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Faculty of Economics Marked Its 47th Anniversary

University of Banja LukaGeneral

The Faculty of Economics of the University of Banja Luka hosted a solemn academy on 7 February 2022 on the occasion of marking 47 years of its successful work and development.

Serb Member of BH Presidency Milorad Dodik stated that the Faculty of Economics of the University of Banja Luka is a place where people can get education according to the best standards gain knowledge that can be competitive, not only in the Republic of Srpska but also regionally and globally.

,,The Faculty of Economics is one of our most important institutions in higher education. Many graduated students and doctors of science from this faculty are today important people in our institutions and society, and some of them have become important worldwide“, Dodik said and pointed to the fact that the government had always responded to every request coming from the Faculty of Economics related to the decoration of the facility, as well as providing logistics for successful teaching.

,,In such institutions, it is important that they are leaders as for economic issues in the Republic of Srpska. This social responsibility of the faculty should be even bigger than it has been so far“, Serb Member of BH Presidency emphasized.

President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović praised the Faculty of Economics of the University of Banja Luka for completing its mission and successfully yielding many generations of students.

,,I look forward to the fact that people with enthusiasm work here. We came to support both the management of the Faculty and the teaching staff and to say that together - the Government, institutions and our higher education institutions we will closely cooperate and record better results as well as create better working conditions“, Cvijanović pointed out and stated that she is glad that the government has continuously been supporting educational institutions and other institutions in the field of higher education, recalling that there had been different interventions to continue or create better working conditions.

Minister for Scientific Research and Development, Higher Education and Information Society of the Republic of Srpska Srđan Rajčević, MA, said that in the past 47 years a total of 20,000 students have enrolled in the Faculty of Economics, with 6,400 that graduated, 415 that received a master's degree and 105 doctorates, which speaks of the quality of this higher education institution.

He stated that the government, through the energy efficiency project, invested BAM 600,000 in the Faculty of Economics in the past few years.

Rector of the University of Banja Luka Prof. Radoslav Gajanin, PhD, states that the Faculty of Economics is one of the most important University members, which has been recording progress in every way.

,,We insist that students who have previously achieved the best results enter the academic community. The Faculty of Economics is the first to have introduced study programmes in English and the first to have participated in teaching and teaching process with partners from abroad“, the rector said and pointed out that the Faculty of Economics will continue to have full support of the University.

Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Banja Luka Prof. Milenko Krajišnik, PhD, stressed that the interest in this faculty is increasing, as well as the number of students enrolling in it, but also that the quality of teaching is higher.

,,This is unequivocally confirmed by scientific papers and results achieved by out PhD candidates in the Republic of Srpska and worldwide. We have better and better working conditions both in technical and material terms, as well as support of the Government for further improvement of the teaching process“, Krajišnik said. 

The solemn academy, at which masters of economics were promoted and the best students of this faculty awarded as well as one-off scolarships and cash awards of the Radovan Ribić Foundation presented, was attended by Vice-Rector for International and Interuniversity Cooperation of the University of Banja Luka Prof. Biljana Antunović, PhD, Vice-Rector for Material and Human Resources Prof. Dalibor Kesić, PhD, deans of University members and numerous guests. 

This ceremony was preceded by the promotion of graduate economists who have successfully completed their studies in the period from 15 November 2020 to 15 November 2021.


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