Educational Programs

The University Gender Resource Centre designs, proposes, and coordinates the implementation of numerous educational programs aimed at providing relevant education in the interdisciplinary field of gender to the academic community – university’s teaching staff and students – as well as the administrative staff.

Education, programs, and syllabi aim to contextualize the social concept such as gender, connect it with specific areas of work and life, and deconstruct established and implicit patterns of thinking and acting in the higher education setting.

The educational programs offered by the University Gender Resource Centre should help in understanding gender, gender equality, and gender issues in many areas of life and work.


The TPO Foundation from Sarajevo, in collaboration with the University of Mostar (SUM) as part of the University and Gender Mainstreaming (UNIGEM) project, held Unconscious Bias Training at the Faculty of Law at SUM from August 31st to September 2nd, 2022. During the three-day training, participants (university teaching and administrative staff from 19 partner institutions) had the opportunity to attend lectures and engage in practical exercises by Dr. Melissa Jones Briggs and Dr. Dan Milton Klein from Stanford University (USA). On the first day of UNIGEM’s training, the following topics were presented:

  • Generative Leadership
  • Strategies for Inclusive Cultures
  • Psychological Safety
  • Action and Power

The second day covered these topics:

  • Empowering Action
  • Improvisational Storytelling Strategies
  • Inclusive Storytelling Skills
  • Allyship and Action

More information is available at the link.





The Winter School took place from February 20th to 26th and gathered 50 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro. The organizers of the Winter School were the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies – Prof. Dr. Zdravko Grebo at the University of Sarajevo and the TPO Foundation. Participants in this program were students in their second and third years of undergraduate and master’s studies from 19 partner universities in four countries in the region where the UNIGEM project (Introduction of Gender-Sensitive Policies in Higher Education) is being implemented from 2021 to 2025, with the support of the Government of the United Kingdom.

On February 20, 2023, the program was officially opened with introductory remarks by the School’s coordinators: Prof. Zilka Spahić Šiljak, Prof. Azra Hadžiahmetović, Prof. Jasna Kovačević, and H.E. Neil Kavangh, Deputy Ambassador of the Government of the United Kingdom in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the opening remarks, the importance of regional cooperation for ensuring a democratic society with gender equality prevailing was emphasized. The Winter School program consisted of four areas: Introduction to Gender Issues, Gender and Globalization, Gender and Economics, and Gender and Migration. Within these four areas, participants had the opportunity to attend lectures, including 30 hours of instruction, 10 exercises, and five hours of study visits to the academic programs of the CIS at the University of Sarajevo. Throughout the program, all lectures were conducted by professors from the University of Sarajevo, the University of Tuzla, and the University of Niš, who, in addition to their academic skills, also have activist experience. The best student papers have been published in the “Gender and Globalization” anthology.

More information is available at the link.