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Izazovi i perspektive reforme visokog obrazovanja u Kantonu Sarajevo
Challenges and Perspectives of Higher Education Reform in Canton Sarajevo

Author(s): Mirza Hebib
Subject(s): Education, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Higher Education , State/Government and Education
Published by: Fondacija Centar za javno pravo
Keywords: Public law; constitution; education; education system; higher education; reforms; autonomy; BiH; Canton Sarajevo;
Summary/Abstract: The article „Challenges and Perspectives of Higher Education Reform in Canton Sarajevo“ is intended for academic community and all interested in higher education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The article is limited to the normative and institutional analysis of legal issues in the higher education system in Canton Sarajevo, focusing on the challenges and perspectives of the current reform. Issues regarding the organization, academic autonomy and academic selfgovernance are specially analyzed. The new normative framework for higher education represents a major challenge for the government. The views of the government and university representatives are very different. For the cantonal government, as a promoter, the new law introduces new positive and reformative measures, such as financial integration and improvement of quality of the education process. The Academic Community believes that this Law is contrary to the B&H Framework Law on Higher Education and that it derogates principles of academic autonomy, academic selfgovernance and academic freedom. In the article special attention is directed to University of Sarajevo, as the oldest and largest institution of higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose position, organization and functioning is the backbone of the proposed law.

  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Bosnian