The international relations of the University of Sarajevo (UNSA) has traditionally recorded significant results in the field of internationalization, which has recently acquired even more significant dimensions and contents.
The first international agreement (signed on October 23, 1965 with Ernst Moritz Arndt University in Greifswald, Germany, at the initiative of our university) was a reflection of the real loyalty of the leadership and a cornerstone of this approach to the development of the University.
UNSA’s mission is to build a reputation as a flexible, creative and above all reliable partner and to take a visible and well-deserved place on the regional, European and world academic scene. In this direction, the International Relations Office is making great efforts to make UNSA as active as possible in all European Commission mobility programs, but also in bi / multilateral programs offered by the governments of a significant number of countries.
The mission of international cooperation is to strengthen the internationalization of the University of Sarajevo by presenting this institution as a modern university of European quality.
Our vision is reflected in strengthening leadership in the field of international cooperation. With over 400 cooperation agreements (bilateral or through a program / project) with universities around the world and membership in several important international organizations and networks, we expect to intensify mobility that will enable our students, teachers and associates to express their qualities internationally, but also to improve through such contacts.
We can proudly point out that the quality, cooperation, perseverance and innovation of the International Relations Office were officially recognized in the report on the main achievements of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (2010-2018) program prepared by the Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual Policy and Culture ( EACEA).
Special mention should be made of the International Staff Week, which brings together representatives of foreign partner institutions and creates a diverse program of lectures, workshops, presentations, networking and cultural and culinary activities where, in addition to the study offer and internationalization of UNSA, the city of Sarajevo is an excellent host to international students, teaching and non-teaching staff.
UNSA is active in 20 different international associations and rectors’ conferences.
The scholarship fair, with over 50 exhibitors a year, hosts several thousand visitors each year, mostly students from Bosnia and Herzegovina. This unique event in our country brings together many public and private institutions (embassies, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, student associations) that offer financial or other support for studying and education in BiH and abroad.