Within the framework of Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility, I spent two weeks at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, in September 2016.

The main objectives of the mobility program were completed under three key words: Historiography – Methodology – Teaching. In order to analyse the state of scholarship on South-East European History done at the Chair for South-East European History at the Humboldt University, I have examined goals and the results of the abovementioned Chair in research of South East European History by using the framework of provided academic environment, facilities and expertise. In doing so, I have focused my attention to the second main objective which is the Methodology used in research on South East European History. This goal happened to be central in my mobility plan since new trends in methodological approaches used at the Humboldt University may give positive results in development of similar patterns at my home institution, the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo. Finally, as a third part, I have examined the latest in teaching methods as a communication tool directed towards the students in presentation of research based knowledge.

The key outcome of this training mobility was a comprehensive view on research and teaching strategies used by Humboldt University staff members as a model that might be implemented at the University of Sarajevo. Once gathered as input information, all results obtained during training mobility stay in Berlin may be used a guide for curricular reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dr. Amir Duranović