IUS Cooperation with the Center for Strategic Research

On Thursday, June 19th, 2014, the Rector of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu met with Prof. Dr. Ali Resül Usul, the Director of the Center for Strategic Research (SAM) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. The reason for the visit of Dr. Ali Resül Usul is to establish cooperation between the Centre for Strategic Research and IUS.

At the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed which opened the doors to new possibilities for development of IUS in the field of research and realization of scientific projects. Special emphasis is given to education in the field of international relations and organization of professional seminars. The signing ceremony of the Memorandum was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Administration (FBA), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Korkut, and Senior Assistant at the International Relations Course, Nerkez Opačin.

Rector Oğurlu presented the work of the University to distinguished guest from Turkey, and spoke about the current plans and activities related to improving the quality of education, improvement of human resources in order to achieve a more efficient and streamlined internal organization structure of the University, and plans for further development of international cooperation. Dr. Usul expressed his satisfaction with this visit to IUS, and expressed readiness to establish long-term cooperation between SAM and IUS. He pointed out that SAM was one of the oldest research centers in Turkey, which is engaged in strategic research and only research center which operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.

‘’Since its establishment in 1995 and until today, SAM has played the role in the form of bridge between diplomats and academicians, as well as advisory roles in the sectors of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Turkey and other state institutions. He also played an important role in foreign policy issues, local and global events, and establishment of regional and international cooperation". Prof. Dr. Ali Resül Usul is an expert in the field of international relations, who taught at Turkish universities such as Bilkent University, Beykent University, Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul Ticaret University and Istanbul Şehir University. He was educated at BogaziciUniversity, in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and he also studied at the EssexUniversity. Throughout his carrier he has published several interesting books in the field of international relations.