International Balkan University (IBU) was founded as an international university, thus seeks to create an environment that welcomes students and academicians of all backgrounds with no distinctions based on national origin, ethnicity, gender, religion or disability.
International Balkan University (IBU) has initiated exchange programs with European universities and others around the world. Student and academician Exchange agreements with these institutions of higher education, particularly with those in Europe, are currently in place as Sabancı University fulfills its vision of becoming a world university with an international community. Faculty members are encouraged to establish contacts with their colleagues abroad so as to initiate bilateral agreements. These efforts have met with success resulting in a considerable number of bilateral agreements in different subject areas with institutions.