Rector of International Balkan University, Prof. Dr. Ismail Kocayusufoglu participated in the Forum of Rectors held in Ankara on 26-27 July 2017. This significant academic gathering was organized by the Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Turkey (YÖK). The opening ceremony of the forum was held at the Presidential Palace, where the President of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the participants and hosted a reception.

The forum was organized in four different panels on various relevant topics of higher education. Rector Kocayusufoglu was a speaker in the panel discussion that addressed joint/double degrees and he shared his opinions and findings on this issue in the case of Macedonia, Balkan region, the models and principles of joint degrees, and the challenges in its implementation. The forum was attended by 120 rectors from more than 30 countries.