Educational Capacity Strengthening for Risk Managment of Non-native Aquatic Species in Western Balkans - RiskMan

UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO

UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO

University of Sarajevo

Partner Description: The University of Sarajevo is a sizeable and complex organisation carrying out the noble mission ofeducating able, creative and internationally competent staff in all areas of interest for Bosnia and Herzegovina through teaching and research. Staff are expected to address the challenges of modern economy in the European and global political, economic, social and cultural context. The University is committed to remain an autonomous academic community of teachers, researchers, artists and students incorporated into the international university and academic community and trends. The University continually invests efforts in strengthening its role as a responsible institution within its social community, and to ensure the role of the recognizable centre for scientific and artistic work, bringing together teams of domestic and international experts and artists around projects relevant to the domestic, regional, and wider social context and environment. The organization and activities of the University of Sarajevo, as a public higher education institution in the Sarajevo Canton, are prescribed by the Framework Law on Higher Education of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Law on Higher Education in the Sarajevo Canton and the University’s Statute. The University of Sarajevo is comprised of twenty-five Faculties, three Academies and five research Institutes with the status of full members, internally organized within six Science/Arts Groups from the fields of: Social sciences, Humanities, Medical sciences, Natural, mathematical and bio-technical sciences, Technical Sciences, and Arts.

Role in The Project: The University of Sarajevo (UNISA) will be a Partner Country Institution within the RiskMan Project. UNISA will be represented by the Ichthyology and Fishing Center and the Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. UNISA will lead the WP6 Quality plan and will participate in all the activities planned within the Project. UNISA will also have a crucial role in the organization of the workshop and meetings with related stakeholders (fishers, aquaculture employees, representatives of public and private institutions) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. All available data from Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding NN species distribution and appearance will be provided for the organization of database and platform (WP2) and the implementation of the Risk management model (WP3).