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Director's Message

Balkan Studies Center

Dear Partners,

The Balkans, with its rich history, diverse culture, and complex political landscape, has always been a focal point of intrigue and scholarly interest. Founded in 2014 at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), the Balkan Studies Center (BSC) is committed to advancing the study and understanding of this remarkable region.


Dr. Hamza Preljević

Our mission is clear: to motivate and support the academic community, policymakers, and the public in promoting and pursuing scholarly research and policy analysis related to various aspects of the Balkans. We believe that by fostering research in areas such as foreign policy, security, geopolitics, political economy, integrations, history, culture, literature, arts, and architecture, we can contribute to fostering tolerance, enhancing understanding, and facilitating regional cooperation.

Through our work, we aim to provide a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and knowledge exchange. Whether you're a senior student looking to explore the Balkans, a researcher seeking resources and partnership, a policymaker interested in informed decisions, or a potential collaborator with a shared mission, the Balkan Studies Center is here to support you on your journey.

We are particularly interested in collaboration on projects that align with our mission and objectives. If you have ideas for research, educational initiatives, or events related to the Balkans, we invite you to contact us. The Balkan Studies Center is eager to partner with like-minded organizations, institutions, and individuals who share our vision of a harmonious Balkans.

We invite you to explore our website, attend our events, and engage with our community. Your presence and participation are vital to achieving our vision of a harmonious Balkans through the power of education and understanding.

Welcome to the Balkan Studies Center. Together, we can make a positive impact on the Balkans and beyond.

Dr. Hamza Preljević

Director of Balkan Studies Center

International University of Sarajevo - The best private university in Bosnia and Herzegovina