The monographs ’University of Banja Luka 1975 – 2020’ and ’Religious Buildings of National Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ were promoted on 30 May 2022 in the Brčko District.
Vice-Rector for Scientific Research and Development of the University of Banja Luka Prof. Miroslav Malinović, emphasizes that the monograph on the University of Banja Luka is a major piece of work witnessing the development of our higher education institution.
,,The monograph contains four sections, which present, among other things, all previous and current rectors of the University, governing bodies and members of the University, as well as Banja Luka as an administrative and university city.“, Vice-Rector Malinović says.
As for the monograph on Religious Buildings of National Minorities in BH, he states that the work on the monograph was conceived in such a way as to provide a better insight into the centuries-old history of national minorities in not only today's Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also its legal predecessors, with the aim to present their religious buildings, as the most significant material traces of their stay in our region.
Addressing the audience at the promotion held at the Brčko City Library, Dario Stanković, Senior Public Relations Associate, emphasizes that this book is the best edition regarding its equipment and content in which the University was presented.
,,We published the monograph in honour of marking 45 years of existence, work and development of the University of Banja Luka, and it provides everything that is important for the development of this higher education institution.", Stanković said.
,,Every working day and every step taken towards the progress of our University further strengthens the sense of responsibility we all have in regard to it. We will work constantly and tirelessly and do everything to make the University grow and prosper in every way." Stanković stressed.
One of the authors of the monograph Prof. Ljubiša Preradović, PhD, says that 46 buildings were presented in the monograph ’Religious Buildings of National Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina'.
,,The aim of the monograph was to present, in addition to religious buildings, the arrival of national minorities to our area, and legislation relating to the use of national minority languages. Most of the buildings we presented belong to the Ukrainian national minority“, Prof. Preradović said, among other things.
,,The monograph ’Religious Buildings of National Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ is the result of many years of multidisciplinary work of several experts in the field of architecture and protection of architectural heritage, demography, tourism, law and informatics.“, Preradović pointed out during the promotion held as part of the event ,Spring in the City’.