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Ejup Ganić

Ejup Ganić
President/Chancellor of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Assumed office
President of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1990-96)

In office
President of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
Personal details
Born (1946-03-03) 3 March 1946 (age 68)
Sebečevo, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Political party SDA (1994-1999)
Religion Sunni Islam

Ejup Ganić, PhD (born 3 March 1946) is Founder and president/chancellor of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. He was President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2000 to 2001. He holds an ScD (doctor of science) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Ganić was born in Sebečevo village near Novi Pazar, Serbia. He is the founder and current president of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology[1] and a regular professor of engineering science at the school.

He was President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2000 to 2001. He also served as the vice president. He was a member of the Party of Democratic Action (1994-1999). During the Bosnian War, he was part of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dr. Ganić has a ScD. in Engineering Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Ganić is fluent in the English language.

He worked as a researcher at University of Belgrade, where he received a master's degree, as well as a bachelor's degree in engineering.

Dr. Ganić also worked as an assistant researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researcher at Union Carbide Corporation-Linde Division (New York City), assistant lecturer at New York University and University of Chicago, lecturer at University of Illinois, director of UNIS Institute (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and guest lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Dr. Ganić published over one hundred publications, among them books such as Handbook of Heat Transfer Fundamentals, Experimental Heat Transfer and Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements. In 2002, he published a book called Engineering Companion, published by McGraw-Hill.[2] He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and many other professional societies.

Private life

Ejup Ganić is married and has two children. His wife, Mrs. Fahrija Ganić is prominent dermatologist. His son, Emir Ganić, holds an MBA from University of Buckingham, BSc from University of Durham and is Executive director of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. His daughter, Emina Ganić, graduated from the University of Oxford and is Academic program Coordinator at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and works at Sarajevo Film Festival, as a Representative of Katrin Cartlidge Foundation.


Ejup Ganić was a citizen of former Yugoslavia by birth. Ganić has been living in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1981, and as such is also a citizen of Bosnia since that time.

Arrest and Release

On 1 March 2010 Ganić was arrested on Heathrow Airport in London after Serbian judicial authorities issued an extradition warrant.[3] He was accused for conspiracy to murder 40 Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) soldiers in the Dobrovoljačka Street attack in May 1992.[4][5] He was released on 12 March after Sanela Diana Jenkins had paid his bail. Judge John Laws remarked that the arrest warrant by Serbia was politically motivated and therefore granted Ganić bail.[6] It was also claimed by Ganić's defenders that Serbia had yet to produce any real evidence, and that most of their supposed evidence was made up of news articles regarding the Dobrovoljačka incident.[7] However, Serbian prosecutor's office claims that case contains additional evidence.[8] On 27 July 2010, the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court blocked his extradition and released him, the judge saying that he was led to believe the extradition proceedings were "brought and [were] being used for political purposes, and as such amount to an abuse of the process of this court".[9][10]


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