CoHE President Saraç Meets Ambassador of Pakistan
June 5, 2018 / Ankara
CoHE President Prof. Dr. M. A. Yekta Saraç met with Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Ankara.
They exchanged views on the relations between Turkey and Pakistan in the field of higher education in the meeting.
They also agreed to work on promoting and improving the existing relations in higher education between the two countries in every field.
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.
CoHE President Meets Ambassador of Macedonia
July 3, 2018 / Ankara
CoHE President Prof. Dr. M. A. Yekta Saraç met with Zvonko Mucunski, Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to Ankara.
They exchanged views on the relations between Turkey and Macedonia in the field of higher education.
They also agreed to work on promoting the relations in higher education between the two countries in every field.
CoHE to Send Academics Abroad with “CoHE-Language Education Scholarships” for Foreign Language Education
July 3, 2018
"The New CoHE" created a new project in order to support the foreign language education of research assistants, teaching fellows and faculty members with doctoral degrees: "CoHE-Language Education Scholarship Project".
CoHE President Prof. Dr. M. A. Yekta Saraç said that the "New CoHE" decided to give scholarships to support the foreign language education of research assistants, teaching fellows and assistant professors with doctoral degrees. Previously, the "New CoHE" had introduced the 1000/2000 CoHE Doctoral Scholarships and CoHE Research Scholarship for Doctoral Studies Abroad in order to boost Turkey's ranking among the developed countries by increasing the number of people with doctoral degrees.
CoHE will send 400 academics abroad for 2 to 6 months every year
"As the New CoHE, we will send 400 academics, who meet the conditions of the scholarship, abroad for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 6 months every year within the scope of the CoHE-Language Education Scholarship Project," CoHE President Saraç said.
Scholarship worth of 2,500 TL per month and 15,000 TL in total
CoHE President Saraç: "CoHE will pay up to 2,500 TL of the foreign language courses of the applicants per month. We will provide scholarships up to 15,000 TL in total for academics that will take language courses for 6 months."
He noted that research assistants, teaching fellows and assistant professors with doctoral degrees that are working in state universities should have worked for at least 3 years and be able to certify that they scored between 50 and 64 from the foreign language exam in the last five years in order to apply for the scholarship program. He added that application conditions related to the program would reach universities by the weekend.
Academic activities will be used as criteria
Within the scope of the quotas determined by CoHE, the related university administrative boards will evaluate applicants that meet the requirements by taking into account the foreign language scores and academic activities of the applicants and the equilibrium between fields of study.
Applicants will apply to universities
Applicants will apply to the Rector's Offices of universities where their permanent positions are listed.
University administrators will inform CoHE of the suitable applicants. The CoHE Executive Board will then decide on the final applicants.
CoHE Included Five Programs, Including Veterinary Medicine, Into the Scholarship Program
- CoHE President Saraç: "We broadened the scope of CoHE Achievement Scholarships"
- CoHE President Saraç: "We determine the priority fields for our country and support the successful students enrolled in these programs"
June 14, 2018 / Ankara
CoHE President Prof. Dr. M. A. Yekta Saraç:
"As the new CoHE, we have broadened the scope of the CoHE Achievement Scholarships which we have launched for students who will choose fundamental science programs, which form the basis for the scientific structure of the Turkish higher education system for the purpose of the knowledge-based development of our country, and undergraduate programs that are strategically important for the priority fields of Turkey.
"Fundamental science programs are now among the programs that receive appreciation. In addition, we continue to take reformatory measures for undergraduate programs in agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
As you know, we launched the CoHE Achievement Scholarship Program for 23 undergraduate programs in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, earth sciences and animal husbandry in the 2016-2017 academic year and increased the number of scholarships to 31 in the 2017-2018 academic year.
CoHE determines the amount of the CoHE Achievement Scholarships every year and grants the scholarships to students who are placed in the first three in the following programs:
- Fundamental Science Programs: Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
- Agriculture Programs: Horticultural Crops, Plant Protection, Plant Production and Technologies, Biosystems Engineering, Food Technology, Animal Production and Technologies, Poultry Farming, Organic Agriculture Management, Dairy Technology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Machinery and Technology Engineering, Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Genetic Engineering, Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, Arable Crops, Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Agricultural Engineering, Zootechnics,
- Forestry Programs: Forest Industry Engineering, Forestry Engineering, Wildlife Ecology and Management
- Fisheries Programs: Fisheries Technology, Fishery Technology Engineering, Fisheries Engineering,
- Earth Sciences Programs: Geophysical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering, Earth Sciences Technology.
We added five undergraduate programs to the CoHE Achievement Scholarship Program
We believe that our country could only advance with the help of knowledge and qualified human resources. We will provide scholarships to students who choose the newly added undergraduate programs and meet the conditions required for the scholarship program in the new academic year.
Veterinary medicine programs are now included into the scholarship program
With the advancement in technology, the evaluation of animal production and products is an important field that not only contributes to the community health care but also to the development of Turkey. In this scope, we included the faculties of veterinary medicine into the scholarship program. The other undergraduate programs that will benefit from the scholarship program are as follows: Astronomy and Space Sciences, Space Sciences and Technology, Hydrogeological Engineering and Seed Science and Technology .
Scholarships worth of 700 TL for 36 undergraduate programs for 12 months
The students who are entitled to receive scholarships will be granted scholarships of 700 TL each for 12 months in the 2018-2019 academic year.
We created scholarship programs that prioritize success
As the new CoHE, we support our students by granting them scholarships within the scope of theCoHE Achievement Scholarship Program and YOK-TEBIP (Honors Classes in Fundamental Sciences). The most important feature of these scholarship programs is that they prioritize success.
The success of our students is our success
Qualified human resources and knowledge generation are the most essential factors needed for the development of our country. Therefore, we determine priority fields and support successful students enrolled in these programs . The success of our students is our success. As the new student-friendly CoHE, we wish all students success."