University of Sarajevo


"The University of Sarajevo descends from a century long tradition of higher education in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sarajevo. The institutional beginnings of higher education are identical to the university tradition of Western Europe. In 1531 Gazi Husrev-beg established the Hanikah, a higher school of Souphey philosophy to which an institution for the study of Islamic Sciences was added in 1537. Here the three disciplines of Classical Catholic Universities were nurtured: theology, law and philosophy and the university also comprised a library. By the end of the 19th century, this institution was the largest institution of learning in Bosnia-Herzegovina."

Source: UNSA website, as accessed in April 2014.

  • Higher Education
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact details
Phone:++387 33 226378
Fax:++387 33226379
Address:Obala Kulina bana 7, 71000 Sarajevo
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
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Entry created by Elke Dall on March 14, 2007
Modified on April 8, 2022