Cooperation of IUS with Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul

In early February 2016, International University of Sarajevo (IUS) has signed an agreement on cooperation in the framework of the Erasmus + and Mevlana exchange program, with renowned Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. The signed agreements will allow for the exchange of students and academic staff of IUS in the next academic year. This activity is only one of many activities already initiated to establish cooperation with this prominent Turkish university. So far the cooperation referred to organization and mobilizing of mutual research projects, exchange of  best ideas, experiences and practices.

Cooperation with the Yildiz Technical University was especially important in the field of visual and communication design, which was initiated and successfully achieved by Assoc. prof. Kenan Zekić, coordinator of the program Visual arts and communication design at IUS.

The latest activity that aims to connect artists and strengthen cooperation between universities is the participation of prof. Zekić at the International Symposium Engravist, which was held under the organization of Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of arts and design from 29th of February till 4th of March 2016, in Istanbul. Artists and designers from five countries of the Balkans , together with Turkish colleagues and students participated took part in this great international gathering. Within the campus of Yildiz Technical University were held numerous workshops, as well as the exhibition of more than 70 works of art in Yuksel Sabanci art center. In the framework of the participation in this unique artistic event, prof Zekić gave a lecture on March 3rd on the topic ' Experimental typography and insight into online typographic platforms' which attracted great attention of students and professors from the field of visual arts and communication design. Famous Turkish daily newspaper Milliyet published news about this event which you can find via following link; http://www.milliyet.com.tr/i-stanbul-gravu-rleri-sergi-si-ac-ildi-istanbul-yerelhaber-1248223/.

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