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University of Sarajevo

The University of Sarajevo descends from a century long tradition of higher education in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sarajevo. The institutional beginnings of higher education are identical to the university tradition of Western Europe. In 1531 Gazi Husrev-beg established the Hanikah, a higher school of Souphey philosophy to which an institution for the study of Islamic Sciences was added in 1537. The modern University of Sarajevo, founded in 1949, is the biggest and oldest University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Even since its foundation, the University has been continuially growing and developing and now consist of 18 teaching and research faculties, 4 academies, 2 colleges, 4 University institutes and 3 University centres. University of Sarajevo is a large educational system taking into account number of employees (1.640 teachers and assistents and 893 non academic staff) as well as number of students (cca 47000). It offers a wide range of academic degree courses leading  to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in the following fields: Arts, Humanities, Social, Technical, Medical and Natural Sciences.


Pedagogical Academy in Sarajevo was founded on November 22nd 1945. Till 1969 it had a status of higher pedagogic school. In 1969 it was transformed into Pedagogical Academy. Pedagogical Academy in Sarajevo consist of three departments (BA):

  1. Preschool Education Department – four year studies (professional title: Preschool Education Teacher)
  2. Primary School Education Department - four year studies (professional title: Primary School Education Teacher)
  3. Culture of Living and Technical Education Department - four year studies (professional title: Culture of Living and Technical Professor)

In the academic year 2005/2006, the Pedagogical Academy in Sarajevo has 1210 students included in the process of education. Fundamental research interests of Pedagogical Academy in Sarajevo are mainly relevant to the following areas: Interaction and communication in education; Strategies in education; Educational climate; Educational ecology; Multimedia in education; Educational technology; Integration of children with special needs in regular schools; Alternative schools; Professional competence of teachers – acquiring, development, upgrading; Intercultural education Pedagogical Academy has established cooperation with many institutions and organizations in the world. Numerous projects and programmes in the field of education and upbringing were realized with Pedagogic Faculties from USA, Norway, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden.

Members of the TEMPUS IV working group:

Prof. Dr. Faiza Muštović (PA)
Alma Ajanović (PA)