mission statement

The mission of Pan-European University is based on an assumption that the societies of Southeast and East Europe are going through the process of changes, reforms, and transition towards a civil and democratic society, which is characterised by the parliamentary pluralism, legal system, the reign of law and market economy with the domination of private property. Social and economic transition needs a new, deeper knowledge, new perspectives, and a different approach to the economics, legal system, health care, dissemination of information, and acquiring of knowledge. In all the issues stated above, Pan-European University tends to overtake the role of the educator, and the responsibility that goes along with it.

With a slogan “School of European knowledge”, and based on the experience of socially and economically more successful and technologically developed countries, the university’s goal is clear. It tends to create experts in practical subjects, educated in multidisciplinary fields, and with the focus on the development of creative skills of the students. It is to be achieved through the process of practical training applying the contemporary educational standards. Therefore, our social mission is to educate future leaders, capable of creating sustainable social, economic and technological strategies of the country, as well as valuating the human resources which will successfully qualify the young academic generation to this mission. It is the generation that is going to face its civil and economic environment and all the challenges that the future has to offer.

Therefore, the university applies the dialogue system of teaching, which is mentor-supported. It is composed as a creative workshop of the faculty and the author's team of high professionals with pedagogic reputation, experienced in practical fields, and capable of overtaking the responsibility for their own accomplishments, and for the study outcomes of the young generation as well. The education of the students is realized through application of contemporary standards in the grading system, organization of studies, didactic methods and the curriculum, based on the best traditions of American colleges, and European universities, along with Bologna principles of reforms of European higher education.

The optimal number of elective, major and minor courses is defined, while the students are free to choose from the courses within multidiscipline study groups. This approach enables students to acquire collateral knowledge and skills among the vocational academies, functional organization units and other institutions which are parts of the university, such as: Business Incubation Center, Career Guidance Center, Public Relation Center, Publishing Center, and University Sports Center, all of which enables the students to acquire minor and major qualifications.

Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills acquired by the students during the studies are conceptualized to qualify the students for future jobs in high-tech environment, making it possible for the students to become initiative and entrepreneurial, to be able to make psychological evaluation, and to lead working groups and teams, to make decisions in a shortage of time, to continue life-long learning, to select and recognize relevant information in the abundance as well as pollution of information, to manage a number of complex projects simultaneously, and to creatively integrate theoretical and practical knowledge from different professions.
For the purposes of educational and scientific research and development, highly competent and professional personnel are employed. They are ready to take a risk and the responsibility for the renewal of their local and global communities and transformation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the society of knowledge, and the society of learning.

Pan-European University developed multidiscipline study groups within the scientific fields neglected at public universities, even though they have the greatest potential for the future. One of its goals is implementing contemporary pedagogic technologies based on interactive teaching methods, study workshops, virtual learning environment, and application of ICT (Information and Computer Technologies) and e-Learning technologies.

A low drop-out percentage is a result of effectiveness and efficiency of the studies, attractiveness of multidiscipline courses corresponding to the future technological and social challenges, as well as psychological and entrepreneurial motivation of students.

The university promotes the principles of life-long learning, the right on equal and democratic enrolment to the university and approach to learning and education, the European transparency and mobility of the students and professors and European dimension (the values of the united Europe) in higher education. It affirms the quality assurance of higher education, the quality management system, and quality evaluation. University develops student-centered education, promoting the publicity, transparency and accumulation of al the aspects of grading system and evaluations of student outcomes, as well as achievements and knowledge managed by the students.

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