University of Banja Luka


The University of Banja Luka is the leading higher education institution in the Republic of Srpska which provides a high quality education and efficient studying conditions for an optimal number of students and offers research applications and services for both economy and other institutions. The university is devoted to long-lasting, organized activities in order to improve the quality of its functions, which proves to be the only manner of keeping the leading educational role in the country and gain international recognition, which is our primary mission and vision. We are interested in the progress of the local community and the society in general so we willingly offer our intellectual potentials to companies and institutions.

The University of Banja Luka was founded on November 7, 1975. At the moment of establishment, it comprised five faculties (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Economics) and three colleges. The Faculty of Medicine was formed in 1978, which was followed by the foundation of other faculties (Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Forestry in 1992; Faculty of Philosophy in 1994; Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering in 1995; Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 1996; Academy of Arts in 1999; Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in 2001; Faculty of Philology, Faculty of Political Sciences, and Faculty of Mine Engineering in 2009). Finally, the College for Internal Affairs has been a joint member of the University since 2012.

Nowadays, the University of Banja Luka consists of 15 faculties and the Academy of Arts with the total of 57 first-cycle study programmes. The teaching process is run by 811 full-time professors and teaching assistants. Furthermore, there are 170 part-time professors, 168 guest lecturers from abroad, and 121 associates in charge of clinical practice. The administration service covers 82 professional associates and lab administrators, and 476 office workers. Currently, there are around 20, 000 students from both the Republic of Srpska and abroad. So far, 30,571 bachelor degrees, 3047 MSc and MA degrees, 700 specialization degree, 1,104 MPhil degrees, and 587 doctoral degrees have been awarded.      


  • Higher Education
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact details
Address:Bulevar vojvode Petra Bojovica 1A , 78000 Banja Luka
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Elke Dall on March 14, 2007
Modified on November 18, 2016