Members of GNAT Committee on Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Meet with CoHE President Saraç
May 17, 2017 / CoHE
Ziya Altunyaldız, President of GNAT Committee on Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology, and the committee members met with CoHE President Prof. Yekta Saraç.
Altunyaldız noted that the works of the committee and the bills, that were legislated following those works, were crucial for the realization of the cooperation between universities and industry, which had been expressed for a long time. Altunyaldız said, "The contribution that the world of science and universities will make to the transformation of the Turkish industry is extremely important in this period, when there are stunning developments in science and technology. We cannot succeed if we try to realize this transformation without science. For that reason, it is very important for us to work with Turkish universities and CoHE which is our umbrella organization." Altunyaldız stated that they were able to visit CoHE that week even though they were planning to do it the previous week and thanked CoHE President Saraç for his hospitality.
Altunyaldız stated that they would exchange information about the academic studies of the universities, the recent status of the cooperation between the universities and industry and the changes included in the "Production Reform Package" that would be brought to the agenda of the committee the following week.
President Saraç informed the president of the committee and committee members about the structural changes and numerical data in the higher education system. Following the meeting, Saraç stated that the higher education system was related to the development of the country. He said that he received some proposals from the committee members for the development of the academic life and that they would definitely evaluate them.
Saraç noted that CoHE had a management style of keeping the communication channels open. He said that CoHE had never been an institution that assumed to know it all and that they had been working with a huge number of experts. "We want to concentrate on consensus, not disintegration. In this respect, I would like to thank you for your participation and support," Saraç said.