Since 1972 the Inter-University Centre (IUC) for Post-Graduate Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia has organized academic programs composed of international and multidisciplinary courses, symposia and conferences covering all areas of scientific inquiry and professional endeavors. Over 400 university members from all over the world have contributed, on an ongoing basis, to diverse and different annual offerings. Bemidji State University (BSU) is a member of IUC and collaborates with some 30 IUC institutions from all all over the world. See Member Institutions for a list of Bemidji State Universityís collaborative institutions.

Since 1989 the IUC School of Social Work Theory and Practice has developed a network of professionals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, India, Africa and New Zealand. These professionals are associated with the program as course organizing directors, course directors, and resource persons. All of these professionals have areas of special interest and expertise which will be utilized through Bemidji State Universityís collaborative distance education. See Affiliated Professionals for more information.

Bemidji State UniversityBemidji State University:
Colaberation Through Distance Education

As of 1998, Bemidji State University has been a member of the IUC and is the coordinator of the social work international distance delivery project. Bemidji State University is providing demonstration curriculum development, international faculty recruitment and international course(s) delivery. These programs are at graduate and undergraduate level with transferable credits.

Our goal is to offer long distance social work education which reflects specific needs and traditions of different countries and regions all over the world. Nothing can replace direct participation, but electronics offer a viable alternative. Technology enables us to deliver the annual program using interactive communication and other options. In the future new programs may be added and customized to meet the needs of a particular region of the world or particular categories of individuals.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, is a centre for technological education and research in Norway, with a solid foundation in the natural sciences.

This tradition is interwoven with broadly based expertise in the classical university disciplines of the humanities, medicine and the social sciences. At the same time, NTNU offers the widest range of education in art subjects; music, the visual arts and architecture, of all the universities in Norway. NTNU also aims to be the leading cross-disciplinary university in the country.
Established in 1996 as a further development of the University of Trondheim (UNiT). UNiT was established as a result of merger between The Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), The College of Arts and Sciences (AVH) and the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology (VM).


This electronic journal is the first step for making School of Social Work Theory and Practice, IUC Dubrovnik, lectures and articles available on the web. All of the articles in volume one derive from lectures given at IUC, Dubrovnik, since 1997. Volume two, issues one and two, will cover lectures presented in 1998.


Copyright for the I.U.C. Journal of Social Work Theory and Practice is owned by the Social Work Program, Department of Social Relations and Services, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota, USA. One copy may be made (printed) for personal use; teachers may make multiple copies for student use if the copies are made available to students without charge. Permission must be secured from the editors for sale of any copies of articles or for any commercial use of the material published in the Journal.

For more information you may contact us by e-mail:

Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic

Dr. Burt Galaway

2001 Copyright BSU/IUC Journal of Social Work Theory & Practice