14 Dec

SPIE Sarajevo student branch established!

On December 12, the establishment of the SPIE (International Association of Optics and Photonics) student branch at the University of Sarajevo was officially approved!

It is the first SPIE student branch in the Balkans ( https://spie.org/membership/student-services/student -chapters). The opening of the SPIE branch provides great opportunities for scholarships for student activities, applications for scientific research grants, academic visits and exchanges in the field of photonics and optics.

SPIE Student Association was founded on the basis of successful results achieved during 2019 and 2020:


The advisor of the student SPIE branch is Doc.dr Darijo Raca, and the leader is Elmin Sejdić, a final year master’s student (https://spie.org/membership/student-services/student-chapters/student-chapter?chapter_id=2025559).

We thank prof.dr Moamer Hasanović for his engagement and support in establishing the SPIE student branch in Sarajevo!

Let’s stay connected!



SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.

Serving 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, where more than 35,000 scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs showcase the latest innovations across a wide range of technologies.

SPIE publishes the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research with more than 500,000 papers from SPIE journals, conference proceedings and presentations, and eBooks. Research spans biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging.

In 2020, SPIE provided over $5.8 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources.

Membership includes Fellows and Senior Member programs. The Society has named more than 1,500 SPIE Members as Fellows since 1955, and implemented its Senior Member program in 2008.

The SPIE awards program serves to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals throughout the scientific community.

The SPIE international office is located in Bellingham, Washington and the SPIE Europe office is located in Cardiff, Wales.

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