Prof. Aleksej P. Ljubimov (Алексей П. Любимов), Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Social and Educational Activities at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, Russia, and Prof. Tadeja Jere Jakulin, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation of the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia, were guests of the University of Banja Luka on 11 April 2014.
The guests were received by the Rector of the University of Banja Luka, Prof. Stanko Stanic, and Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Prof. Valerija Saula. After saying words of welcome, Rector Stanic presented briefly the University of Banja Luka to the guests, and then Vice-Rector Saula introduced them to the fruitful international cooperation that the University of Banja Luka has with other universities, with the emphasis on the cooperation with higher education institutions in Russia and Slovenia.
The guests from Russia and Slovenia also talked about the organisation and international cooperation of their respective universities, the exchange of students and teaching staff, the participation in international projects, as well as the prospects of future cooperation with the University of Banja Luka. Both Prof. Ljubimov and Prof. Jakulin expressed readiness to formalise the cooperation, and the first concrete steps were made towards signing the agreement on cooperation between the universities in Moscow and Koper with the University of Banja Luka.
At the meeting in the Rectorate of the University, there were also present Prof. Stanko Bejatovic, President of Serbian Association for Criminal Law Theory and Practice, MSc Milimir Govedarica, Head of the Department of Law, College of Internal Affairs, and Romana Schweiger, Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights Department of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, who previously attended with other guests the opening ceremony of an international scientific conference entitled “Penal Policy as an Instrument of State Reaction to Crime” , which was held in Banja Luka on 11-12 April.