UN SDG goals implementation supported by IUS
The International University of Sarajevo (IUS) has once again confirmed the standard of quality of its work, as well as its recognition and commitment to quality. This time, it is about supporting implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 through 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which IUS not only recognized as universal UN goals, through education, research and knowledge transfer, but also incorporated them into its internal procedures and activities.
Since the adoption of the UN SDGs in 2015, the IUS, in accordance with its strategic plans, has sistematically supported them in all segments of its activities. The Times Higher Education (THE), a prestigious worldwide university ranking organization from London, has ranked IUS 101-200 in its Impact Rankings in 2019, based on the criteria for the success of the achievement of UN goals. The submission of the ranking application to THE was preceded by extensive and comprehensive internal self-evaluation and control of the implementation of the SDGs at IUS by the IUS Quality Assurance Office.
What are the UN SDGs? To counteract the major "global risks" humanity faces, 193 United Nations Member States agreed on a very ambitious 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Some of these goals are poverty reduction, combating inequality and injustice and addressing climate change by 2030. To increase possibility of success and implementation of these 17 SDGs, the recommendation for all higher education institutions around the world is to teach and empower today's students - tomorrow's decision makers - to think critically and ethically, to learn to deal with ethical dilemmas and to apply systemic solutions to serious and complex social problems. In addition to student education, the goals are also related to teacher education, the implementation of study programs, and sucesfull teaching and running the institution as well.
We have highlighted the statements of several IUS professors, who have distinguished themselves through their scientific work and contributed to making IUS a leading BiH university in implementing UN SDGs.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aliye F. Mataraci, Acting Dean of the IUS Faculty of Law:
Assist. Prof. Dr. Orkun Aydın, IUS Psychology Program Coordinator, who successfully leads IUS Counseling Center:
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ramo Palalić, Lecturer at the IUS Management Program, Coordinator of Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (LEC) at IUS: