Experts from fields of Architecture and Heritage Preservation visited IUS

On August 24th, 2014,  a group of experts from the fields of architecture, urban planning and heritage conservation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Bahrain and Turkey visited the International University of Sarajevo (IUS).

Foreign experts who are also engaged at universities, Ministry of Culture, the Tourism Commission for preservation of National Heritage as well as Development Agency and City Council of the city of Riyadh, came to Bosnia and Herzegovina at the invitation of the renowned BH. Architect, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) in Istanbul Prof. Dr. Amir Pašić.  Among the experts was also  Dr. Osama Al-Gohary, Director of a nonprofit organization Al-Turath, which operates within the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(KSA). This is an organization founded by HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to revive and preserve all aspects of traditional heritage of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Within the Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and in cooperation with the Organization of Al-Turat, Prof. Dr. Amir Pašić is currently working on several projects related to preservation of Islamic architectural traditions in the world. Projects are organized in several stages and geographic areas ranging from Turkey, Greece, the Balkans, and to Spain and Morocco. While visiting IUS, the guests had the opportunity to see a  short presentation about the University and to learn about ongoing activities in the field of international cooperation.

Prof. Pašić thanked everyone for a warm reception and suggested that IUS, in cooperation with IRCICA, actively takes part in joint projects on preserving the architectural heritage. The visit of the quests to IUS from the cuntruies of  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Bahrain and Turkey was initiated by Prof. Dr. Mesut Idriz, a lecturer at the Program of Social and Political Sciences at IUS, and Advisor in the International Relations Office of IUS.