University of Banja Luka

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University of Banja Luka
Универзитет у Бањој Луци
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Type Public
Established 1975[1]
Rector Milan Mataruga
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 17,000[1]
Location Bosnia and Herzegovina Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Affiliations EUA
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Faculty of Economics

The University of Banja Luka (Serbian: Универзитет у Бањој Луци, Bosnian: Univerzitet u Banjoj Luci) is a public[2] university located in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The University of Banja Luka was established on 7 November 1975 and at that point had 5 faculties.[1] It is the oldest and largest university in Republika Srpska and second largest university in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Most of the current 16 faculties of the University of Banja Luka are situated in two campuses, both located close to the river Vrbas and not far from the city center.[1][3]

The Bologna Process started at all study programs at the University of Banja Luka in 2006/2007 school year, although some faculties started the Bologna reform earlier.[1]

Since 13. April 2011 University is full member of European University Association.[4] It is also member of European Forest Institute[5] and participate in TEMPUS, CEEPUS and 7th Framework Programme programme.[6][7][8]

Through student exchange programs cooperation university hosted students from Sapienza University of Rome, Plovdiv University, University of Strasbourg, University of Graz, University of the District of Columbia, Univerzitet u Prištini and University of Freiburg.[9]


The university is divided into 16 faculties:[1]

Partner universities[edit]

With following institutions and/or their departments University of Banja Luka has established various official forms of cooperation.[10]

University Country Since
State University of Novi Pazar  Serbia 2009
University of Novi Sad  Serbia 2009
University of Niš  Serbia 2009
University of Stavanger  Norway 2009
Meiji University  Japan 2009
François Rabelais University  France 2009
University of Kragujevac  Serbia 2008
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań  Poland 2008
University of Bologna  Italy 2008
Technical University of Gabrovo  Bulgaria 2008
St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo  Bulgaria 2008
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski  Bulgaria 2008
Higher School Banja Luka College  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University of Business Engineering and Management Banja Luka  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University of Udine  Italy 2007
Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry  Russian Federation 2007
Univerzitet u Prištini  Serbia 2007
Bodo University College  Norway 2007
St. Clement of Ohrid University of Bitola  Macedonia 2007
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje  Macedonia 2007
University Mediteran  Montenegro 2007
University of Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University of Bihać  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University of East Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University of Tuzla  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University of Zenica  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University of Mostar  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University Džemal Bijedić of Mostar  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University of Montenegro  Montenegro 2007
International University Philip Noel-Baker  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007
University of Osijek  Croatia 2007
Kyiv Polytechnic Institute  Ukraine 2007
Singidunum University  Serbia 2006
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi  Thailand 2006
University of Belgrade  Serbia 2006
University of Ljubljana  Slovenia 2006
University of Joensuu  Finland 2006
University of Jyvaskyla  Finland 2006
Nonwegian University of Biological Sciences  Norway 2005
Economics College of Subotica  Serbia 2006
University of Navarra  Spain 2004
University of Bari  Italy 2002
Agricultural University of Norway  Norway 2000
University of Lleida  Spain 1999
University of Arts in Belgrade  Serbia 1999
University of Chernivtsi  Ukraine 1996

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