IT Company Klika donates equipment to Electrical Engineering Faculties in Sarajevo and Banja Luka
29 Oct 2021
IT Company Klika continues its support to communities and educational and scientific institutions in the two bh. cities where their hubs are located, Sarajevo and Banja Luka.
Klika is one of the rare IT companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina that besides software development also works on the design and development of embedded systems, and that’s exactly what inspired Klika to take the initiative and enter a collab with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Sarajevo and the University of Banja Luka.
The efforts that the academic community is putting into enhancing the programs and curricula at the Universities of Sarajevo and Banja Luka gives us an opportunity as an industry to take a step forward towards the educational and scientific institutions and support students and academic staff. Aware of that, Klika thought it would be a good idea to connect with the faculties to initiate changes to programs and curricula and advocate for a new course at the faculties of electrical engineering that would help students be more prepared to take on the latest industry challenges in the area of embedded systems and enter the job market easier after they graduate. Given that programs and curricula modifications and implementing a new course is a long-term engagement, Klika decided to take action in this academic year to support students and academic staff and do something to improve their work conditions. Klika donated valuable equipment to the Faculties of Electrical Engineering at the Universities of Sarajevo and Banja Luka.
At the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Sarajevo, a whole Klika LAB has been fully equipped, and besides that, Klika will help students with selecting their thesis topics and give them practical support with their thesis writing.
Klika LAB for embedded systems is the result of a strategic partnership between the KLIKA Company and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo. Our common goal is to invest in improving the quality of higher education to better prepare students for the job market after they graduate.
“I sincerely hope that other companies will become aware of the importance of collaborating with educational and scientific institutions and that there will be more examples like this in the future“, said Dr. Senad Huseinbegović, Head of the Department for Automation and Electronics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Sarajevo.
The equipment donated to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Banja Luka was handed over at the Klika hub in Banja Luka, where the Klika team welcomed ETF students from Banja Luka and the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Zoran Đurić.
The event was a great opportunity to present the company and company projects, and show students around the Klika hub in Banja Luka where they got to see how a real-life work environment looks like in one of the leading bh. IT companies in the country.
"It is a great pleasure for us at Klika to have the opportunity to help the academic community in this way. The lab is just a start of our cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering UNSA. Our plans for the future include introducing additional university courses in higher semesters, guest lectures and workshops for ETF students as well as providing assistance to students when selecting their thesis topics. We want to bring the current technologies and the happenings within the industry closer to the students so that they are better prepared to enter the job market after graduation. We believe that by strengthening collaboration between the industry and academic institutions, we are able to realize our potential and values", said Samir Eljazović, CFO and Klika co-founder.
The company DISTI- Authorized Dell Distributor for BiH joined Klika in the donation and donated a part of the equipment. Klika will continue to support educational institutions, students and the broader community within its #giveback initiative and Klika Foundation. During the week, the results for Klika scholarships have been announced, which was also one of Klika's ways to support students from all faculties at the Universities of Sarajevo and Banja Luka. Klika sends their congrats to the first generation of Klika Foundation scholarship recipients. The scholarship results are available at the official Klika website.
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