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American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (abbr. AUBiH) is a private university located in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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.[2] In 2011, the AUBIH opened an undergraduate department in Mostar.[3]

American University in
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Američki univerzitet u Bosni i Hercegovini
AUBiH logo.png
AUBiH logo
TypePrivate
Established2005
PresidentDenis Prcić[1]
ProvostMirsad Đonlagić[1]
Deanunknown
Administrative staff
10+
Students480+
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         
NicknameAUBIH
American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Tuzla


AccreditationEdit

ACICS Accreditation

The university is accredited in the United States by the (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools), the largest national accrediting organization of degree granting institutions in the United States.[4] It is additionally accredited by national ministries of education in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey.

StaffEdit

The lecturing staff are mainly domestic teachers with many guest lecturers and American staff.[5] Some lectures are conducted via online (distance learning).

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.[6]

The President and founder of American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Denis Prcić, an entrepreneur from Tuzla who lived in Rochester, New York in the 1990s.[7][8]

AcademicsEdit

The University is organized around the following colleges:

  • Faculty of Economics[9]
  • Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology[10]
  • Faculty of Public Affairs[11]
  • Academy of Modern Arts[12]

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

Faculty of EconomicsEdit

The Faculty of Economics introduces a new concept of education in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region in the fields of economics, finance, business, management, sales and marketing. This unique concept is based on the latest theories of economics, finance, management and business that are taught at the world’s leading universities and business schools. The need for establishing the AUBiH Faculty of Economics was identified after an extensive analysis of currently available programs of economics and financial and business solutions in the Western Balkans, as well as predictions about future business trends in the area and the strengthening of different economic and political regions such as the European Union. The economy, finances, and business, either as theory or practice, are no longer what they used to be a decade ago, and adjustment to the changes due to fast-changing trends in transportation, communication, stock markets, international trade, migration, and digital economy has a crucial influence on the future of every individual. For this reason, individuals and companies that want to be competitive and successful need to learn constantly in order to adapt to emerging trends. The Faculty of Economics offers study programs at bachelor, master’s and doctoral levels. The classes are taught in English and after graduation students receive diplomas accredited in BiH and Turkey, as well as in the US and EU.

Faculty of Engineering, Science and TechnologyEdit

The Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master’s and doctoral levels with an innovative approach to studying technical and technological disciplines. Lives of people around the world are increasingly influenced by computers and technology. They are a key factor in developing solutions to many challenges of the modern world. The classes are focused on developing critical thinking in the area of engineering, fostering learning about technological processes and science. The classes are taught in English and upon graduation students receive diplomas accredited in BiH and Turkey, as well as in the US and EU.

Faculty of Public AffairsEdit

The Faculty of Public Affairs offers study programs at bachelor, master’s and doctorate levels, integrating national and international education have been created in accordance with the best practices of the American and European systems of education. Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the entire Western Balkan region, and Europe are currently in the process of economic and political transition, and they are exposed to unpredictable political, legal and security challenges. Classes are taught in English and upon graduation students receive diplomas accredited in BiH and Turkey, as well as in the US and the EU.

Academy of Modern ArtsEdit

The Academy of Modern Arts offers a study program at the bachelor level. The Academy is established with the goal of training students for market needs in the fields of multimedia and graphic design. Creating media content with specific characteristics and development of both traditional and new media are the top challenges of the modern media world. The responsibility of media professionals increases with growing media influence on society, economy, politics and other spheres of life. Creating ethical and socially responsible media content is a necessary condition for achieving social, economic, political and cultural progress. The Academy of Modern Arts provides students with the opportunity to participate in various programs such as graphic design, web design, audio and video production, new media and animation, digital prototyping and computer-aided design (CAD). The classes are taught in English and upon graduation students receive diplomas accredited in BiH and Turkey, as well as in the US and the EU.

PartnershipsEdit

West Virginia University Partnership

On 21 June 2012, West Virginia University made a partnership with American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[13] It's one of over 100 universities with which WVU has a global partnership.[14]

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.[15] 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. ^ Šajinović, Dejan (5 March 2009). "College of international law opens" (in Serbian). Nezavisne novine, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Poligon". Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.acics.org/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Faculty Members". American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Student Info". Archived from the original on 4 August 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  7. ^ "SUNY Canton Offers Bachelor's Degrees in Bosnia". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  8. ^ Richard Mullins, Let "Croatia design your software", USA Today, 25 September 2002.
  9. ^ "American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  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. ^ "West Virginia University makes partnership with American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". 21 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  14. ^ "WVU Global Partnerships - Office of International Programs". West Virginia University. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  15. ^ "American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina". American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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