Created on 20 May 2019
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Organized by the Ministry for Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society of the Republic of Srpska, with support of Erasmus+ Project Strengthening of Internationalisation in B&H Higher Education (STINT Project), a one-day Conference Challenges in Higher Education - Internationalisation was held in Banja Luka on 8 April 2019.

The aim of the Conference was the exchange of knowledge and best practices toward an improvement of quality in higher education especially through internationalisation activities of domestic higher education institutions.

Conference in Banja Luka Internationalisation 1Conference in Banja Luka Internationalisation 2Some of the STINT project partners, that is, representatives of the Ministry for Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society of the Republic of Srpska, University of East Sarajevo, University of Zenica, Higher Education Accreditation Agency of the Republic of Srpska and Centre for Information and Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education presented their positive experience participating in the STINT project concerning the key aspects of internationalisation but also challenges and obstacles they are faced with in internationalisation. Student mobility is encreasing in Bosnia and Herzegovina every year at all higher education institutions, but taking into account it is under 1%, an additional engagement shoudl be done by all institution and other stakeholders which are in touch with higher education. Funds given by the state are insufficient, not only for mobility but also for scientific and research work. Different international programs should be used to finance mobility, officies for international cooperation at higher education institutions should be better equipped and have more staff.

At the end of the Conference, the main conclusions were adopted by participants which will be used for further planning of different activities related to internationalisation in BiH higher education.