In a significant move aimed at fostering collaboration and mutual development, the Media Centre of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The ceremony, held at the premises of the Media Centre, saw the Director of the Media Centre, Dr. Muamer Tinjak, and the Rector of IUS, Ahmet Yildirim, formalizing this partnership.
Dr. Tinjak highlighted the multifaceted opportunities that this agreement will unlock. He expressed gratitude for the visit of the IUS Rector and emphasized the value of IUS as a beacon of success for students not only from Bosnia and Herzegovina but also from across the globe. The agreement paves the way for collaborative efforts, particularly in the realm of modern communication through the proposed collaboration between the Academy of Contemporary Communication. Through this collaboration, IUS students will have the opportunity to intern at the Media Centre, providing them with invaluable practical experience and potentially opening doors to future careers in media.
Rector Yildirim reciprocated the sentiment, commending the Media Centre's achievements and expressing satisfaction with the visit. He underscored the importance of strong media institutions in today's world, where media influence shapes societal narratives and perceptions. Recognizing the Media Centre's efforts to foster international cooperation, he expressed a commitment to enhancing collaboration between IUS and the Media Centre. The envisioned partnership includes internships for IUS students at the Media Centre and the possibility of jointly organizing courses with IUS's Lifelong Learning Center.
During the visit, Rector Yildirim had the opportunity to tour the Media Centre's facilities and engage with its editorial board, further solidifying the groundwork for future collaboration.
This MoU marks a significant step towards strengthening ties between academia and media, fostering educational and professional opportunities for students, and enhancing the capabilities of media institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As both parties embark on this collaborative journey, the prospects for innovative projects and initiatives in the field of communication and media education are boundless.