The Largest and Most Prestigious BH Universtiy Promoted 5578 BA and MA Graduates!
“The BA and MA Graduates Promotion and Diplomas Awarding Ceremony” was held at the Zetra/”Juan Antonio Samaranch” Olympic Hall in Sarajevo on Saturday, 2 December 2017. At the ceremony, organized on the University Foundation Day, Rector, Prof. Dr. Rifat Škrijelj, Vice-Rectors and the Faculties/Academies Deans, promoted 5578 BA and MA graduates from the University of Sarajevo.
Prof. Dr. Rifat Škrijelj, University of Sarajevo Rector, pointed out that over 160,000 graduated students, over 18,000 masters and over three thousand doctors of science were promoted at the oldest and largest university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. “The University of Sarajevo, which is established on today's day – on 2 December 1949, has been and remained a driver of development and progress throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina with decades-long tradition. The University of Sarajevo, according to the principle of spiritual gravity, gathers all the major potentials in the fields of science, spirituality and arts, and represents a strong support to the entire educational system in our country” said Rector Škrijelj,
When addressing graduates masters on the festive day to celebrate their success and the results of their efforts and achievements, when, after years of persistent work and renunciation, they officially become holders of academic titles, Rector prof. dr. Škrijelj congratulated on his behalf and in the name of the academic community and said: “Be free people and do not allow anyone to deprive you of the right to choose your point of view and the right to choose your own path in life, because by studying at the University of Sarajevo, you have acquired the knowledge that you will not only change the reality of all of us, but also build a better and better future. Future is always difficult to predict, it is the mix of necessity, coincidence, and will. That's why it depends to a certain extent on yourself: what do you want and what will you do with it. The task of each new generation, even yours, is to bring changes that will generate further changes in society. You are the ones who, with their knowledge and competencies that are invited to make the changes in the world both as witnesses and participants who want, not only to live, but to know what they lived for. As true intellectuals, you carry a vital humanity that does not tolerate superficiality, staleness, dogmatism, and other obstacles to human progress.” "Rector Škrijelj also said that prompted ones should learn to be important and proud of themselves, as they enter a completely new a world, a world in which nothing will be given to them, and everything will be set forth again.
Dr. Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina also congratulated to promoted graduates and stressed “The goal of every country is to brood about its future and development, to create a knowledge society with a value dimension implying human values, solid mind and proper and quality relationships among people. The one lacking these categories is harmful to the entire mankind. I am saying this because of the awareness that having the knowledge leads to healthy thinking and that the future of one nation depends precisely on its younger generations.”
Expressing his satisfaction that he was able to speak as the Chairman of the BH Council of Ministers and as a professor of the oldest and most prestigious BH university, Denis Zvizdić added “I am happy whenever I can tell to people who have invested efforts to improve their knowledge and education that they can make the right decisions in the future” and emphasized the importance of education in further life. Dr. Denis Zvizdić also pointed out that Bosnia and Herzegovina needs to work more forcefully on creating a knowledge society and, on the example demonstrated that work, effort, advocacy, knowledge and education always paid off.
Diplomas were handed to all graduates from the first, second and integrated first and second cycles of studies at the Olympic Hall. At the ceremony, 185 most successful students received special awards from the University of Sarajevo: University of Sarajevo Golden Badge, University of Sarajevo Silver Badge, the Charter of the University of Sarajevo and the University of Sarajevo's Thanksgiving.
In the first cycle, 36 graduates received the Golden Badge, the University of Sarajevo’s highest recognition, 69 the Silver Badge, and 4 the University of Sarajevo’s Charter. Among the 2nd cycle students, 25 received the Golden Badge, 33 the Silver Badge, and 7 the University of Sarajevo’s Charter. As part of the integrated study programs of the 1st and 2nd cycles, one student was awarded the Golden Badge, eight students Silver Badge, and 1 the University of Sarajevo’s Charter. One student of the integrated study program was awarded with the University of Sarajevo's Thanksgiving.
Rector Rifat Škrijelj presented the University of Sarajevo and monetary awards to the best students of the first and second cycle of studies. The best student of the first cycle of studies in 2017 with an average grade of 10.00 is Nudžeim Selimović from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The best students of the second cycle of studies with an average grade of 10.00 are: Mirza Pašić from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Sead Delalić from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Harun Hindi from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Sead Delalić, one of the top three students of the second cycle of studies addressed the audience on behalf of the students - special awards recipients and on behalf of all of this year's graduates. Speaking about comparing the study process with the resolution of the popular 3x3x3 Rubik's cube, Sead Delalić pointed out: "Each of us has made a big decision in life by enrolling at Faculty - the decision to invest our time in the process of acquiring new knowledge. Each of us got his Rubik's cube that was not solved. Every Rubik's cube has a hardly imaginative number of options and different moves. Only some of them give the solution. Each exam, each lesson learned, each year of study, every sleepless hour and additional cup of coffee, each read script, every shortened script represent a step towards the final solution of the cube. There were good ones, there were bad moves. In the end, each of us here found his solution of Rubik's cube. Someone in 10, someone in 100 moves, but now we are all here and we are proud of our success. We are aware that by solving the cube we do not end our education. Education is not and should not be a preparation for life. Education is life. Each of us wants to find the best way. And we do not guarantee that we will succeed. We guarantee that we will try. In the end, the only way that is condemned to failure is the one that has not yet begun. Now we are starting to solve the new Rubik's cube, which is called life, is significantly larger than the standard one and offers significantly more possibilities and moves. Good luck to us all!"
The University of Sarajevo, according to its capacities and importance, the tradition and the number of students who enrolled and completed their education, is still a leading educational institution in the country. In order to at least partially present everything that University represents, a student of the second cycle of Directing at the Academy of Performing Arts, Emir Kapetanović recorded a short film that was screened during the Ceremony.
The choir and orchestra of the UNSA Music Academy and the University Academic Cultural Center “Seljo” participated in the artistic part of the program.
“The BA and MA Graduates Promotion and Diplomas Awarding Ceremony” is organized with the support of following sponsors - the Gold one - Sarajevo osiguranje, Silver ones - UniCredit Bank, BH Telecom, Centar Municipality and Fojnica Printing House and media partners: TVSA, Radio-Television of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, FACE TV, ALFA Television, Radio Sarajevo, Dnevni avaz and Oslobodjenje daily newspapers.