University of Tuzla (UNTZ) is a public university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the city of Tuzla. It was founded in 1958 and has been educating students ever since. It officially became a university in 1976. nowadays, it is one of the major higher education institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Around 14,000 students are currently enrolled in programmes at UNTZ. Around 500 academic staff and 200 administrative staff are on site, to make sure that students are well looked after. In 2018, the University of Tuzla is celebrating its 38th anniversary. The school has committed itself to offer courses specifically adapted to the students’ needs. Due to this, the school is convinced that students get the best education possible. Graduates of UNTZ are well-rounded individuals who possess the skills and means to become successful in their professional and personal life. The University of Tuzla offers degree programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The higher education institution provides its students with an international and welcoming learning environment. The campus is made up of several faculties: Academy of Performing Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Pharmacy, as well as the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports. The university also places special value on integration and extracurricular activities. Therefore, the school established a Basketball club (UKK Student) which regularly competes in tournaments. The university also wants its students to get the chance to explore other countries during their studies, hence the participation in ERASMUS programmes. The University of Tuzla offers a scholarship, as well, in order to present everyone with the opportunity to follow their academic dreams.
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In my opinion, this university has a lot to work on. The university does not have a campus but instead is divided into faculty buildings throughout the city. The faculty of Electrical Engineering, which I study in, is located in the center of the city which makes travel easy and everything the city has to offer is easily accessible to students.
The courses are very focused on theoretical knowledge and practical application (laboratory work) is practically nonexistent. It did not meet my expectations in that regard since I expected an emphasis on practical application. The equipment is outdated and the location of the laboratories is a 15 minute walk from the faculty, in a different building.
I very much liked the professors and their desire to transmit knowledge, the academic staff is of high quality with people working closely in Electrical Engineering for years.
I would recommend this faculty to people that want a strong basis of theoretical knowledge but don’t expect a lot of practical application.
My biggest concern about the University of Tuzla is that a large number of teachers have very little, or not at all, experience in praxis and cannot explain anything that is not by the book. That leads to the issue of their teaching techniques being outdated.
Sadly, another huge problem is that not all students are treated equally.
Personally, I’m not satisfied with the level of knowledge gained and I think that a lot of curriculums are created based on what a particular teacher knows, and not based on what a student needs for future career or continuation of their studies. I think that many students who want to go to Master studies to another country, won’t have sufficient base for that, or will have to cover up so many topics and modern techniques themselves.
Also, lack of any praxis is a huge problem for students.
UNTZ has excellent professors and very successful people in their own field, but not all of them are able to transfer their knowledge or try to reach to every student. If that is about to be fixed combined with a better choice of subjects for different directions(classes) then I will gladly rate it with 5 stars
The University of Tuzla offers its students a range of practical and theoretical knowledge, experience of exchange, travel, and the possibility of participating in informal forms of education that have proved to be very important in shaping the personality and profile of different experts. All recommendations.
Biggest problem with UNTZ is wide range of subjects that are completely out of sync with modern industry, lot of subjects with dated study program and lack of direction. Students gain a lot of general knowledge but leave the university without expertise in a certain field. On one part it’s because of the dated program, and for the other part is the lack of facilities for practical exercises.
In my personal opinion, if UNTZ is not able to provide up to date technologies for students to work with, than the best is to include a few months of practical work for students, in form of a necessary internship, before graduation. Which can be done trough a small initiative by coming to an agreement with local companies.
The university itself is very politicized anyways, it shouldn’t be a problem.
The University of Tuzla has many advantages and disadvantages. Regarding the financial aspect, it is surprising in the positive sense of the low prices of tuition and housing, a good location in the city center and cheap student dorms. Most faculties own their own libraries and reading rooms, while other facilities (sports hall, swimming pool, gym, cafeteria, kitchen …) are not present. Also, student dormitories are not located within the faculty building, but they are separated, which is not a bigger problem, since Tuzla is a small town, and everything is in the immediate vicinity. The knowledge and expertise of the professor is at an enviable level, although the relations between the professor and the student are largely non-existent, and the work at the individual level practically does not exist. Teaching the basics on the theoretical acquisition of knowledge, without adequate practical advancement, and very often the student’s efforts and knowledge remain unnoticed. Also, there is virtually no control over the behavior of the professor, their ability to transfer knowledge, and the percentage of passing through exams, which gives professors too much power and leaves room for manipulation and the creation of a monopoly over the subject itself, often to the student at the expense.
Faculty of Philosophy, English Language and Literature – a good care, but a poorly equipped institution. Syllabus is dynamic and diverse, objects are not dead, lessons are well thought out and professors are mostly chill and support students in thinking and views. They taught me how to learn what’s the most important thing because anybody on the college is the most learned from the classroom. The library is a super – not the best place to learn, but there are plenty of books and relevant material for the interested ones. The rooms are OK, although it is obvious that financing is missing.
Obsolete lecture methods. Protected the plan and program of work. A little practice. Poor library supply of the faculty. Lack of facilities at some faculties. Professors are late for lectures or even do not come to the lectures. Lack of will for scientific and research work of professors together with students. Average university.
My experience is generally positive with this university and I would generally recommend it. It would be better if there were a bit more room for practical teaching instead of only theoretical one. Think that practical teaching is whats lacking in general at all universities in our country.