Institute for Research and Development
Institute for Research and Development was established as an organizational unit of the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aim of developing scientific and research work in AUBiH, which is the expected step in the continuous growth and development of the University. The areas where the Institute and AUBiH complement each other, including the development of curricula, as well as improving the existing and developing new multi-medial materials, with a desire for more and better quality teaching for students of AUBiH.
The Institute will have a particularly strong links with postgraduate courses at AUBiH, through the provision of student support, not only in research but also in providing opportunities to develop some ideas and projects implemented in reality and thus get practical experience that will be necessary for their future leadership positions. Some of the best students who are interested to continue their academic and scientific career will surely find their place at the Institute.
Links with academic community
The Institute shall include in the work the leading local, European and American participants, and representatives from academic and business communities, along with the capacity available on AUBiH. With their engagement in the learning process, professors and assistants of the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina also actively participate in the activities of the Institute, along with University students, particularly those at postgraduate study.
The main objective of the Institute is to provide, through various research projects and other activities, substantial support for the strengthening of Bosnian academic community, business sector, civil society and government sectors, and thereby to ensure its contribution to the movement of Bosnia and Herzegovina to European Union. In this spirit, the Institute has already initiated a study on the harmonization of legal regulations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and EU legislation and also initiated other research projects of common interest.
Vision and Centres of the Institute
The Institute's vision is to become, together with the faculties within the AUBiH, a significant regional think-tank organization that joins Bosnian, European and American academics, scholars, and students engaged in research work and analysis, start a dialogue and publicly present their work who has a serious impact in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.
The Institute for Research and development consists of the following main centers:
- Center for Economic Research and Development
- Center for Comparative Law
- Center for Information Technology
- Center for Digital Media
- Center for EU Integration
- Center for Managing Foreign Policy and International Security
- Centre for Management in Public Administration
Going forward, the Institute will work on establishing new centers, depending on the indication of a need for the implementation of research projects in different scientific fields that are not "covered" with existing centers. American Institute in Bosnia and Herzegovina is financed from the local European and American funds, through grants, donations or partnership programs.
"Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding." - Ezra Pound