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Dear students, colleagues geographers and other visitors,

      The study of geography in Bosnia and Herzegovina began with the founding of the Department of Geography at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo in 1950. With the establishment of Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, as separate teaching and scientific institution in 1960, Department of Geography transformed into the Department of Geography, as the most eminent institution of higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of geographic science.

     Primary mission of the Department of Geography is education of teachers and professors in primary and secondary schools and personnel for geographical applicative proffesions, such as tourism, environmental protection and regional planning. Apart from organizing the teaching process, mission of the Department is realized through scientific research, organization of scientific and professional conferences and many other activities.

      Results of teaching and educational work are 1,392 graduate geographers and about 40 masters and doctors of geographical sciences, which gained their geographic professional and scientific education at the Department of Geography.

      In the period from its foundation until 2005., at the Department of Geography educational process at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies for Education in Geographywas organized through which many generations of Geography professors and teachers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region were educated.

       Department of Geography, started from the academic year 2005/2006. with the implementation of the Bologna principles to the study programs at three very attractive and propulsive courses of the first study cycle: "Education in  Geography", "Regional and Spatial Planning" and "Tourism and Environmental Protection". Study program on each of the mentioned study courses last 4 years (8 semesters),  after which graduates get degree according to the Bologna system study curriculum of Geography. Continuity of geographical education at our Department is additionally achieved through the second and third study cycle at all three study courses, ie: master studies (period of two semesters) and doctoral studies (period of six semesters). Titles are gained in accordance with the curriculum of an adequate study cycle.

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