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Rector of IBU: “Start Ups Merge Formal and Informal Education and Introduce Practice into the Education System”
Feb 19, 2018

Rector of IBU: “Start Ups Merge Formal and Informal Education and Introduce Practice into the Education System”

Rector of the International Burch University, Prof. Dr. Damir Marjanović was the guest of the extremely popular radio show "Theme of the Day" in the program of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Kalman radio. Professor Marjanović commented on the current issues of young people leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina and a way to keep them in the country.

“My generation makes a similar mistake made by my father's generation. I hope that my son's generation will not feel the mistakes of our parents in the way that my generation has felt them. Nonetheless, today's young generations sense and are aware of the fact when they are not given space and that is when they decide to leave. That is why I invite my generation to create space and conditions for young people to stay in B&H. Those who are somewhat familiar with anthropology and population analysis and population structure will clearly confirm that we have a very old population, and such populations are condemned to decay. To retain young people, it is definitely not enough to say be young and be smart, we should work specifically on launching the Start-Ups in a way like it is currently being organized by the International Burch University”, said Prof. Dr. Marjanović.

At the end of the show, Rector, Prof. Dr. Damir Marjanović sent a unique message to young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“If you want to move from words to actions, then my generation must attract young people to institutions in which it operates, and encourage them to be active and innovative. Such an incentive is the Start Me Up Conference, which will be held in Sarajevo, organized by the International Burch University. The conference will include young people, high school students who will present their projects to people in the profession and give them the opportunity to recognize their potential, support their projects and form companies. It is a model of joining formal and informal education because with Start-Ups, you introduce practice in the whole story, and based on knowledge, young people create their own ideas and those ideas need support.”