University of Mostar

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University of Mostar
Sveučilište u Mostaru
University's emblem
Latin: Universitas Studiorum Mostariensis
Established 1977 / 1992
Type Public
Rector Vlado Majstorović
Academic staff 1,002
Admin. staff 156
Students 16,000
Location Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Campus Urban
Affiliations European University Association

The University of Mostar (Croatian: Sveučilište u Mostaru; Latin: Universitas Studiorum Mostariensis) is the only Croatian language university in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Roots of University of Mostar date back to 1895 when the Franciscan theological school was established. In 1950 Higher teacher-training school started with its work in Mostar. Then follows establishment of higher technical school in 1959, higher agricultural school in 1960, Departments of the Faculties of Law and Economics.

The University was established in Mostar in 1977 and faculties and higher schools function further on as its part. From 1992 the Croatian language is the official language at the University of Mostar. The University of Mostar is the only Croatian speaking university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today the University has around 16,000 students and 1,000 employees. There are ten faculties, academy of fine arts, eight institutes and the student center within the University.

The University of Mostar participates in Rectors' Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it is also an associate member of the Croatian Rectors' Conference. The university seal shows the building of the Franciscan monastery.

During the academic year of 1994-95 "Džemal Bijedić" University started work in the east part of Mostar stating Bosnian as the official language. Both universities have claimed to be legal successors of the former university campus, but since it was situated in the west part of Mostar which was Croat-controlled during the Croat-Bosniak War, the campus is now used by the University of Mostar.

University of Mostar Rectorate Building in Rondo Square Mostar

University Džemal Bijedić of Mostar now maintains a campus in the east part of Mostar. The higher education reform and the signing of the Bologna declaration have forced both universities to put aside their differences to some extent and work to make themselves competitive on a regional level.

The University organized the Constitutional-law position of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina Conference in Neum, in late October 2005. In the summer of 2006 University of Mostar, Džemal Bijedić University and University of Granada have started work on the International University Center Mostar.

University of Mostar Rectorate Building in Rondo Square Mostar

The University of Mostar signed cooperation agreements with the universities in Pesc, Granada, Brandenburg, Rome, Ljubljana, Maribor, Podgorica, Koper, Zagreb, Osijek, Dubrovnik, Split, Rijeka, Zadar, Pula, Mostar (east), Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla, Zenica, Bihać, East Sarajevo...

As of 2010-2011 University of Mostar had around 16,000 students enrolled at ten faculties and one academy.

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Coordinates: 43°20′32″N 17°48′09″E / 43.34222°N 17.80250°E / 43.34222; 17.80250