Funds and Projects
Since 2001, the University of Bihać has participated in a number of development projects, as well as capacity building and scientific research projects. Funding is provided through various programs, mostly those funded by the European Union such as CARDS, IPA, TEMPUS, Lifelong Learning, Erasmus+, EUREKA, COST, etc. In addition to European Union programs, projects at the University of Bihac are largely funded through programs funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, as well as other ministries, embassies, and the private sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Science has been financing scientific research and research and development projects of staff at the University of Bihać for many years through its programs of support to development of science in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Every year, the Ministry allocates a significant amount of funds through Agreements on financing / co-financing of programs and projects in the field of science, and through a competition for financing / co-financing of scientific research and research and development projects in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A list of scientific research projects supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science is available in a pdf-document.
Erasmus+ program funded by the European Union is not directly related to science projects, but through its Key Action 1 for international credit mobility the program enables mobility of teaching staff for the purpose of teaching, but also training related to professional development in various scientific fields. University staff actively participates in this program, and consequently the number of teacher mobility is increasing from year to year.
The list of CARDS, TEMPUS and Erasmus + projects is available in a pdf-document.
EUREKA is a European network for financing market-oriented projects in various technical fields. EUREKA helps build partnerships through joint multilateral projects aimed at strengthening European competitiveness.
COST is the oldest framework for scientific cooperation in European countries, which enables researchers and innovators to establish their own research networks in a wide range of scientific topics, called COST Actions. Project funding is at the state level, and the results of the research are common to all participants in the project. As a rule, these are projects that are of common interest to several countries or of general interest (e.g. environment, oceanography, meteorology), or of interest to create common standards for the whole of Europe. While the emphasis at the time of its founding was on telecommunications, informatics, transport, materials, oceanography, meteorology and the environment, more and more of today’s initiatives are turning to the social sciences, chemistry, medical research and forestry.
Fulbright program – The Government of the United States funded various staff mobility projects and programs at University of Bihać, among which the Fulbright Program is the most important for professional development of staff. The list of scholarships and projects funded by the US Government at the University of Bihać is available in pdf-document.