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Stipendisti iz Indije i Burme u Jugoslaviji 1951–1955.
Scholars from India and Burma in Yugoslavia 1951–1955

Author(s): Dragomir Bondžić
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Higher Education , History of Education, Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Scholars; India; Burma; Yugoslavia
Summary/Abstract: Within the policy of diplomatic convergence and cooperation with India and Burma in the early 1950s, Yugoslavia tended, through the Science and Culture Council and the Commission for Cultural Relations with Other Countries, to establish and reinforce cultural and educational ties with these countries. Special attention has been de voted to providing scholarships for education, advanced training and professional practice at Yugoslav universities, scientifi c and economic establishments, to Indian and Burmese students and graduated professionals. That is why the number of scholarships awarded to India and Burma was from the beginning by far the highest compared with other countries. A the time of establishment of close diplomatic contacts 1954/55 it was carried out on the basis of exchange and amounted to nearly one third of the total number of scholarships granted to foreign students. Despite many difficulties with accommodation, work at the faculties, relations with local students and language barrier, some students have achieved good results and have successfully benefi ted of their stay in Yugoslavia, while exchange of scholarships has played an important role in the development of amity, better understanding and encouragement of cooperation and linking between remote and different countries, peoples and cultures. In the second half of the 1950s, after reinforcement of political ties, the volume and significance of scholarships provided to students from India and Burma declined and was suppressed by high increase in the number of scholars from other Afro-Asian countries.

  • Page Range: 558-570
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Serbian