Wealthy societies share one major characteristic—developed science. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, investments in science and research are relatively low. An increasing number of capable researchers leave universities to work abroad or conduct their research at different NGOs. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s television station, BHT1, tried to unveil the reasons behind this trend in this documentary.
University professors, teaching assistants and researchers from various universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina address central problems related to financing social science research, investing in research capacities at universities and possibilities of effective combining research and teaching. Given that only 0.1% of GDP is invested in science in Bosnia and Herzegovina, it comes as no surprise, that most of the research done so far has been financed by international donors. Additionally, university scientists are not able to spend enough time on conducting viable research due to the growing number of teaching hours at their alma mater.