The University of East Sarajevo is an interdisciplinary, independent and self-governing institution, consisting of the 15 faculties and the two academies. UES has 950 teachers, 11.000 students, 120 study programs of I and II cycle, 12 PhD programs. The University of East Sarajevo has over 50 bilateral agreements signed with partner universities from Europe. These bilateral agreements regulate different types of cooperation, such as work on subjects and projects of common interest, exchange of scholars and students, joint publications, exchange of information and other activities in order to improve the academic cooperation.
UES is a member of several university networks and international associations (EUA, Danube conference). UES participated in TEMPUS projects since 2000, FP6 and FP7 programmes and other international project – such as project dealing with Brain Drain in West Balkan Countries, USAID projects, Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, World Bank programmes, IPA projects, Interreg.
UES is the largest institution in the geographical area it occupies (10 towns). UES is the first accredited HEI in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2013).
UES has developed strategy for internationalization as well as different rules which describe international activities and procedures. UES is sub-coordinator of Erasmus+ KA2 STINT project which deals with institutionally strengthening of international capacities and recognition of qualifications.
UES got HR excellence in research code in 2017. by European Commission as committed university which striving to adopt European Charter principles and Codes for employment of researchers in accordance with adopted Strategy for human resources.