Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or simply Bosnia, is a country in South-eastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a region that traces permanent human settlement back to the Neolithic age, during and after which it was populated by several Illyrian and Celtic civilizations.
Although situated close to the Mediterranean Sea, Bosnia and Herzegovina is largely cut off from its climatic influence by the Dinaric Alps. The weather in the Bosnia region resembles that of the southern Austrian highlands: generally mild, though bitterly cold in winter.
Higher education has a long and rich tradition in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first bespoke higher-education institution was a school of Sufi philosophy established by Gazi Husrev-beg in 1531.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has one of the highest income equality rankings in the world, ranking eighth out of 193 nations. According to an estimation of the World Tourism Organisation Bosnia and Herzegovina will have the third highest tourism growth rate in the world between 1995 and 2020.
The visual arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina were always evolving and ranged from the original medieval tombstones (stećak) to paintings in Kotromanić court. The architecture of Bosnia and Herzegovina is largely influenced by four major periods of political and social change: the Medieval, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and Soviet periods. The most important international sporting event in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina was the hosting of the 14th Winter Olympics, held in Sarajevo in 1984. *
EU funded Scholarship Opportunities are available to Cardiff Metropolitan University students and graduates (from bachelor to post-doctorate level) in all schools, as well as academic and administrative staff, through Erasmus Mundus. Cardiff Metropolitan University is directly involved in the following Erasmus Mundus project with Bosnia & Herzegovina:
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* Source: Wikipedia