IUS Opening Ceremony of the New 2013/2014 Academic Year

In the grand amphitheater room of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) an Opening ceremony of the new 2013/2014 Academic Year was held today, on October 8th, 2013.

The ceremony was attended by the delegation from the Republic of Turkey, led by the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Binali Yildirim, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in B&H, H.E. Mr. Ahmet Yildiz, Federal Minister of Transport and Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Enver Bijedić, Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), Dr. Zülküf Oruç, and Director of the Anadolu Agency, Mr. Őmer Cetreş as well as other distinguished guests, professors and friends of IUS.

The present guests and students were addressed by the Rector of the International University of Sarajevo, Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu, who wished all students a successful new academic year. In his speech Rector Oğurlu said that the arrival of new students is a very important step towards the further development of IUS, and said that he is proud of the fact that on today's ceremony, an IUS Information and Technology Center will be opened as well.

The President of the Foundation for Education Development Sarajevo, Mr. Hasan Topaloğlu said in his speech that he is proud of the 10 years of work of IUS, and believes that the research carried out in the IUS laboratories will have major impact on science in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the region and the world.

During his speech, Minister Binali Yildirim expressed his satisfaction in making his presence on this important event today. In his speech he called IUS "The pearl of the Balkans" and conveyed the greetings of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as well. Minister Yildirim noted that the relationship between the Republic of Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina is inseparable, and that these connections can be found in music, literature, language, food and many other spheres.

At the opening ceremony were also present, the President of the Telecommunications Authority & Chairman of the Telecommunications Board in Turkey, Dr. Tayfun Acarer, the representatives of the AVEA and Türk Telekom, Türkcell, Vodafone and Türksat.

To mark the opening of the new Academic Year of 2013/2014, an IUS Information and Technology Center was opened as well.

In the sports hall of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at IUS, a team from the renowned TV station in Turkey, KanalD, organized a shooting of the Genç Bakış show, which will be broadcasted in the evening, in Turkey.