FLYING START IN BELGRADE: Dragana Purković Macan and Dejan Trkulja
Dragana Purković Macan and Dejan Trkulja
University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Erasmus+ Mobility for Training at:
University of Arts in Belgrade
What a nice way to exchange good practices and further establish inter-university collaboration!
Staff mobility exchange we had undertaken in October of 2021, turned out to be an amazing and incredibly useful experience for us, the Dean of the Academy of Arts, Dragana Purkovic – Macan, MA and Head of Music department at the Academy of Arts, University in Banja Luka MMus Dejan Trkulja. Warmly welcomed, we started the official visit by meeting the Rector of the University of Arts, Mrs. Mirjana Nikolic, PhD and Vice-Rectors. Inter-institutional collaboration topics were discussed and plans for specific partnerships in the field of Arts had been made.
Although there is a rich history of projects that our two universities have undertaken so far, meeting leaders and Deans of Arts faculties in person had a great value for us. After an initial visit to the Rectorate, in the following days, we had the pleasure of meeting the Deans of Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Applied Arts. Our Academy of Arts in Banja Luka educates students of many different profiles in Music, Dramatic and Fine Arts, so it was especially beneficial to explore a diversity of possible projects and exchange programs that will surely be pursued in the near future and that will be valuable to both students and teachers.
Meeting in person and taking time to debate in-depth already shows results in a sense of clarification of future activities and we are excited to start with the realization of our plans. Our Belgrade hosts greeted us with cordiality and warmth, so we feel impatient to welcome them back at our Academy of Arts in Banja Luka!