Željko Vaško, received his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees at the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka. He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Acriculture, in the field of Agricultural Economisc and Rural Development. He leads one TEMPUS project at the University of Banja Luka level, and as a lider or member of the project teams participated in over 30 research and development projects funded from national and international sources. He has extensive experience in project management and public administration. He uses to be the director of the Agricultural Projects Coordination Unit at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republika Srpska, in the period from 2001 to 2008. From 2001-2015, he was the director of the regional unit of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Banja Luka. Currently on the position of Vice-Dean for Research and International Cooperation of the Faculty of Agriculture.