Šuman Željko Prof. Ph.D.
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Prof. Željko Šuman, Ph.D.

University of Mostar (Sveučilište u Mostaru)
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A biographical note 

Date and place of birth: 22 September 1951, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Education: B.Sc. (University of Zagreb), M.Sc. (University of Sarajevo), Ph.D. (University of Mostar) degrees in Economics and International Economics.

Post-doctoral studies and advanced research programmes: Milan ( Universita' Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, SDA Bocconi), Venice ( Universita' Ca' Foscari di Venezia), Zaragoza ( Mediterranean Agronomic Institute / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies - ICAMAS).

Fields of academic/research interest: International Marketing/Business and International Economics; Agricultural Trade Issues and the World Trade Organization (WTO); EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Economic and Trade aspects of European integration and the EU eastward enlargement; Globalization issues, etc. Has published extensively in the above mentioned fields.

Other fields of interest: Globalization and internationalization of the university; The Bologna Process and its implications for the European higher education system, etc.

Professor, University of Mostar, current position.

Courses: International Marketing, International Business, Agro-food Marketing, International Agro-food Trade, Economic Aspects of Globalization and the EU.

Director of the Ph.D. Programme at the Faculty of Economics, University of Mostar, 2012 – present.

Rector ad interim, University of Mostar, 2000-2001.

Founding Head of the International Relations Office (1994-1998), Rector's Delegate (1998-2000), and Vice Rector (2000-2007) for International Relations and Scientific Research , University of Mostar. In his capacity as Acting Rector and  Vice Rector, Prof. Šuman has represented the University of Mostar on many occasions at international meetings and conferences on a broad spectrum of academic and related affairs.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina,1999-2000.

Deputy Head of the Delegation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Seattle WTO Ministerial Conference, 30 November - 3 December 1999.

Head of the BiH Delegation to the Central European Initiative (CEI) Summit Economic Forum, Prague, November 1999.

President of the BiH's National Steering Committee for the 2000 World Exposition EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany, and concurrently Commissioner General of the BiH's Section at EXPO 2000 ; appointed by the Council of Ministers (Government) of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Member of the Delegation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Southeast Europe and the WTO
Conference, Budapest, April 2000.

Member of the Higher Education Coordination Board in Bosnia and Herzegovina (HECB), 2000-2001.

Member of the Academic Advisory Board for the preparation of the BiH Mid-Term Development Strategy (PRSP) 2003-2007, 2002/2003.

Liaison Officer for Bosnia and Herzegovina, European Association of Agricultural Economists - EAAE.

Member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2005-2007.

Member of the Economic Sciences Committee of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 2009 - present.

Invited professor at the University of Bologna, Master MISS, Course „ Agriculture and International Relations", 2005-2006.

Invited professor at the University of Dubrovnik, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010.

Invited professor at the University of Sarajevo, Master BEFIT, Module "International Trade and Marketing", 2008/2009.

Lecturer at the International Summer University South Eastern Europe 2009, organized by the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration {WU, Wien) in cooperation with its partner universities. Course  „ The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), WTO Negotiations and Possible Impact of CAP on the Western Balkan Countires", Neum, BiH, August 2009.

Invited professor at the Dubrovnik International University (DIU), Course „International Business and Trade“, 2009/2010.

Invited Professor at the Dubrovnik International University (DIU), Course „Globalization and Development“, spring 2013.

Invited Professor at the University Carlo Cattaneo—LIUC, Castellanza, Italy, Course: „International Marketing“, Autumn 2013.

Member of the Editorial Board, Mostariensia, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Mostar, 1994 - present.

Member of the Presidency of the Paneuropean Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2008 - present. 

Prior to his academic career, he held executive positions at leading export-import and research companies/institutes in the agro-food sector.

Fluent in English, Italian and French. Working knowledge of Spanish and German


Selected Publications

Prof. Šuman's numerous publications include:

  • Neki problemi globalne trgovine poljoprivrednim proizvodima na pragu 21. stoljeća (Some Problems of Global Agricultural Trade on the Threshold of the 21st Century, 1999, ISBN 9958-690-01-2);
  • WTO na milenijskoj prekretnici: Seattle i nakon njega(The WTO at the Turn of the Millennium: Seattle and Beyond, 2001, ISBN 9958-690-07-1);
  • WTO i EU u procesu globalizacije: odabrane teme (The WTO and the EU in the Process of Globalization: Selected Topics, 2005, ISBN 9958-690-20-9); and
  • Globalizacija, WTO i EU: izazovi i kontroverze (Globalization, WTO and the EU: Challenges and Controversies, 2008, ISBN 978-9958-690-49-5).

Prof. Šuman is a regular speaker at international conferences and has published papers in numerous books and academic journals both in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad.

A more comprehensive list of his publications is available on request.

Last Updated: February 2014