The first group of students has successfully completed research mobilities at partner universities within the INSTREAM project. These young researchers received support to explore relevant topics in the fields of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
The INSTREAM project, known as "Introducing Student Exchanges to Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina," is implemented by International Burch University in Sarajevo in collaboration with University "Džemal Bijedić" in Mostar, University of Bihać, University of East Sarajevo, and University "1st of December, 1918" in Alba Iulia, Romania. The project will provide support for the research activities of more than 45 students during a total of 180 months of exchanges at partner universities. Each student, regardless of their degree level, is entitled to a scholarship of 550 euros per month to spend up to six months at another university, using their research infrastructure for research purposes.
Zorana Mandić, Emina Melić, and Srđan Samardžić represent the first group of students who received support for conducting (part of) their research outside their home university. Their research covered various aspects, from assessing network voltage parameters to the development of intelligent mechatronic systems.
Zorana Mandić, a undergraduate student in automation and robotics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of University of East Sarajevo, researched existing solutions for synchronization loops to assess network voltage parameters and their application in calculating the load connected to the network, under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Dejan Jokić at the International Burch University.
Emina Melić, a second-cycle student at the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at International Burch University, researched methods, technologies, and applications of designing photovoltaic power plants, including economic analysis and visualizations of proposed solutions. She conducted her research at the University of East Sarajevo under the mentorship of Dr. Srđan Lale.
Srđan Samardžić, an undergraduate student in engineering design and applied mechanics at University of East Sarajevo, conducted research at University "Džemal Bijedić" in Mostar, under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Mersida Manjgo, on the impact of technological forms of mechanical parts on the formation of support and mechanical properties in the production of parts using additive technologies.
The students will publish their research papers at a conference within six months or in a journal within 12 months after the end of the research mobility.
A public call for new applications is open, and the inter-university commission will meet and select new researchers every November and May. For additional information, including application instructions for research support, criteria for selecting students for research exchanges, and more specific opportunities and capacities of individual universities, visit the project's website at www.ibu.edu.ba/instream or contact us via email at [email protected].