Dear IBU family,

Another milestone, another historic moment for International Balkan University!

In the Shanghai Ranking of Macedonian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia for the academic year 2015/16, IBU is ranked as Top University in the Republic of Macedonia in the field of teaching and learning!

IBU was founded in 2006 in Skopje with the vision of building bridges of cooperation between the different nations and cultures in the Balkan region and Turkey. With a clear mission set in front – qualitative and serious education for the young generations, IBU for the past ten years has put outstanding efforts and has fully dedicated all available capacities to reach a stage when its brand becomes renowned as a reputational and prosperous center of education in the Balkan region and beyond. Besides our serious and comprehensive approach towards education, we broadened our horizons and addressed scientific research and social responsibility with humbleness. IBU is a host to various scientific international conferences, international student congresses, as well as cultural, social and sport activities. We are open to cooperation with the public institutions and the business world, as we want to make sure that our students get endless opportunities to prosper in their careers once they graduate from IBU.

This tremendous achievement is the result of the restless work and sincere and proactive commitment of the founders of the university, our executive board, the rectorate, the academic and administrative staff, and in particular, our students who are the focus of our mindset! Each and every one has put a stone on the three golden letters – IBU, and fortified the castle of knowledge and wisdom which we call our second home! We thank you all one by one!

As we celebrate this wonderful achievement at IBU, we bear the highest responsibility to carry on even better and even further, since in our philosophy, there is no limit for quality and development. Under the guidance of God and the people who replace dreams with real work, we will engage ourselves in reaching new peaks ahead and do everything it takes to make IBU a worldwide education brand!


İsmail Kocayusufoğlu
Rector of IBU