Assistant Prof. dr. Adis Maksić, the head of the Department of International Relations and European Studies, visited our partner Juraj Dobrila University of Pula this week in order to deepen cooperation on our joint degree program that also involves the Burgenland University of Applied Sciences in Austria.
The visit is a part of the friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation between the three universities, which consisted of a series of meetings aimed at strengthening cooperation and agreeing future developments in relation to the joint degree and a guest lecture by Assist. prof. dr. Maksić.
He met with Prof. dr. Robert Zenzerović, the dean of the Faculty of Economics and Tourism, and Assist. prof. dr. Dean Sinković, the vide dean of the same faculty, and Prof. dr. Irena Zavrl, the director of the Management of EU Projects program, from the Burgenland University of Applied Sciences.
They discussed future cooperation and development of the joint degree program at the Department of International Relations and European Studies. The meeting resulted in an agreement on the courses that lecturers from those two universities would teach to our students at Burch during the coming academic year.
The participants also discussed arrangements for visits by students of the Department of International Relations and European Studies to Juraj Dobrila University of Pula and the Burgenland University of Applied Sciences. These will enable students to experience a different type of learning environment, learn new knowledge, and network with other students and professors.
These activities, as well as some others, will be realized throughout the 2019-20 academic year. With such activities, our joint program will offer educational experience of high quality to our students, justifying a degree from International Burch University, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, and the Burgenland University of Applied Sciences that they will get upon graduation.
During the visit, Assist. prof. dr. Maksić held a lecture on the topic of “The Role of Ethnonational Parties in Identity Formation” for the students of the Juraj Dobrila University in Pula, in which he explained how ethnonational parties create new identities by molding previous ones.