BOKU Researcher Receives Award

University of East Sarajevo honours Hamid El Bilali for contribution to internationalisation, research and teaching

On the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the Faculty of Agriculture, the Science Education Board of the University of East Sarajevo awarded the "Plaque of the Faculty" to CDR scientist Dr.Hamid El Bilali on December 1st, 2017. In presence of Rector Stevo Pasalic, El Bilali received the award for his collaboration in research and teaching, and his contribution to the internationalisation of the Faculty of Agriculture.

Since 2009, Hamid El Bilali has co-authored over 100 scientific publications with the University of East Sarajevo. In 2017 while already at BOKU, he has been a co-organizer of the International Agriculture Symposium AGROSYM, where around 1000 participants from 85 countries met in Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This conference has been one of the activities planned in the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between BOKU Vienna and the University of East Sarajevo.

Hamid El Bilali is a postdoctoral researcher on sustainability transitions and food security at BOKU's Centre for Development Research.