On November 21st, 2014, the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Associate Professor Azamat Akbarov, alongside Assistant Professor Senad Bečirović, paid a visit to the University Džemal Bijedić, as well as the University in Mostar.
At the Džemal Bijedić University, the professors met with the Rector, Prof. Dr. Sead Pašić, with whom they discussed future partnership possibilities. Additionally, the professors met up with the Vice-Rector for International Relations, Prof. Dr. Nina Bijedić, the Vice-Rector for Scientific Research, Prof. Dr. Elvir Zlomušica, and the Dean of the Education Faculty at the University, Prof. Dr. Asim Peco. The assembled parties discussed the possibility of joining the Erasmus exchange program, as well as their future common endeavors. University of Džemal Bijedić representatives offered their full support in the upcoming Student Symposium, as well as the fifth FLTAL conference. Furthermore, the Universities agreed to organize a short-term staff exchange, where professors from each University would give a guest lecture sometime till the end of this year. At the end of the meeting Professor Akbarov handed all the attendees a small token of appreciation.
Soon after, Burch University delegation met with the representatives from the University in Mostar. They were warmly welcomed by the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Ljerka Ostojić, and Vice-Rector for International Relations, Prof. Dr. Izabela Dankić, as well as the Head of the English Department, Prof. Dr. Marijana Sivrić. Prof. Dankić promised her full support for all the upcoming events at Burch University, including the Student Symposium, guest lectures, as well as the English Teachers’ Training Program, scheduled for January 2015. At the end of the meeting Professor Akbarov handed all the attendees a small token of appreciation.
The day of meetings was an overall success, with both Universities stating that they are fully ready to cooperate with Burch University. The representatives from the Džemal Bijedić University and the University in Mostar are expected to pay a return visit to Burch University sometime in the near future