The University of Banja Luka has been established on 7th November 1975. At the time the University consisted of five faculties: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Law and Economics, as well as three higher schools. The other faculties were founded later: Medicine in 1978, Agriculture in 1992, Forestry in 1992, Philosophy in 1994, Architecture and Civil Engineering in 1995, Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 1996, Academy of Art in 1999 and Physical Education and Sports in 2001. The Faculty of Philology, Faculty of Political Sciences and Faculty of Mine Engineering have been established in 2009.
Today the University of Banja Luka has 16 faculties with 52 licensed study programs. We have around 600 professors, 400 assistants and 450 administrative staff members currently employed at the University. At present there are around 17.000 students at the University. The number of students that obtained their degree is as follows: more than 19.000 graduates, 700 specialists, 650 M.A. degree holders and 300 PhD holders.
Most of the faculties of the University of Banja Luka, as well as university halls of residence with student dormitories, restaurants, recreation centers, student clubs and the University Computer Center are situated in two campuses, located close to the river Vrbas and not far from the city center. The University of Banja Luka has adequate various in size and shape classrooms, amphitheatres, medium and smaller classrooms, reading rooms and libraries, laboratories and computer rooms. Total size of classrooms is around 16 000 square meters, laboratories around 10 000 square meters. Most of the classrooms are equipped with video projectors and computers for display digital teaching contents. Procurement of interactive electronic boards, so called “smart“ boards, is planned for the next period. The University has over 20 computer rooms with 24 hour internet access. Libraries of the University have around 185.000 books and they are subscribed to 75 scientific magazines.
For more information please visit the website of the University of Banja Luka.