The first edition of Academic Awards 2016 was held at the International Balkan University on Friday, 11th November 2016. Members of the academic staff were awarded for their academic research during the past academic year 2015/2016. Evaluation included published papers in national and international journals, papers with impact factor, papers with citation index, authored books, translated books, books-lecture notes, participation in congresses/conferences with paper, etc.

Eighteen members of the academic staff were awarded for their academic research which included more than 70 scientific works during the past academic year. They received certificates and cheques for financial support for their excellent academic performance from the Rector of IBU, Prof. Dr. Ismail Kocayusufoglu.

In his address, Rector Kocayusufoglu underlined the importance of this day at IBU as one of the most important events which has been organized in the past several years. He said that this event will not only motivate our academic staff to be successful in publishing scientific works, but will also raise responsibility among them to address this issue with seriousness and dedication. He expressed his satisfaction with the results that our academic staff has achieved in the past academic year and encouraged all members of the academic staff to work as hard as possible in terms of academic research.

Best 3rd academic researchers were awarded: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fehmi Agca and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kire Sharlamanov
Best 2nd academic researcher was awarded: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emilija Stoimenova-Canevska
Best academic researcher was awarded: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Porjazoska-Kujundziski