Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Communications of International Balkan University are organizing the 3rd International Student Congress entitled: “CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES” which will be held in Skopje on 29-30 September 2016.


Having behind us two greatly successful student conferences from the last two years, as Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, we are delighted to announce that this year, the 3rd student congress will be held in Skopje, Macedonia. We are even more honored that this year the student congress will be joined by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Communication from International Balkan University!

The purpose of the congress is to gather 50 international and a number of domestic students that are going to present and discuss the contemporary issues of today and share their researches and knowledge related to a variety of topics offered by our three faculties.

We are kindly inviting you from all around the world to send us your research papers of the following topics:

Leaders of Today versus Leaders of Tomorrow – Comparison of Examples from the Leaders from the Past with the Leaders of the Future
Systematic Approach to Transformational Leadership
Leadership Management – Team Building, Gender Differences, Cultural Diversity and Ethics
Organizational Leadership – Comparison of Types, Styles and Approaches
Leadership in the Global Economy
Political Leadership – Comparison of Types, Styles and Approaches
Political Management
Political Leadership – Decision-making and Ethics
Leadership and Public Relations – Public Speaking, Media, Public Campaigns, Styles and Approaches
The Psychological Aspect of Leadership – Motives, Qualities and Approaches
Female versus Male Leaders – a Challenge of Contemporarity
Leadership – Personality, Multiple Intelligence, Emotion and Motivation
Leadership Psychology – The Art of Influencing Followers
Can Leadership be Taught?
Religious Impact on Leadership in Contemporary Societies


Abstract guidelines
We welcome submission of individual papers of on the topics listed above. Abstracts can be submitted via e-mail to isc@ibu.edu.mk by 20 August 2016 and contain a clear outline of theoretical framework, the theme or the work in discussion. The text of the abstracts should be submitted in English ONLY, in a separate Word document in the following format: max. 350 words, 1.5 line spaced Times New Roman 12-point font (except for title which should be 14-point font), A4 size page formatting. The panels should not exceed six people and six different abstracts and should be prepared by each member of that specific panel. The template for the abstract can be downloaded here: abstract template

Online application
To be able to apply fully for the congress you will also need to fulfill an online application. You can find it on the following link:



Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 August 2016
Announcement for accepted papers: 07 September 2016
Deadline for submission of full papers: 25 September 2016
3rd IBUISC 2016 Congress: 29-30 September 2016
For further information do not hesitate to contact us at isc@ibu.edu.mk or visit our website www.ibu.edu.mk/isc

P.S.: There is NO Registration Fee! Participants will only have to pay their travel and excursion expenses. All other expenses will be provided by Congress Sponsors!


IBUISC’16 Organizational Committee