On the occasion of the IBU’s ranking as first university in the field of teaching and learning according to the Shanghai University Ranking for the academic year 2015/206, Rector of IBU, Prof. Dr. İsmail Kocayusufoğlu was welcomed for a meeting by the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Skopje, H.E. Tülin Erkal Kara on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 . Rector Kocayusufoğlu informed the Ambassador on the criteria that have defined this respectable status of IBU in the higher education in the Republic of Macedonia, noting that this success comes after a 10-year continuous commitment and dedication to the quality and discipline in the educational process at IBU. In this regard, he thanked the Ambassador for the selfless support and contribution of the Turkish Embassy towards International Balkan University. On the other hand, Ambassador Kara conveyed greetings on her personal behalf and on behalf of the Embassy for this remarkable achievement of IBU and expressed her sincere wishes for new accomplishments in the future.