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University Senate

International Burch University Senate is the highest educational and scientific, academic and technical body of the University, consisting of representatives of academic staff and students, which shall decide on all academic issues, particularly issues related to teaching, scientific, artistic and professional activities of the University. The Senate shall decide on academic issues at the proposal of the organizational units of professional bodies and other bodies of the University and student representative bodies. At least 15% of Senate members are students, and student representatives from each cycle of studies.

Senate consists of at least one representative from each department of organizational units from among teachers and associates with full time employment. Organizational unit representatives are elected by the Council of organizational units. Members of the Senate ex officio are: the rector, vice rectors and deans of the organizational University units. Current composition of the Senate is as it follows:


  • Prof. Dr. Damir Marjanović - Rector
  • Assoc Prof. Dr. Adisa Omerbegović Arapović - Vice Rector for Education and Student Affairs
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Sanela Klarić - Vice Rector for Scientific Research and International Cooperation
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Nedim Čelebić - Vice Rector for Planning and Development
  • Prof. Dr. Mirsada Hukić – Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Muhammet Sait Dinc - Acting Dean, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Senad Bećirović - Acting Dean, Faculty of Education and Humanities
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Murat Oner - Faculty of Education and Humanities
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Jasna Hivziefendić - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Zafer Konakli - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Alma Milišić, MA - Faculty of Education  and Humanities, Senior Teaching Assistant
  • Adnan Novalić, MA - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Senior Teaching Assistant
  • Elvisa Buljubašić, MA - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Senior Teaching Assistant
  • Zerina Novalić, MA - Students' Representative of Third Study Cycle
  • Lejla Bandić - Students' Representative of Second Study Cycle
  • Faruk Ćidić - Students' Representative of First Study Cycle


The Rector of the University is a chairman and manager of the Senate and in his absence one of the vice-rectors or a member of the Senate authorized by the Rector is a replacement. Questions from the scope of work and organization of the Senate are regulated in details by the University Statute (Articles 20-24).