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School welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador

13 December 2016

Ambassador Neskovic in Cardiff University's radio studio.
Ambassador Neskovic in the School’s radio studio.

Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies played host to His Excellency Mr Branko T. Neskovic, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador to the UK, on Monday 12 December 2016.

The Ambassador met Head of School Professor Stuart Allan before participating in a tour of the School’s digital newsrooms, including the recently refurbished TV and radio studios.

His meeting with several of the School’s colleagues, co-ordinated by Dr Nick Mosdell, served as an excellent opportunity to discuss mutual interests in building links to benefit future students and collaborative research opportunities.

Ambassador Neskovic outlined the progressive industries now taking the country forward, such as a growing automotive parts sector and an increasingly respected wine industry. He also stressed the importance of journalism education.

Professor Allan said: "It is a pleasure to host Ambassador Neskovic at Cardiff University and we thank him for visiting us during his busy schedule.

"Our School has been forward looking since its inception and we continue believe that building national and international links and friendships are at the heart of what we do.

“Several new ideas were discussed regarding how best to improve journalism education in our respective countries.”

Professor Stuart Allan, Ambassador Neskovic and Nick Bodycombe
Professor Stuart Allan, Ambassador Neskovic and Nick Bodycombe

Ambassador Neskovic was presented with a copy of the Welsh medieval masterpiece the Mabinogion, a gift from European Office Manager - Research and Innovation Services, Nick Bodycombe.

Ambassador Neskovic took up his position in August 2015 and is the seventh Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Court of St James's.

Previously he was Advisor in the office of the Chairman of the Presidency (2015), Ambassador-at-Large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2015) and Deputy Director for Procurement and Finance (2011-2013).

He is also non-resident Ambassador to Ireland and was previously Ambassador to Romania (2006-2011).

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