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University of Banja Luka Partner to the European Project - BEAMING

University of Banja LukaGeneral

The University of Banja Luka is a partner in the new European project the Bioeconomy Excellence Alliance for Stimulating Innovative and Inclusive Green Transition (BEAMING).

This project, funded through the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe, is dedicated to advancing excellence and promoting innovation within the field of bioeconomy and will last for the next four years. The goal of the project is to facilitate the competitive ability and visibility of higher education institutions in Europe, with a special focus on the countries of Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans.

To this end, the BEAMING project fosters a culture of cooperation through the achievement of various goals: strengthening the skills and capacities of researchers in the early stages of their careers in bioeconomy research, supporting institutional reforms, promoting interdisciplinary cooperation, improving technology transfer and fostering an inclusive institutional culture.

This collaboration of higher education institutions is expected to create a dynamic ecosystem that brings regional and global benefits in the field of bioeconomy.

The first meeting

At the first online project meeting, held on 23 January 2024, the project partners and the action plan were presented. The meeting was led by a representative of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, who is the coordinator of the project.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the University of Banja Luka: Full Professor of the Faculty of Agriculture Željko Vaško, PhD, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Agriculture Gordana Rokvić Knežić, PhD, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Forestry Dragan Čomić, PhD, Senior Scientific Research and Development Associate at the University Dragana Radulović, MA, and Asst. Prof. Anđela Pepić, PhD, who is the head of the Research Development and Support Centre. In addition, Vice-Rector for Scientific Research Prof. Aleksandar Ostojić, PhD, and Milica Marić from the Research Development and Support Centre will be taking part in implementing the project.

For more information about the project, please see the attachment, and visit the official page at  LinkedIn on the  X network.



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