On May 20, 2018, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), during his special visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and on this occasion, an honorary doctorate of the International University of Sarajevo will be awarded to the honorable statesman.
According to the European university tradition, the awarding of an honorary doctorate is an important event, and every honorary doctor, apart from honor and title, receives on himself the preservation of the reputation and dignity of the University. With this solemn occasion, the IUS as a higher education institution has the great honor to confer this recognition on President Erdogan in recognition of his overall work so far, for outstanding contributions to building a more humane society, promoting dignity, a culture of dialogue in Europe and the world. With this recognition, the Sarajevo Education Development Foundation (SEDEF) and the International University of Sarajevo will once again confirm the good historical, social, cultural and political ties of our two countries.
The ceremony will be held at the main amphitheater of IUS, and the Honorary Doctorate will be handed over to President Erdoğan by IUS acting rector, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yıldırım.
On the occasion of the honorary doctorate award, the President of the Republic of Turkey will briefly address the distinguished guests, professors, and students.