Announcement on Student Amnesty (08.06.2018)

Click here for the principles and procedures of student amnesty determined by the Council of Higher Education. (In Turkish)

Meeting on Medical Residency and Doctoral Training in Medicine and Dentistry

May 29, 2018 / Ankara


The Meeting on Medical Residency and Doctoral Training in Medicine and Dentistry was held with the participation of CoHE President Prof. Dr. M. A. Yekta Saraç at CoHE Conference Hall. Combined doctoral training in medicine and dentistry was discussed in the meeting.


The Deputy President of the Council of Higher Education, Prof. Dr. M. İ. Safa Kapıcıoğlu, CoHE Executive Board member, Prof. Dr. Zeliha Koçak Tufan, director general and deputy director general of Health Services of the Ministry of Health, members of Medical Residency Committee, CoHE officials, rectors and deans of schools of medicine and faculties of dentistry, and directors of graduate schools of health sciences attended the meeting.


CoHE President Saraç made an opening speech and Prof. Dr. Diclehan Orhan, Director of Graduate School of Health Sciences at Hacettepe University, made a presentation.


Following the speeches, the meeting continued with a question and answer session moderated by CoHE Deputy President Prof. Dr. M. İ. Safa Kapıcıoğlu.


The conduct of doctoral training during residency training in medicine and dentistry, the length of training, thesis advising, legislative arrangements and future projects were discussed in this session.



CoHE Members Meet WHO Representatives to Discuss Updated Undergraduate Teaching Programs

May 28, 2018 / Ankara


A meeting was held in order to discuss the structural changes made in health within the scope of the "New CoHE".


The members of the Council of Higher Education and the representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) participated in the meeting. They discussed the health-related parts of the curriculum of the new undergraduate teaching programs.


The Deputy President of the Council of Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Rahmi Er, CoHE Executive Board members, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Şişman and Prof. Dr. Zeliha Koçak Tufan, WHO Representative and Head of Country Office in Turkey, Dr. Pavel Ursu, WHO Programme Officer for Non-Communicable Diseases, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toker Ergüder, Head of the Department of Communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ayla Aydın, and institution advisor, Prof. Dr. Cemal Bulut attended the meeting.


They discussed the topics of natural and healthy diet, fight against obesity, healthy living and exercises, healthy sex life, and growth and development, which are listed under the courses of "Addiction and Fight against Addiction", "Nutrition" and "Health" in the new curriculum. They also stressed out the importance of including these topics in the training of teachers who are the opinion leaders of the society.


The participants talked about the activities carried out for refugees in higher education, which is also a topic of interest for WHO, and the activities carried out for the diploma equivalence of international students and individuals who are from countries where there is war, occupation and annexation.


The meeting was like an unofficial exchange of views through participative and transparent management. The WHO representatives also depicted it as a fruitful meeting.


The WHO representatives noted that they have been collaborating with many institutions in Turkey and that health is the responsibility of everyone, not just the responsibility of health care professionals. They emphasized that it is important to have a close cooperation with universities and the Council of Higher Education in order to create healthy living spaces and implement practices related to healthy living.



Everything You Want to Know about Turkish Higher Education is now on “CoHE Mobile”

CoHE Is Going Digital…


May 25, 2018


CoHE introduced its "CoHE Mobile" application, which is compatible with Android and IOS operating systems.


The users, who installed the application on their mobiles, will have an easy access to the institutional information of the "New CoHE", news, announcements, information on academics, magazine issues, reports, staff positions for teaching fellows and researchers published by universities, and contact information and locations of universities, Higher Education Program Atlas and Thesis Center.






In other words, all outputs of the world of science such as theses, articles, studies, patents and statements, and all data, even the number of students enrolled in a vocational school in a district can be accessed from smartphones. Moreover, the issues of CoHE magazine and reports will also be included in this application.


This application will also provide great convenience to institutions and organizations during employment. Student and graduation certificates, which were taken from the E-State Gate, can be verified through the CoHE Document Verification System.





CoHE is planning to add new services such as "Certificate of Equivalence", "Academician Document", "Diploma Verification", "Online Registration", "Location Finder for Programs Listed in the OSYM Guide" and "Location Finder for KYK Dormitories" to the "CoHE Mobile" application.


You can download the application to your smartphone by searching for "CoHE Mobile" on Apple/Google Play Store.

Memorandum of Understanding Signed with Palestine for Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education

June 6, 2018 / Ankara


CoHE President Prof. Dr. M. A. Yekta Saraç met with Dr. Faed Mustafa, Ambassador of Palestine to Ankara.


They talked about the "Memorandum Of Understanding for Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education between the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Turkey and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Palestine" and its implementation, which were signed by CoHE President Prof. Dr. M. A. Yekta Saraç and Palestinian Education and Higher Education Minister Dr. Sabri Saidam.


The Memorandum of Understanding will establish the institutional framework of the cooperation between the higher education institutions of both countries and offer "YOK Scholarships" for Palestinian students. Palestinian students who will receive education in our country will be employed in their own countries after their graduation.


They also agreed to work on promoting the existing in higher education between the two countries in every field.