Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus gave a lecture at IUS

On Monday, March 23rd 2015, Nobel laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus visited the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) and met the Rector of IUS, Prof. Dr. Yucel Oğurlu. They discussed about the development of education in BiH in general and IUS progress in last 11 years in particular. After the meeting, Prof. Muhammad Yunus held inspirational lecture for VIP guests, professors and students, on the topic "The role of entrepreneurs in society". The great interest was shared about this lecture and it is worth to mention that main amphitheater was full beyond its capacity. 

Don’t be job a seeker, be a job giver. We must enter the field and we shouldn’t be regular bystanders. We need to score the goal and say we made it! The thing that inspires me is the way of showing the young people good ideas; they will do the rest by themselves. Young people like challenges and they also like to be in the field. And, in the end, if you want to change yourself, you should change the leadership. 

IUS Rector, Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu pointed out that this lecture is precisely the best announcement for the beginning of one of the most advanced educational programs for entrepreneurship in BiH. "The presence of distinguished experts at our University is a clear indication of the commitment of IUS to retain the title of the most modern educational institution in the region. We constantly strive towards perfecting the methods of education for our students, but also the entire citizens of BiH for the useful and cost-effective education "- said Rector Oğurlu. 

Muhammad Yunus received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 as the founder of micro-credit concept of credit lines for the poor who do not qualify for classic loans. Yunus began his fight against poverty during the year of 1974 and the great famine in Bangladesh. He found that very small loans can significantly improve the survival of the poorest. At that time, he launched a research project about the economy in rural areas. He is the founder of Grameen Bank and he shares the prize for the work on economic and social development of the poorest. Grameen Bank has given more than 5.1 billion dollars in loans to about 5.3 million people of Bangladesh.