The University of Banja Luka is a public 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. 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.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.Since 13. April 2011 University is full member of European University Association. It is also member of European Forest Institute and participate in TEMPUS, CEEPUS and 7th Framework Programme programme.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. Wikipedia.
Pucar S.,University of Banja Luka
Journal of Intellectual Capital | Year: 2012
Purpose: The purpose is to analyze the impact of intellectual capital (IC) on export performance of firms and industries. Design/methodology/approach: This research used value added intellectual coefficient (VAIC) to measure intellectual capital as an independent variable. An export performance, as dependent variable, was measured as growth of exports. The sample consisted of 134 firms in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). Empirical analysis was done by linear regression analysis. Findings: The results of regression analysis show a significant (p<0.01), positive influence of the value added intellectual coefficient and its components on the export growth in the sector of food and beverages and manufacturing of furniture and wood products in B&H. For other sectors there is no significant relation of independent and dependent variable. Practical implications: The results correspond with the results of the EU project that determined competitive advantages of B&H by Michael Porter's methodology. Results of this research raise the possibility of further testing of the author's methodology, called the measurement of intellectual capital in export performance (MICEP) methodology, in determining the competitive advantages, because it took considerably less time and money than EU project methodology. Also, a strong influence of IC on the export performance of sectors with competitive advantages opens the way for industrial policies based on intellectual capital, not only in B&H, but in other countries. Originality/value: This is the first research that has measured the impact of intellectual capital on export performance by using the VAIC methodology. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Source
Markovic-Pekovic V.,University of Banja Luka
Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research | Year: 2012
Multiple reforms have been introduced in the Republic of Srpska to enhance prescribing efficiency. First, assess their influence on utilization and expenditure on proton-pump inhibitors, statins and renin-angiotensin inhibitor drugs. Second, assess whether the Republic can obtain low prices for generics. Third, suggest additional reforms that could be introduced. Observational study of all ambulatory care patients between 2003 and 2010. Defined daily doses (DDDs) and DDDs per 1000 inhabitants per day used for measuring changes in utilization. Reimbursed expenditure used as health insurance perspective. Increasing utilization in all three classes. Utilization of angiotensin-receptor blockers principally limited by prescribing restrictions. Reimbursed expenditure/DDD in all three classes decreased by up to 82% in 2010 versus 2004, appreciably improving prescribing efficiency for the statins. Increased utilization of esomeprazole at higher reimbursed expenditure/DDD, and similarly angiotensin-converting enzyme-inhibitor combinations at higher expenditure versus single drugs, limited the ability to fully capitalise on these reductions. Multiple measures helped lower expenditure/ DDD, providing hope to countries with small populations. Additional measures are planned to further improve prescribing efficiency in the Republic of Srpska. Source
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: PEOPLE | Award Amount: 219.44K | Year: 2010
The aim of this project is to establish network of mobility centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina in line with EURAXESS efforts. This project should streamline existing efforts in research mobility and provide institutional infrastructure for encouraging and facilitation of mobility of reasearchers in all directions and at all levels through Bosnia and Herzegovina mobility network. Main project objectives are: a) to establish structured network of service and information providers, enabling practical assistance to researchers in all issues related to their experience of mobility; b) to develop organizational framework, comprised of organizational structure, communication strategies, data requirements and procedures for providing of best performance in information and services delivery; and c) to promote EURAXESS values through the awareness campaign, including promotional events, dissemination of printed material with valuable information and delivery of information and services through the national researchers mobility portal, linked to pan- European Mobility Portal. The fulfillment of the above objectives, in accordance with European standards and values, will be ensured by a four-level organizational structure of the network, consisting of the steering, coordination, operational and beneficiary (contact points) layer. As such, B&H mobility network will provide a backbone for involvement and concentration of all relevant actors policy stakeholders, industry, public and private university representatives and researchers community. The network is guided by the steering committee, providing high-level support and concentration of all relevant actors policy stakeholders, industry, public and private university representatives and researchers community.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CPCSA | Phase: INFRA-2010-1.2.3 | Award Amount: 3.90M | Year: 2010
Core European eInfrastructure for large-scale eScience research consists of the backbone GANT network; distributed storage & computing infrastructure - European Grid Initiative (EGI); and the PRACE initiative providing tier-0 High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure. South-East European eInfrastructure initiatives aim for equal participation of the less-resourced countries of the region in the European trends. SEEREN initiative established a regional network and the SEE-GRID initiative the regional Grid, with majority of countries now equal partners in GANT and EGI. BSI project established the GANT link to the Caucasus, active until mid-2010. However, HPC involvement of the region is limited. Only few HPC installations are available, not open to cross-border research; while the less-resourced countries have no mechanism established for interfacing to the pan-European HPC initiatives.\nHP-SEE focuses on a number of strategic actions. First, it will link the existing and upcoming HPC facilities in the region in a common infrastructure, and provide operational solutions for it. As a complementary action, the project will establish and maintain the GANT link for Caucasus. Second, it will open this HPC infrastructure to a wide range of new user communities, including those of less-resourced countries, fostering collaboration and providing advanced capabilities to researchers, with an emphasis on strategic groups in computational physics, chemistry and life sciences. Finally, it will ensure establishment of national HPC initiatives, and act as a SEE bridge for PRACE. In this context, HP-SEE will aim to attract the local political & financial support for long-term sustainable eInfrastructure.\nHP-SEE aspires to contribute to the stabilisation and development of South-East Europe, by overcoming fragmentation in Europe and stimulating eInfrastructure development and adoption by new virtual research communities, thus enabling collaborative high-quality research across a spectrum of scientific fields.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: SEAC-3-2014 | Award Amount: 3.92M | Year: 2015
The EURAXESS TOP III consortium includes partners from almost all EURAXESS countries (either as beneficiaries or associated partners, from altogether 39 countries), in order to ensure the widest possible coverage as well as increased impact. The project has been divided into eight work packages. Two WPs are devoted to the development, testing and pilot introduction of new services on career development within the EURAXESS network. The remaining WPs will focus on the environment of researchers including the institutional context, the integration of third country researchers and reaching out to researchers beyond the EU; researchers within and outside academia, most notably industry; the consolidation of the ongoing services portfolio, be it personal or electronic; the further capacity building of the EURAXESS network members and meeting the challenge posed by staff turnover by trainings, twinning and study visits; networking and knowledge exchange with a wide range of other networks; implementation of a consistent quality assurance and monitoring system operating on several levels on the project, and working out a future vision for EURAXESS in light of the policy goals of the EC set for the period up to 2020. The project will significantly contribute to matching research talents with R&I needs and capacity on a European scale and it will help the circulation of researchers within Europe and among sectors. As a result of the project, members of the EURAXESS network will have better and broader knowledge and more integrated good practices regarding service provision for researchers. EURAXESS national portals throughout the EURAXESS member countries will offer tailor made information in line with Horizon 2020 objectives on making science careers attractive for researchers, especially young researchers.