University of Zenica


"The history of high education in Zenica started some 40 years ago when the High Technical School was founded. In 1959 and 1960 there were some intensive activities undertaken on setting up a Faculty. Thus, pursuant to the Decision of the People's Board in the Zenica County and following the Decision from 1961 passed by the Executive Council of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic, the High Technical School was transformed into the Faculty of Metallurgy. The Faculty worked within the Sarajevo University.
The next step in development of high education in Zenica was founding of Metallurgical Institute ''Hasan Brkic'' ( i.e. ''Kemal Kapetanovic'' ) on October 1, 1961.

It took a long time before the second Faculty in Zenica was founded. It was on March 31, 1977 following the Decisions of the Zenica Steelworks Labour Council and the Zenica Municipality as to separation of specialized Mechanical Departments from the Faculty of Metallurgy to an independent Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. For years, these two Faculties were a backbone of high education in Zenica. They produced a significant number of experts required for industry in the Zenica region and the country in general. In accordance with the needs necessary for development of science and its application in praxis, in 1981 there were constituted the Agency for Mechanical Engineering. In 1981 the Agency was transformed into the Mechanical Institute of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty in Zenica.

In the period before the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the School of Economics and the Faculty of Law from the University of Sarajevo had their branch departments in Zenica. However, they were soon closed down.

Except for the above mentioned Departments and Colleges, the School of Economics and the Faculty of Law from Sarajevo started their departments in Zenica again. As the need for experts in these fields is significant, these Departments are still working.

Along with these institutions, the high education community in Zenica includes the Public Library with its branches. The books from this library are available to all students attending the Faculties in Zenica.

The University of Zenica was founded on October 18, 2000 pursuant to the Decision of the Zenica-Doboj Canton Assembly."

Source: UNZE website, as accessed in April 2014.

  • Higher Education
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact details
Phone:+387 32 444 420
Fax:+387 32 444 431
Address:Fakultetska 372000 Zenica, 72000 Zenica
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
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Entry created by Elke Dall on September 22, 2006
Modified on April 15, 2014