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The and Role and Place of Public Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina Round Table Discussion Held


The University of Sarajevo organized, on the initiative started by the Pregled – Journal for Social Issues, a round table discussion on the subject The Role and Place of Public Universities in Bosnia And Herzegovina on Thursday, 26 March 2015.
The welcome addresses by Prof. Dr. Muharem Avdispahic HonDSc, University of Sarajevo Rector and Prof. Dr. Senadin Lavic, Pregled’s Editor In Chief opened the discussion.

In his address, Rector Avdispahic reminded that the recent phase of establishing the European Higher Education Area had begun by signing the Magna Charta Universitatum in Bologna in 1988. He also said that ten years later the education ministers of France, Italy, Germany and Great Britain had signed the Sorbonne declaration on harmonization of the higher education system in Europe,  therefore having enabled next year 29 European countries to sign the Bologna Declaration in the following year.

Emphasizing the importance of university’s institutional autonomy, Rector Avdispahic said the following “The responsibility that universities carry is the responsibility towards society, not the responsibility for those in political power.”

Prof. Dr. Senadin Lavic said that the university awareness was in a dire need of change, keeping in mind that the university should be what it always had been - a place where science and knowledge were looked after. Professor Lavic believes that the university cannot be a local institution, but the institution backed by the state.

The goal behind this round table discussion was presenting the position and further transformation of the university in the BH society from the scientific point of view.  In their presentations, roundtable participants emphasized the importance of discussions understanding processes in which we participate within this historical moment and that we will discuss the most important matters for the university’s system operating as the pivotal part of contemporary society and culture.

The following presentations were held at the roundtable discussion:

  • Prof. Dr. Senadin Lavic, Pregled’s Editor in Chief “University in the Current Moment”
  • Prof. Dr. Jusuf Ziga, UNSA Faculty of Political Sciences “Why Does Social Treatment of Public Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina Cause Multifaceted Harm?”
  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Zlatiborka Popov Momcinovic,  University of East Sarajevo Faculty of Philosophy “The Place and Role of Public Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
  • Dr. Zlatan Delic, University of Tuzla Faculty of Philosophy “About the University, Public Good and Social Inequality”
  • Prof. Dr. Naris Pojskic, Ass. Prof. Dr. Lejla Pojskic, Prof. Dr. Kasim Bajrovic, Prof. Dr. Rifat Hadziselimovic, Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and UNSA Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics “The Position and Role of Public Universities within the Context of Contemporary Scientific and Technological Development”
  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Ensar Sehic, UNSA School of Business and Economics “The Role of Universities in Post-Conflict Societies: Empirical Prove of the Human Capital Impact on the Likelihood of Conflict”
  • Prof. Dr. Ugo Vlaisavljevic, UNSA Vice Rector “De-politicization or Re-politization of University”
  • Prof. Dr. Salih Foco, UNSA Faculty of Philosophy Dean,
  • Prof. Dr. Jasmina Osmankovic, UNSA School of Business and Economics “The Effects of the Transition on Public Universities and/or Public Universities in the Transition Era“
  • Prof. Dr. Elvis Cizmic, UNSA School of Business and Economics “The Process of Redesigning the Organizational Structure of Public Higher Education Institutions“
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Lesic-Thomas, Ass. Prof. Dr. Mario Hibert, UNSA Faculty of Philosophy “The University never Changes its Spots... or It Does?”
  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Pavle Mijovic, UNSA Faculty of Catholic Theology “The Idea of the University and Knowledge Inflation -  General Context”
  • Anes Hrnjic, MA, UNSA School of Economics and Business “The Importance of Measuring Student Satisfaction with the Aim of Evaluating the Performance and Redesign Strategies in Line with Trends in the Higher Education Sector”
  • Mirza Čerkez, Eng Lit. Grad., University of Sarajevo Administrative Office, “Panta Rhei”.



The University of Sarajevo and Pregled’s Editorial Board intend to publish papers presented at the round table discussion in the journal’s next issue, in order to make it available for the academic community and public.

Current social, economic, legal and political processes are at the heart of comprehending the culture-historical developments, in both Bosnia and Herzegovina and the contemporary world. New issues have emerged that require the rethinking of traditional and empirical thinking in the areas of social sciences and humanities. Being one of the oldest scientific journals in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Pregled provides an academic platform for the presentation of research and theoretical analysis of journal’s main areas of interest – social sciences and humanities.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The Second Call for Participation Print E-mail

The University of Sarajevo organizes, on the initiative started by the Pregled – Periodical for Social Issues,
a round table discussion on the subject

THE ROLE AND PLACE OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA


We would like to invite you to attend the round table discussion on the subject “The Role and Place of Public Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina” that is going to take place at the University of Sarajevo on 26 March 2015.

We welcome participants from all public BH universities who are willing to share their experience and contribute to the clarification of the role and position that public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina occupy from the scientific, educational, economic and culturological standpoints through an open fact-based scientific dialogue. In addition, we would like to remind the participants to send us the abstracts of their papers intended for presenting.

The goal behind this round table discussion is to present the position and further transformation of the university in the BH society from the scientific point of view. We hope that, concerning the importance of public universities in the overall social prosperity, we share the same view, also including the responsibility of all of us who are in some way related to the university and its functioning in our society. We are convinced that this round table discussion will result in a contribution to the understanding of processes in which we participate within this historical moment and that we will discuss the most important matters for the university’s system operating as the pivotal part of contemporary society and culture.

The University of Sarajevo and Pregled’s Editorial Board intend to publish papers presented at the round table discussion in the journal’s next issue, in order to make it available for the academic community and public. Current social, economic, legal and political processes are at the heart of comprehending the culture-historical developments, in both Bosnia and Herzegovina and the contemporary world. New issues have emerged that require the rethinking of traditional and empirical thinking in the areas of social sciences and humanities. Being one of the oldest scientific journals in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Pregled provides an academic platform for the presentation of research and theoretical analysis of journal’s main areas of interest – social sciences and humanities.

Further information can be obtained by sending an email to the following address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (contact person: Fuada Muslic, Tel: 033/221-946).

 

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Scientific Debate on the Social Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Its Path of EU Ascension Held Print E-mail


 
The University of Sarajevo and Editorial Board of the Pregled: Journal for Social Issues organized a scientific debate on the social processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina on its of integration into the European Union on Tuesday 22 April 2014.

The welcome addresses on the debate organized with the aim of providing scientific contributions to the overcoming of the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina were delivered by UNSA VICE-Rectors Prof. Dr. Ugo Vlaisavljevic and Prof. Dr. Faruk Mekic. Editor in Chief of Pregled Prof. Dr. Senadin Lavic addressed the participants afterwards.

In his discussion on the topic of social science and the interpretation of social phenomena Prof. Lavic pointed out that there was a noticeable exclusion or withdrawal of socio - scientific subjects in a when it was spoken about the current social reality that was filled with complex phenomena . “We do not currently possess a valid interpretation of social processes and phenomena from our own research on the basis of which one could draw some reasonable notice or knowledge for the orientation and taking the next step when it comes to the functioning of society. There are not even relevant analysis from the perspective of sociology, political science, culturology, anthropology, demography, economics and related sciences. The philosophical and scientific discourse on Bosnian reality is almost extinct. All analyzes and interpretations are coming from the outside of our public and; we are turning into parrots who repeat unconsciously somewhere else prepared points, thus do not developing our own interpretive position. This makes room for horrific manipulations" said Professor Lavic.

From various aspects - social, political, philosophical, legal, economic, religious and cultural, participants in discussion analyzed the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Prof. Dr. Enes Durmisevic talked about social processes in BiH. He commented the question of how to reach the state of consolidated democracy, saying that it could be achieved when an agreement on procedures how to install legitimate government was reached. He said that such government should be elected on general and free elections, and when that government had a real power to create a new political realm, whilst legislative, executive and judicial power should not have to share power with other bodies.

Prof. Dr. Mirko Pejanovic was speaking on the topic of Ideas to accelerate the integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the European Union. He said that the possibility of accelerating the integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the European Union has two assumptions.
“The first assumption is contained in a change of strategy by the EU institutions for the process of ascension of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the European Union. The second assumption is contained in shaping the political will of parties that after winning parliamentary elections in 2014 forms a cross-party coalition broad of the political project: European Bosnia and Herzegovina. This idea of a broad coalition of European Bosnia and Herzegovina would be a response to the demands and will of the citizens of their country to join the European Union“ said Professor Pejanovic.

In his presentation on the topic What kind of reforms and taken to Bosnia and Herzegovina accelerated path of integration into the European Union, Prof. Dr. Salih Foco said that many reforms had been undertaken in BiH, but they did not reached their goal. “The BH society requires different strategies of change offered as different or new to our terms of economic, social and public policy to leave the state of stagnation and embark on the path of reforms, programmed and desired to make positive outcome for social position and livelihood of citizens” said Professor Foco.

Prof. Dr. Lada Sadikovic and Prof. Dr. Hidajet Repovac were discussing the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights as a reference instrument for the ascension of state of B&H in the European Union. Prof. Dr. Hidajet Repovac commented the cultural aspects of the BH society in the process of integration into the European Union. The presentation by Prof. Dr. Fikret Causevic focused on the political economics of the transition of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the former Yugoslavia. Prof. Dr. Mile Babic presented the topic Nobody is not allowed to rule anyone.

Within the presentation on the topic of National state and minorities management: BH and aporia over  Sejdic – Finci Case,  Prof. Dr. Asim Mujkic questioned the implications of recent decisions from Brussels to leave aside for now the implementation of “Sejdic – Finci” ruling and focus on other aspects of the EU integration process.

Director of the Center for Cultural Dialogue in Sarajevo, Mrs. Sanja Vlaisavljevic said that speaking about  Bosnia and Herzegovina on the path of its integration into the EU meant to open the underlying problems of BH political life in which there were the least common points that connected different interests and political will.

" Outvoting , nonvoting, federalism, centralized Bosnia and Herzegovina, the true constituency of the constituent peoples, constitutional rights of minorities, the question of language, education, implementation of the Sejdic – Finci ruling and many other questions are open and without any indication how  to be resolved. At first glance, these problems are easily solvable or act even as superficial examples of discrepancies in political life, however unfortunately  it is about the key issues that affect BiH's path to European integration " stated Mrs. Vlaisavljevic .

Prof. Dr. Suad Kurtcehajic presented the topic Additional competencies as a mechanism of integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He  said that he found how the solution to the question of functioning of BiH had three modes. Namely, that the people through their representatives reach agreement is less likely, because it is obvious that everyone thinks and wants differently, at least when it comes to their representatives. “In a situation where we cannot find a consensus on the way how to get out of the crisis, there are two other ones. This is to get practically faster 'suction' by EU to itself and the NATO pact as well. This is because no member of NATO has ever been practically disintegrated. It is important because it would marginalize the forces that would like to disintegrate BiH. The third way, which I advocate and today introduce, is what needs to be done by the High Representative” said professor Kurtcehajic.

Mr. Adil Kulenovic at today's debate spoke about the importance of organizing such event, and commented on the current situation.

The papers delivered at the discussion will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Pregled, along with the already established fields, in order to make closer the journal to the general public and wider public and get it improved.
 

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The Agreement on Journal Pregled’s Inclusion to the C.E.E.O.L. Data Base Print E-mail


On the behalf of the editorial board, Prof. Mustafa Imamović, PhD, Editor in chief  of the Pregled journal, signed on 17 September 2010, an Agreement which allows this journal’s inclusion to the  C.E.E.O.L. (Central and Eastern European Online Library) database. The indexing of the Pregled in this prestigious database stands for the great success, because it makes the Pregled available to wider international scientific community. In this database one may find numerous texts, published following its rerun in 2003, after 13 years of hiatus. Texts are the testimony of scientific, economic, political, literary and cultural creativity of the BH society in the first decade of XXI Century.

During the year in which the Pregled journal celebrates the 100th anniversary of publishing the first issue back in 1910, the indexing in the C.E.E.O.L. database expresses another confirmation that the Pregled journal is still traditionally recognizable in the academic and scientific community.

The C.E.E.O.L. database in an online database in which one may find in PDF form over 500 complete articles of  journals form the field of social sciences and humanities, as well as digitalized documents related to topics dealing with the regions of Middle, East and South Europe.

Since 2009, the Pregled has been indexed within the international databases EBSCO Publishing and INDEX COPERNICUS. Also since 2009, the journal has its own web-site:www.pregled.unsa.ba, and its issues are available on-line. 

 

 
A Hundred Years of the University Periodical Pregled 1910-2010 Print E-mail
Editorial Board of journal Pregled headed by Professor Mustafa Imamović, to mark hundred years of its first entered print, has published anniversary edition 1910-2010 in which can be find scanned texts from period since 1910 and further. According to different fields, all texts deal with cultural and scientific history Bosnian and Herzegovinian society during 20th century, and that is why they represent an important document of times in which they emerged. Because of extensiveness of the material, the texts for this festive edition were published in two volumes.

 

“This edition aims to present to the scientific and broader public the 100 years of journal Pregled, which first entered print in 1910 and has since been published with periodic interruptions. This anniversary carries special significance for our social and scientific situation because of the fact that responsible and committed work in the field of science, i.e. culture in the broader sense, can produce important results and provide an example of how remarkable material can be compiled in a hundred years.  More than 500 volumes of Pregled published in the period from 1910 to 2010 stand as a rich source of information, announcements, reviews, analyses and studies – all bearing witness to cultural and scientific history of the 20th century Bosnia and Herzegovina. Editorial boards to date, especially those after 1946, placed special focus on maintaining the quality of works published, thus by reading and analyzing numerous texts, one can gain a clear insight into the scientific and expert dignity of the journal’s content.” – stated in the preface to this edition.

Next to Glasnik Zemaljskog muzeja, Pregled is the second oldest journal In Bosnia and Herzegovina, and also one of the oldest journals for society critics and theory on the Ex-Yugoslavia Region.

Promotion ceremony of this edition is planned to be held in Rectorate of the University of Sarajevo.

 
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