About us

Our history:

The Faculty of Medicine was established on 17 March 1978 at the initiative of the University of Banja Luka, with the aim to educate university degree experts holding the professional title of doctor of medicine. The first lecture was given on 15 November 1978. 

Since then, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Banja Luka has evolved with a range of new study programs licences.)

In addition to the integrated study programs (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy) the following new study programs have been licenced: Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Sanitary Engineering, Medical Laboratory Diagnostics, Radiological Technology, Master of Health Studies, and a new course of the Master of Health Studies – Child and Youth Mental Health.

Currently, the Faculty of Medicine has all three cycles of studies – nine study programs on the bachelor level, the second cycle of studies – Master of Health Studies, as well as the third cycle of studies – Biomedical Sciences. 

A significant number of lecturers invited and visiting professors from the country and abroad are included in postgraduate education, thus the conditions have been created for students to get introduced to the novelties and contemporary trends in medicine.

In the last few years, the Faculty has paid significant attention to the expansion of space, technical equipment and staff training, in order to enable the provision of contemporary expertise. 

A special reference should be made regarding the modern cabinet for clinical skills, where students have the opportunity to practice on robotised models and master the practical skills needed for clinical work, as well as the digitised package “Anatom-E”, which allows students to learn the constitution and the structure of the human body in a modern and innovative way.

Alongside its educational and teaching role, the Faculty has also developed special sub-organisational units such as the Centre for Specialist Studies and Continuing Education, Dental Clinic, the Medical Specialist Centre and the Centre for Biomedical Research.


The Faculty of Medicine has devotedly followed its mission to provide its students and members of staff, through a stimulating environment, with academic and research competences to help them achieve professional standards necessary for an overall healthcare, economic, and social progress, in line with both domestic and international priorities.

In this respect, we intend to:

  • Improve and strengthen our position within the context of competitive market by aligning our academic and professional efforts with global standards;
  • Offer a wide range of study programmes that are constantly adapted to the latest academic results and scientific discoveries, as well as to the needs of  contemporary health systems;
  • Provide our students with the highest quality of teaching process and academic research;
  • Create a comfortable and stimulating environment for the members of staff to pursue their professional and academic careers;
  •  Apply a flexible and dynamic model of organisation;
  • Champion the involvement of students, members of academic and administrative staff, and representatives of social community as regards the design of both academic and managerial activities of the Faculty;
  • Cooperate with international institutions; and
  • Promote and create ultimate scientific results that enable the use of knowledge as the most important resource for achieving success in globalised processes.


The Faculty of Medicine is determined to realise its vision of becoming a recognisable institution at regional and international levels through excellence in teaching process and academic research, with a view to contributing to the improvement of healthcare system by means of its capacities.

Bearing this in mind, we would like to represent a higher education institution that:
Openly, readily, and in full capacity accepts the anticipated changes in the domain of higher education as regards medicine and healthcare;
Provides its students with professional knowledge that easily adapts to varying academic standards of national, regional, and international environment;
Strengthens internationalisation and student mobility programmes and equips students with the tools necessary to succeed in the global society;
Promotes the improvement of academic staff competences;
Applies new teaching technologies
Constantly develops a quality assurance system
Improves the efficiency of studying at all levels;
Secures the permanent participation of students in all segments of teaching, academic research, and managerial process.
Continuously develops and improves relationships with key figures of healthcare system, with business community, and with alumni organisations in order to obtain feedback information necessary for advancements in all aspects of academic life;
Supports the process of attaining financial independence through offering a range of healthcare services to general population and through encouraging innovations in education and research;
Acts in accordance with the highest achievements in the fields of medical and multi-disciplinary research for the purpose of furthering knowledge for the benefit of healthcare institutions and its own development;
Meets international standards as regards its own doing business and introduction of strategic management as a framework for future decision-making processes.