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

UNIVERSITY OF BIHAĆ

UNIVERSITY OF BIHAĆ

University of Bihać

Partner Description : The history of the University of Bihać began in 1997 when it was established. It has seven member units, 7 Faculties (Technical Faculty, Faculty of Pedagogy, Faculty of Law, Biotechnical Faculty, Islamic Faculty of Pedagogy, Faculty of Economy and Faculty of Health Studies. The University has ca. 3500 students, The UNBI has over 100 agreements on cooperation including Inter-institutional agreements of different mobility programs. University of Bihać became integrated in 2010. It has fully established Office for Academic and Student Affairs and established Research and International Relations Office. Teaching and administrative staff is making great efforts in ensuring proper conditions for high quality work in education and research. Through these basic activities, the University of Bihać contributes to the economic and cultural development of the region; it provides the necessary qualified human resources. The academic community of the University has recognized the importance of promoting and encouraging establishment of academic cooperation with foreign universities and similar institutions, participating in various national and international projects, as well as in exchange programs. The University of Bihać defined its commitment to the field of international cooperation in the “Strategic Development Plan for the University of Bihać for the period 2011 - 2015"under the sections as follows: "European dimension of the University of Bihać ","Internationalization of the University" and "Joint doctoral studies". Operational plan of the International Relations Office at the University of Bihać for 2015/2016 well included all the internationalization elements in line with the “Strategic Development Plan for the University of Bihać for the period 2011 - 2015" and "Strategic Development Trends in Higer Education in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the period 2012-2022". In 2017, UNBI Senate adopted Development Strategy of University of Bihać 2017-2022 where the whole section 3 deals with the modernization of the curricula at the University of Bihać aligned with the Job market needs in the country. In 2018, UNBI Senate adopted Internationalization Strategy of the University of Bihać 2018-2023 in which curricula modernization and innovation has been given priority along with other strategic goals.

Role in The Project: The University of Bihać (UNBI) will be a Partner Country Institution within the RiskMan Project. UNBI will be represented by the Faculty od Biotecnology. UNBI will participate in all the activities planned within the Project. UNBI 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)