RRPP Research Academy Held

Eight-day RRPP Research Academy came to its end on Monday, 18th of April in Sarajevo. 35 young researchers from six West Balkans countries were gaining knowledge and news skills in the field of research methods. Thirteen trainers with international experience through eight modules delivered knowledge on the most relevant aspects of research methods in social science.

Joseph Guntern, Swiss Cooperation Director for Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the closing ceremony said he was more than happy to see 35 young researchers at one place who are ready to contribute to high quality researches in the Western Balkans which will improve public policies.

Jasmina Opardija-Šušnjar, RRPP program manager congratulated participant on the successfully completed academy and handed out, together with Mr Joseph Guntern, certificates to participants.

Research Academy consisted of eights modules: Introduction to Social Science Research, Methodological Approaches, Qualitative vs. Quantitative Methods, Analyzing Qualitative Data, Analyzing Quantitative Data, Reporting Research: Introduction to Academic Writing, Developing a Research Project and Communicating your Research Findings in Verbal and Visual Forms.

We made interviews with all trainers and several participants about the importance of research methods, approach to it at the universities and the importance of training such as RRPP Research Academy. You can find these interviews in video section below.

The RRPP is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). The Local Coordination Unit in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Center for Social Research Analitika. The program is fully funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.