Prof. Dr. Hilmi Ünlü becomes new IUS Rector

As of February 8th 2010, Prof. Dr. Hilmi Ünlü became the new Rector of the International University of Sarajevo. Prof. Dr. Ünlü took over this position from former IUS Rector Prof. Dr. B. Gültekin Çetiner. To mark this occasion, special Hand-over Ceremony of the Rector was organized on February 8th 2010 at the IUS Conference Hall. Ceremony was attended by a large number of IUS employees and other guests and included speeches by both incoming and out going Rector.

First to speak at the Ceremony was Prof. Dr. Çetiner who thanked IUS employees for all the support and expressed his pride of being a part of the IUS family. He also announced that he will continue to work at IUS as a lecturer. As Prof. Dr. Çetiner finished his short address, Prof. Dr. Ünlü came on stage and greeted people present.

In his speech Prof. Dr. Ünlü informed about the plans to follow the mission of International University of Sarajevo. "We have a mission here - to make IUS as a research university that provides high quality teaching and research in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to become the leading research university in the Balkan's region“ stated Prof. Dr. Ünlü. He then expressed his satisfaction with the fact the IUS will start with the Spring Semester in the new Campus premises in Ilidža.

Prof. Dr. Hilmi Ünlü earned his Master and PhD degrees at the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities Minneapolis (USA) with major in Electrical Engineering, while he earned his BS at Istanbul University (Turkey) majoring in Physics. Prof. Dr. Ünlü has broad international experience in teaching and research. He has worked at Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), University of Miami (USA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign (USA) and University of Minnesota at Twin Cities Minneapolis (USA).

Sarajevo, February 8th 2010