American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (abbr. AUBiH) was a private university located in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

American University in
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Američki univerzitet u Bosni i Hercegovini
AUBiH logo.png
AUBiH logo
Other name
AUBIH
TypePrivate
Established2005
PresidentDenis Prcić[1]
ProvostMirsad Đonlagić[1]
Deanunknown
Administrative staff
unknown
Studentsunknown
Address
Mije Kerosevica Guje 3, Tuzla
, ,
44°32′01″N 18°39′18″E / 44.533634°N 18.654910°E / 44.533634; 18.654910Coordinates: 44°32′01″N 18°39′18″E / 44.533634°N 18.654910°E / 44.533634; 18.654910
Academic ProvostNot known [1]
ColorsWhite and blue   
American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Tuzla

In 2021, the State Investigation and Protection Agency raided the university,[2] the founder and owner Denis Prcić was arrested on charges of providing diplomas illegally.[3] AUBIH is currently not conducting education and their website is not active.

StaffEdit

The lecturing staff were mainly domestic teachers with many guest lecturers and American staff.[4]

As part of the now-defunct partnership agreement with State University of New York at Canton (SUNY), some students from AUBIH received double diplomas (both from the US and Bosnia & Herzegovina) and attended one semester in USA. Through this partnership, some students had opportunities for work placement with leading US companies such as Xerox, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and Kodak.[5]

The President and founder of American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina was Denis Prcić, an entrepreneur from Tuzla who lived in Rochester, New York in the 1990s.[6][7]

AcademicsEdit

In 2007, the university opened a postgraduate department in Sarajevo, offering a fast-track master's degree in business administration (MBA). In 2009, it opened an undergraduate department in Banja Luka.[8] In 2011, the AUBIH opened an undergraduate department in Mostar.[9]

The University was organized around the following colleges:

  • Faculty of Economics[10]
  • Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology[11]
  • Faculty of Public Affairs[12]
  • Academy of Modern Arts[13]

The university offered degrees in law, economics, international relations, cyber security and engineering

PartnershipsEdit

West Virginia University Partnership

On 21 June 2012, West Virginia University made a partnership with American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[14] It's one of over 100 universities with which WVU has a global partnership.[15]

New International Partnerships

American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina in September 2015 expanded its international partnership with universities in Turkey, Canada and the United States of America. The international partnership list was amended with the following universities: Western Kentucky University, Saint Louis University, Fontbonne University; Saint Paul University from Canada; Northwest Normal University form China and Doğuş University from Turkey.[16] The purpose of cooperation between AUBIH and mentioned universities are student and faculty exchange, research cooperation, joint academic publications, and cooperation on joint academic projects.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "President Team - American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". Archived from the original on 2012-08-31. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SIPA pretresa Američki univerzitet u Tuzli". Radio Sarajevo. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Afere koje potresaju Američki univerzitet u BiH: Od sporne diplome do reketiranja studenata".
  4. ^ "Faculty Members". American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Student Info". Archived from the original on 4 August 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  6. ^ "SUNY Canton Offers Bachelor's Degrees in Bosnia". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  7. ^ Richard Mullins, Let "Croatia design your software", USA Today, 25 September 2002.
  8. ^ Šajinović, Dejan (5 March 2009). "College of international law opens" (in Serbian). Nezavisne novine, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
  9. ^ "Poligon". Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  10. ^ "American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  11. ^ "American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  12. ^ "American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  13. ^ "American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  14. ^ "West Virginia University makes partnership with American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". 21 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  15. ^ "WVU Global Partnerships - Office of International Programs". West Virginia University. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  16. ^ "American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.