International University of Sarajevo

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International University of Sarajevo
International University of Sarajevo (logo).jpg
Motto Contemporary University in the heart of Europe
Established 2004
Type Private
Rector Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu
Academic staff 80
Admin. staff 150
Undergraduates 1400
Postgraduates 101
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).

As of 2010, IUS has nearly 1100 students from 22 nations in Asia, Europe, North America and Africa, and faculty members from 12 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.

Mission, Leadership and Students[edit]

Mission of the University is to produce science, art, and technology and present it to the benefit of humanity; to educate free-thinking, participating, sharing, open-minded individuals who are open to change and improvement and who have the ability to transform knowledge into values for themselves and the community.

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.


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.

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Science[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Science (FENS) offers the B.Sc. degrees in:

  • Genetics and Bioengineering (BIO)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CS)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EE)
  • Industrial Engineering (IE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Architecture (ARCH)

Current dean of faculty is Fehim Findik.

Faculty of Business Administration[edit]

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FBA) offers the B.Sc. degrees in:

  • Management (MAN)
  • Economics (ECO)
  • International Relations (IR)

Current dean of faculty is Hasan Korkut.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offers the B.Sc. degrees in:

  • Visual Arts and Communication Design (VACD)
  • Cultural Studies (CULT)
  • Social and Political Science (SPS)
  • English Language & Literature (ELIT)
  • Psychology (PSY)

Current dean of faculty is Serdar Ozturk.

Graduate School[edit]

IUS offers master and doctorate programs in:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Mechatronics and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • English Language and Literature
  • Psychology

IUS gave its first doctoral graduated in 2012 from Economics and International Relations programs.

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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