IUS gave farewell to the sixth generation of graduates

On Friday, June 13th, 2014, the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) gave farewell to the sixth generation of graduates of undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The Graduation ceremony of the 2014 Class was held in the sports hall of the University where members of the executive management of the University along with professors and students of IUS, as well as many parents, friends and guests who were present to. Among them, members of the diplomatic corps, a large number of distinguished guests from the cultural, economic, social and political life of Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad, and a distinguished guest from the Republic of Turkey, the Vice-President of the AK Party from Turkey, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop as well as other Turkish political officials were also present.

The Ceremony was attended by the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu, the President of the Foundation for Education Development Sarajevo, Hasan Topaloğlu, Chairman of the IUS Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. Hasan Zuhuri Sarikaya, Mayor of the Ilidža Municipality, Prof. Dr. Senaid Memić, Minister of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zekerijah Osmić, the Director of the Turkish Agency for International Cooperation and Coordination (TIKA), Dr. Zülküf Oruç and President of BIGMEV, Selmo Cikotić, as well as many other distinguished guests.

They were addressed by IUS Rector, Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu who congratulated the students on their success and wished them a happy and successful future, both in business and private life. Special gratitude was given to the parents of students who raised these young people up and ‘’paid the price’’ for their education. "I would like to thank your families for all their hard work and support in bringing you to where you are today.  As professor and as parent, I urge you to keep your family close to you. They are the ones who have been with you all the way and they will be there no matter what happens in the future. There is no substitute for the love of your family"- said Rector Oğurlu.

The President of the Foundation for Education Development Sarajevo, Hasan Topaloğlu said in his speech that in the past 10 years, IUS has become a very successful educational project in BiH. Topaloğlu also said that IUS is increasing the number of scholarship students and that this year more than 2.000 candidates took the exam for a scholarship which is a good indication that  students from Bosnia and Herzegovina have great interest in our University. "In the coming years, we want to increase the quality of education and research and improve the ranking of our University. We will expand our capacity within SEDEF, so that except for higher education, other levels of education will be included as well. Recently we took over the first private elementary school in Bosnia and Herzegovina "Isa-Beg Ishaković" in Sarajevo. From now on, we will educate children from the first to ninth grade.

The Chairman of the IUS Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. Hasan Zuhuri Sarikaya congratulated the students who after a long and hard work achieved their first major success in life. Distinguished guest from Turkey, the Vice-president of the AKP party in Turkey, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop expressed his satisfaction for being present at the Ceremony and said that it is of great importance to support young people in the process of their education.

After the opening remarks of distinguished invitees, the certificates were given to three best students at each faculty. The best University students were presented here as well. The list of the best students are:

  1. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Fernanda Flores
  • Zlata Delić
  • Nadir Herić

 2. Faculty of Business and Administration (FBA)

  • Neira Omerović
  • Merjem Bečić.

 3. Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS)

  • Mirza Selimović
  • Dalila Hodžić
  • Senad Alibegović
  • Ena Šečić
  • Nur Hamad