A small conference of authors awarded for their scientific papers and project participants was held on 11 November 2019 at the University of Banja Luka Rectorate.
Vice Rector for Scientific Research and University Development Professor Goran Latinovic, PhD, said that this year 51 professors and assistants from 12 faculties were financially awarded for publishing their papers in prestigious scientific journals, and that the total monetary fund amounted by BAM 70,000 and BAM 20,000 respectively more than last year.
Latinovic said that the University began the practice of assigning cash awards to professors and assistants who have achieved notable results in international scientific research last year, recalling that 33 professors and assistants from 10 faculties were awarded last year. He emphasized that this year's increase in funding has enabled additional stimulation of people to publish papers in prestigious scientific journals and to participate in significant international projects.
,,I hope that next year we will have more funds available and more of those who have received this award,“ Vice Rector Latinovic said, explaining that the individual amount of the award depends on the importance of the journal in which the scientific paper was published and that, as regards scientific projects, coordinators get twice as much as participants.
Part-time professor at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Banja Luka, Dimitrije Markovic, PhD, who is the first on the list of award-winning authors for his scientific paper published in an indexed scientific journal, expressed his satisfaction with the fact that there were more awards this year, and that this year the papers were published in much more reputable journals than last year.
Markovic says that his award-winning paper refers to the field of agricultural sciences and that he used corn as a model for his work.
,,It is about that the touched plants change their physiological profile, that is, they emit certain volatile organic compounds that alert neighboring plants that did not at all come into mechanical contact, but instead induced resistance’’, Markovic said.
Professors were also awarded for their successful leadership or participation in international scientific research projects. One of them is a part-time professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Banja Luka, Vladimir Risojevic, PhD, who said that the University encourages and internalizes scientific research.
The participants of this conference were also addressed by the rector of the University of Banja Luka, Professor Radoslav Gajanin, PhD.