Glossa Center provides easier access to scholarships to students of the Faculty of Economics
Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka Prof. Stanko Stanić, PhD and director of Glossa Center for the German language Adriana Svraka signed on 17 April 2019 Memorandum of Cooperation between these two institutions.
By signing the Memorandum, formal prerequisites were created for the establishment and functioning of a regular monthly free service that will be available to students of this Faculty, through which students will have the assistance of a German language professor when applying to programs of practices and scholarships in the German-speaking area.
Namely, students of the Faculty of Economics often participate in various programs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland through which they improve German language, and acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of economics. Programs such as those offered by DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service, OAD - Austrian Academic Service, Dr Zoran Djindjic Foundation, Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and many other institutions, organizations and schools are of great importance to students of the Faculty of Economics for their future work and training, and a free service that will be available to them through the signing of this Memorandum will further facilitate the application process for the mentioned programs.
The Memorandum also envisages that Glossa Center for the German language will donate a "Reading Corner" to the Faculty in which students will be able to use modern German dictionaries, read magazines in German, or rest at breaks between lectures and exercises.
As pointed out during the signing of the Memorandum, the mentioned activities are only the beginning of the planned cooperation between the Faculty and Glossa with the aim of improving the quality of work and achieving greater employability of students.
Published 18.04.2019 at 11:44
Conference on the geo-economic policy of energy supply of the Balkan countries
Faculty of Economics of the University of Banja Luka, Association of Economists of Belgrade and Regional Chamber of Commerce in Banja Luka, are organizing a scientific-professional conference on the topic "Geo-economic policy of energy supply of the Balkan countries in modern conditions of globalization and integration, with special emphasis on Serbia and the Republic of Srpska" at the Faculty of Economics on Friday, 19 April 2019, starting at 11.00 am.
Enabling production and consumption of electrical energy is essential for economic, technological and geopolitical position and development. This is a big challenge for geo-economic policy of each country, especially small and energy-dependent countries, which are exposed to constant pressure from the major powers and burdened with conflicts and misunderstandings, as is the case with the Western Balkans countries.
Serbia and the Republic of Srpska are in a special and delicate situation when it comes to the energy supply. They are exposed to constant turbulences of globalization and regionalization taking place between the European Union, which has scarce energy resources, and the Eurasian Union, which is rich in energy resources.
It was the actuality and significance of the mentioned issues that encouraged the organizers to gather relevant lecturers from Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, and through their presentations and discussions during the mentioned event offered answers to some of the burning issues related to the existing and desirable geo-economic policy of production and supply of energy resources, energy security, energy transformation and changes in the consumption structure, necessity of developing a strategic partnership between the countries of the Western Balkans in the field of energy supply and other similar topics.
Published 17.04.2019 at 14:23
"Open Doors Day" – Friday, 19 April 2019
"Open Doors Day" will be organized on Friday, 19 April 2019 starting at 12 pm at the University Sports Hall in the University City of the University of Banja Luka. Approximately 2,000 high school graduates from the largest local communities of the Republic of Srpska are expected to arrive who, after the plenary session, will have the opportunity to visit the organizational units of the University and, therefore, the Faculty of Economics.
After the welcome by the Rector, Prof. Radoslav Gajanin, PhD, and representatives of the Student Parliament, it is planned that the high school graduates in groups visit faculties they are interested in, where they will be familiarized with basic information on study programs, enrollment procedure, taking entrance exams, teaching, as well as students' life.
The activity is part of the program "Days of Students of the University of Banja Luka" organized by the Student Parliament with the support of the University of Banja Luka in the period from 14 to 24 April 2019.
Published 17.04.2019 at 14:10
Отворени семинар - разумијевање глобализације
VASSILIS K. FOUSKAS (the University of East London)
Faculty of Economics (IV flor), 18. April. 2019. 15:30
These are some of the questions to be addressed:
When did globalisation start historically and how did it impact on the nation-state? What is the relationship between globalisation and European integration and how does core and periphery of the global capitalist system inculcate globalisation? Is there only one globalisation or many, and what is the role of emerging markets, such as China, in globalisation? Does globalisation bear any resemblance to neo-liberalism? Last but not least, is globalisation a form of imperialism, i.e. a project for world domination reproducing global inequality?
Vassilis k. Fouskas a Professor of international relations at the University of East London, is the founding editor of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies (Routledge, 6 issues a year since 1998). His work has been translated into more than 10 languages and his most recent co-authored book, The Disintegration of Euro-Atlanticism and New Authoritarianism is available by Palgrave-Macmillan.
Published 16.04.2019 at 10:39
Smart Start - Conference at the Faculty of Economics brought together high school students, university students and experienced economists
On Saturday, 6 April 2019, the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka organized a one-day conference "Smart Start", which brought together more than 60 high school students and university students who had the opportunity, during several hours of socializing, to hear the stories of experienced career professionals in the sphere of private and public sector as well as international financial institutions.
Speakers shared with younger colleagues their professional and personal stories from their student days to the successful management positions. Thus, one of the speakers, Bobana Čegar, an economist from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and until recently a Senior Assistant at the Faculty of Economics, shared her story of the days when she was the best student and a winner of the gold medal, through experiences during her improvement through international programs in Slovenia, Germany and Austria to her present position in the IMF Office in BiH. Bobana told young people that career development was closely linked to the knowledge, hard work and dedication and that economics as a profession is sufficiently broadly profiled for the future and thus a great career choice.
Darko Milunović, Senior Assistant at the Faculty of Economics and one of the executive directors of Elektroprivreda RS, spoke to young people about the importance of contacts and achieved positive impressions with associates for all future engagements. Darko was talking about his beginnings as a student teaching assistant in the subject of Statistics, through periodic engagements until his successful manager's career in the large system such as Elektroprivreda RS. He advised young people to work hard during their studies and try, by fulfilling well even the smallest engagements, to leave the best impressions that can be recommendation for jobs in the future.
Dragana Višekruna, Business Development Manager and Assistant Director for Finance in the GMP Company, shared her experience and story about her career to future economists and students of the Faculty of Economics. Through sincere presentation Dragana talked about her beginnings when she worked as a promoter for this company and later as a student trainee, but also about situations and business decisions she makes today as part of the management team. She advised students that they should perform even the smallest tasks so well as if they were being monitored and that each, even slightly, better and more dedicated approach to solving business obligations led to a better career and opened new doors for a career in the future. Dragana also shared with young people her experience of working in a large system in the private sector in the Republic of Srpska and explained all the benefits of a career in the private sector, as well as how much serious companies care of quality employees.
After the presentations, the speakers, high school students and university students went to Molson Coors chill out corner and through informal gathering "Coffee to Stay" had the opportunity to ask experienced professionals questions, to get useful advice and to resolve some of the concerns that they currently had.
"Smart Start" was organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka and the Center for Career Development within the project "Knowledge Factory" supported by the US Embassy in BiH.
Published 08.04.2019 at 11:51
SMART START - Start your career wisely! #ef_unibl #sigurnoNajbolji
Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka, in cooperation with the Center for Career Development organizes motivational event intended for high school and university students entitled "SmartStart", which will be held on 6 April 2019 at the Faculty of Economics in the Ceremonial Hall (fourth floor), starting at 9:00 am.
The event aims to bring closer to participants possibilities and opportunities offered by the career of economists.
Speakers will be the alumni, teaching staff, recent graduates and current students of the Faculty of Economics, employees of international organizations and companies, current practitioners in international companies and others who will talk about their career path and experiences, about what jobs economists can perform, about employment opportunities and about the advice they would give to younger colleagues.
Among other things, career developments and professional experiences will be presented by:
- Darko Milunović, Senior Assistant at our Faculty and someone who has a considerable experience in the private and public sector in various positions
- Bobana Čegar, an economist at the International Monetary Fund and until recently the Senior Assistant at our Faculty,
- Dragana Višekruna, master's student and Manager of Business Development in the GMP Company, as well as others.
The number of seats is limited by the capacity of the Hall. Applications via the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdH6Dc1CMBk1gouOkG3XafgjC_uNbGL-mvoeBXPtxC0W9AN-Q/viewform
Follow us also on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/312587142765165/
The event is realized within the project "Knowledge Factory" supported by the US Embassy in BiH.
Published 02.04.2019 at 21:33
Visit of students of the Faculty of Economics to the Management Company of the Pension Reserve Fund of the RS (PREF)
Students of the fourth year of the first cycle studies at the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka, from two departments: Accounting and Auditing, and Financial Management, Banking and Insurance, visited the Management Company of the PREF on 26 March 2019. The visit is organized as part of the practical exercises within the subject Analysis of Securities. Director of the Management Company of the PREF, Miloš Grujić, MSc, introduced the students with the work and way of functioning of the PREF and the Management Company of the PREF, the organization of work, the portfolio and the previous results. In particular, the students were interested in performance indicators that PREF has achieved, the structure of investments, future projects, and opportunities to do their practice in this institution.
Published 02.04.2019 at 14:49
Announcing the enrollment of a new generation of students at UNIBL
All candidates interested in enrolling at the University of Banja Luka are informed that the student enrollment application for all three study cycles will be available on June 12, 2019 in the daily newspapers and on the University’s website www.unibl.org.
Interested candidates can submit their documents from June 17 to 28, 2019, whereas the entrance exam will be taken on July 1, 2019.
Eligible candidates who successfully pass the entrance exams can officially enroll from July 08 to 12, 2019.
The second enrollment window will only be open if the Faculties/Academia did not enroll planned number of students in the first enrollment period. In that case the second enrollment is expecting to take place from August 21 to September 20, 2019.
The entry competition will be published on August 21, while the documents can be submitted from August 26 to September 6, 2019. Entrance exams are scheduled for September 9, 2019, and the official enrollment of students will then take place from September 16 to 19.
Applicants can apply for two or more study programs at the time of registration, but only one of the selected study programs can be eligible for registration, and in accordance with the approved number of students in individual study programs.
This higher education institution will conduct the procedure of student enrollment in accordance with its acts that regulate the conditions for the enrollment exams and ranking of candidates for study programs.
The admission quotas for the first-year enrollment at all three study cycles in academic 2019/2020 years will be known in the following months.
Basic information about the University of Banja Luka
There are currently 17 .000 students enrolled at the University of Banja Luka coming from all parts of the Republic of Srpska and abroad. Total of 43,044 students graduated from the University of Banja Luka, with 835 of them acquiring Master Studies Degree and 1,437 of them received the titles of Master of Science. There are also 697 students who acquired PhD from University of Banja Luka.
Teaching is conducted at 64 study programs of the first cycle of studies, 71 study programs at the second cycle, and 12 study programs of the third cycle of studies. Among the curricula of the second and third cycle, there are also combined multidisciplinary study programs jointly conducted by several faculties of our University, as well as study programs organized by our University in cooperation with other universities.
Most faculties of the University of Banja Luka are located in two campuses, situated not far from the banks of the river Vrbas, in the immediate vicinity of the city center. The campuses include student dormitories with restaurants, sports fields, student clubs, as well as the University Computer Center.
The University of Banja Luka has all necessary facilities, from classrooms and amphitheaters, reading rooms and libraries, to laboratories and computer rooms. The total classroom area is 16,000 m2, while the laboratories take up to 10,000 m2. Most of the classrooms are equipped with over-head projectors and computers allowing digital teaching content display. The University offers 20 computer rooms providing 24-hour Internet access. Libraries provide total of 200,000 book titles, and are subscribed to 75 scientific journals.
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Published 01.04.2019 at 14:33
Open lecture of H.E. Andrea Rauber Saxer, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Andrea Rauber Saxer is Swiss Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina since September 2016. Prior to this assignment, she worked as the Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the OSCE, the United Nations and the International Organizations. Within her area of responsibility, she closely followed the situation in the Western Balkans. Before joining the Swiss Mission in Vienna, Ms. Rauber Saxer served as the foreign policy advisor of two successive Presidents of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Hans-Peter Merz and Ms. Doris Leuthard. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Rauber Saxer worked at the Swiss Civil Aviation Office where she coordinated the negotiations with Germany on Zurich airport. Previous assignments included negotiations with the European Union on the association of Switzerland to Schengen/Dublin, a posting to India and in the Division for Human Security Policy at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs where she followed, among other issues, the human rights situation in the Western Balkans. Ambassador Rauber Saxer is a lawyer by training. She worked briefly at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague (ICTY) and obtained her master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a thesis on the legal procedure of the ICTY. Ambassador Rauber Saxer is married and has three children.
Published 26.03.2019 at 14:52
On 29 March 2019, the candidate Ognjen Erić, PhD will hold an admission lecture before the following commission:
- Milenko Krajišnik, PhD, Associate Professor,
- Goran Popović, PhD, Full Professor and
- Radovan Kovačević, PhD, Full Professor.
Published 26.03.2019 at 09:11