Rector of the University of Banja Luka Prof. Radoslav Gajanin, PhD, and Dean of the Faculty of Technology Prof. Borislav Malinović, PhD, are this year’s winners of the prestigious „Captain Miša Anastasijević“ Award.
Rector Gajanin and Dean Malinović received the awards at a ceremony held on 7 June 2021 at the Banski dvor Cultural Centre in Banja Luka. This award was also presented to other prominent individuals from the Republic of Srpska, including the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the RS Boris Pašalić, PhD, who is also an associate professor at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Banja Luka.
The "Captain Miša Anastasijević" Award is part of the project called "The Road to the Top" for the results achieved in building and strengthening the prosperity of the Republic of Srpska, under the auspices of the Chambers of Commerce of the Republic of Srpska and Serbia, in cooperation with public universities in Banja Luka, Novi Sad, Belgrade and East Sarajevo. This award has been presented since 2000 in Serbia, and in the Republic of Srpska since 2015. The project is carried out by the "Media Invent".
Mihajlo Miša Anastasijević, Captain Miša, was a Serbian titular major, a great merchant, Serbian patriot, teacher and philanthropist.