Jens Wagner, Cultural Attaché at the German Embassy visited IUS

On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014, Jens Wagner, Cultural Attaché at the German Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina visited the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). Distinguished guest was welcomed by the IUS Rector, Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu, Vice-Rector, Assist. Prof. Dr. Muhamed Hadžiabdić and Secretary General, Emir Hadžikadunić. The possibilities for cooperation between the IUS and the Embassy of Germany were discussed at the meeting.

During the meeting, Jens Wagner expressed satisfaction with his visit to our University and talked about advantages that Germany is offering to young people, as well as studying opportunities of this country. He said that students in Germany can relatively quickly and easy find jobs in order to finance their studies. On behalf of the German Embassy, he offered cooperation in the form of inviting interesting speakers, diplomats and various experts who would deliver lectures on interesting topics, both for students and teachers at IUS in the next period. ''Despite the difficult situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I am an optimist and I deeply believe that no matter what, young people should always be given opportunities for development, because I believe that these young people are the key holders for solving any crisis'' - said Wagner.

Rector Oğurlu also mentioned during his talk that IUS is currently working on developing capacities in the areas of intensification of international cooperation, educational facilities, etc. and hereby is offering also an opportunity for cooperation in the program of promotion of the German language for young volunteers to come and promote it in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ''We believe that with your support we can implement this exchange project, and it would be an opportunity for all young people to enroll in the school, as part of which they could be further educated about the German culture and its language'' -  said  Rector Oğurlu.

At the end of the meeting, Assist. Prof. Dr. Muhamed Hadžiabdić and Secretary General Emir Hadžikadunić presented information about the University, its benefits, and future plans for development. ''IUS has good cooperation with the IT sector companies in Sarajevo, with whom we are cooperating on different projects. For example, we can mention the project on cooperation with USAID, which aims to connect the University with the industry, as well as increasing the competitiveness of young graduates in the labor market'' - said Vice-Rector Hadžiabdić.

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