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Since its establishment in 2004, the University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST) has successfully implemented numerous projects and has established valuable partner collaborations across the globe. We are extremely proud of our current and past achievements and continue to work hard on developing the new opportunities. Below, please find selected projects and collaborations that have been part of the University SSST success stories throughout the years.

Funded by
(European Cooperation in Science and Technology) COST Association

Start of implementation
2019

Partners
University of Tasmania, Australia; Macquarie University, Australia; AtCor Medical, Australia; Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria; Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Austria; Medizinische Universität Graz, Austria; Ghent University Hospital, Belgium University Clinical Center (Clinic for heart, blood vessel and rheumatic diseases) and Medical Faculty, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina; University of Split, School of Medicine, Croatia; European University Cyprus, Cyprus; Center for Cardiovascular Prevention, Charles University Medical School I and Thomayer Hospital, Czech Republic; Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark; Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark; INSERM - Paris Research Center, France; Universite Paris Descartes, France; AXELIFE SAS, France; ALF Distribution GmbH, Germany University Medicine Greifswald, Germany ; IEM GmbH, Germany; Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany; Redwave Medical GmbH, Germany; Athens Medical School, Greece; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece University of Athens, Athens Medical School, Greece; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Semmelweis University, Hungary; University of Pisa, Italy Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Italy; Universita' di Sassari, UniSS, Italy; University of Perugia, Italy; QUIPU S.R.L., Italy; DiaTecne S.R.L., Italy; Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; University of Brescia, Italy; Asst Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy; Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia; Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania; Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands; Fujifilm VisualSonics, Netherlands; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands; Erasmus MC, Netherlands Minho University, Portugal; Hospital Senhora da Oliveira - Guimarães, Portugal Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania; Clinical Center of Serbia, Serbia; Comenius University in Bratislava - Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Slovakia; International Laser Center, Slovakia; University Ljubljana - Faculty of Medicine, Slovenia; Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU Universities - Hospital Universitario de Sagunto, Spain; Vall d'Hebron Research Institute, Spain; University Hospital and University of Zurich - University heart Center, Switzerland; University of Basel, Switzerland; King's College London, Clinical Research Facility, St Thomas' Hospital and School of Life-course/ Nutritional Sciences, UK; Brunel University London, UK; University College London, Department of Population Science and Experimental Medicine, and Institute for Cardiovascular Science, UK; Yale University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, USA

Summary
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, regardless of gender, ethnicity or income. The concept that vascular age, as opposed to chronological age, is better related to the prognosis of CVD is rapidly evolving. Arterial stiffness is an important component of vascular ageing and a potent CVD risk predictor, and as such is emerging as an appealing therapeutic target. Despite recent technological advances for the measurement of vascular ageing in clinical practice, unmet needs remain including: complexity of use and heterogeneity of approaches, insufficient validation in clinical settings, fragmentation of expertise, and lack of research driven studies regarding treatment and head-to-head comparisons between different techniques. Therefore, the aim of this COST action is: To establish a network which will work to refine, harmonise and promote the use of vascular ageing measures, in order to improve clinical practice and to reduce the burden of CVD globally.
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Funded by
UK Arts and Humanities Research Council

Start of implementation
2019

Partners
Kings College London, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, and Opera Circus UK

Summary
Changing the Story is a project that works with young people, the arts, civil society and post conflict countries. The project aims to distribute the films produced to a wider youth audience across Europe and beyond, as well as share with relevant policymakers and others who need to be more aware of young people's priorities and concerns, to engage and learn from them. In doing so it aims to not only build the skills of young people in BiH, but also partner and build solidarity with other young change-makers across Europe. As part of the research and learning we aim to add to the growing evidence of the importance of the use of arts in a wide range of projects and processes including the cohering of communities, encouraging inclusion, the use as part of therapeutic healing and as a powerful tool for communication. Project coordinator at SSST: Dr. Jasmin Hasic

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Funded by
Ministarstvo civilnih poslova BiH

Start of implementation
2019

Partners
J.U. Zavod za javno zdravstvo Kantona Sarajevo

Summary
The aim of this project is to conduct detailed data acquisition and analysis related to air quality and analyze the relationship between levels of pollution and public health, mainly with a focus on respiratory problems, as well as subsequent statistical analysis of these data. In addition, results of the analysis will be demonstrated through experimental analyzes at the molecular and biochemical level. Results will show is there a direct correlation between selected air pollutants and incidence of diseases with particular focus on COPD in Kanton Sarajevo. Project lead at SSST: Dr. S.Galijašević
 
Funded by
European Commission (EACEA), Erasmus+ CBHE

Start of implementation
2019

Partners
Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FJRM, Germany, Kosovo, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia

Summary
E-VIVA project addresses the issue of students’ skills development, facilitation and validation of their skills in informal learning contexts. The project aims at evidencing the most fundamental competences for service economy and will contribute to higher transparency of these, for students, teachers, employers and any other subject interested in it. Informal learning contexts are gaining on importance and the project will identify main issues and contribute to further advancement of new ways of learning. Project coordinator at SSST: Dr. Belma Ramić-Brkić

http://www.erasmusplus.ac.me/?projekat=enhancing-and-validating-service-related-competences-in-versatile-learning-environments-in-western-balkan-universities-2

https://www.facebook.com/EVIVA-263695477858897/

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Funded by
EACEA, Jean Monnet scheme

Start of implementation
2018

Partners
University of Naples "L'Orientale + 16 other partners

Summary
MAPS aims at highlighting key changes relating to general principles and safeguards of asylum system and the Corrective Allocation Mechanism (CAM) as regards as clearly differentiate between deficiencies in the legal design of the system and in its implementation, analyzing weaknesses and the compliance with international law obligations to protect asylum claimants, refugees and migrants in general. MAPS will create both new content and new research and debating activities at international as well as national level in the field of the European integration studies. In particular, a comparative research will investigate differences in the asylum and migration laws and policies of Member States including their implementation under stress as a consequence of the ongoing crises in Syria, Iraq, Central and East Africa.
Project coordinator at SSST: Dr. Maja Savic-Bojanic

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Funded by
Česka razvojna agentura

Start of implementation
2018

Partners
Ant Colony Sarajevo, KPK System s.r.o.

Summary
The aim of the project is to stimulate the formation of an innovative information technology (IT) environment in Sarajevo by building a long-term innovative HUB. The aim of the project is to support the creation of a structure in IT environment leading to the development of innovations produced by Bosnian companies directly in Sarajevo. The project aims to strengthen the following processes and capabilities: a) Ability to work independently, b) Enhance the knowledge of the latest IT and management trends, c) Form the support of the innovative HUB by the private sector and government. Project coordinator at SSST: Dr. Belma Ramić-Brkić

http://sarajevohub.edu4it.org/
 
Funded by
Cinema Foundation Sarajevo

Start of implementation
2018

Partners
Nana 143, Film Center Serbia, Code Blue, Film Centre of Montenegro

Summary
Feature film "Mamonga", directed by SFA's youngest DLA graduate Stefan Malešević is a modern triptych about alienation and incompatibility, depicted through the consequences of the decisions female and male protagonist made in their youth.

In three parts, set in different seasons, “Mamonga” portrays its protagonists as they try to fit into three different environments. Life events have so many perspectives that I always felt it is unfair to pay attention only to the good or the bad. The world of “Mamonga” is set up accordingly – bad actions lead to good consequences, good intentions to bad results. Using an unorthodox visual approach with long shots, I want to raise the film above the small human drama to the realm of universal and comprehensive understanding of the world. Diverse places (village, city, town) help to portray the diverse destinies of our characters in the ripple-effect narrative structure, which skips ten years back and forth.

The film has been selected to several international film festival, including the 54th edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) and its competition program East of the West, where film “Mamonga” was one of the 12 selected films in competition. Known as a hub for young cinema and an important forum for the film industry, KVIFF is regarded as one of the key international industry events.

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Funded by
KAICIID Vienna, Austria

Start of implementation
2018

Partners
KAICIID

Summary
“The Peace Mapping Project is a tool for students, researchers, policymakers and dialogue experts to learn about several hundred organisations that are committed to interreligious dialogue: be it conflict resolution, upholding human rights, education or development. The project aims to go even further: to explain what makes interreligious dialogue intervention unique, efficient and a sustainable path for peaceful coexistence for us all. “ Project focal point from SSST: Dr. Jana Jevtić

Reference:
https://www.kaiciid.org/knowledge-hub/mapping-dialogue-peace
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Funded by
Ministarstvo civilnih poslova BiH

Start of implementation
2017

Partners
Općina Hadžići, Kanton Sarajevo

Summary
The aim of the project was to analyze and obtain data on heavy metal contamination of relevant critical locations in the Hadžići municipality. In addition to the harmful effects of the heavy metals on human body, there is also the effect of ionizing radiation due to the presence of missiles with depleted uranium. Particularly important part of the work was to analyze and link the findings of physical, chemical and biological analyzes of soil samples on that region with the occurrence of malignant diseases in the Hadžići municipality in the period from 2006 to 2016 available in institutions responsible for health statistics; Institute for public health of FBiH, as well as local health centers.

1. Sampling of the material collected from the mentioned region was carried out - 100 samples of soil were made from different points and at two different depths
2. The chemical analysis of the above samples was performed on the presence of heavy metals
3. The biological analysis of the above samples was performed in the presence of heavy metals
4. An estimate of the presence of depleted uranium by gamma spectrometric measurements at two mentioned depths
5. Collecting data on the health status of the surrounding population in order to establish a connection of specific diseases with the level of soil pollution
Funded by
Cinema Foundation Sarajevo

Start of implementation
2017

Partners
Alchemic Films (Netherlands)

Summary
BiH once again presented a film at one of the most renowned film festivals in the world – the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. Sarajevo Film Academy presented a film by Stijn Boum, a student in his final year, entitled "Lejla", alongside some of the oldest and most renowned film schools in the world.

Short film „Lejla“ was among the 16 titles chosen by Cinéfondation, from among the 2,600 shorts submitted that year by film schools around the world. BiH was represented among fourteen countries from three continents, with entries competing for the three coveted Cinéfondation prizes. It is young director’s Stijn Bouma’s first venture onto the coveted platform of one of the world’s leading festivals. Inspired by stories of the people of Sarajevo, "Lejla" is a film about the hope for a better life.

Marking the Cinéfondation program’s 20th anniversary, Cristian Mungiu chaired the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury. The director, screenwriter and producer, Mungiu has a long and glittering history with the Cannes Festival: he won the Golden Palm in 2007 and went on to receive both the Best Screenplay and the Best Actress awards in 2012. He also won the Best Director prize. SFA had the honor of welcoming this remarkable filmmaker as a guest lecturer at the Academy on two occasions, with workshops in 2014 and in 2016.
link: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/films/lejla?mediaId=5197#pid=5197

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Funded by
EACEA, Jean Monnet scheme

Start of implementation
2017

Partners
University of New York Tirana, University of Bologna, University of Dubrovnik, European Social Movement Serbia, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology

Summary
This three-year project aims at building a consortium of higher education institutions, civil society organizations and research institutions with the purpose of delving into the question of why the EU’s democracy promotion policies have failed to encourage reconciliation in the Western Balkans. Project academic experts for SSST: Dr. Maja Savic-Bojanic, Dr. Sabina Cehajic-Clancy, Maja Pulic, PhDc

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Funded by
COST action

Start of implementation
2016

Partners
EU countries

Summary
Currently, an important and emerging issue in modern drug discovery is to design novel or identify existing bioactive compounds, endowed with the capability to interact selectively with two or more macromolecular targets, exerting their effects against certain therapeutic goals in a synergic fashion. This leading concept stimulated this COST Action focusing on novel ligands able to recognize selected multiple targets, to promote closer scientific links among European research groups involved in medicinal chemistry field at both academic and industrial level. The research competencies of the network will span around medicinal chemistry, from synthetic chemistry, natural products and biophysics to theoretical chemistry, molecular modelling and biological screening. Participant from SSST: Dr. Semira Galijasevic

https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA15135/#tabs|Name:overview

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Funded by
Cinema Foundation Sarajevo

Start of implementation
2016

Partners
Cine Vendaval (Mexico)

Summary
Short film "Dobro" directed by Marta Hernaiz Pidal, graduate student of Sarajevo Film Academy was selected in the official Cinéfondation selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Cinéfondation. is one of the four main (competition) programs of the Cannes Film Festival and serves as a platform for film schools, accepting exclusively student works that represent the new talents of cinema. In the selection of 2300 films coming from all the leading film schools in the world, film "Dobro" was one of the 18 selected. Japanese director Naomi Kawase, the youngest winner of the Cannes Film Festival's main award - Camera d'Or in 1997, chaired the Cinéfondation jury.

With film "Dobro" Bosnia and Herzegovina presented itself in this prestigious program for the second time in its history. The last film screened at Cannes was in 2011, with the student film "The First Mortality Experience" directed by Aida Begić.

The plot of "Dobro" takes place in Sarajevo. Homless women Mira is sitting in front of the apartment building, which is particularly disturbing to tenant Selma. In all ways, Selma tries to drive Mira away, which leads to tensions and fight between them. However, the argument of these two women takes them in a completely different direction.
link: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/films/dobro

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Funded by
Dr. Thamer Bazeem and the King Salman Chair in Peace and International Studies

Start of implementation
2016

Partners
Dr. Thamer Baazeem (King AbdulAziz University)
Summary
Our commitment to international partnership is also supported by the recent implementation of “RELco 2016-2017” project – a joint effort by the Department of Political Science and International Relationships and Dr. Thamer Baazeem from the King AbdulAziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The project examines the links between religion and consumption in the broadest of senses. The first phase of the project is an ethnographic study of three shopping malls in Jeddah, Riyadh and Sarajevo as central to constructing, maintaining and communicating Muslim women identities. The second initiative is in plans.

Project Lead from SSST: Dr. Jana Jevtić
 
Funded byEACEA, Erasmus+ CBHE

Start of implementation
2015

PartnersUniversity of Salzburg (PLUS) , University of Ljubljana, European University of Tirana, University of Tirana, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, University of Sarajevo, University Kyril and Methodius Skopje, University of Business Technology Prishtina, FAMA College Prishtina

Summary
The shared academic ambition and cooperation of the EuroPS consortium is represented in the development of the curriculum for the Joint Master’s Programme in Political Science – Integration and Governance (PoSIG). It is based on international standards and benchmarks of teaching political science in accordance to level 7 of the European Qualification Framework. The EuroPS partners contribute with their specific academic profiles in Comparative Politics, European Integration, International Relations, Public Administration and Political Theory. The Western Balkan partners additionally deliver the specific academic competencies regarding political developments in the region. Project leader at SSST: Dr. Maja Savic-Bojanic https://www.posig.uet.edu.al/

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Funded by
Welcome Collection London

Start of implementation
2015

Partners


Summary
In 2015, in hopes to reconcile the cultural, political and historical void between the proliferation of statistical data and the lasting human consequences of the 1992-1995 war, our team of researchers joined forces with one of the leading Bosnian artist Ms. Šejla Kamerić to work on an ambitious “Ab Uno Disce Omnes” project. Commissioned by the Wellcome Collection in London, the project approached the role of forensic medicine in a post-conflict society as a lens into the brutal legacy of an all too recent past.
Project lead from SSST: Dr. Jana Jevtić
 
Funded by
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation-RRPP (Regional Research Promotion Programme)

Start of implementation
2014

Partners
Regional partners

Summary
In this project, we investigated social psychological process of social identity complexity among the youth in the Western Balkan region. In particular, we examined the effects of minority/majority status on inclusivity and perceptions of complexity.

Project Lead from SSST: Dr. Sabina Cehajic-Clancy
 
Funded by
Tempus-Joint European Projects

Start of implementation
2006

Partners
United Kingdom and Spain

Summary
The objective of the project was to develop a Bologna-compliant modular, project-oriented MSc program in Computer Graphics for the Media Industry, retrain trained expert teachers in BiH and establish Digital Media Centre as a centre of excellence for future development of Computer Graphics in BiH. Apart from teaching activities the Center now works as a multimedia production facility.

The presentation of Butmir Culture
(http://h.etf.unsa.ba/butmir/english/more.html ) is one of the MSc final projects at this study program.
 
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