austria by Mr Dino Mujkić.
06.12.2005.
Taking part in third cycle of the Italian Government Project "Integra plus":
Taking part in third cycle of the Italian Government Project "Integra plus": In the period November 13 - 30, 2005, the third "Study Tour" has been held, in the framework of project Integra Plus of Agency Mondimpresa from Italy. The centre for Management, Quality and Development of the University of Zenica is one of partners in this project, which already is a continuation of the activity series started in the year 2002 by the project Integra Network of Service Centres, dedicated to the international collaboration of SME-s from the countries of Balkan region, Mediterranean and Middle East. The goal of Integra Plus project is to inform the entrepreneurs and managers from the countries, participating in the project, about the achievements and mode of working of Italian SME-s, then about their organizing in clusters. In the frame-work of third study sojourn, the participants visited more than 50 enterprises from regions Apulia, Basilicata and Campania. Special impressions on the "tour" participants have left the enterprises in the field of
  • sofas production (Niccoleti, Incanto..),
  • agronomical food cluster - production of wine, olive oil, cereals processing, centre for research and development of the technologies of fruits and vegetables processing.
  • CETMA Consortium Brindisi - Technological Park Brindisi
  • Yacht Service - yacht production and servicing
  • Il Tari - Centre for education in the field of gold and precious stones processing (lab design, RP lab...), then the production and trade of them;
  • Solofra industrial district - education in the field of leather processing, production and trade of leather and leather goods
  • CIS Bussines city - CIS "Business City", a complex entirely corresponding to the name it has, providing practically all services since buying to the transport of bought goods over the terminal of Nola Interport.
  • Port Salerno - Port for commercial maritime transport ..
Anyway, 23 countries took part in the Integra project from the cited regions (Morocco, Mauritania, Alger, Tunis, Libya, Malta, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Turkey, Bulgaria, Rumania, Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Italy and B&H). The project was funded by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affaires and the organization activities were carried out under tutorship of Mondimpresa Agency, then of regional Chambers of Commerce. The project was concluded with final conference held in Naples on November 29, 2005. Besides of the representatives of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affaires, the participants of earlier study sojourns in framework of Integra project took part at the conference. The conference goal was to assume and show the results realised by this project, then to give the ideas and guidelines for enlarging and further development of established collaboration. The University of Zenica in this phase of the project was represented by Assistant Mr Edin Begović.
05.12.2005.
University of Zenica took part at the World forum on development of Universities business incubators:
In the period November 29 - December 3, 2005, Vice Rector of the university of Zenica has taken part, as the representative of the University of Zenica, in work of World forum and conference "The Best Examples of Scientific Oriented Incubators" which was held in Turin, Italia. The first day TIM and a seminar were organized, headed by Steffan Gullander, Paul Hannon and Pim de Bokx, at which the ruling in incubators was discussed, the ruling of incubation as well as the surrounding ruling for the incubator work in higher phases of business incubators development. In December 1 and 2, 2005, the conference was organized about the role of governments, universities and industry in the development of scientifically oriented incubators, at which the introducers were Lawrence Arbetson, president of LPA Association, Alberto Tazzetti, president of Industrial Association of Turin, Francesco Profumo, Rector of Poly Technical University of Turin, Reinhard Buscher, cheaf of EC Bureau for Innovative Development in Brussels , Bonnies Herron, Innovative Park Gwinenet (USA), Ren Luo, president of Chinese Business Association of Incubators and Giampo Bracchi, AIFI president. During the stay in Turin Vice Rector Petkovic has visited the Poly Technical University of Turin Incubator and he has talked with its Management (I3P), the Technological - Ecological Park Turin and its Management, and he was present at the reception given by Head of Turin Municipality in occasion of the presentation of 6 projects helping the development of entrepreneurship. The stay in Turin was realised in the framework of the collaboration of Piemonte region and Zenica - Doboj Canton as a member of Cantonal Government and Zenica City Delegation.
23.11.2005.
Invitation to World Forum of Global Management:
At the University of Zenica Address a very interesting invitation has come to participate at the Eight World Forum of Global Management. The later is to be kept in Istanbul in June 22 - 25, 2006, organized by UNESCO Leadership Chair, The International Partnership, Service-Learning and Leadership, New York; The Academy for Educational Development, Washington DC and The Fundaçao Dom Cabral, Brazil. The introducing reports will be outlined by Dr. Linda Chisholm, President, the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership. New York. and Dr. Leo Bruno, former Vice-President of Samsung Brazil, Director Center for Leadership Development, Dom Cabral Foundation. Brazil. Among the reporters are Mrs Simone Veil, former President of European Parliament, Bouthros Bouthros Ghali, former UN General Secretary, Mikhail Gorbatchov, former President of Ex - USSR and numerous other names known in the world. By profiting the founds of some of numerous foundations which presented their programs and projects at University of Zenica, we hope that somebody from our close proximity and from UNZE will be present at this forum.
23.11.2005.
Beginning the work on the project "Strengthening the quality system at B&H universities", SUS-centre, Sarajevo:
In November 22 - 23, 2005 the work has begun in SUS Centre Sarajevo at the Project "STRENGTHENING THE QUALITY SYSTEM AT B&H UNIVERSITIES", which assembled the representatives of all (eight) B&H Public Universities, as well as the representatives of WUS - Austria, SUS - B&H, then the foreign partners at this Project, Prof Dr Wolfgang Benedek from Karl - Franzens University of Graz, Dr Matijaž Mihovec, the cheaf of Bureau for Quality at the University of Ljubljana and Mr Adi Kovasčević from WUS Office in Graz. The first working meeting was very successfully leaded by Prof Dr Srebren Dizdar, who is the President of Managing Board of SUS B&H and one of the participants at the project. Along with presenting the achieved level in ruling the quality system at each of B&H Universities, the modalities has been accorded of further work, with special enhancement: of the importance of opening the "Quality Offices" at every University, of the appointment the professionals - experts for permanent work on this complex and requiring task, of the ways of training and exchanging the experiences during the work on the Project, and so on. The University of Zenica was represented by Vice Rector for Science, Development and Int. Collaboration, Prof Dr Darko Petković.
18.11.2005.
Colloquium "The Visions of Righteous Society":
Organized by the Foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Sarajevo, the international colloquium was held in November 13 - 16, 2005 on the visions of a righteous society, from a perspective of the fears, expecting and possibilities of a common life in the global world, from a Jewish, Christian and Muslim point of view. About this theme being focused at the South - Eastern Europe, the famous theology theoreticians of four monotheistic confessions and the sociologists of the religion have spoke, and the special accent is given on the need for mutual understanding of different cultures and religions. The colloquium mainly responded, during three days lasting work, at the questions of the necessary underlining and the redefinition too of the standard terms of goodness, happiness, justice, peace and tolerance. The University of Zenica Centre for Social and Inter - Religious Researches has took an active part too in the work of the colloquium.
17.11.2005.
The solemn Academy on the occasion of five years of the University of Zenica existence:
The most recent B&H University jubilated on November 15, 2005 five years of its existence and 46 years of higher education in Zenica. In the presence of numerous guests and invited people, then with the sounds of hymn Gaudeamus, the ceremony has begun at 14.00 o'clock. The short speech is held by Rector, Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović, about up to date work of the University of Zenica, the achieved degree of the university transformation according to the Bologna process, then about the plans for future. He specially enhanced the importance of the continuity in the development of higher education in the region of central Bosnia, which is more than successfully herited from the University of Sarajevo. The representatives of the B&H Universities congratulated the successes up to now and expressed the best wishes for the future work, and these were the University of Tuzla, University "Džemal Bijedić" of Mostar, University of Mostar, University of East Sarajevo and University of Bihać. At the solemn academy among the others were the member of the B&H Presidency, Mr Sulejman Tihić, the Prime Minister of FB&H, Dr Ahmet Hadžipašić, the Minister for Science and Education in FB&H, Dr Zijad Pašić, the Prime Minister of Zenica - Doboj Canton, MSc Nedžad Polić, the representatives of Diplomatic Corps, the representatives of B&H Academy of Science and Art and numerous other respectable guests, who also held the appropriate toasts. The solemn academy was magnified by the performance of the Youth Chorus from Zenica.
16.11.2005.
Solemn Promotion of the Masters of Sciences and Doctors of Sciences:
On November 15, 2005, at 11.00 o'clock a.m. in the campus of the University of Zenica (at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials) the solemn promotion has been held of the Masters of Sciences and Doctors of Sciences who gained their titles in last year at our University. In the presence of numerous guests, friends, family members and others participants the solemnity was opened by the Rector Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović, who specially enhanced the importance of this act for new Masters and Doctors of Sciences and for University of Zenica as well.
In the honour of the Doctors of Technical Sciences were promoted Dr Mustafa Imamović (reported by Prof Dr Ahmet Hadžipašić), Dr Dijana Ćubela (reported by Prof Dr Sreto Tomašević) and Dr Nedim Hodžić (reported by Prof Dr Nermina Zaimović-Uzunović).
In the honour of the Masters of Technical Sciences were promoted MSc Ismar Alagić (reported by Prof Dr Safet Brdarević), MSc Behar Alić (reported by Prof Dr Fuad Begovac), MSc Zijad Lušija (reported by Prof Dr Dušan vukojević), MSc Džemal Kulašin (reported by Prof Dr Safet Brdarević) and MSc Fuad Hadžikadunić (reporte4d by Prof Dr Dušan Vukojević).
In the name of fresh Doctors and Masters of Sciences, Dr Mustafa Imamović from Mittal Steel Company addressed to the assembly, who enhanced the importance which new human resources have for the regional and B&H concept of development.
15.11.2005.
IV conference with international participation QUALITY 2005 held on November 9 - 12, 2005:
In the period November 9 - 12, 2005, the University of Zenica, respectively its organization unit the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering organized, together with the Chair of Metrology from the University of Erlangen - Nürnberg and the Association for Quality in B&H, IV Conference Quality 2005. It was held in the Hotel Reumal in Fojnica where more than 180 participants took part from 12 countries. At the conference 80 scientific and professional works were presented in several sections (Managing the Quality, Metrology, Quality of the Products and Services, Measurement, Assessment and Analyses, Information Systems on Quality, Quality in Education, Quality in Environment Protection). Special attention and long lasting discussions has the section Quality in Education (Bologna process, the quality of high school and higher education, accreditations, curriculum, inquires, analyses, needs of economy for human resources, level of knowledge and skill after the studies and so on). The conference was very successfully organized by Organization Committee headed by Prof Dr Safet Brdarević, secretary MSc Sabahudin Jašarević, the members were Dr Sabahudin Ekinović, Dr Nermina Zaimović-Uzunović, Dr Sebastian Beetz, Dr Darko Petković, Dr Tunc Bozbura and Mr Ibrahin Plančić. At the Head of International Scientific Board were Prof Dr Mustafa Omanović and Prof Dr Albert Weckenmann. The general sponsor of the conference was BH Telecom Ltd. Sarajevo and the sponsors were Inspekt RGH Ltd. Sarajevo and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Zenica. The tutors were FB&H Government, B&H Chamber of Commerce, Federal Ministry of Handcraft, Entrepreneurs and Development, Government of Zenica - Doboj Canton and City of Zenica. More about the conference and photographical notes you can see at the Web pages of Association for Quality in BH and at the Conference web page.
09.11.2005.
Protocol on Collaboration with the University of Porsgrunn Norway:
Trough bilateral contacts and collaboration existing for a long time, the initial condition was created to sign the Protocol on Collaboration with the University of Porsgrunn (Telemark University College) in Norway (www.hit.no). The Protocol was signed by Rectors Prof Dr Dag Kjartan Bjerkevedt and Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović. The University of Porsgrunn has the study groups developed according to Bologna concept 3+2+3 with all levels of study (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral). They have four campus and those are Notodden, Porsgrunn, Rauland and Bo in which several thousand students study. By this contract the initial conditions are created to be applied to the programs and projects financed by Norway Government. Also the same way the possibilities are given too that graduating students, MSc candidates and Doctorate candidates of the University of Zenica, as well as the teaching personnel can do in Norway a part of their researches from common projects.
26.10.2005.

Proposals from the Meeting UNESCO Roster concerning the development of the science and research activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

On October 18, 2005 the meeting was held to present the report about the situation in the field of science and research in B&H. This report was made by the experts of UNESCO - ROSTER, professors Stanislav Pejovnik from Slovenia and Pierre Papon from France. At the meeting organized by UNESCO - ROSTER, having the headquarter in Venice, were present the representatives of eight public universities in B&H, the B&H Academy of Science and Education, the representatives of some institutes, private firms, and the representatives of some ministries at the cantonal, entity and B&H state level. Along with presentation of the data about the situation of the scientific and research activities in B&H, some conclusions were offered to be the guidelines for future activities aiming to improve the research and technological potential of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Some of these suggestions understand:  
The training of young scientists and researchers at the universities in B&H, being specially directed toward new experimental technologies. The identification of strategic priorities of the research in B&H and assuring the conditions for realisation of the research projects in the fields which are determined as priority ones. 
The fields which could have the priority in B&H are:

  • Health (biology and genetics, environment protection, industry of pharmacy, management in the field of health protection);
  • Metallurgy (iron and aluminium, basic processes, protection agains pollution, metal materials);
  • Energy (using the hydro potentials),
  • Agriculture and Forestry

Undertaking the economical and financial measures (income from taxes) to enable the investment of private sector in the field of research and technological development.
The participants of the meeting proposed the continuation of this team, in which use to be included all the universities in B&H, and the assistance in the realisation of future activities and projects will be afforded by UNESCO - ROSTER in the framework of their possibilities.   
Guidelines for a science and technology policy in Bosnia & Herzegovina (MS Word, 1 MB) >>

25.10.2005.

Work meeting held on the project "Introducing ECTS in B&H Universities":
In the period October 18 - 23, 2005, University of Ghent, Belgium, (www.ugent.be) hosted the representatives of B&H state Universities in the project "Introducing ECTS in B&H Universities". In very contents full presentations, discussions then the talks being carried out at this eminent University, besides the representatives of the University of Ghent present were too the European Experts for Bologna Process Prof Dr Christopher Moss (University of Marburg) and Prof Dr Fernando Barbosa (University of Porto). During several days of working the following themes were presented which about very contents full discussion was carried out:
- Development of ECTS software (Mr Bruno Lowagie),
- Quality Assurance in the Education (Mrs Joke Clayes)
- Measuring the Work Load of the Students (Mr Jos Van der Veken)
- Methods of Lecturing (Mr Luc Van de Poele)
- Some Experiences with ECTS-a in German Education System (Mr Cristopher Moss)
- Transition of the University of Ghent toward Undergraduate/Postgraduate Study (Mr Ruddy de Potter)
- Some Good Practical Solutions in the Language Studies Organising (Mr Benjamin Biebuyck)
- Studies 4+1, 3+2 or 3+1+1 (Mr Herwing Dejonghe)
All good experiences acquired during this Seminar will be utilised for the progress in fulfilling the conditions of the Bologna Process at the University of Zenica, of which a great number is already fulfilled or actually is being realised. With this goal particularly is enhanced the importance of the project of development and full implementation of the quality system in the higher education, equally at the university level and at all organisation units levels as well, which becomes one of the priority projects of the University Management. The University of Zenica was presented by Vice Rector for Scientific/Research Work and International Collaboration Prof Dr Darko Petković. Otherwise, the University of Ghent is the institution which usually serves, due to all it has done in the field of fulfilling the Bologna Process conditions, as a "demonstrating example" together with Flam Region, which is in a Law bringing and Law sense the "sample" of good regulated regional - state system.
Download presentations:
- Procedures and Activities at Ghent University (Powerpoint, 552 kB)
- Quality Assurance in Higher Education (Powerpoint, 403 kB)
- Curricula Review (Powerpoint, 1 MB)
- Student questionnaires (Powerpoint, 414 kB)
- Development and validation of a prospective, random sample method for measuring study-time and learning context in Medical Education (Powerpoint, 1 MB)
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- LA SITUATION DE FLANDRE: VISITATION ET ACCRÉDITATION (Powerpoint, 74 kB)

24.10.2005.

Meeting on the Draft Report Guidelines for a Science and Technology Policy in B&H:
On October 18, in Sarajevo (UNDP OFFICE) the meeting was held to discuss Draft of Guidelines for a Science and Technology Policy in B&H , organized by ROSTE - UNESCO REGIONAL BUREAU FOR SCIENCE IN EUROPE from Venice. Present were: the representative of B&H Government, Mr. Safet Halilović, the representative of ANUBiH, Mr. Božidar Matić, then the representatives of some B&H Universities, research Institutes and other institutions, the State Bureau for Collaboration With UNESCO, and of some production enterprises. The animators were the Director of UNESCO - ROSTE Mr. Howard Moore, and two members of the working team who made the Guidelines, Mr Stane Pejovnik and Mr Pierre Papon. The Draft of the Guidelines was outlined and discussed during the morning and afternoon, then the conclusions were brought on necessary future activities.
The UNESCO  Regional Bureau for Science in Europe (ROSTE) has been involved for a number of years in reflections on the reconstruction of scientific cooperation in South East Europe involving many experts from EU and non - EU countries. A conference held in Venice on 24 - 27 March 2001 and organized by ROSTE launched the process. Since then ROSTE has taken several initiatives, and decided in 2004 to organize an expert mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina with two main objectives: to assess the scientific potential (and in particular the research infrastructures) of the country, and to make the recommendations for its future development and integration into the international and European research communities. ROSTE felt, indeed, that it was its duty to contribute to reconstruction of the scientific potential of a country which has been severally damaged during a war and to the development of international cooperation for this purpose.
This initiative was fully endorsed by the B&H political authorities and received the personal support of Dr Safet Halilović, Minister of Civil Affaires of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Mrs Željana Zovko, Ambassador of B&H to France and ambassador, Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.
Accordingly, three missions were carried out in the country, all of which took place in 2005 (14 - 19 March, 16 - 21 May, 30 JunE - 1 July); during these mission Sarajevo was visited (twice), Banja Luka (twice), Mostar and Zenica (once each). Political authorities in the country at various levels, diplomats, representatives of the scientific community (universities, research institutes) and industrialists were met. Some laboratories and companies were also visited. The mission was greatly helped by support of local authorities and by the UNESCO - ROSTE Office in Venice and its project office in Sarajevo.
After analysing the present situation of the country, ten years after the signature of the Dayton Peace Agreement, the conclusions were presented concerning the scientific potential of the country, the role of  various institutions and the objectives and guidelines for a future national science and technology policy.

* Based on Foreword to Draft Report by Prof Dr Pierre Papon and Prof Dr Stanislav Peyovnik

11.10.2005.

Press conference in the Rector's office of the University of Zenica:
On October 11, 2005 at 11.00 a.m., in the Rector's Office the conference was held for the journalists on the occasion of some important happenings, which occurred or will occur soon organized by the University of Zenica. From passed happenings at first place the talks wre held about XI International Conference "Trends in the Development of Machine Constructions and Technologies", TMT 2005 being held in September 26 - 30, 2005 in Antalia, with more then 250 participants from 30 countries from all over the world, organized by University of Zenica, Universidad Politecnica de Catalynia, Barcelona i University of Bahcesehir, Istanbul. The President of the Organisation Committee Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović talked about, enhancing that in previous 12 years this Conference is grown in one of biggest European Conferences in the technologies field. The talks wre held particularly about the beginning of new academic year under conditions from the Bologna Declaration, with enhanced importance of founding the Faculty of Law. Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Health. Some of important future activities of the University of Zenica were presented and these are:
Announcement of the Conference with international participation QUALITY 2005, in November 9 - 12, 2005 in Fojnica;
Announcement of the presentation of the TEMPUS programme on October 25, 2005;
Solemn Academy on the occasion of the University Day, then the Promotion of the Doctors and Masters of Science on November 15, 2005;
Announcement of the Session in Zenica of the Bologna Group for B&H, at the end of November 2005.
Announcement of the beginning the preparation for the Conference Metallic and Non - Metallic Materials, in April 2006 in Zenica;
At the Press Conference the talks were held by Rector Prof dr Sabhudin Ekinović, Vice Rectors Prof Dr Željko Škuljević and Prof Dr Darko Petković, and the Deans Prof Dr Safet Brdarević and Prof Dr Fuad Begovac.

11.10.2005.

Visit of the government delegation of Ze-Do Canton:
On the occasion of the beginning of new academic year the Government Delegation of Ze - Do Canton visited University of Zenica, headed by Prime Minister Mr Nedžad Polić, and with members Prof Dr Sreto Tomašević and the chief of Prime Minister's Cabinet, Prof Zahida Šišić. The University of Zenica begins the new academic year in importantly changed conditions, with three new Faculties and with fairly great number of fulfilled conditions of the Bologna Process (new curriculum, ECTS introduced by all members, integrated Chairs, new University Statute, almost entirely realised legal university integration, new organization structure and other). After the talk in the Rector's Office with the management of the University of Zenica, the Cantonal Delegation visited the students of first year of the study, accompanied by Rector Prof Dr Ekinović and Vice Rector Prof Dr Petković, then by the Deans of Faculties members-organisation units. By an appropriate speech and talk they wished to the freshmen of these faculties the success in their higher education. The representatives of the Cantonal Government expressed the readiness to do another effort yet to bring the study conditions at University of Zenica at a still higher level.

10.10.2005.

Richard Rorty sojourned in B&H:
During the stay in B&H, famous American philosopher Mr. Richard Rorty has done a very well visited lecture in the Centre of Interdisciplinary Studies in Sarajevo, on the relation between analytic and continental philosophy, and then on the importance and role of the philosophy in the modern era.
The lecture was attended by the Vice Rector for lecturing of the University of Zenica Prof Dr Zeljko Skuljevic, then the assistants Mr Spahija Kozlić and Mr Bernard Harbaš.

10.10.2005.

Visit of the representatives of the Forum of Zenica Citizens:
On October 10, 2005 the representatives of the Forum of Zenica Citizens visited the Rector's Office of the University of Zenica.
With Mr. Muhamed Aliefendić, Mrs. Slavica Hrnkaš and Mr. Emir Sijerčić have talked the Rector Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović, Vice Rector for Lecturing Prof Dr Željko Škuljević and Vice Rector for Science, Development and International Collaboration Prof Dr Darko Petković.
The hosts let know the guests about the actual situation at the University of Zenica, the applications for first year of the study in all the Faculties of the University of Zenica, the beginning of lecturing as well as about the activities on the work of three new opened Faculties at the University of Zenica: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Health.
The Rector Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović expressed the gratitude for the assistance given by Forum of Zenica Citizens when decision on forming of the University of Zenica was considered. The representatives of Forum of Zenica Citizens informed the host about the possibilities of a collaboration with the University of Zenica and they transmitted the sole copy of the Kulin Ban medal.

06.10.2005.

Visit of the Delegation from University of Biel (Switzerland):
In the framework of the efforts to open at the University of Zenica the study departments dealing with studying the technologies of wood machining, designing in wood and metal processing, agricultural business etc. which would be multi professionally oriented (concept 3+2+3), the University Management does permanent efforts aimed to find the international institutions - partners for such a form of study collaboration. Namely, today at the University of Zenica the knowledge in these fields are acquired mainly trough elective courses at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Already in 2003/2004 the starting of integral study was planned of the applied technologies and economy (concept 50 % of the technology + 30 % of the economy + 20 % general knowledge), in the framework of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, but the mentioned study has not started at that time.
With completing the institutional development of integral University in Zenica the process is started again and then the Elaborate made on introducing such a study was the basis to talk carried out yesterday with Prof Dr Thomas Stautmeister, Mrs Alexandra Stautmeister and Mrs Dženita Džano, representing the German Agency for Development Colaboration (GTZ). While creating the curriculum and programmes for this kind of study, the University of Zenica is expecting greater help and collaboration from GTZ and USAID who already work in B&H at such the programs. Furthermore, through the protocols on collaboration with foreign partners the possibilities will be given for exchanging the students and lecturers, for the participation in common programmes etc.
The UNZE Hosts at the meeting were the Rector Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović and Vice Rector Prof Dr Darko Petković.

30.09.2005.
XI International conference TMT 2005 has been held:
In the period of September 26 - 30, 2005 the University of Zenica (B&H), together with Poly - Technique University of Catalonia from Barcelona (Spain) and University of Bahçeşehir (Turkey), has been the organizer and host of one of the biggest European Congresses in the technical - technological field. 9-th Conference of the series, of which the official name is "TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MACHINERY AND ASSOCIATED TECHNOLOGY" has assembled in a wonderful ambient of Antalia City and of Hotel DEDEMAN, some 300 participants from 35 countries from all over the world. The Conference was solemnly opened by Prof Dr Ahmet Hadžipašić, the Prime Minister of B&H Federation. The introduction report at the Conference has been outlined by Prof Dr Ahmet DUYAR, General Manager of the ARTESIS Company, one of the world leader in advanced electronics technologies. The work at the Conference has been carried out in five parallel sections (Manufacturing Technologies and Materials, Industrial Engineering, Applied Technologies and Software Engineering, Mechanical Construction and Design, and Other Engineering Topics) and the official language of the Conference was English. All the papers, which passed the reviewing, are printed as the conference proceedings in English language, having about 1550 pqges. At the end of the Conference the Organization Committee decided that the following 10-th TMT Conference be hold in first half of September 2006, in Barcelona. More about the Conference itself, then the gallery of the pictures from the Conference, you will have the opportunity to see at the Web page of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zenica, which was one of the main implementer of the activities at the TMT Conference 2005.
21.09.2005.

Regional Conference on Importance of Regional Development of Central B&H:
On September 14, 2005, between 1000 - 1200 o'clock, the Regional Conference has been held on Importance of Regional Development of Central B&H, under tutorship of European Regional Economic Develop0ment, EU RED, Regional Centre Central B&H (Zenica - Doboj Canton and Central Bosnia Canton), effectuated by Regional Economic Community (REZ). The conference was held in the Assembly Hall of Zenica Municipality, and present were the representatives of State, educational, non-governmental institutions and organizations, as well as the representatives of economics association, from several Municipalities of the Central Bosnia Region. In the name of the University of Zenica present were Prof Dr Jovan Sredojević, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor Aida Mahmutović, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials, and MSc Selam Spužić, from Rector's Office of University of Zenica.
At the Conference were outlined the data about two years activities of EU RED through assistance of REZ, at the realisation of strategic goals:
1) Development of Processing Industry, Transport and Agriculture,
2) Self Sustainability of Infrastructural Development of Transport and Tourism,
3) Institutional Development and Function of Human Working Forces Market
4) Development of the Model to Reach Social Consensus
Initial points for cited strategic goals are strong and connected SME-s sector, using the geo-strategic location of Central B&H with inter-Regional Connecting, the system of the development of human resources based on new technological knowledge and strong inter-sector collaboration of the private, governmental and non-governmental sector.
Of 41 in total planned programmes, of what are in course or finished 22, outlined were the examples of achieved results in the Municipalities of Žepče, Travnik, Busovača and Kakanj in agricultural, tourist and small entrepreneurs sector. The further assistance has been demanded of all regional social and politics factors to proceed the activities on the realisation of strategic goals, and the Conference was promoted into a coordination corps for further work.

21.09.2005.

Session of Working Group for Higer Education (Bologna Comity) in Banja Luka:
The session of working group for higher education (Bologna Comity) was held on September 19, 2005 in Banja Luka. The host of session was Rector of Unuversity of Banja Luka, Prof Dr Dragoljub Mirjanić, and it was held in the Rector's Office of the Univesrsity. The daily order was as follows:
- Welcoming speech, Rector Mirjanić
- Introduction Words, Srdjan Arnaut, Minister of Civil Affaires and Sarah Keating, CoE
- Presentation of Reforms in the Bologna Process Framework at the University of Banja Luka, Mr Djordje Markez and Mr Djordje Marjanović
- Discussions
Law on Higher Education
- Information about Law on Higher Education in Republic Srpska (representative of RS Ministry)
- Information about State Law Draft on Higher Education - Mr Srdjan Arnaut
- Information about the work of Bologna Follow up Group (report of Prof Dr L. Tanović, outlined by Mr S. Arnaut)
- Divers
Otherwise, the Bologna Group for B&H unify the representatives of the Universities in B&H, International Communities, representatives of the Student's unions as well as the representatives of power (corresponding Ministries in B&H). In a very vivant discussions after the presentations, it has been talked about numerous problems which confront higher education in B&H. Special attention excite the presentations of new elements in the Law regulative, then the discussion commenced by Prof Dr R. Praštalo, in the name of the independent Union of the professors of the Universities in Republic Srpska. It has been agreed that next meeting of this Working Group will be held in November 2005, and the host of the session will be University of Zenica.
In the enclosure of this report, the outlining is given of Prof Dr L. Tanović.
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19.09.2005.

Final Conference on the Project "Ruling and Reform of Higher Education in B&H":
In September 14 and 15, 2005 solemn Conference in Sarajevo was organized, on the occasion of conclusion of two years lasting programme of European Council and of European Commission in B&H, in the field of ruling and reform of higher education in B&H. The representatives of the international organization, the European Council experts engaged in project realisation, the Minister of Civil Affaires in Ministers Council of B&H Prof Dr Safet Halilović, the representatives of all B&H Universities, the representatives of students, the guests from the Universities in the neighbouring region and the representatives of other GO-s and NGO-s in B&H were present at the Conference. During the conference the results were assumed of two years lasting Project and its effects on reforms introduced at the Universities in two past years. The second day of the Conference, the working groups, formed of the Conference participants, have proposed the future steps for the realisation of reforms in higher education. The representatives of the University of Zenica at this Conference were: Prof Dr Darko Petković, Vice Rector of the University, Mrs Arifa Čuruković, grad jurist, General Secretary of the University, MSc Hasan Avdušinović, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials, Assistant Ibrahim Plančić, grad eng, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Miss Emina Talić, the representative of students organization of the University. The advantage of the Conference was taken to talk with the representatives of the Norway Kingdom Embassy and German Federal Republic Embassy concerning the future common activities, then with the representatives of European University Association about the elements of institutional evaluation and elaboration of the Development Plans Documents, then about new curriculum and programs according to the determinants from Bologna Process.

15.09.2005.

The concurs of the University of Berlin, Swiss Embassy, OSCE Mission to B&H and Centre for Inter - Disciplinary Studies UNSA:
In the week since 12 to 16 September 2005, at the address of Rector's Office some various offers came: for working engagement, scholarships, study possibilities to stay in foreign institutions. Intending to make accessible these informations to as larger circle of academic staff and students as possible, you have it since today at our Web Page.
Letter from Berlin:
"Freie Universität Berlin welcomes student applications to its Spring
2006 FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) semester. Full details are
available at www.fu-berlin.de/fubest.
The general application deadline is October 15, 2005. Applicants with a GPA of at least 3.5 are encouraged to compete for a FU-BEST scholarship; the deadline in this case is October 1. All application information and materials can be downloaded from the FU-BEST website.
FU-BEST offers mandatory intensive German language training at all levels, combined with courses taught in English by German/European faculty on topics ranging from German history and politics to international relations in Europe, art history, Central European literature, German cinema, and the sociological analysis of Germany's dual totalitarian experience.
For the Spring 2006 semester and beyond, a new course has been added, entitled "Problems and Issues in German Philosophy: Kant to Sloterdijk."
Participants opt for homestays or single-occupancy studio apartments. A weeklong excursion to Munich and Vienna, as well as a rich variety of local field-trips and attendance at cultural events, form an integral part of the Spring 2006 program.
E-mail inquiries may be sent to fubest@fu-berlin.de. FU-BEST welcomes the exploration of possible partnerships or other associations with especially North American institutions.
Dr. Dirk Verheyen
FU-BEST Academic Director

Dopis OSCE Misija:
"Promeso Consulting, a consultancy company located in Bucharest, Romania is looking for experts from Albania, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Croatia,FYROM, Serbia&Montenegro to be part of a project on access to education,training and employment of minorities in their countries. The experts should have the following expertise:
- good knowledge of education, training and employment policies in the country with particular focus on ethnic minorities;
- experience in carrying out analyses and in drafting national studies or surveys regarding ethnic minorities' access to education, training and employment;
- good knowledge of international conventions regarding ethnic minority rights;
- sound technical writing skills;
- proficiency in English (both written and spoken).
The main job would be to draft a 10-page country report on access of ethnic minorities to education, training and employment. Those interested should send a CV in European format to office@promeso.ro. Novara Maric,Education Officer OSCE FO Zenica
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13.09.2005.

The project of prevention against dependence on psychoactive substances:
The project of prevention against dependence on psychoactive substances by internet, with the contents destined for youth. Application deadline: September 16, 2005
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08.09.2005.

Panel discussion "Forum 100" organized by the Zenica - Doboj Cantonal Government:
On Septermber 8, 2005, in the headquarters of ZE-DO Cantonal Government the Panel Discussion was held from the cycle "FORUM 100" which assembles the representatives of Cantonal Government, the owners of private enterprises and other representatives of firms and institutions important for development of the regional and B&H economy. In the period since 12.30 to 16.00 hours three themes were presented, namely:
- Elements and Importance of Introducing of PDV taxes for Enterpreneurs;
- Presenting and Considering the Corridor Vc Route at the ZE . DO Canton Area, and
- University of Zenica as the Regional Centre of Higher Education in the Process of
Transition from Lecturing to the Entrepreneur's University
After the presentation the discussion took place by the entrepreneurs, government representatives and the themes reporters. The University of Zenica was presented by Vice Rector for Science and Development, Prof Dr Darko Petković, who, during the fifteen minutes of presentation, has outlined the basic features of actual period of UNZE work, the achieved level of fulfilled conditions from Bologna Process, and he has particularly underlined by concrete examples the importance of new entrepreneur's function, which UNZE endeavours to incorporate in its work. From the questions pertaining the UNZE, at first place the question use to be specially noted, posed by the representative of Pobjeda ltd. Tešanj, Mr K. Kotorić: "How to shorten extremely long lasting studies today and to preserve at the same time the quality of the knowledge?", and the question of greater importance the practical work and practical acquirement of knowledge, against knowledge exclusively from the books.
The businessmen were particularly interested in new curriculum. in what they offer, which kind of outgoing knowledge profiles they give, how many young people study at the B&H Universities, and if we really have often mentioned advantages of schooled human resources as a comparative advantage related to some others countries of South Eastern Europe.
The assembly was successfully organized and guided by the representatives of the Zenica - Doboj Cantom headed by Prime Minister Mr Nedžad Polić, MSc.
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08.09.2005.

SUS B&H and OPA signed the Contract on forming B&H Advising Centre for Education in USA:
The US Embassy, Office for Public Relations (OPA) Sarajevo and B&H World University Service have signed on August 25, 2005 the Agreement on Forming the B&H Advising Centre for Education in USA. The services of Centre will be realised through information days, seminars, visits to the B&H Universities etc. The activities if Centre will cover all the region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and besides providing the information services one of the goals is supporting the contact between the students from B&H and the Universities in USA.
B&H Advising Centre for Education in USA represents a particular additional activity of Academic Information Centre SUS of B&H, which offers large spectrum of information about the possibilities to study in South Eastern Europe and in the World.
The total value of the Project amounts 40,000 US $, and the Agreement is signed for one year with a possibility of prolongation.
All the details and information about the beginning of work of Advising Centre for Education in USA you will be able find in time at the Web page of SUS B&H: www.sus.ba

07.09.2005.

Student's Summer - the days of the culture and book:
In the framework of manifestation " Student's Summer - the days of the culture and book" it has been spoken about the perspectives of the University of Zenica, the Bologna Process, then about student's education at the University of Zenica as unified institution. The referents were: Vice Rector for Lecturing at the University of Zenica, Prof Dr Željko Škuljević and the President of the Student's Union Miss Amra Muslić.

07.09.2005.

Participation in the work of pannel discussion on education reform:
On September 7, 2005 in the Hotel "Dom penzionera", the panel discussion was held on the topic "Reform of professional and technique schools of wood processing specialisation in the Central B&H Region", where the representatives of the University of Zenica took part (Vice Rector for Science and Research, Prof Dr Darko Petković, Vice Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Prof Dr Jovo Sredojević, Director of the Institute for Mechanical Engineering of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Mr Mensur Arnaut, Grad Eng, and MSc Raza Hadžalić, Higher Assistant at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials). The panel discussion was successfully organized by Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Zenica - Doboj Canton, Pedagogical Department of Zenica Municipality and Regional Agency for Development for Central B&H Region. The support to organize the panel discussion was given by USAID CCA, project of forming the wood processing cluster in the Central B&H Region.
In course of panel discussion the activities were presented, in the framework of European Union Programme for professional education and training (EUVET), the organisation GTZ, the engagement of the FB&H Ministry of Education and Science, on elaboration of classification of professions with professional competences in high and professional schools - the group of professions forestry and wood processing, then the presentation followed of undertaken activities of FB&H Employment Bureau in the field of work market research in the field of wood processing.
Along with the reform of whole education system in B&H, the initiative of adapting the education process to the needs of industry, and that is in the process of professional education at medium and higher degree, in the process of organizing of practical lecturing, then in the processes of qualifying, re-qualifying and qualification accomplishment of working forces. In the work of panel discussion the important part is taken by representatives of German Association for Technical Collaboration (GTZ).
In the framework of discussion on the directions of human resources schooling at the Univedrsity of Zenica, as a scientific - lecturing and researching institution, which use to be a leader of regional development of Central B&H Region, it was concluded that it is necessary as soon as possible to introduce in the curriculum and programs the studies which will lecture on modern form of designing in wood processing, technology of wood testing and attesting the wooden products, the system of quality in wood processing etc. As an ideal framework for this kind of studies the concept 3 + 2 has been taken, which would be an integrated stud of technique and economy for whom the representatives of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME-s) show the biggest interest in the wood processing.
More about the panel discussion itself, the conclusions and recommendations you can read at the WEB Page of University of Zenica Partner - Regional Economic Association (REZ) www.rez.ba.

07.09.2005.

Visit of director of the Bureau for standardisation and metrology of RS:
On September 7, 2005, Mr Petar Milašinović, director of the bureau for standardisation and metrology of Republic Srpska in Banja Luka, visited the Rector's Office of University of Zenica. Talking with Vice Rector Prof Dr Darko Petković, Mr Milašinović has outlined basic indicators and results of the Bureau, on which head he is for some years. Vice Rector Petković acknowledged the Guest with the results which UNZE achieved in short period of active work, specially in the segment of fulfilling the conditions of Bologna process enhancing at the first place the importance of new curriculum and programs with which UNZE is starting in new academic year. Special attention during talk was dedicate to the importance of education for the professions for which it is necessary to attain an agreement they are strategic, based on valid analyses of documents on region's and B&H state's development plans.

06.09.2005.

Visit of project monitor of the project "Modernisation of managing and ruling functions at the universities in B&H":
DaOn September 5, 2005 Mrs Alica Čeliković - Klapuh, who is responsible for monitoring the programme TACIS and CARDS from EC Regional Office in Sarajevo, visited the Rector's Office of University of Zenica. The talks with Rector Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović and Vice Rector Prof Dr Darko Petković, Mrs Čeliković were about concrete results of the Project "Modernisation of Managing and Ruling Functions at the Universities in B&H", being leaded in common by CoE and EC - Missions in Sarajevo. Rector Ekinović expressed the satisfaction with what was heard by representatives of UNZE at numerous workshops in which they took part, and he concludes that they may apply it very concretely working on documentation and other elements of UNZE work. Vice Rector Petković presented the way of team forming with UNZE participants at those workshops, as well as their participation in the internal projects at UNZE, which are defined in the sense of fulfilling the Bologna Process conditions. In following talks with the members the teams from UNZE, who participated in various workshops (representatives of students, Assistants MSc S.Lemeš, MSc H. Avdušinović, MSc J. Duraković, Grad Eng I. Plančić, MSc S. Spužić) the concrete experiences and outlooks were brought out, acquired during the work at this Project and the guidelines were given for new Projects.

05.09.2005.

Constitution of the Project titled: "Integration and Development of the University of Zenica according to principles of the Bologna Process":
Since the University of Zenica, as other Universities in Europe, is in the complex process of transformation acording to regulations of the Bologna Process, the Management of the University of Zenica has constituted, at the Collegium's Session held on August 24, 2005, a permanent Project titled "INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA ACCORDING TO PRINCIPLES OF THE BOLOGNA PROCESS", which has several very important, respectively strategic subprojects. The later are of crucial importance for the future of the University of Zenica. All the projects will be, or they already have been worked with project teams, appointed by Rectors Office of the University of Zenica, constituted of employees with corresponding knowledge for the work at concrete Project, from and out of University. The Projects, which are effectuated in collaboration with international institutions, will understand the participation of entitled persons from the University of Zenica and it will be according to the needs of each Project.
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31.08.2005.

Visit of the director of B&H National and University Library:
On August 28, 2005 an official visit occured, of the director of B&H National and University Library, Dr Enes Kujundžić, to the Rector's Office of the University of Zenica. Talking with the Rector, Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović and Vice Rector Prof Dr Darko Petković, Dr Kujundžić presented the scope of work of National and University Library in Sarajevo, and he pointed the possible and planned directions of collaboration with the University of Zenica. Dr Kujundžić welcomed the steps leading to forming of the University Library in Zenica and he enhanced the importance it use to have in the future growth and development of University of Zenica. Dr Kujundžić brought as a present to new Library 325 different book titles with more then 500 books which are mainly destined to undergraduate stuy at the University of Zenica.

30.08.2005.

Second regional ENIC seminar:
On August 25 and 26 the second regional ENIC seminar was held. It occurred in the premises of Faculty of economy, University of Sarajevo, and it has been organized as a common project of European Council and European Commission to B&H. At the seminar were present the representatives of ENIC centres from B&H, Croatia, Serbia and Monte Negro and the representatives of B&H universities. The animators of seminar were the chiefs of ENIC centres from Slovenia and Estonia.
During two days lasting seminar the following questions were discussed:
- Report of the representatives of B&H ENIC centre on working visit to Estonia,
- difference of educational systems,
- basic tools and proceedings in the process of Lisbon Conference implementation,
- practical examples and experiences in the field of recognizing the diplomas from Slovenia and Estonia.
The representative of the University of Zenica at this seminar was MSc Hasan Avdušinović, higher assistant at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials.

29.08.2005.

Protocol on collaboration between Limuci University from Rome and University of Zenica:
On August 18, 2005 the Protocol is signed on collaboration between Limuci University from Rome and University of Zenica.
By signing of this Protocol were present: Prof Dr Dario Andretta, Rector of Roman University Limuci, Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović, Rector of University of Zenica, Cantonal Minister for Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Prof Dr Sreto Tomašević and Cantonal Minister for Economa Mr Mirsad Šaranović. By practical effectuation of this Protocol some projects use to be realised, very important for the economy of Zenica - Doboj Canton. Italian partners have presented, during the stay in our City, to their hosts the following projects: the Project of Sport Centre, the Project of trash recycling and the Project of pneumatics recycling.

18.08.2005.

First Regional ENIC Training:
On August 16 and 16 the seminar was held under name "First Regional ENIC Training", Organized by European Commission to B&H and European Council. The seminar was held in Sarajevo, in the premises of Faculty of Economy, University of Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina as signer of Lisbon Convention has take over certain obligations to form ENIC net, information centres and recognising the diplomas. This seminar represents first steps to train the members of B&H ENIC centre and to familiarize the people working in the field of higher education with the way of functioning of these centres and of their collaboration with the higher education institutions. At the seminar the representatives the chefs of ENIC centres from Slovenia and Estonia took the part, who spoke about their experiences by forming and about every days work of those centres.
Basic questions debated at the seminar were:
- International and national legacy frameworks to recognise diplomas,
- national ENIC corps,
- international ENIC / NARIC net,
- basic tools in the process of recognising the diplomas,
- experiences from Slovenia and Estonia, and others.
The representative of the University of Zenica at this seminar was MSc Hasan Avdušinović, higher assistant at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials.

17.08.2005.

Summer school CIM technology and study sojourn in Turkey:
The students of the University of Zenica take part of Summer University in the field of CIM technologies at the University of Bahçeşehir, Istanbul. The course is being held at working days since 9 until 16 hours in a very modern laboratory for CIM technology of the University of Bahçeşehir, Istanbul, (www.bahcesehir.edu.tr).
Apart of this educative part, the visit has other numerous scopes, which until now included the visit to famous Dolmabahce Palace, weekend at the Black See and the reception given by Chief of Girasun city Municipality and the owner of Bahçeşehir University, Mr Enver Yucel, as well, taking part of the at the Sorbonne graduated students Soiree from Turkey in the presence of the French Consul and the Rector Prof. Dr. Batum Suheyl, and other events. A part of the sojourn until now is dedicated to the preparations of the conference TMT 2005, being organized in common by UPC Barcelona, University of Bahçeşehir and University of Zenica, which is to be held at the end of Septembre 2005, in Antalia, and for which 372 works are presented until now from 35 countries all over the world.

14.07.2005.

Study initiative of Johann Gottfried Herder (the possibilities of scholarship for guest professors from Germany):
Study initiative of Johann Gottfried Herder organization has for the goal to help improvement of education systems in South Eastern Europe, and at that plan it is financing the coming of retreated German professors in the above mentioned region, who would take part in researching and lecturing at the institution where they would be the guest professors.
Ausschreibung (Word doc, 28 kB) >>
Antrag Gasthochschule (Word doc, 43 kB) >>
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You can send the questions at E-Mail address prax01@sarajevo.goethe.org.

13.07.2005.

Protocol on collaboration with Regional Economy - development Community - REZ:
On July 13, 2005 at the Rector's Office of the University of Zenica the Protocol was signed on collaboration of University of Zenica and Regional Economy - development Community - REZ for Central B&H. In that best way the proclaimed maxima was confirmed "about transfer of the university from exclusively lecturing to enterprising institution" by what the University of Zenica actively effectuates the guidelines from working material of Institutional Plan of Development. The protocol was signed by Rector Prof. Dr Sabahudin Ekinović and by Director of REZ, Mrs Amela Malićbegović. UNIVERSITY OF ZENICA and REZ - Regional Economy - development Community - believe that the common interests can be realised by linking both organizations, trough achieving of better collaboration by linking employed personnel, students, then all others included in scientific - research and lecturing process at the University, aiming to realize regional economic growth and development. Both institutions share firm persuasion that mutual understanding among people can be promoted trough establishment of an academic link. Basic goals on which UNZE and REZ will work in next years are:
(1) to promote individual and group contacts among lecturers, students and other staff of UNZE with REZ, as well as with partners with whom REZ collaborates,
(2) to provide the possibility for exchange of personnel aiming to promote the collaboration in common projects activities,
(3) to provide the possibilities for students to participate in the REZ projects aiming to promote undergraduate as well as postgraduate science and practice,
(4) to develop and motivate common work on projects, researches, seminars, international conferences, workshops, including the efforts to provide funding from external sources,
(5) to establish exchange of professional and scientific knowledge and information, electronic journals, academic material, means and services,
(6) to develop common programs of undergraduate and postgraduate learning, and distance learning, then the programs to re-qualify professional working forces,
(7) to implement the developing programs for academic staff trough new teaching forms at the distance and new study sections,
(8) to work in common at the implementation and development of the project of Scientific - Technological Park Zenica, what will be defined more precisely ba founding acts,
(9) to be leaders of the transformation and of economic development of Central Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a region which will provide the possibility of employment, assure favourable economic climate and attract foreign investments,
(10) to motivate any other activity for which both organizations agree they will be of a common interest and usefulness.

12.07.2005.

Visit of the delegation of post graduated students from University of Torino:
On July 12, 2005 a several members delegation of the students and professors from University of Torino (Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italia) visited the Rector's Office of the university of Zenica, being headed by the study director Prof. Alberto Antoniotto and the representative of Antene Piemonte for B&H, Mrs. A. Pašalić. Along with representing the University of Zenica and the basic guidelines of the planned development, then the achieved level of implementation of the Bologna process solutions, the Vice Rector Petković acquainted the Guests with the work until now of the most recent B&H University. Since the Guests from Italy were the students of post graduation study in the field of social sciences (political sciences, Law, international relations etc.) the greatest number of the questions during talks pertained the B&H organization of higher education field, the way of funding the universities, the position of the lecturers and students in the society, state of the collaboration with other universities at the SE Europe area and so on. Along with Vice Rector Petković the questions of the Guests were answered by general secretary Mrs. Arifa Čuruković, greaduated jurist; MSc. Selam Spužić, coordinator for international collaboration; Mrs Adisa Krehmić, graduated Jurist, secretary of Centre for Global Understanding of Law (unit being founded at UNZE) and MSc. Ismar Alagić representing Regional Economy Community (REZ). After this reception and talks, the delegation from Torino had the talks with the representatives of the Student's Union of the University of Zenica.

12.07.2005.

Application of Business Centre ZDK:
Wishing to help our graduating students to find a business arrangement, all the offers of this kind received at the Rector's Office of the University of Zenica, as well as this one, will be given in the framework of the actualities, respectively of the projects. That is why we recommend the visitors of the Web page to pass sometimes the Application too, which will not be opened only for the projects etc., but for the job offers too.
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11.07.2005.

Conference "Science and Research - Concurrency ability for the Future":
On July 11, 2005 in the Rector's Office of the University of Tuzla, in the time since 11.00 to 17.00 o'clock the conference was held on the topic Conference "Science and Research - Concurrency for the Future", in the framework of X-nth International Summer University. All the works at the conference were summoned and among the others the works were presented by Academic Prof. Dr. Božidar Matić
(Science Politic in B&H), Dr Zlatko Rakočević, Director of Vinča Institute from Belgrade (Funding of Science in Serbia and Transition of Institute), Prof. Dr. Osman Sinanović, from University Clinic Centre Tuzla (Scientific - researching activity of UKC Tuzla), Prof. Dr. Božo Banjanin, Vice Rector of the University of Tuzla (Framework Plan of the Development of Scientific -research work Development at UNTZ), Prof. Dr. Darko Petković, Vice Rector of the University of Zenica (University Scientific - Technological Parks - the Place for Transformation from Lecturing into Enterprising University), Prof.Dr Viktor Grilec (Presenting of the Work of Chemical Institute Ljubljana), Mr. Nedim Vilogorac (Strategy Determination of Bosnalijek) i Prof. Dr. Zajim Smajić (Research on the Design of the Products aiming to increase the Competitiveness).
At the end of this very successful and important conference the final declaration was adapted, which follows the document Politic of Science in B&H elaborated by B&H Academy of Sciences. All presented rapports will be printed in the Conference proceedings. The host and introducer of conference was Prof. Dr. Izudin Kapetanović, Rector of the University of Tuzla, and the University of Zenica was represented by Assistant Prof. Dr. Sabahudinn Ekinović, Rector, and Assistant Prof. Dr. Darko Petković, who had the summoned report too at the conference. More about the conference itself and about other happenings at very good conceived and organized summer university in Tuzla, you can read at Web page www.untz.ba.

08.07.2005.

Reception for Assist. Prof. Ana Beroš, the winner of Fulbright's Scholarship (Fulbright grantee):
On July 8, 2005 the reception took place in the Rector's Office of the University of Zenica given for Assist. Prof. Ana Beroš from Faculty for Metallurgy and Materials, who won the Fulbright's scholarship (she became Fulbright's grantee) for the post doctorate stay at the famous University of Massachussets. United Statess of Amerika, during academic year 2005 / 2006. The Dean of Faculty for Metallurgy and Materials, Prof. Dr. Fuad Begovac was escorting Assist. Prof. Ana Beroš, and the hosts were Associated Prof. Dr. Sabahudin Ekinović and Associated Prof. Dr. Darko Petković, Rector and Vice Rector of the University of Zenica. Along with congratulations to Dr. Beroš and to faculty where she come from, for really valuable achievement, the talks were carried out about the importance of such study stays for the scientists and institutions where they are coming from, about the possibilities to participate in common projects being opened by such collaboration, about the innovating of curricula and lecturing programs, which should be realisable in more easy way and less painful after such a study stay. Vice Rector Petković underlined huge importance of such international references for the University of Zenica and he expressed the hope that other younger scientific workers and youth from the University will follow the way of senior colleagues who traced the elements for such stays (Dr. Nermina Zaimović - Uzunović, Dr. Senad Balić, Dr. Jovo Sredojević, Dr. aleksandar Karač, MSc. Amel Alić, Dr. Asim Karić. And others).

07.07.2005.

Modernization of managing and ruling capacities of the universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
In the framework of common project of European Commission an European Council entitled "Modernization of managing and ruling capacities of the universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina", the seminar has been kept on July 5 and 6 in Neum under title "Ruling the data for an integrated university: development of the staff". In total four seminars were kept in the framework of mentioned common project. According to recommendations of the organising team the representatives of lecturing and administrative personnel, and of the students were invited, of which from university of Zenica MSc. Jusuf Duraković, MSc. Selam Spužić, Grad. Jurist Velida Mahovkić, Grad. Eng. Ibrahim Plančić and student Amra Muslić were present.
The seminar was guided by the experts of European Council and by active members Association of European Universities Prof. Dr. Fuada Stanković, Former Rector of University of Novi Sad, Prof. Dr. Ivan Ostrovsky, Vice Rector of University of Bratislava, Mr David Crosier and Mrs. Karen Roberts. During two days lasting work and with active participation of representatives of six B&H universities (all except from Tuzla and Banja Luka) several themes were elaborated aiming to define the development of university staffs, to identify relevant indicators to follow it, to see the problems from registered indicators and to identify necessary control mechanisms. It is concluded that they use to serve for finding efficient solutions to rule the staff progress in a continuous way in the framework of an integrated university, what is inevitable guide point of Bologna process and of actual trends of its development. The seminar also results with greater number of conclusions and recommendations, which together with the results of previous three seminars will be assembled in a common notions agenda and it will be sent to every university in B&H and to the secretariat of Rectors conference of B&H.

01.07.2005.

Session of B&H universities representatives in Eastern Sarajevo:
On June 29, 2005 in Eastern Sarajevo a very important session has been carried out of the representatives of all B&H Universities with the High Delegation of European council headed by Misters Gabriele Mazza and Michel Docherty from European Commission. Along with very constructive proposals of all the representatives of B&H Universities, we are enhancing by this opportunity the proposal of the Rector of University of Mostar, Prof. Dr. Frano Ljubić who underlined:
"Concerning the problems of funding the B&H Universities and a difficult financial situation it is hard to believe that the Universities will be able to fulfil the conditions of adaptation to the regulations of Bologna process regarding the premises and equipment. I am sure that for that great funds will be needed and it is difficult to believe they can be assured from regular sources, so I suggest that Rectors Assembly of B&H starts the initiative by competent state structures (B&H Presidency, Ministry Council and others) to take a loan from International Financial Institutions. According to my rough estimations they should ask for amount about 400.000.000 Euros and that amount be shared by all 8 B&H Universities by certain corresponding sharing codex. That amount would be on the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina who will be obligate to return these means. Principally it would be done equally as by taking other credits, and I am sure that this loan should have a priority over some other needs. It is certainly most important that without that the universities will not be able to fulfil the conditions required for premises and equipment (without what there will be no quality education neither). The funds would be used exclusively for adaptation of existing and building of new premises and for the equipment supplying (laboratory and other) according to made and accepted Investment elaborates.
For a greater objectivity and reality, the common supervising commission could be founded (if necessary with the representatives of international institutions) to make criteria for just distribution of these funds onto Universities. The amount of the funds for each University would be ascertained according to number of students (for example 5000 Euros per student) and according to number of employees (at least 5000 Euros per employee). In that way the discussions would be avoided which university and how much funds does it need, since every of them is obligated to adapt itself to the regulations of the Bologna process and that obligation they mast fulfil if they intend remain in the family of European Universities after the year 2010 too.
Investment per employee would pertain their professional advancement (or learning the foreign languages) for that they could to fulfil the competence conditions according to regulations of Bologna process. Such investments in the advancement of the university human resources can not be funded in existing situation, so think that it will be a good stimulation to increase professional qualification of lecturing personnel."
At this session the University of Zenica was represented by Vice Rector for Science, Development and International Collaboration, Associated Professor Dr. Darko Petković, and the host was Rector of the University of Eastern Sarajevo Prof. Dr. Mitar Novaković.

01.07.2005.

Bologna Group - session in Sarajevo:
On July 1, 2005 in Sarajevo was held the session of Working Group for Higher Education (RGVO) so called Subcommittee for B&H who unify the representatives of the Universities in B&H, international community, the representatives of student's unions, as well as the representatives of the government (corresponding Ministries from B&H). The session was held in the Building of Common Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After introduction speech of Mrs Sarah Keating from European Union and of Mr Srđan Arnaut from Civil Affaires Ministry it was continued with thematic presentations by following programme:
- Prof.Dr Jürgen Kohler : The development of the programme and Bologna process
- Prof.Dr Lamija Tanović: Information on Bergen Conference and Communiqué
- Student Siniša Skočibušić: Bergen Conference from the student's standpoint
- Mr. Srđan Arnaut : Legislative in Higher Education
- Mr. Nedim Vrabac : CoE/EU Project of Modernisation of Managing and Ruling Capacities of B&H Universities,
- Mr. Emir Adžović : Regional Conference of ENIC Centres
- Mr. Steve Austermiller: Work with the Faculties of Law
After very rich in content introductions, the participants discussed the achieved elements of the Universities transformations in B&H with special enhancement of Law - Legislative regulations aspect. Very broad discussion was carried out on taking part of B&H in Bergen Conference, then about the important decisions of this conference. You have much more about it on www.bologna-bergen2005.no as well as on Web page of Student's association of University of Mostar, where is given complete translation of official communiqué of Bergen Conference http://www.studentskizbor.ba/clanak.asp?ID=119.
The University of Zenica at this meeting was represented by Vice Rector for Science, Development and International Collaboration, Associated Professor Dr. Darko Petković and a representative of Student's Union. Complete exposes of all participants - the presentations will be put on the Web page, after getting them.

29.06.2005.

Visit of IMIC centre delegation from Sarajevo:
The guests of Rector's Office of the University of Zenica on June 29, 2005 were the director of IMIC (International Multi religious Intercultural Centre) Centre from Sarajevo Prof. Dr. Marko Oršolić and Mrs Zilka Spahić-Šiljak. Along with the presentation of the work on the Elaborate on founding of Centre for social and inter religious researches of the University of Zenica, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Željko Škuljević acknowledged the guests with the other activities too in the area of social sciences which are performed at the University of Zenica. Special talks were about the study attendance the courses of science of religion at state universities in B&H in the context of ECTS application and regulations of Bologna process. Prof. Oršolić has particularly pointed the importance which has the introduction of such courses as the eligible ones at the universities, underlining the fact that the eldest and most famous European Universities (Bologna, Sorbonne, Trinity and others) arose already from religious schools. The Guests proposed a collaboration with Arisona State University from United States of America, and by that they opened a possibility too for the several months lasting sojourn in USA of one of younger scientific worker from UNZE.

29.06.2005.

Seminar in the field of measurement/metrology:
On Tuesday, June 28, 2005, the seminar under the title "Assurance of an adequate system of measurement/metrology according to praxis and recommendations for measurement/metrology in EU" has been held in Sarajevo. Prof. Dr. Nermina Zaimović - Uzunović attended the seminar. The seminar is in the framework of CARDS Regional Programme "Regional Project for Infrastructure Quality". The organizer of the seminar is the Institute for standards, measurements and intellectual property of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and present were the representatives of measurement institutions from all Balkan countries, as well as those from higher education and state's institutions competent for the measurement field. The problematic of measurement and problems in building of measurement infrastructure in the Region were considered.

June 23, 2005

Visit of Mr Adil Zulfikarpašić to University of Zenica:
On June 22, 2005 MrAdil Zulfikarpašić, the director of Bosnian Institute Zurich - Sarajevo visited the University of Zenica. The host was Rector of University of Zenica, Prof. Dr. Sabahudin Ekinović. During this visit the collaboration and mutual assistance of these two institutions was agreed, specially in the field of librarianship exchange of services. After talks in the Rector's Office, Mr Adil Zulfikarpašić visited, together with the hosts, the biggest Library of Technical Sciences in Balkan, which is located at the Metallurgical Institute "Kemal Kapetanović".

June 23, 2005

Scholarships for post graduation studies at the University of Macerata:
In the next academic year one of eldest Italian Universities, University of Macerata, organises the post graduation studies of international and business relations with the East European Countries and with China. 15 scholarships are provided. More information at www.unimc.it/masterest
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June 21, 2005

Working meeting of the team for Project of ECTS system introduction at B&H Universities:
On June 21, 2005, in the Rector's office of the University of Tuzla, the third working meeting has been held of project team constituted of the representatives of all B&H Universities who work on the implementation project of ECTS system in the higher education institutions in B&H. After almost six months of "stand by" of this project, the later was continued under the mentorship of Prof. Christopher Moss from University of Marburg and of Dr. Richter from Academic Training Association. Besides the presentations of the European experts for the field of ECTS system introduction at the Universities, Mr Moss (download of presentation,136 kB) and Mr Richter (download of presentation,148 kB) the discussion has been effectuated about further steps on this project. The representatives of all Universities have presented achieved degree of the ECTS implementation on their Universities. The president of working meeting was the Vice Rector of UNTZ, Prof. Dr. Đonlagić, and at the beginning the participants were welcomed by the Rector of UNZE, Prof. Dr. I. Kapetanović. Special discussion was about the regime and lasting of the studies, the necessary discharge of the curriculum and lecturing programs, their innovation, as well as about the condition of ECTS system application at all, the achieved degree of functions integration at the Universities and so on. This project will be carried out two years more and an expected result is common complementary ECTS system, at the level of all B&H Universities, then the book Guide for the students and lecturers of B&H Universities - Application of ECTS system. The University of Zenica was represented by Vice Rector for science, development and international collaboration, Prof. Dr. Darko Petković.

June 20, 2005

The seminar "Safety of the automobile traffic" - TU Graz:
Very interesting seminar on the topic of safety of the automobile traffic have the opportunity to see numerous listeners and lecturing personnel of the University of Zenica, on Monday, June 20, 2005. The Guests of the University were Prof. Dr. Istok Ciglarič and the Candidate Dr. Jasmin Ahmić from the Institute for Traffic Safety of TU Graz, then Dr. Andrej Štrukelj from University of Maribor. The following themes were presented:
- Reconstruction of traffic accidents and the possibilities to use its results
- Biomechanics of the injuries - trends of research and results application
- Identification, modelling and numerical analyse of the constructions in the traffic - theory and praxis
Before the seminar itself, the Guests from TU Graz were received by Rector of the University of Zenica, Prof. Dr. Sabahudin Ekinović, with whom it was talked about the modalities of collaboration of two Universities, common scientific - research projects, and other themes of common interest. The seminar was attended by more than 80 participants from all sites of B&H (the police, courts, health institutions, insurance houses, services, technical stations, faculties, institutes and others). After the seminar the Guests and the Hosts have had the talks in the Regional Economy Agency Zenica, where it was talked about the possibilities of the concrete collaboration among REZ Zenica - University of Zenica - TU Graz. The presentations of the Guests are accessible to you for downloading (some of them are pretty large, so you pay attention on data size, cited in the brackets):

Reconstruction of traffic accidents:
- Application of modern tools destined to the reconstruction and analyse of traffic accidents (pdf, 3.8 MB)
- Animation (exe, 322 kB)
- Animation (exe, 325 kB)
- Animation (exe, 680 kB)
- Animation (exe, 1.38 MB)
- Animation (exe, 673 kB)
- Animation (exe, 600 kB)
- Animation (exe, 652 kB)
- Animation (exe, 546 kB)
Biomechanics of injuries:
- Automated 3D Analysis of Human Articular Cartilage (pdf, 380 kB)
- Animation (wmv, 3 MB)
Bridges:
- Identification, modelling and numerical analyse of the constructions in the praxis - Theory and praxis (pdf, 34.8 MB)
- Animation (avi, 8.7 MB)
- Animation (avi, 6.3 MB)

June 20, 2005

Visit of the delegation from Turkey and signing of the protocol on founding of the Section for Turkish language and literature:
On June 19, 2005 (Sunday) the Protocol was signed on founding of the Section for Turkish language and literature, between Turkish Direction for Collaboration and Development of Republic of Turkey, Mr Adnan Teksen, the Vice President, and the University of Zenica, Rector Prof. Dr. Sabahudin Ekinović. By this Protocol it will be contributed to the development of the collaboration in academic activities between Republic of Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Since the academic year 2005 / 2006, the Section for Turkish language and literature is to be founded at the Pedagogical Faculty of the University of Zenica. The lecturing will be carried out in the Elementary School "Miroslav Krleža" in former premises of the Pedagogical Faculty.

June 16, 2005

Visit of the delegation of Head Quarters of Turkish Army and the press conference:
The day, being full of receptions and talks at the university of Zenica, at 11.00 o'clock has continued with the reception for the delegation of Turkish Army, part of EUFOR, which was headed by General Colonel N. Yalcin, Head of Quarters. Very numerous delegation had an opportunity, talking with the hosts, to become acquainted with the situation at the University of Zenica, presented by Vice Rector for science, development and international collaboration, Prof. Dr. Darko Petković, President of UO UNZE, Prof. Dr. Kemal Subašić, then the Dean of the Faculty for metallurgy and materials, Prof. Dr. Fuad Begovac and the Dean of Faculty for mechanical engineering, Prof. Dr. Safet Brdarević and the Director of Metallurgical Institute, Assistant Prof. Mirsada Oruč.
There were special talks held about the TMT conference, in September 2005, in Antalia (Turkey), then about planned activities of reconstruction of the University structure in collaboration with the University of Bahçeşehir. At 13.00 the Guests of the University of Zenica were surely most numerous delegation who ever visited the University of Zenica. The delegation was consisted of 51 journalist of most important written and electronic media from Republic Turkey, as well as from international media houses (CNN, ARD, ZGF, TRT, TGRT, Haber Turk, Miliet, Hurier and others). Besides of becoming acquainted with the University, the Guests have posed a lot of questions at the conference, and the visit of the Campus parts and of MI "Kemal Kapetanović" and the talk with the students and lecturers were organized too.

June 16, 2005

Lumuci University of Rome, Italy, Rector's visit:
The day, being full of receptions and talks at the University of Zenica, has begun with the reception and talks with Rector of HUMIC - LUMUCI University (Humanitarian University for the Multidisciplinary International Culture), Prof. Dr. Dario ANDRETTA from Rome. The Guest has had the opportunity, during the talks with the hosts, to become acquainted with the situation at the University of Zenica, as well as with the planned collaboration of two Universities. Beside Vice Rector for science, development and international collaboration, Prof. Dr. Darko Petković, in the talks have taken part too President of UO UNZE, Prof. Dr. Kemal Subašić, Vice Rector for lecturing, Prof. Dr. Željko Škuljević and Coordinator for international collaboration, MSc Selam Spužić.
After this reception, Vice Rector Petković has received the Members of the Commission for MSc Hodžić Nedim doctorate dissertation defence, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Savić (University of Novi Sad), Prof. Dr.. Nikola Šoškić (University of Osijek) and Prof. Dr. Nermina Zaimović-Uzunović (University of Zenica).

June 14, 2005

Modernization of managing and ruling abilities of the universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
In the period of June 10-11, 2005 the last session for "Prototype of University Statute" elaboration was held. The session was organized in the frame of common action of European Commission and of European Council, as a part of common project "Modernization of managing and ruling abilities of the universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina". Unsolved questions from some chapters were elaborated and completed, which have not been accomplished at the previous seminar
Specially enhanced were the following questions:
- competence for accounts of own revenues collected by particular organization unities of
the university,
- students organizing,
- registration and public documents and
- general acts of the university and the way of their bringing.
The prepared material during all previous sessions was completed and it will be published and forwarded to Rectors conference and to universities, after being technically and professionally reviewed. The representatives of our University took an active part at the seminar:
- Mrs. Arifa Čuruković, General Secretary of the University of Zenica, and
- Mr. Hasan Avdušinović, MSc, grad. Eng., Higher Assistant at the Faculty for metallurgy and materials,
- Emina Talić, student of the Faculty of Education.

June 10, 2005

Taking part of UNZE in the work of the Seminar on consciousness developing about Bologna process "B&H Integration in the European High Education Area":
Since June 6 to 10, in Sarajevo in Hotel "Grand", the seminar under the title "B&H integration in the European High Education Area" was held. This seminar is central happening of TEMPUS project "Consciousness developing about Bologna Process" carried out by WUS Austria and SUS B&H in the collaboration with Georg - August University of Göttingen (Germany) and with B&H Ministry of Civil Affaires. The representatives of the University of Zenica, MSc Selam Spužić, (Coordinator for university and international collaboration), Assistant Ibrahim Plančić, Grad. Eng., (researching the quality in the higher education field) and Student Senad Džidić have taken part in three days lasting work of the seminar.
The goal of this seminar was to provide the information to the kea actors of the reform (university personal, students and ministry employees) about the way of implementation of the Bologna Process inside of their activity fields, so that the seminar has been carried out mainly trough conference lecturing the particular topics, in three parallel working groups formed by: I - Administrative Employees of the Ministries, II - University personal and Students. The lecturers at the seminar were the eminent university professors and promoters of the Bologna Process:
- Prof. Dr. Srebren Dizdar, University of SWarajevo, SUS B&H
- Prof. Dr. Lamija Tanović, Bologna Follow - up Group B&H, B&H Ministry of Civil Affaires
- MSc Gudrun Salmhofer, Bologna Promotor, University of Graz, Austria
- dr. Harald Sussenberger, University of Göttingenu, Germany,
- MSc Nihad Čengić, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of architecture
- Vanja Ivošević, president of ESIB.

For more details about program of work, participants and other information connected with seminar, as well as the individual presentations of lecturers, you can see www.sus.ba
We are recommending the presentation of Prof. Dr. Lamija Tanović, which you can see and take over here (PowerPoint presentation, 4.50 MB).

June 10, 2005

Formal opening of the Rector's office building of the University of Zenica:
On June 10, it was specially solemn at the University of Zenica. In the presence of numerous guests and other invited persons, then the presence of the greatest number of lecturers and collaborators of the University of Zenica, the Rector's office building of the most recent B&H University was formally open. It is situated in the University Campus, being very nice and harmonically fitted between the Faculty for mechanical engineering and the future building of the Faculty of Law. After appropriated speeches, held by the Rector Prof. Dr. Sabahudin Ekinović, Prime Minister of ZE-DO Canton MSc Nedžad Polić and the Minister of education, science and sport Prof. Dr. Sreto Tomašević, the visit follows of the Rector's Office premises, and then the little concert and cocktail in the premises of the Metallurgical Institute "Kemal Kapetanović".


June, 09 2005

Second session of Association Assembly for the quality in B&H:
On Thursday, June 9, 2005, II session of Association Assembly for the quality in B&H has been held, in "Energoinvest" Ltd, Sarajevo. The group of enthusiasts from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who recognised the importance of introducing of the quality system as a basis for establishing own development strategy and successful confronting more and more merciless fight to survive at the market, have started the initiative to form the Association for the quality in B&H (AQB&H).
The founding Association Assembly conference, where the Statute was unanimously accepted and the its management board has been chosen, was effectuated in November 13, 2003 in Zenica. AQB&H was registered on April 29, 2004. in the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The headquarter of the Association is at the Faculty for mechanical engineering, University of Zenica, and its first president and the president of Ruling Board as well is Prof. Dr. Safet Brdarević, the dean of Faculty for mechanical engineering from Zenica. At the 104. General EOQ session being carried out in April 24, 2005 in Antalia, Association for the quality in B&H was accepted in the membership of European organization for quality (EOQ).
The Association for quality in B&H is an association which deal with starting, coordinating and organizing the activities in the domain of advancement of quality culture in all fields of human creativity. By acceptance of AQB&H in the membership of EOQ, Bosnia and Herzegovina finally got its place on European "Quality Map", by what is finished a long process of linking, first of all at the State level, and then et the European level too. Association for the quality in B&H has given its direct contribution to the practical including of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European integrations. Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina now has an opportunity that, in the spirit of modern understanding of ruling by quality, expressed in the declaration accepted in November 6, 2001, to make an important step in general policy on quality. We note here that AQB&H, together with Faculty for mechanical engineering from Zenica and TU Erlangen - Nürnberg, is the organizator of international cinference QUALITY 2005, in November 2005, going to be held in Fojnica, B&H, where one of special section will be the Quality in Education, as one of most important determinants of Bologna process.
Asociation for quality in B&H >>
Conference "Quality 2005" >>

Announcement for June, 20 2005

The presentations of scientific-research and professional work of the colleagues from Technical University of Graz, Austria:
According to established plan of the broadening of activities of international collaboration with higher education and scientific-research institutions, as well as the presentation of most recent achievements in various fields of human life and work, we have an opportunity offer You to take the part in one - day seminar in the field of SAFETY IN AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC. The lecturers will be very eminent experts coming from TU Graz.

No.

TOPIC

Presenter

Note

1.

Reconstruction of traffic accidents and the possibilities of the results application

Prof.dr. Iztok Ciglarič
Asistent Jasmin Ahmić

BHS language

2.

Biomechanics of the injuries - trends of researching and using the results      

Steven Millington Dr. med.

in English

3.

Identification, modelling and numerical analyse of the constructions in the traffic - theory and praxis

Dr. Andrej Štrukelj
Asist. Sanid Emso

BHS language

For each lecture duration of 1 hour is foreseen. After each lecture the discussion is foreseen too. The cited themes are particularly for the scientific-research population from academic sphere (faculties, institutes, centres, laboratories and so on), insurance companies, police, people from legal system, Ministry of Traffic and Communications, automobile industry, and civil engineering of construction and maintenance of traffic infrastructure, doctors of medical branch, especially for those who deal with problems of injuries in the traffic accidents and others.

SEMINAR IS OF OPEN TYPE (NO FEES) SO WE INVITE YOU TO ACTIVELY TAKE PART IN IT.


June 03, 2005.

Visit of the Federal Government delegation:
The Guests of Rector's Office in Zenica on June 3, 2005 were Prime Minister Dr Ahmet Hadžipašić, Minister for science, technology and education Dr Zijad Pašić and Minister for Industry and energy Dr Izet Žigić. In a very friendly and cordial talk the Rector Prof Dr Sabahudin Ekinović and Vice rectors Prof Dr Željko Škuljević and Prof Dr Darko Petković informed the Guests about situation at the University of Zenica. The Guests were specially interested about the achieved level of implementation of the Bologna process, the level of reorganization and integration of the University, the state of scientific-research and professional work, the participation in the Bologna follow-up group, the students registrations politics, the development perspectives, the congresses and conferences which the UNZE organizes and leads, about the student's questions and other. The Minister Pašić informed the hosts about the details of Summit on faculty education in Europe, being carried out on Mai 2005 in Bergen, Norway, then about the decisions brought on it, which are specially interesting for faculty education in Zenica. He spoke about the signification of Scientific-Research Work, the place which the institutes should have at the universities, the publishing activities, and scholarship for young researchers which provides the Federal Ministry. The Prime Minister Hadžipašić apostrophes specially new role and importance which the University of Zenica should have as a regional leader and bearer of the new knowledge necessary for new privatised and technologically importantly strengthened systems, as are the Mittal-Zenica, Heilderberger Zement Kakanj. TE Kakanj, HAYAT Natron Maglaj, Bratstvo and other industry systems. Minister Žigić underlined the importance of the results which the University of Zenica achieved in last year in reformation of lecturing process, and the importance which new curriculum and programs use to have, if the faculties really wish to follow the economy which ascent is largely felt in Zenica and in the Region.
After the one hour working session, the press conference were held at which the present Guests answered the numerous questions.

May 30, 2005

Codex of Lecturer's Ethics and the Procedure for University issues :

Aiming that everybody interested take part in the process of elaborating these documents on University of Zenica Web Page, since today you have an opportunity to give your remarks, suggestions, thoughts and other concerning two new important documents:
Codex of Lecturer's Ethics ( download pdf, 130 kb )
Regulations about procedure of giving the agreement on university's issues. ( download pdf, 132 kb )
We ask you to deliver your comments in written form at the address of Rector's Office in Zenica, ul. Fakultetska br.3 or to fax 032 444 431 or to rektorat@unze.ba.
We are thanking you in advance for helping us to create the documents which only with common efforts and yours suggestions will be done at the best.

May 25, 2005

Survey of most important happenings at the University in May 15 - 25, 2005 :
Dears,In this short survey we will give You only rough information on most important happenings at UNZE in last ten days of Mai 2005:

  • Participation terminated at the Fair ZEPS INTERMETAL 2005;
  • Continued work of registry Commission to registration of students for first study year at new faculties;
  • The visit announced of the Lamuti University of Rome management in first half of Jun 2005;
  • The students of Faculty for mechanical engineering participated at Mechanical Engineering Students Games in Neum;
  • The graduating students of Faculty for mechanical engineering were in Spain for a study excursion in the frame of which they visited Scientific and Technological Park of Barcelona, then the Universidad Politecnica de Catalynia;
  • The representatives of ORACLE company for South-East Europe visited the University of Zenica and they opened new possibilities of collaboration trough link with LECAD Laboratory, which will be further précised by Assistant Professor Balić Senad;
  • Vice Rector Assistant Prof. Dr. Darko Petković took part in the name of University of Zenica at the University day Ceremony of University of East Sarajevo;
  • The visit of Professor Jim Hick from Smith College, USA, and the talks about future collaboration which will be coordinated by Prof. Dr. Đorđe Slavnić;
  • Intensives preparations continued for TMT Conference 2005 and Quality 2005 to be carried out in second half of the year 2005;
  • Vice Rector, Prof. Dr. Željko Škuljević was in Verona, Italia, to take part in the work of Bosnia Forum;
  • Lecture at Faculty for mechanical engineering by Mr Almir Uzunović, from LMT Frierdich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, on the subject Bio-mechanic and Bio-mimetic Materials, on Thursday, May 26. 2005, 1.00 p.m., (free access).
May 24, 2005

Freshmen's Guide for Academic Year 2005 / 2006:
Dear future colleagues,
First time at our Web Page we give Freshmen's Guide which will be useful to You while applying at University of Zenica. The dates of beginning of the documents acceptation, the necessary documents, the mode of candidates ranking (points, admission exams and other) will be accessible very soon at our Web Page.
Also, Yours suggestions and remarks are being very carefully analysed, which You send us every day, so we will inform You too about potential preparation courses, instruction lecturing etc.
The information are accessible to You at the Web Page of University of Zenica.

May 19, 2005

Presentation of Project FP 6, FP 7, Era - Westbalkan and other about the possibility of participation in them:
Tuesday, May 17, at the Faculty for metallurgy and materials of University of Zenica the presentation has been hold of Projects NIP FP 6 ERA WEST BALCAN. In very constructive expositions, the general information were encompassed about frame programs, information about Sixth and following Seventh program, then the possibilities for B&H Institutions to participate in them. The expounders were:
- Prof. Dr. Lamija Tanović and A.Miraščija: Introduction - About frame programs and general information on Frame Program 6 - FP 6, and
- Dina Masnik: Possibility for participation of B&H institutions in FP 6
- Katarina Bošnjaković: Marie Curie activities
- Saša Mrdović: Financial models for FP 6 projects
- Ahmet Halilović: Main features of FP 7 program

All the presentations are accessible to You at Web Page of University of Zenica, so You have an opportunity to study them closely. For all the questions You have at the disposition contact addresses of the expounders.

May 18, 2005

Visit of UNESCO Delegation from Paris:
The Guests of the University of Zenica in May 17 and 18 were Prof. Dr. Pierre Papon, Prof. Dr. Stane Pejovnik and Mr Iulia Neichfor members of UNESCO Organization from Paris. During two days of sojourn in Zenica the Guests have had very constructive talks in the Rector's Office of the University of Zenica with the Host, Rector Prof. Dr. Sabahudin Ekinović, Vice Rector Assist. Professor Darko Petković and General Secretary Mrs Arifa Čuruković, grad. Jur. The talks were about law regulative according to which University of Zenica and other universities in B&H are working, Bologna Declaration rules, ECTS system, international projects, participation of lecturers from B&H in international activities, as well as about the work of international community in B&H sector of faculty education.
The Guests have visited the objects and laboratories of Metallurgical Institute, Faculty for metallurgy and materials, Pedagogical faculty and Faculty for mechanical engineering, then they have take part in the ceremony of starting-of-work of new Electric Arc Furnace in Mittal Steel Zenica.
The Guests showed a special interest for UNZE activities on opening of the Technological Park in Zenica and the possibilities given in that direction by UNESCO. Very detailed talks were about recommended norms for number of students, related to the inhabitants population with which one works in UNESCO, the advantages given to students by integrated universities with smaller number of students, the problems of innovating laboratory equipment, elementary and high school education in B&H, education quality, textbooks and numerous other themes.

May 17, 2005

Participation in the Fair ZEPS International and presentation of programs FP 6 and FP 7:
May 17, 2005 was rich on various activities in which the University of Zenica was included too. First of all, in morning hours the International Fair ZEPS INTERMETAL 2005 was open, at which the University of Zenica participated too, who represented the possibilities of its institutes, laboratories, chairs and centres in the field of scientific-research and professional work, realising by that in best way the "maxima of transforming the university from lecturing to enterprising institution".
After ceremonial opening, the representatives of the University participated in the work of round panel of B&H Metal processing enterprises, where the moderator was Academician Prof. Dr. Božidar Matić. In the period 15 - 18 o'clock at the University was held the presentation of programs FP 6 and FP 7 by the delegation and leaders of project team from MCP B&H and all the presentations will be put on UNZE Web Page, to stimulate more in that way the participation of lecturers and collaborators in the projects being carried out under guardianship of EU.


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