Rector of the University of Banja Luka Prof. Radoslav Gajanin, PhD, and Chairman of the Management Board of Komercijalna banka a.d. Banja Luka Bosko Mekinjic, PhD, signed an agreement on business cooperation at the Rectorate on 15 July 2019.
As stated after the signing ceremony, this agreement envisages the engagement of the best students of the Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the Faculty of Security Science of the University of Banja Luka.
The rector of the University of Banja Luka, Professor Radoslav Gajanin, PhD, pointed out that one of the strategic objectives of the University was to cooperate with the corporate and provide adequate practice to students. He thanked the Komercijalna banka for its support. The rector also stressed that not only students and undergraduates of the Faculty of Economics will have the opportunity to practice in the Komercijalna banka but so will their colleagues from other faculties.
He added that the University will continue with these activities with all companies interested in cooperating and helping students prepare for their future profession and gain the competences they are required to have.
Chairman of the Management Board of Komercijalna banka Banja Luka, Bosko Mekinjic, said that this agreement constitutes a continuation of this bank’s previous cooperation with faculties, which was before focused primarily on the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Law of the University of Banja Luka.
„We realize that there is a need for other profiles of experts in the banking sector. In this way, I believe that we will send a clear message to all students that studying and hard work pays off. This is another way of stopping young people leaving the Republic of Srpska and BiH“, Mekinjic said and added that this bank will certainly remain a reliable partner of the University of Banja Luka. He expressed hope that other institutions from the financial and banking sector will follow this example.
The signing ceremony was also attended by Vice Rector for International and Inter-University Cooperation Professor Biljana Antunovic, PhD, and Member of the Management Board of Komercijalna banka a.d. Banja Luka Dragana Vujicic-Stefanovic, MSc.