Within the scope of their visit to the City of Sarajevo administration, Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Mr. Zeynel Abidin Beyazgül and the Mayor of Haliliye Municipality, Mr. Mehmet Canpolat accompanied by the Secretary of the City of Sarajevo administration, Mrs. Amina Deljković, paid a visit to the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) on Monday, November 14, 2022. The delegation was welcomed by the IUS Rector, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yıldırım, Secretary General, Mr. Ibrahim Inal and Rector's Adviser for Administrative Duties, Assistant Professor Muhammed Yasir Göz.
The Rector and the high delegation from Şanlıurfa discussed a number of current issues and compared the perspectives of Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on Şanlıurfa and Sarajevo with regards to the situation in the field of education, culture and industry. It was stressed that Şanlıurfa can serve as an example of successful local administration with numerous infrastructural projects and rapid development.
Talking about the operations and activities undertaken by the International University of Sarajevo, the Rector stressed a significant value of the University which conducts its courses solely in English language and noted that it is an excellent springboard for students coming from Turkey to acquire the language and receive quality education. Moreover, Mr. Göz pointed out to the summer school programs implemented at IUS which bring high-school students from Turkey to IUS and Sarajevo and offer them intensive language courses as well as valuable cultural and touristic experience. The delegation agreed that concrete steps should be undertaken between Şanlıurfa and Sarajevo city administrations in order to boost student exchange in the near future.