The Opening Ceremony of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (IBU-ICSSH2017) organized by International Balkan University was held on 12th May 2017 at Holiday Inn Skopje. Under the theme “Changing the world: challenges, opportunities and responsibilities” and with the participation of more than 100 participants from 11 different countries, this conference addressed various topics of social sciences and humanities such as Political Sciences, International Relations, Education, Communications, Management, Business, Economics, Philology, Psychology, Legal Studies, History and Arts.

The audience was greeted by the Rector of IBU, Prof. Dr. Ismail Kocayusufoglu who spoke on the importance that IBU dedicates to scientific research and internationalization of the higher education. In this regard, he noted that IBU-ICSSH will continue to rise as a platform where scientists and researchers from all over the world will gather and offer their theses and ideas on the raised issues. Rector Kocayusufoglu thanked Halkbank AD Skopje for their support in the organization of this conference.

Keynote Speaker of the IBU-ICSSH2017 was Mr. Aytekin Ayden, Coordinator of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Skopje Office, who presented the programs and projects of this important global actor in combating the challenges that the world faces with.