On Wednesday, 7th of May 2014, the celebrating Academy of ‘’Day of Europe’’ was held in Sarajevo. During that occasion, European movement in BiH has given recognition awards to all successful individuals and institutions from BiH and Western Balkan’s region. In the category of Wester Balkan’s region, the International University of Sarajevo was rewarded with prestigious recognition award ‘’European University and Employer of the year’’.
The President of European movement in BiH, Predrag Praštalo has given this reward to the IUS Rector, Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu. Rector Oğurlu has pointed out that this recognition is dedicated to all IUS administrative and academic staff who gave great contribution to strengthening of multicultural environment of this higher education institution. Among the others in this category, the Award was given to: President of Republic of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, President of Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, Prime Minister of Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, Mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandić, Mayor of Ljubljana, Zoran Janković and other distinguished individuals from the field of politics, business, culture and art.
The International University of Sarajevo has received the award as only higher education institution in BiH for its successful achievements and results in the field of education. Along with the other criteria, it is worthy to mention important segments for instance: development of modern Campus, multimillion investments in the field of higher education in BiH, scholarships for talented, overachieved students and for the students with special needs. Additionally, we are proud to point out international environment consisted of academicians and students from 44 countries all over the world.
This year’s ceremony was sponsored by the President of the BiH Presidency, Bakir Izetbegović. Along with the present notable guests at the ceremony were the representatives of international community, diplomatic core, and the BiH government representatives from cantonal and federal level and Municipality Mayors as well. As part of ‘’The European Day’’ ceremony, European Movement in BiH is honoring the meritorious individuals and institutions in BiH and Wester Balkan’s region since 2007.