Academician Dr. Adila Pašalić Kreso is a professor emeritus at the Department of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Philosophy. Over 45 years of research and teaching at the University of Sarajevo. Published four books, conducted dozens of research projects and published over ninety papers. She has a tremendous international pedagogical experience in cooperation with a large number of universities in foreign countries where she has lectured, participated in conferences or engaged in mutual research. She is member of Academy of Sciences and Arts of BiH since 2008, and Vice-president from 2014.
Her scientific interest is predominantly focused on the family, early upbringing and encouraging child development, to build up a successful young person by strengthening the parenting role. Similarly, she is active in international pedagogical bodies and organizations what derives from her interest in international and comparative pedagogical research. She is particularly focused on educational policy in multicultural societies so that each young person has equal chances for participation and success in high quality education.
She is a member of several domestic and international associations and professional bodies. Among its most significant are the membership of Comparative Regional Association at Teachers College-Columbia University, the function of the chairman of the MESCE (Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education), a member of the European Commission ECRI (against Racism and Intolerance), and chairman of the XCIII World Congress WCCES (World Congress of Comparative Education Societies) in Sarajevo (2007).