On Friday, November 10, 2023, the Municipality of Posušje took a significant step towards opening the doors of collaboration and mutual development by paying a visit to the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). The delegation, led by Municipal Mayor Mr. Ante Begić, engaged in fruitful discussions with IUS officials, marking the beginning of a promising partnership.
The Municipal Mayor was warmly welcomed by the IUS Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yıldırım, and the visit was further facilitated by the presence of IUS Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS) Dean Associate Professor Dr. Edin Jahić and Assistant Professor Dr. Adi Ćorović.
The impetus for this meeting came from Dr. Ćorović, representing the Architecture study program at IUS, who had recently initiated contact with the Municipality of Posušje. The primary aim was to explore collaborative possibilities between the Architecture program and the Municipality, with a specific focus on obtaining geodetic maps for IUS students. These maps would be instrumental in enhancing the quality of urban design assignments for the current semester.
Mayor Mr. Ante Begić, recognizing the potential for broader and longer-term engagement, proposed extending collaboration to include various urban design projects in Posušje. This proposal aligns with the Municipality's vision for sustainable development and strategic urban planning.
During the Mayor's visit, significant progress was made in implementing the collaboration with the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between IUS and the Municipality of Posušje. The collaboration aims to contribute to the professional, scientific, and technological development of both institutions, fostering local and regional social development in the process. The scope of cooperation is comprehensive, encompassing the exchange of knowledge and information, development and implementation of educational programs, training initiatives, research and analysis of relevant data, as well as the organization of workshops, seminars, and conferences.
One of the key initiatives is to create opportunities for internships and practical training for qualified students, aligning with the current procedural framework at IUS. This not only provides students with valuable real-world experience but also addresses the Municipality's need for skilled individuals contributing to Posušje's growth and prosperity.
The collaboration between the Municipality of Posušje and the International University of Sarajevo holds the promise of fostering innovation, enhancing education, and contributing to the sustainable development of the region.