As the project manager, I am responsible for creating an environment that fosters creativity, communication, transparency, and inclusion of all researchers, departments and project partners throughout each implementation phase of the project life cycle. This further includes but is not limited to the following tasks:
- Assisting faculty and staff in applying for EU funding (i.e. completing necessary administrative forms, highlighting the rules and regulation of the grant, submitting proposals, seeking necessary approvals and gathering necessary documents, following up of an grant application, etc.);
- Providing information about open calls, conferences and workshops;
- Organizing individual and group training sessions for faculty and staff interested in applying for EU projects;
- Serving as a liaison between faculty staff/researchers and various administrative offices (i.e. Finance Office, Legal Department, Public Relations, Human Resources, etc.).
Horizon 2020, Erasmus+.
International University of Sarajevo (IUS) was established by the Foundation for Education Development Sarajevo in 2004. IUS with its 5 faculties (Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and Administration, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Education), 6 leading centers, 21 study programs and 19 graduate programs has been one of the leading institutions of higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina and has been named the best private university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Moreover, IUS is accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria. The vision of IUS is to become an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research and a centre of excellence and quality through the shared efforts of the founders, academic and administrative staff, students and all other stakeholders. IUS has close to 2000 students coming from 56 different countries. The university employs more than 200 full time faculty and staff members from over 22 countries.
The Project Management Office at IUS is dedicated to applying consistent project management practices that will help IUS fulfill its mission and strategic goals. It is responsible for the centralized management of IUS projects and archives. Moreover, IUS has the Research and Development Center (RDC), a modern research facility, which provides laboratories for different scientific fields.
Professional Experience (in administration / project management / teaching)
International University of Sarajevo
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
|2009-2011:||Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA|
|2008-2009:||Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA|
|2006-2008:||Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA|
|2005-2006:||The College of Wooster, Ohio, USA|
PhD Candidate, International Relations, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Master of Arts (M.A.), Political Science: European Politics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
|2013:||Summer School, Poznan Human Rights Centre, Poznan, Poland|
|2006-2008:||Master of Education (M.Ed.), Higher Education and College Student Personnel, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, The United States|
|2001-2005:||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology; Minor: Sociology, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, The United States|