The Tenth International Training Week at the University of Sarajevo
To promote the Erasmus program and network the University of Sarajevo with higher education institutions throughout Europe, the International Relations Office of the University of Sarajevo organized the Tenth International Training Week for international teaching and non-teaching staff in the period from 23 to 27 October 2023. On this occasion, the University of Sarajevo hosts 24 participants, representatives of 12 higher education institutions from 9 countries (B&H, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania and Spain).
The University of Sarajevo, following the example of many European universities, organizes activities with the aim of better-promoting mobility programs such as Erasmus+ and increasing the international incoming and outgoing mobility of students, teaching/scientific and non-teaching staff with the purpose of professional training and academic advancement, as well as acquiring international experience. The topics of this year's Staff Week are the strategic planning of internationalization within the Erasmus+ program and the challenges that Erasmus coordinators face when implementing international mobilities. In this way, in one place, we have created a space and a platform for exchanging opinions and information on the best practices in overcoming obstacles in international incoming and outgoing mobilities.
On Monday, 23 October 2023, the 10th international staff training week was opened with an address by the vice-rector for international cooperation, prof. Ph.D. Enita Nakaš, and the presentation of the work of the International Relations Office and the University of Sarajevo, with a particular focus on internationalization held by M.Sc. Adnan Rahimić, senior associate of the UNSA International Relations office. The first day was also dedicated to presenting the host country and city – Bosnia, Herzegovina and Sarajevo. A tour and introduction to Sarajevo was organized for the participants.
Through the five-day program of the 10th International Staff Training Week, the International Relations Office of the University of Sarajevo enables participation in various presentations, seminars, and workshops, as well as networking among partners and exchanging good practices and experiences. In addition, this is a perfect opportunity to promote Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina and present the University of Sarajevo as a serious and potential partner for many international projects.