The joint award ceremony for ISO 9001 and Halal certificates was held at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The certificates were given by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and the Institute for Standardization of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BAS). The ISO 9001 certificate for quality management system was given to administrative office of the International University of Sarajevo and the '' Madi '' company from Tešanj, while IUS Restaurant received a Halal certification.
The ceremony was attended by the Turkish Minister of Economy, Mr. Nihat Zeybekci, the TSE President, Mr. Hulusi Şentürk, General Secretary of the TSE, Mr. Üzeyir Karagöz, the President of the SEDEF Foundation, Mr. Hasan Topaloğlu, and many other distinguished guests from economic and social life of Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. On behalf of the Institute for Standardization of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BAS), the ceremony was also attended by Mr. Aleksandar Cincar, the Director of BAS, who said in his introduction speech that BAS and TSE have a good and successful partnership relation, and that TSE Institute is one of the leading and the most recognized certification company in the world.
"The TSE, as an equal partner, is supporting BAS in the process of training and maintaining the certification. By holding this ceremony today, we would like to show that we are ready to perform this task seriously. The Certification itself directly provides the presence of more quality and safer products on the BiH market," said the Director of BAS, Mr. Aleksandar Cincar.
In the past few years, the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) has signed cooperation agreements with many institutions for standardization in the Balkans, the Middle East and Africa, said the director of TSE Mr. Hulusi Şentürk.
The President of the Foundation for Education Development Sarajevo (Bosnia SEDEF DOO) Mr. Hasan Topaloğlu pointed out that academic and administrative staff of IUS is using every opportunity they get to positively affect the economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is the first time in history that one BH university is receiving such a certificate - said Hasan Topaloğlu..