The Student Dormitory, which was built on the Cemal Biyedic University campus in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and whose furnishing, furniture, kitchen equipment and landscaping was financed by the Konya Metropolitan, Selçuklu, Karatay and Meram Municipalities under the coordination of the Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), was opened with ceremony on September 1, 2023.

The ceremony was attended by TDBB President and Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay, Cemal Biyediç University Rector Alena Huseinbegovic, Turkey’s Ambassador to Sarajevo Sadık Babür Girgin, Selçuklu Mayor Ahmet Pekyatırımcı, Karatay Mayor Hasan Kılca, Herzegovina-Neretva canton Education Minister, The Minister of Justice of the Herzegovina-  Neretva canton, the Minister of Finance, the President of the Mostar City Council and many guests attended.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Rector of Dzemal Biyedic University Alena Huseinbegovic emphasized that the opening of the student dormitory represents a new step in the development of the University and is the result of the joint efforts of all parties involved in the implementation of the project, and said: The student dormitory, which is modernly designed and equipped with quality facilities, will create a quality environment that supports the academic and social development of students, and a comfortable living environment will be provided. For students, this will not only be a building made of concrete, but also a pleasant place to collect memories, gain knowledge and skills, and also acquire innovative solutions”.

In his speech at the ceremony, TDBB President and Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay said, “This project stands out as proof of the strengthening of ties between the two countries in cultural, social, educational and all other fields. Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) carries out very special and important activities in Bosnia. It should be emphasized that we also organized many other activities with our sister city Mostar. As TDBB, we continue these activities in many cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our work on many projects continues without slowing down,” he said.

The ceremony was concluded with the cutting of the opening ribbon and the guests visiting the dormitory.

Dzemal Biyedic University dormitory has a capacity of 180 students. There are 22 well-equipped and modern apartments, as well as a student clinic and psychological counseling centre. There will also be a restaurant in the dormitory where meals will be served at affordable prices. First students will be accepted to the dormitory at the beginning of the new academic year.