On 6th April, 2016 in the premises of the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Banja Luka, within the implementation of activities from the Cooperation agreement which the University of Banja Luka signed on 4th March, 2013 with FOM – High School of Economics and Management at the University of Applied Sciences from Essen (Germany) and International Business High School Fontys from Venlo (Netherlands), a work meeting was held whose participants were German partners and students who applied for a one-time studentship provided by “Welt der Wunder” Foundation from Germany.
The partner University from Germany initiated the practice of providing one-time studentships to students at the University of Banja Luka for the purpose of improving their standards and also to encourage them to strive for good results when it comes to their studying and extracurricular activities. The goal of this meeting was to get to know the students who applied for this monetary donation, to discuss the dynamics of the realization of the donation project to the students, to let the general public know about this project, and for other institutions and partners to follow this example and make and realize similar projects.
The total amount of the donation provided by “Welt der Wunder” Foundation from Germany in 2016 is 15.000 Euros, and this is the third year in a row where the German partner provided resources for these purposes.
Clemens Jäger, PhD, and Eric Frére, PhD, the Deans of the High School of Economics and Management at the University of Applied Sciences from Essen, met on the same day the Rector of the University of Banjaluka, Stanko Stanić, PhD, Full Professor, the Vice-Rector of the University of Banja Luka, Valerija Šaula, PhD, Full Professor, and the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka, Saša Petković, PhD, Associate Professor, and on that ocassion they discussed future cooperation between these higher education institutions.