On Friday, September 8, 2023, a delegation from Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University ,Turkiye, embarked on a fruitful visit to the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). The delegation, led by the esteemed Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı Özölçer and accompanied by Assoc. Prof. Murat İnce, the Director of the International Relations Office, was warmly welcomed by IUS Rector, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yıldırım.
The primary focus of the meeting was twofold. Firstly, it aimed to strengthen the internationalization efforts of the two universities. In an increasingly globalized world, fostering international connections and cultural exchanges is pivotal in enriching the educational experience for students.
Secondly, the gathering sought to establish a strategic cooperation framework between these two higher education institutions. The strategic collaboration aimed at several key objectives: enhancing academic and administrative excellence, sharing good practices, and fostering innovation and research.
Moreover, the universities are committed to facilitating exchanges of academic staff and students, leveraging programs like Erasmus+ and other exchange initiatives. This will further enrich the cultural diversity on their campuses and broaden horizons for those involved.
In a resounding commitment to education, both institutions pledged to uphold the high standard of education they provide to their students. Additionally, they expressed their unwavering support for their professors in their ongoing academic research and professional development endeavors.
This meeting marks a significant step towards promoting international cooperation and improving the overall quality of education and research at Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University and the International University of Sarajevo.