Hitit University Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan made some visits in USA to meet our postgraduate students continuing their education on behalf of our university as per article 1416 by Ministry of National Education and for bilateral agreements.
Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan met with Prof. Dr. Joseph Ugras from La Salle University and stated that academic members of our university visited La Salle University to conduct researches within the scope of the bilateral agreement signed between two institutions last year and thanked Prof. Dr. Joseph Ugras for his support. Besides, Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan said that academician and student exchange are now much easier thanks to Mevlana Exchange Program and academicians from USA may come to our University within the context of Visiting or Sabbatical Scientist Support Program provided by TUBITAK. Stating that it is pleasing to see the positive outcomes of the bilateral agreement, Prof. Dr. Ugras said that he would like to come to our University as visiting researcher and may contribute to Hitit University especially in MBA.
New York Education Attaché Visit and 2nd Student Meeting
In the second round of talks, Rector Prof. Dr. Alkan visited New York Education Attaché Yurdagül Aydoğan starting her new task and stated that Hitit Unversity gave importance to the internationalization, sent almost 150 academicians for a long time to the universities abroad especially USA in order to make joint works and the support for these kinds of works would continue. He also said that there were approximately 100 students who were sent for master study by TR Ministry of Education on behalf of our university and 40 of them were in the USA, they would play an important role in shaping the future of our university. Rector Prof. Dr. Alkan thanked for the support given to these students on behalf of our country and university.
After the visit, Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan met with some of our postgraduate students continuing their education on behalf of our university as per article 1416 by Ministry of National Education. In the 2nd Student Meeting held in TR New York Consulate with New York Education Attaché Yurdagül Aydoğan, students and our rector discussed the current situation and forward projections. The first one of the meeting was held in 2014 and reflected credit on their situation.
Expressing the number of students studying in the USA with the scholarship of Education Ministry, our Education Attaché Yurdagül Aydoğan said that the visit of Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan was very important and meaningful, it would contribute high motivation to the students and shaping their works.
Students also expressed their content of meeting and our Rector Prof. Dr. Alkan coming to listen their problems and find solutions and asked for such meetings again in the future.
Visit to TURKEN Foundation
Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan visited TURKEN Foundation which was established last year.
During the visit, the head of TURKEN Foundation Dr. Halil Mutlu said that the foundation aimed to support students especially Turkish ones in terms of accomodation, scholarship and other matters they need. The foundation planned to pursue their activities not only in the USA but also in other countries. Rector Prof.Dr. Alkan said that Turkey ranked tenth among the countries that send students to the USA, so TURKEN fulfilled an important mission like meeting basic needs of the students coming from our country and also providing social services. Stating that the institutions like TURKEN were really important for the students who studied for our country to go further in micro plan and for the world in macro plan and believing in students who completed their studies in the best universities of the world and returned to our country, conveyed their knowledge and experiences to our country and their successful works for the future, Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan wished success for Dr. Mutlu and his team.