The 5th Joint Science Conference of the Western Balkans Process / Berlin Process „Fresh Expectations for Research and Education across Europe” was held in the Royal Society in London between 28 and 30 May 2019. The University of Banja Luka was presented by the Vice Rector for Scientific Research and University Development Prof. Goran Latinovic, PhD, at the Conference.
The Conference focused on strengthening the role of science and its responsibility in the reconciliation process in societies of South East Europe, аnd the recommendations given at the Conference will be used in preparing the Western Balkan Summit of the Heads of State and Government in the Polish city Poznan in July 2019. The Conference was attended, among others, by: the academic Ljubomir Maksimovic, Vice President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the leading and most prominent Serbian byzantologist, Rector of the University of Belgrade Prof. Ivanka Popovic, PhD, Rector of the University of Novi Sad Prof. Dejan Jaksic, PhD, the academic Milos Trifkovic, Presdient of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rector of the University of Sarajevo Prof. Rifat Skrijelj, PhD, as well as the rectors of the universities of Ljubljana, Zagreb, Montenegro, Pristina, Skoplje, etc.
The Royal Society of London was founded in 1660 and it is the oldest academy of science in the world. Its members are: Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, as well as the Serbian scientist Rudjer Boskovic, who became a member in 1760. Currently, over 60 Noble Prize winners are members of the Society. The Conference was organized jointly by the Royal Society and the German Academy of Science Leopoldina.