Introductory Symposium entitled "Advancing Pharmacy through Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina" which is organized within the Erasmus+capacity building in the field of higher education (CBHE) project „Innovating quality assessment tools for pharmacy studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina (IQPharm) was held at the Hills Hotel, Sarajevo, 08.-10. July 2021.
Opening ceremony started at 7 p.m. We had the honor of listening to the speech of prof. dr. Enita Nakaš, Vice Dean for International Cooperation, on behalf of the University of Sarajevo, which is the coordinator of the ERASMUS + IQPharm project. Mr. Suad Muhibić, Director of the National ERASMUS + Office in BiH also addressed the audience. The opening ceremony was enhanced by the address of Mrs. Snježana Bodnaruk, Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health.
It was an honor to listen to the esteemed Deputy Mayor of Sarajevo, Anja Margetić, who pointed out that the realization of such a project will be a generator of change in our municipality, and that the essential importance lies in the development and future of health care in our city, our country and our region.
The following distinguished professors spoke: prof. dr Fahir Bečić, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sarajevo, on behalf of Project coordinator as well as prof. dr Ranko Škrbić, Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Banja Luka, prof. dr. Adaleta Softić, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tuzla and prof. dr Ivica Brizić, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Mostar on behalf of Project partners.
Finally, we had the honor of listening to the speech of the ERASMUS + IQPharm project leader Prof. Dr. Tamer Bego, who first thanked all the participants and pointed out the importance of implementing a project to increase quality in all pharmacy studies at public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In addition to the distinguished speakers, the opening ceremony was enhanced by Sanja Manov and Nejla Komar as well as our student Fatima Mehmedović, who accompanied the program with music and whom we thank sincerely.
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Project Reference: 618089-EPP-1-2020-1-BA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP