Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the centre of the political, economic and cultural life of this region. Currently it has around 500.000 inhabitants. It is one of the most important cities in the Balkans and has a long and rich history as a meeting point between East and West. As an example of its multicultural character, the Beg´s Mosque, the catholic cathedral, the orthodox cathedral and the Jewish temple are all located in close proximity to each other. The Ottoman as well as the Austro-Hungarian Empire have left their traces in the city. In the second half of the 19th century one of the first trams used for public transport ran in the city. In 1984 Sarajevo hosted the Winter Olympics. After independence from Yugoslavia on 7 April 1992, it was under heavy siege and badly damaged. Many parts of the town have been rebuilt, but industrial and economic restoration is still very slow.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Science of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Federal Ministry of Education and Science of Bosnia and Herzegovina is divided into four departments:
- Department of Higher Education
- Department of Primary and Secondary Education
- Department of Science
- Unit for school reconstruction
The ministry coordinates the cooperation among the ten cantons in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and implements the cooperation with the Republika Srpska and the international community.
One of the Ministry´s main tasks is the provision of statutory education as well as strategic development regarding planning in the field of education and science.

Federal Ministry of Education and Science, Bosnia Hercegovina
Obala Maka Dizdara 2
BiH - 71000
Bosnia Herzegovina