International University of Sarajevo

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International University of Sarajevo
IUS Official Logo.png
Motto Contemporary University in the heart of Europe
Type Private
Established 2004
Founder Foundation for Education Development Sarajevo
Rector Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 1800
Postgraduates 200
Location Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and White          

The International University of Sarajevo (IUS) is a private university located in the capital city Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The university was established by the Foundation for the Development of Education in 2004-2005.[citation needed] IUS is open to students from all over the world, and the language of instruction and communication is English. It offers four year education according to Bologna system (model 4+1+3 with B.S. and B.A. diplomas).

IUS has nearly 2000 students from 40 countries and faculty members from 20 countries performing academic and research activities in various disciplines of Science, Engineering, Arts and Social Sciences. First generation of 32 IUS graduates received their diplomas on June 26, 2009.

IUS has the largest and modern campus in the region.[1]

The majority of the students attending the university are Turkish citizens. Students from Bosnian national background are favoured in fees and scholarships.[2]

University Administration[edit]

The university has a Board of Trustees and an Executive Board, headed by Prof. Dr. Hasan Zuhuri Sarıkaya. Rector is Prof. Dr. Yucel Ogurlu. Prof.Dr. Yücel Oğurlu is an administrative law specialist and professional manager at Universities and some Humanitarian Associations.


The university comprises the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Business and Public Administration, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Education. IUS also organizes an English Language School (ELS) to provide intensive English Language instruction.

Student activities[edit]

IUS students have been involved in various extra-curricula activities, such as actions of voluntary blood donations organised in cooperation with Federal Blood Transfusion Institute of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In 2009, IUS organised its first Spring Fest. This event will become regular annual gathering that will be taking place in the month of June with the aim of bringing together students and professors in a relaxed manner.

FASS publishes an online semiannual refereed journal Epiphany that has been added to the Directory of Open Access Journals.


On April 5, 2010 new IUS campus was officially opened by BH Presidency Chairman Dr. Haris Silajdžić and Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.[3] Once the final project of Ilidža Campus is completed, IUS will be the center of excellence in not only Bosnia and Herzegovina but also in the Balkans region to provide high quality education and research to about 5000 students.


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