Founded by the Foundation for Education Development Sarajevo, IUS was inaugurated in the academic year of 2004-2005. It is located in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The university comprises the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Business and Administration and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences . IUS is open to students from all over the world, and the language of instruction and communication is English. Students without English proficiency will attend a one-year intensive English Language Program.
The vision of IUS is to become an internationally approved institution of higher education and research and a centre of excellence and quality through the shared efforts of the founders, academic and administrative staff, students and all stakeholders.
IUS aims at becoming the major hub in Balkans for bridging the East to the West as a leading international institution of higher education and research centre with comprehensive excellence whose students are lifelong learners, interculturally competent and well-developed leaders in socio-economic development of societies.
The mission of IUS 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, with its identity as an international institution of education and research, will cooperate with universities in the region and in other countries to provide a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere of learning for students from a wide geography.
The mission of IUS has six dimensions as follows :
- Internationalized Higher Education,
- Integrity with High Ethical Values to perform in society,
- Interdisciplinary programs,
- Intercultural Competency,
- Civic Engagement and
- Comprehensive Excellence.
Freedom of expression, justice and peace to all, commitment to learning, respect for diversity, striving for excellence, sharing resources, aesthetics, creating values, social involvement.
Founders, university management, academic and administrative personnel, students and parents, local communities and municipalities, relevant public institutions, suppliers.