Prof. Dr. Hasan Zuhuri Sarıkaya's Speech on Graduation Ceremony 2018

Dear graduates,

Dear parents,

Distinguished guest and professors,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the graduation ceremony at IUS.


After several years of hard and dedicated work, you have succeeded in becoming graduates of IUS.

This is just one significant step forward in your life. From now, you will continue to develop your professional career.

Please, keep in touch with IUS and IUS community throughout your professional life in form of becoming Alumni Member or as a friend of IUS.

Your feedback is very important for improving the quality of education at IUS.


You also deserve thanks and congratulations as without your support and dedication this happy ending would not be achieved.


Today is the day for you also to be proud. You are the architects and builders of this success.

And, let us all listen to our graduates` advice and feedback in order to improve even more.

Now, let me give you brief information about the recent developments at IUS:

  • As you know, our University has been accredited by the Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance (HEA) since 2004.
  • IUS is also recognised by Turkish Council of Higher Education since 2005.
  • IUS is an associate member of European University Association and member of the International Association of Universities.
  • IUS has been rated the best university in the west Balkans by European Movement in B&H.
  • Six of our study programmes have been accredited by AQ Austria.
  • Our English Language School has been internationally accredited by EAQUALS Agency.

It is also my pleasure to inform you that we are in the process of developing joint programmes with reputable Turkish universities – Health Sciences University and Istanbul Technical University.

And finally, I would like to thank the Ministry of Education and relevant Administrative bodies which helped us through their fields of authority.

Once again, I wish you good luck and success throughout your professional life.

Allah emanet!