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Here are some ways to change BiH faculties for the better

Reporters from the Center for Investigative Reporting compiled the following list of recommen-dations for improving higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina from reports, interviews and the experiences of some schools experimenting with change discovered while researching “Universities Failing the Grade.”

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BiH higher education funds too small, too splintered

BiH universities have degenerated into some of the worst in Europe, in large part because officials support 13 education agencies. Croatia spends six times more per student than the 500 euros a year BiH spends but, students, alumni and business also don’t contribute their fair shares. Lack of money has kept schools from recovering from war damage or updating their libraries and laboratories.

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BiH has pledged to reform and improve higher education, but it hasn’t done much

Two years after Bosnia and Herzegovina joined a European-wide effort to reform, improve and unify universities, the country ranks dead-last among 45 participants in reaching that goal. Higher education in BiH remains under-funded and over politicized. Professors too often teach boring classes and do little research. Students increasingly are moving to private colleges – or to classes in other countries.

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Saving the Tunnel that Saved Sarajevo

A lifeline into and out of a city under siege a decade ago, a tunnel beneath the Sarajevo airport forgotten by residents and snubbed by officials as a historical memorial, has nevertheless become an unlikely magnet for tourists.

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Foreign directors benefit from Bosnian film funds

As the Sarajevo Film Festival, which brings worldwide attention to the work of regional filmmakers, wound down this weekend, some BiH filmmakers were asking why most of this year”s limited funding from the Film Foundation went to Croatian directors.

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Bosnian filmmakers are without a film industry

A local film industry is still a dream to many Bosnian filmmakers. Many are asking if the government is doing enough to support the building of an industry that could be a major economic help to the country as well as a source of pride in its post-war future.

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Dreaming RS Movies

The usual divisive politics between BiH’s two entities has left Republika Srpska with practically no filmmaking at all, except for student films.

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A Generation Missing Culture

Reading about a country’s culture is a little like being told about the flavor of an apple without tasting it. But that’s all children in both BiH entities can do because their teachers are not taking them to see the other entity’s culture. Cultural education, like so much else in BiH, is still controlled by the heritage of political agendas from the war.

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